Manchester Metropolitan University

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Founded

1992

Description

Initially developed as a centre of Technology, Art and Design, the roots of Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) date back to 1824; it was founded as a University in 1992, with the modern institution comprising eight specialist faculties.

MMU receives the third highest number of student applications in the UK and is home to more than 36,000 students, making it one of the largest student populations in Europe.

Manchester itself is also a renowned hub for arts, culture and creativity, and is regularly ranked in the top spot as the best city to live in the UK by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Survey.

MMU itself lays claim to a total of 8,000 students and staff who are involved in ‘cultural production’, making it one of the largest creative communities in Britain.

The university’s achievements are not just limited to creative disciplines though. MMU boasts the UK’s second largest Business School. In 2014 it was recognised as a top ‘new’ university for its health research in the Research Excellence Framework results, while the institution has long been at the forefront of developments in Early Years and Childhood Studies.

‘Promoting diversity’ is listed among the university core values, as is an emphasis on vocational education and employability.

MMU also prides itself on strong partnerships with businesses and organisations at a regional, national and international level, and which include the BBC and IBM. Many of its degree courses include a year-long work placement with these organisations – something the university believes aids its high employment rate for graduates.

Based on two campuses, MMU is located in Manchester city centre with another site in the town of Crewe, in Cheshire. The university has made significant capital investment in its infrastructure of late, giving rise to a new student’s union building, new laboratories, a £10million Exercise and Sport Science Centre, and a £6million contemporary arts centre on its Cheshire campus.

Among the university’s 250,000 alumni, are the actors and comedians Steve Coogan, Julie Walters and John Bishop, while poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy is the Creative Director of its Writing School.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Physical Science, Arts and Humanities, Education, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester , M15 6BH, North West England, United Kingdom

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Manchester Metropolitan University is a great Atmosphere to be a part of. With home and away students. The University provides outstanding help to every students in the areas of finance, reading and study materials. The lecturers are very...

Manchester Metropolitan University is a great Atmosphere to be a part of. With home and away students. The University provides outstanding help to every students in the areas of finance, reading and study materials. The lecturers are very determined into helping each students reach their targets and achieve their goals. I would highly recommend Manchester Metropolitan University to every individual who wants to take the next step in their career.

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MMU is a fantastic choice of Uni - A huge choice of courses to study, modern halls of residence all within easy distance to the uni and amazing facilities to access to help with studying. University staff are also helpful and have a wide variety...

MMU is a fantastic choice of Uni - A huge choice of courses to study, modern halls of residence all within easy distance to the uni and amazing facilities to access to help with studying. University staff are also helpful and have a wide variety of interests and specialist fields. The University has a wonderful student community and is extremely welcoming.

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What I've noticed from the very beginning is the effort that is being made in order to make an overall better student experience. From the very prompt and efficient student service systems to the constant facility and campus upgrades or student...

What I've noticed from the very beginning is the effort that is being made in order to make an overall better student experience. From the very prompt and efficient student service systems to the constant facility and campus upgrades or student engagement, it seems like they are going the extra mile or doing something a lot of universities that take their students for granted have forgotten. As a CS student, facilities are on point. Always up to date and diverse hardware and software. Modules cover all the essentials and the overall quality of data that you get out of them is good. The level of difficulty is a downside. It seems like regardless of how good or bad of a student you are, you can pass without to much trouble. So, if you're a careless student you can go trough the whole thing and learn little to none. It's obviously a matter of student individuality, but it's something that can be addressed. Also, professors are okay but every once in a while you might get a bad apple in terms of the teaching quality.

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