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Sunday Times University of the Year 2006 The University of Manchester History and Achievements Historic merger in October 2004 brought together UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester England’s first civic University Associated with 22 Nobel prize winners

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Sunday Times University of the Year 2006

The University ofManchester


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History and Achievements

  • Historic merger in October 2004 brought together UMIST and the Victoria University of Manchester

  • England’s first civic University

  • Associated with 22 Nobel prize winners

  • Where Rutherford split the atom and the first computer was built

  • In 2005, Manchester appointed Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz to chair the new World Poverty Research Institute

Ernest Rutherford


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University of the Year

  • The University of Manchester has won the prestigious Sunday Times University of the Year 2006.

  • Follows ‘Higher Education Institution of the Year’ award 2005/6fromTimes Higher Education Supplement (THES)

  • Key elements:

    • Unprecedented £650 million

    • investment programme

    • Manchester 2015 plan

    • Creation of 6 new research

    • centres


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The University of Manchester

  • The largest university in the UK, with 35,500 students

  • 300 students from the Persian Gulf region (21 from Qatar)

  • The largest university library in the country

  • £650 million investment in superior facilities

  • Wider range of research subject areas than any other UK institution

  • Well equipped to meet religious and dietary needs of students from the Middle East

  • Outstanding facilities


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2007 World Rankings

  • Times Higher Educational Supplement: 7th in the UK and 30th Worldwide


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Research Assessment Exercise (2001)

Independent government audit of Research quality at British Higher Education Institutions.

  • The University of Manchester:

  • Top 5 or 5* rating, denoting international excellence, in 37/46 subjects, one of the highest totals in the UK


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5* Subject Areas

Materials


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Teaching Quality

  • Innovative teaching methods

  • Research informs teaching

  • Inter-disciplinary

  • Teaching Quality Assessments (TQA)

  • Between 1993 and 2001, the British Government’s Quality Assurance Agency assessed standard of teaching.

  • 32 Subject Areas: ‘Excellent’ rating



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Careers: A Bright Future

  • Courses developed in consultation with top employers

  • Award-winning Careers Service

  • More employers recruit at Manchester

  • Distinguished Alumni

  • Ranked 4th in the UK by 736 of the globe’s top employers (THES 2006)


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Academic Structure

  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences

  • Faculty of Life Sciences

  • Faculty of Humanities

Campus at night


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Academic Services

  • Personal Tutors

  • Libraries:

    • Joule Library

    • John Rylands Library

  • Computing:

    • PC Clusters

    • Departmental Clusters

    • Links to Halls of Residence

    • Email and Internet

    • Compshop

John Rylands

Computer Cluster


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Accommodation

  • Guaranteed to all new single international students for all years of study

  • Over 9000 rooms

  • Free internet access

  • City-based or Student Village

  • Catered or Self-Catering

  • En-suite facilities available

  • Private sector

Dalton Ellis Hall


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Studying and Assessment

  • Study methods depend on subject and course

  • Can include:

    • Lectures

    • Tutorials / workshops

    • Practicals / laboratory work

    • Fieldwork

    • Group work

    • Self-study

  • Requires self-discipline and independence


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Services for International Students

  • Free Airport Collection Service

  • Orientation Programmes in September and January

  • International Student Welfare Unit

    • Immigration advice and help with visas

    • Financial advice

    • Academic or personal problems

  • International Society


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The City of Manchester

  • A young, vibrant and affordable city

  • Central location

  • Art galleries, theatres, shopping, café culture

  • Over 85,000 students in the city

  • Multi-cultural, cosmopolitan environment

    • Rusholme (Curry Mile)

    • Chinatown

The Lowry

Contact Theatre


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Sports

  • Host for the 2002 Commonwealth Games

  • Old Trafford - Football, Cricket, Rugby

  • In the top 10 of sporting universities and over 30 official sports clubs

  • Top class facilities

    • Two indoor sports complexes

    • Outdoor pitches and fields

    • Manchester Aquatics Centre

    • Halls facilities

  • Heavily subsidised by University

Old Trafford


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Around Manchester

  • North-West of England has exciting city life, breathtaking countryside and a coastline of famous seaside resorts

  • Easy travelling distance to the Peak District, the Lake District and the coast


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Fees and Living Costs

  • Tuition Fees (2008/9 academic year)

    • Arts / Education £ 10,500

    • Engineering / Science £ 12,900

    • Clinical years Med/Dent £ 23,500

  • Pay in instalments

  • ‘Fees freeze’

  • Estimated Living Costs (2007/8 academic year)

    • Undergraduate (38 weeks) £ 6,170

    • Postgraduate (52 weeks) £ 8,160


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University Life

  • Learn to be independent

  • Personal development - learn from your experiences

  • Balance between study and other commitments

  • Establish global friendships that last

  • Have the time of your life!


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THES University of the Year 2005/6

www.manchester.ac.uk/international

[email protected]


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