I don’t spend a lot of time at AMBS because my main degree is in Mechanical Engineering, but whenever I’m there I wish I was there more!
The new building is very comfortable and really helps boost my productivity, staff is very friendly and accommodating and the facilities available to the students are great.
I’ve only had two lecturers from AMBS so far, and they were both very knowledgeable in their fields and ready to offer their help whenever I needed it.
Academically: The quality of professors varies in my experience. Most of them are good, some are great and passionate, while a few are not good at all. Regardless of the lecturers, all the courses overall give you a lot of knowledge if you actually study and understand the material.
Student life: Definitely advise students to join at least two societies (one related to their course e.g. formula student and one to enjoy) as that is what makes the student experience great and the university has a large number of societies.
Careers: The university has an amazing careers service team which helps you with CVs, cover letters, interviews etc. so make sure to get in touch with them to help you find internships and jobs. The university also holds some big careers fair so make sure to visit them.
Accommodation: Apply early and research well which halls would suit you best as they can vary from being good to depressing but other than that just hope to have good flatmates.View more
I believe this University has both its merits but also has a lot to improve on.
In terms of teaching for my course, i believe it’s not particularly bad but for the majority of the content it would make a difference whether you attended a lecture or not.
The Social life is very inclusive and it’s quite easy to try new things which I really admire. There are things to do during the day and the nightlife is good as well. Also because Manchester is a big city which means a lot of things are open till late as well.
The quality Accommodation really just depends on where you live. The quality of the halls I lived in was very poor. There were mice and cockroach problems. The electricity in the kitchen was very faulty as well. The main problem I found that they didn’t take our concerns seriously enough. In terms of the actual experience living within the halls was good though. Living with so many people was a good opportunity to make friends.
The Careers advice I believe is very good. I believe it does depend on how much people utilize the facilities though. In terms of programmes run by the university you can apply for, unless you come from a low income family then there isn’t really much for you.
Overall I’d say the university is a good university but it’s really a matter of trying to make the most of what it has to offer.View more
The student life is the main selling point of Manchester. As the university with the most students in the UK, this is a place for anyone to find their niche and develop themselves. The teaching is very good in my opinion, with increadible facilities for the engineering school, including fully equipped workshops for teaching and extra curricular activities.View more
This uni has a great engineering faculty which gets funded well and specifically the department of EEE runs courses with a big project every year of your degree which is great for your practical experience! The uni is also great for employability since there is a tonne of societies which you can join to learn the stuff which no uni course will ever teach you but which are important for jobs.
It’s super busy throughout your degree especially if you do courses like anything in EEE, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, etc. but on the other hand, it is also super rewarding.
Overall this uni provides teaching in at the level of Imperial and Cambridge but with more practical experience and with a way better balance between social life and uni.View more
The university of Manchester has a great careers service and academic advisory team that aids students in finding the most suitable career path in their field of study and helps immensely in applying for internships. The Careers service also runs very helpful and insightful CV workshops that have helped me refine my CV to a more professional standard.View more
Good university in terms of community
Podcast and lecture quality needs to be worked on to boost student satisfaction. Some lecturers need to improve the content and clarity of their lectures. Temporary lecturers should be more well trained.
I feel that it’s a very prestigious university with world class academic stuff. Also the students there are very friendly and warm. The facilities offered are from a wide range and suit everyone. I would definitely recommend such institution.View more
University of Manchester boasts a welcoming atmosphere and is home to a wide variety of people from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures, making it a stellar option for anyone who enjoys socialising and learning. There is a very wide variety of course options, owing to many prospective career paths and choices. This makes the university of Manchester one of the top establishments and should be heavily considered when applying for university.View more
great facilities, great environment to learn for those who want to learn, big classrooms great computer clusters, the university cares about its students, and the city is great and very well suited for student lifeView more