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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
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Student satisfaction score 77%

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

650 comments (182 students)
    • Support

      I sook help as I was struggling financially and was told I was unable to access any as I did not qualify for the full...

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      2018, 1st year, Others In Engineering

      Support

      I sook help as I was struggling financially and was told I was unable to access any as I did not qualify for the full maintenance grant as my fathers income was too high (around 28000). I did not receive any financial assistance from my parents whilst at university as they weren't in a position to give me any money. I had to open a second bank account to allow me to get an overdraft so I could afford to buy food and pay rent. My financial problems hindered my academic progress as I had to work most weekends to be able to afford to live. This turned into me having resits in the summer months and being unable to work so falling further into debt.

      2018, 1st year, Others In Engineering

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    • 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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