Manchester Metropolitan University

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About Manchester Metropolitan University

Here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, our city centre campus combines environmentally-friendly buildings, excellent teaching facilities and superb student support services. We have a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, and strive to make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

We work closely with partners, businesses, the community and academic peers – locally, nationally and internationally. With 34,000 students and 5 faculties offering hundreds of undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses, Manchester Met educates and trains large numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals. 94% of our graduates are employed or in further education fifteen months after graduation (1).

We have been named The Sunday Times University of the Year for Student Retention (2). The award recognises the University’s success in supporting students to achieve their ambition and successfully completing their studies through to graduation.

We recruit ambitious students from all backgrounds and inspire and support them to achieve. We have more than 310,000 alumni from 170 countries and around a further 10,000 new graduates join this community every year.

At Manchester Met we are investing in the future, with a £400m investment programme in academic buildings, student residencies, the public realm and IT systems and the recent development of a new creative hub for Arts and Humanities. The University also plans to open an innovative new Institute of Sport at the beginning of 2022, which will bring together sporting expertise from across the University, delivering world-class education and research for our students.

We are one of the UK’s greenest Universities, as ranked by the People and Planet sustainability league tables and we achieved the Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework.

To learn more about what makes Manchester Met the 9th most popular university in the UK (3), please visit our website.

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Inspiring the next generation of students on their higher education journey

We offer a range of activities for learners in primary, secondary and further education. Our teams work with different age groups to inform, inspire and provide the necessary tools to succeed in higher education.

Through our Post-16 outreach team we offer pre-entry activities and guidance for students, parents/carers, teachers and higher education advisers. We raise awareness of the benefits of higher education, and help young people to make an informed choice about university.

Our widening participation team work across Greater Manchester to inspire future generations of university students. We aim to raise aspirations of young people through our events and activities and give them the confidence to achieve their potential.

(1) Graduate Outcomes survey 2017/18.

(2) The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

(3) UCAS applications (2020 entry)


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