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  1. Sunday Times University of the Year 2006 The University ofManchester

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 2007 World Rankings • Times Higher Educational Supplement: 7th in the UK and 30th Worldwide

  6. 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

  7. 5* Subject Areas Materials

  8. 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

  9. ‘Excellent’ rated Subject Areas

  10. 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)

  11. Academic Structure • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences • Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences • Faculty of Life Sciences • Faculty of Humanities Campus at night

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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!

  21. THES University of the Year 2005/6 www.manchester.ac.uk/international international@manchester.ac.uk