The University of Manchester holds a special place in history. Our origins as England’s first civic university are closely linked to Manchester’s development as the world’s first industrial city.
We were formed at the birth of the modern world and our founders invested us with progressive principles and a desire to improve people's lives through research and teaching.
Study for a degree from The University of Manchester and gain a passport to a successful life and career.
Our pioneering taught courses draw upon our world-leading research and our strong links to global industry. You’ll quickly develop skills, knowledge and experience that will make employers sit up and listen.
With a breadth of research activity that's unrivalled in the UK, we work across disciplines and beyond the University, connecting the brightest minds to find innovative solutions to the world's greatest challenges.
You couldn’t find a better place in which to begin your life's work.
The University of Manchester’s research has real-world impact beyond academia. We are at the forefront of the search for solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems, seeking to be a global force for positive change.
From tackling cancer and poverty to finding the energy solutions of the future, our research is making a real difference to the quality of people’s lives across the globe.
We are the Careers Service for students and recent graduates of The University of Manchester.
Our aim is to improve the employability of our clients by providing them with key skills and knowledge. To help them formulate and implement well-informed choices about their careers we deliver and manage numerous services, projects, courses and events. We work in partnership with colleagues across The University of Manchester and with organisations in the UK and across the world.
The International Team offers support and guidance for international students, sponsors and other organisations over a range of University matters.
The team is subdivided into the International Office and the International Relations department.The International Office:
Living in University accommodation gives our international students security and their family back home peace of mind. What's more, we offer guaranteed accommodation to international students who meet certain criteria.
As an international student coming to Manchester for the first time, you’ll benefit from the opportunity to live and study alongside British students, in a safe and welcoming environment.
With over 8,000 rooms, we offer a variety of types, costs and locations. Much of our accommodation is very near to the main University buildings and all of it is within two miles (three kilometres) of our campus.
Self-service machines are located on Blue Ground floor and within the High Demand collection at the Main Library.
There are also machines at Joule, Precinct and Stopford site libraries.
You will need your Library card and PIN.
Instructions for using the self-issue machines are displayed on the touch screens but please do ask a member of Library staff for help if you need it.
We provide free WiFi for all staff, students and visitors at The University of Manchester:
The University of Manchester is large, yet compact enough to give the best of both worlds: a city life and a campus community.
Our campus occupies a large area close to the city centre. It is dominated by grand Victorian and more modern buildings, but also has quiet corners, landscaped gardens, cafes and common rooms where you can relax and spend time with friends. We have places of worship for the majority of faiths.
Armitage Sports Centre
Sugden Sports Centre
Manchester Aquatics Centre
Wythenshawe Sports Ground
The University of Manchester’s Students’ Union is run by students, for students. The biggest students’ union in the UK, it will provide you with the space, resources and support to make the most of your time at University.