Overall, I feel like the university is good (and maybe even a bit underrated). In my experience, as a second-year engineering student, the content of the course has been relevant to what I expected to learn from my degree. In general, the department’s staff is helpful and some might even be considered world-class researchers. Noticeably, they try to maintain an open-door policy where they’re fast to answer to the student’s emails and schedule office hours (outside of tutorial time) to answer queries. The engineering department is currently going through a large overhaul as most buildings are being consolidated in the new MECD project. In a couple of years, I believe that this will cause Manchester’s Engineering program to move through the ranks in Europe (improving and consolidating its position as a global institution).
As far as social life, Manchester is a city with a wide variety of activities. Be it on the south side of the city, where most students are consolidated, or the city center; there’s plenty to do in the city for all types of people.View more
The university forms a nice environment to grow and learn about your discipline. Specifically, the course that I study is quite engaging and focuses well on the practical side of the engineering discipline. The opportunities to meet people from all around the world are numerous and the city by itself is student-friendly.
On the other hand, the university accommodation is expensive and the buildings relatively old with small rooms. Also, a better interest could have been given to the transport, since there are no university buses to help students reach the campus.View more
As far as my program, the university is excellent. Although lectures might seem large (in the order of 200-250 people), the university has managed to get around the lack of contact issue by providing tutors and laboratory work. Here, the students are able to ask any queries they have and get them sorted. Moreover, lecturers at the school have been fantastically helpful. All of the ones that I’ve met until this point insist that the student approach them if they have any questions on the lecture materials. The only real “issue” as far as I can see is the old engineering building. This shouldn’t dissuade you from coming uni here though given that a new engineering campus is being built and will be opening in the next few years. As far as I can tell, this is a heavily underrated university in the UK.View more
UoM has a great acceptance policy. Everyone is welcome and made to feel like home. Moreover, STEM education at UoM is top notch. The University is always ranked amongst the best for STEM employability.View more
An international university with many things going on for every taste. The education level is really high. A very good experience for international students as you get to meet people from all around the world.View more