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Manchester Metropolitan University appears within the top 20 for its teaching quality and is in the top 5% for exercise and sports science and the top 12% for material science. It is based on two main campuses, one in Manchester and the other in nearby Cheshire with the halls of residence within easy reach using Manchester's renowned bus routes.
The 1000 courses offered are tailored to closely mirror the commercial world with over 45% of these having links with the local community. Currently Manchester Metropolitan University considers itself as a pioneer in art and design and is one of the biggest creative universities in the UK making it an international leader in clothing technology and adding substantially to the sales in design and textiles in the city. A huge amount of effort is put into supporting students' with up-to-date technology and advice including media services which are available for video conferencing and recording suites to give another dimension to studies.
The Careers and Employability Service helps students' to make the most of their CV and provides opportunities to meet employers and attend events. In 2008 91% of students were employed or doing further education within six months of graduation. Some famous names that have graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University include actor Steve Coogan, England Rugby star Magnus Lund, Marhami Arifin the Malaysian architect and Sue Cleaver, actor on Coronation Street.
Students’ are spoilt for choice with great sporting facilities on the campus sites including a purpose-built Olympic standard swimming pool, a sports centre with regular classes and sports halls for netball, basketball and badminton plus tennis and squash courts. For those at the top of the game the university is part of the Talented Athletes Scholarship Scheme. The Students' Union also offers a variety of sports clubs and societies as well as hosting club nights with student-friendly prices available in the bars and shops.
Out of 34,000 students, more than 2,200 are international and can access the International Society that represents more than 150 countries. This society helps students to learn English, meet others from their own country through the programme of cultural activities and organises trips to areas in the UK and visits to local homes.
The University aims to meet their own standard of 'University for World Class Professionals' and are committed to the future, investing £350 million into facilities adding to the largest education campus in this country.
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Lots of space to study in library and Brooks building. Library is really good, 24/7. Has so far had all the books I need. Not many societies. Only religious ones, music ones or political ones. Poorly advertised - saying they have hundreds. They do, but hundreds if you're religious or love politics. Wifi is good. However it takes about 15 tries to download a powerpoint because it can't "get a secure connection".
Really disappointed with my time and money spent here. I would not recommend a part time masters here due to the disorganisation of staff and the lack of feedback and support. This includes trouble with dyslexia. Some modules have been taught with passion and clear structure, beneficial to my career aspirations. Whilst the majority have been dull, poorly taught and lack skills needed in real life situations or standard work protocols. Part time courses at my particular 'campus' have little link to the other campuses and result in no societies, student reps, disability/career/student services but the admin staff at this campus are very willing to help but cannot offer the same service. Would not recommend university at all.
The facilities are ok and the wifi works the majority of the time. The biggest let down about the University is the students and the level of teaching. Throughout my time at MMU I did not learn anything more than what I already knew, a vast amount of the lectures are useless and the degrees they offer are not specific enough to be useful after University. I have resorted to taking my degree off of my CV as it has only impeded by job searching rather than improve it. Please do not go to this University. You will regret it.
Absolutely awful university. The teachers don't put the time and effort into even marking your work properly. in my final year I have my main unit leader going on holiday to india instead of marking our work. 0 help available. the teachers either don't reply to your emails or don't put any effort it. in all three years we have never really been given the opportunity to talk to other members of the class meaning no one makes any friends. the units feel rushed with teachers putting in minimal effort. There are some good teaching as well for some units which have the weeks listed online to look at but the inconsistency of it all makes this a terrible university, if I could have gone somewhere else I would have, been a waste of time. don't know a thing about my course subject either after 3 years of studying it. I want my money back. p.s Get your print done somewhere else because the university charge a fortune. £20-30 for a portfolio. ridiculous. AVOID
Worst university I have ever seen! Upon arrival for an interview, I was told to go to the fourth floor and somebody will be waiting for me. I went up in the lift, only to see that the doors open on both sides, so I had no idea where to go. I went for the side with more people, and waited. I was ignored for a good 10 minutes by staff and students. Nobody spoke to me and I stood around like an idiot. I wandered over to the other side, and there was nobody. I then went back downstairs and asked the receptionist again. This time I got more detail in the directions, which led me across a bridge and to another help desk. Not really 'go to the fourth floor and be greeted' as previously specified. I then was given a half arsed tour by a man who couldn't even open the doors. He took us to a room and sat us all down, me and the other students, and we waited. I of course was last for my interview, waiting 4 hours and a half for a 10 minute interview with a pretensious snob. Awful.
Awful Awful Awful, if your even thinking of applying dont. Just dont, awful staff awful security team. The whole place is run by idiots. The grounds are good, and admittidly there are a few good team members who care about the uni. The dean however is a sarcy nasty woman who doesnt care about what happens on her campus or halls. The halls themselves are awful, if you enjoy hardcore drug use and no sleep then go for it. Because 99% of the people there dont go to lectured and spend most of their time stoned, leaving them in aggressive or ill states that you then have to deal with.
Never tried the sports or societies as none appealed to me. Internet goes off as you move about the building you study in and sometimes doesn't load back up. Big library and spaces to do work. Workshops for engineering students are no where near big enough. And printers always seem to break/not do as you want. Student union has a good shop and coffee area. Bar was okay for students freshers night when I went but the hall space seems too small to hold the open fairs
They will stand there, spit words out of their mouth and expect you to know it. Teaching staff are rude, shout, talk down at you, they think that its like school where students can be treated like rubbish. Some even start moaning if you play on your phone, the whole dynamic of teaching hear autocratic. Less than 50% of students attend classes and when they do they are falling asleep no one attend seminars because you don't do anything. 'work shy staff' teaching is really poor, the whole culture is one of where they treat students poorly, students take up debt and drop out. Obtaining a degree from this university will reduce you career prospect, you won't get anywhere the quality of outputs of students is really poor. The teaching staff half of them are not approachable at all and have can't do attitude to work and students, they just ignorer you in class and avoid engagement and bonding with you. The staffs here are conservative, brown noes teaching staff who education an industry wher
Enjoying the uni so far. Haven't joined any societies, but there seems to be a huge range to suit different interests - students can start their own too. Location is excellent - there are so many shops, bars, restaurants, & the MMU library around so you rarely need to go to the city centre! The only con I can immediately think of is the Wifi not working in some areas of the Business School. Overall it's a lively uni in a great location.
All the facilities appear to be new and built for purpose and the facilities are very useful, however the Internet services are unreliable and this wouldn't be a huge deal except that registering requires you to be connected to the student wifi and the computers to register are often busy. The news that the university have moved the homeless who were finding shelter under the nearby underpass was saddening as I would rather not support a university who somehow cannot afford to leave homeless people under an underpass who were simply trying to get by despite the high tuition fees that they have no issue enforcing
Some societies could do more things that aren't costume and fancy dress related, but everyone is really friendly. The mixture of old and new elements of the buildings such as Grosvenor and Benzie makes you realise the effort they put in to put Manchester on the map for university education. You'll get your money's worth for sure!
I attend the Manchester school of art at MMU and it is by far some of the best facilities at university level in the uk. My course allows me to take a much more personal approach to my work instead replicating what others think I should be creating much like many of the British art schools.
The only thing that's bad about the university campus is the homeless people in the middle (which sounds awful) but it's only because they shout abuse at students when they're drunk. Other than the few that do that the majority of them are lovely. There are loads of societies to join (more than 100) so there's something for everyone there and they host so many social events so there's always something to do. The wifi is pretty good and easy to connect to. There's not really any fuss and it is a pretty good speedy connection.
I live in Cambridge halls which for £100 pound a week was disgusting we had mice for the best part of 2 mouths and every member of my lecturing staff where as helpful as a chocolate tea pot. The only positive thing I can say about the university is the location in the city.
I really enjoy being a student at Manchester metropolitan university. I have had a really good two years here with the course being organised well and meeting lots of good friends through the uni. The student union is in a good location to the uni and is massively improved from last year. The wifi and Internet faculties on campus are really good and there's lots of places for you to get access to a computer within the campus and especially within the library. This campus is not particularly big which makes it easier to get around and the business school (where I study) is a really good place to study and be taught.
There are very few societies outside of sports societies, the gym's free weights room is abysmal, considering the price for membership. University WiFi is alright in certain areas. The food from the cafeteria leaves a lot to be desired. My course (primary education) is run terribly, I would not recommend it to anyone. The lecturers haven't got a clue
I'm from Manchester anyway but I always wanted to move away to study but with having a young family this wasn't possible. MMU was my first choice and I'm very happy. The university has offered great support when needed due to family issues, the transport networks around the university are excellent and allow me to commute dayly, the library is open 24/7 (I don't use this service as I travel an hour dayly, but I think this is fantastic for students living in halls!) If your interested in sustainable living then this university is great for recycling. The best thing of all though is the loyalty discount (I think its called!) That if you do your undergraduate degree there and carry on to do your masters and ph.D then there is a 70% discount on tuition fees!! Overall I think MMU is a fantastic university with very supportive staff and I wouldn't go anywhere else to continue my education!
Pretty cool - law student
Great area, great teachers who listen to your suggestions, great new facilities and new union, plenty of advice and help available and just good in general
Can get very busy in certain parts of the uni and library.