University of Manchester

Pros

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2017

"I found the research seminars very insightful because we got a chance to hear from people working in industry and we even got to visit the centre for process innovation, which was very informative and interesting."
"The fantastic city of Manchester has so much going on. It's a large university with a lot of resources as well as world-class teaching and research."
"The university is very diverse and you find various students from different parts of the world. Students enjoy a wide range of support ranging from academic to non-academic. There are lots of facilities such as libraries and sports areas and excellent access to the uni via various modes of transport. The security on campus is good and there's great student accommodation with a wide range of locations to choose from. Teaching and research facilities are excellent and we have various restaurants on and off campus. There's financial support available, an excellent maintenance culture and beautiful architectural structures all around the university and a wide range of modules to choose from."
"The uni is renowned in the engineering industry for producing strong and capable graduates who can perform well in a job situation. We have strong industrial links and the industrial year was a priceless opportunity. It was incredibly insightful and useful. Manchester is a fantastic city to live in with a fantastic students' union offering plenty of societies and clubs."
"There are so many opportunities and the employability prospects are great."
"Plenty of opportunities are advertised and students are encouraged to attend networking events, workshops and career fairs. The curriculum is well made and the support received is exactly what students need."
"There are opportunities outside of the academic walls, careers support is great and I've been getting hands-on experience."
"I've had great academic support and quick grading of my assignments. Lecturers provide additional learning materials to help us better understand things."

2016

"The social life. The city is amazing and hugely student orientated. It's also a very relaxed environment to work in."
"It has a good reputation among employers and a 24-hour study building."
"Manchester is a vibrant city and one of the most up-and-coming areas outside of London. It has loads to offer and, since I was big into music, Manchester was a great place to go. The university also has the highest employability rate in the UK."
"It's so diverse, you see people from all walks of life and make amazing friendships. It's really welcoming and friendly around here."
"It's in Manchester, an incredible city with so much on offer that it's impossible to get bored. I've been here for three years and I never want to leave! You get the feeling of being on a campus as all of the buildings are close together on one main site, but you have the rest of the city at your feet as well. Manchester wants you to have a big social life so, if going out is your thing, then you've definitely come to the right place. There's also non-stop gigs, galleries, theatre performances, quirky cafes and amazing bars!"
"It's a great city with a lot to offer. Staff at the university are friendly if you choose to use their help and the reputation is great."
"It's set in the centre of an amazing city, Manchester, which is very beneficial to my degree in architecture as it is rich in architecture and culture. There are excellent facilities, I love living in the city and have met some amazing friends."
"The city of Manchester itself really surprised me as I had never been before and knew very little about it. It has grown to be the thing I love most about being here due to its diverse culture. I now can't imagine attending university somewhere without such a vast range of bars, nights out, restaurants, comedy clubs, art and cinema venues and more."
"Everyone at the university is willing to help you. The atmosphere is friendly and it's easy to network with people within and outside of your course."
"It's beautiful and in a pretty student-friendly area. It's easily accessible as well as having a number of exciting activities nearby to take part in during your spare time."
"The department and university is big so it attracts a lot of great academic staff and has great facilities."
"It helps with employment and is ranked very well by employers. The geography course really interests me and it's great."

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