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University of Manchester

Manchester | North West England

Political Varied union activities Diverse local nightlife City

Ucas code: M20

The University of Manchester is the UK’s most popular university for undergraduate applications, and the most targeted by the UK’s top graduate employers. Our pioneering courses draw on our world-leading research and strong links to global industry. As a student here, you can get involved in our transformational Stellify programme of activities alongside your studies, or choose from more than 480 societies at our Students’ Union. And you’ll experience all of this in the UK’s most liveable city.
Source:The University of Manchester Students' Union

How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Diverse local nightlife

83%

HIGH

Creative

63%

MED

Varied union activities

75%

HIGH

Sporty

68%

MED

Political

74%

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £22k MED
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Student satisfaction score 76% MED

Number of students

40,091

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

9%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are male

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

34%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 650 comments (182 students)
    • Accomodation

      Great accomodation modern and friendly staff. Wish the halls took more time to match flatmates from same year of study

      2018, 2nd year, Applied Economics

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    • Accomodation

      Renew current contract

      2018, 2nd year, Applied Economics

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    • Support

      Did not seek support but my university offers councelling

      2018, 2nd year, Applied Economics

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    • Accomodation

      No difficulties, we told our landlord we wanted to extend the contract for another year

      2018, 2nd year, Pharmacy

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    • Course

      High teaching quality, very good staff to student ratio, staff willing to go the extra mile to help students individually

      2018, 2nd year, Physical Geography

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    • Course

      Lots of lab time, throws you in the deep end at the start. Lecture content to equally increases in difficulty overtime. Decent...

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      2018, 2nd year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

      Course

      Lots of lab time, throws you in the deep end at the start. Lecture content to equally increases in difficulty overtime. Decent contact hours. All content is posted online and the lectures are podcasted. Fairly easy to catch up on lectures you have missed. A level maths not a requirement but I would definitely recommend having taken it as Chemistry is quite maths heavy and not much support is provided for those without a level maths. Chemistry has PASS (peer assisted study sessions) for first and second years so you can get help in timetabled slot each week from peers in higher years. Both academic and pastoral support from people who have been through what you’re going through.

      2018, 2nd year, Chemistry Not Elsewhere Classified

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