It has got a lovely community, very understanding administration and a great teaching staff. It is situated bang in the middle of the city. The career opportunities from what I’ve heard are great, my industrial year shall certainly be a testimony to that.View more
I am a student in computer science and mathematics and so far my experience is really great. Being an international student it may be daunting to move to a new place but Manchester is a really great city and the professors and staff at the university are really helpful. Staying in the student accommodation is not compulsory and I did not stay there, but from my understanding, you either love it or hate it. The teachers are really good and always available for email. In my degree, we have a lot of contact hours and plenty of support. I have an overall tutor, a maths tutor and computer science tutor, so we are really getting helped and catered to. The course is really great for people wanting an overall understanding of computer science and mathematics. There is so much careers help, we constantly have companies in our school and plenty of people to talk to about interviews, applications, etc. There are too many clubs and societies so if you want to do something you will never get bored. Overall, apart from the accommodation which is not ideal (I don’t know how they compare to others), it is a pleasure to study here.View more
Currently a first year computer science student after spending an initial year enrolled on the University’s Science and Engineering Foundation Year.
As a student who had received numerous other offers to enrol at other universities in the UK, I would highly recommend taking this extra (foundation) year to anyone who has not quite obtained the grades high enough to enrol straight into their desired degree program.
The School of Computer Science is located inside the Kilburn Building on main campus. Although the Kilburn Building itself is incredibly ugly, and has limited natural light inside, the school and teaching here is fantastic. Being one of (if not) the largest school of computer science in the UK, the computer science programme at UoM gives students an incredibly wide variety of topics in the field to study. The school also has a “hardware library”, where students can borrow a wide variety of hardware, such as Raspberry Pi’s and AR Drones.
Students from the University’s School of Computer Science are also incredibly sought after by employers, as workplace skills and techniques feature heavily in the school’s curriculum. Regular “Job Fairs” are also hosted inside the Kilburn Building, tailored especially for students enrolled on a Computer Science related course, with a diverse range of tech companies, including larger ones such as Amazon, Bloomberg and Google regularly in attendance.
The school also has an incredibly active Computer Science Society (UniCS), who host regular hackathons, workshops and social events throughout the year.
Outside of the school, there are more than 300 clubs and societies students can get involved with. One society in particular, Manchester Entrepreneurs, also hosts regular workshops and events that allow students to network, and be inspired by successful entrepreneurs around the UK. I would definitely recommend this society to anyone looking to start their own business.View more
I really like how international the uni is, many different cultures and nations are represented in my course. This creates many interesting discussion and learning experiences. Also, the university has great research and lab facilities, which help me to perform to my best abilities.View more