Overall I have really enjoyed my time at university and have grown so much both personally and professionally. I have learnt so many new skills such as teamwork, leadership, in addition to practical skills such as field work. I have also learnt a lot about myself in the process and matured, learning how to better conduct myself with people.
My university was very helpful in allowing me to secure a placement abroad for my sandwich year. They are also very helpful with careers help and regularly hold CV drop ins
I enjoy the way the lectures are presented and the enthusiasm the lecturers have for the subjects. Sometimes however lectures are just read from slides and that can be quite tedious to sit through.
The students union is an inviting place to visit and I really like their on site shop, coffee shop and bar. Would like to see more events though that interests everyone instead of niche interests
I'm quite satisfied with the facilities at University. Would be nice to have a coffee shop on site open until late in the evenings though.
My university is in a perfect location to commute from my accommodation and has close links to the town centre and various shops.
There is a fair variety but nothing that really interests me. Would have liked a society for singing and a film society. Also the sports society memberships are too expensive
The feedback that I have received from staff has always been very helpful. And I have also used the counselling services which were also very helpful
Enjoyable good life experience, taught me alot about myself. The content has lead to me using my brain being used on a daily basis again. Living alone has helped me develop as a person, building relationships with new people.
Career hub to complete tests, encourage use of linkedin, fairs, open days, lots to help
The content is too drawn out, uneccesary content to fill the time rather than useful infotmation.
Good representation though not many changes occur
Wide variety, kept to a good standard
Wide variety, very inclusive
Feedback shows lack of reading of essays, seem generic, not tailored, unnaware of support offered for counselling.
I love the university. It has a genuinely good feel about it. It's positive, rewarding and a nice place to be. I like it's location and my lecturers. All staff, from academic staff to catering staff, security and receptionists are kind and helpful. I love it.
We have work placements and the taught courses are brilliant for developing so many transferrable skills. The university does have staff who you can speak to for careers advice, and these are based within the numerous on-campus Hubs.
Like most: they're engaging, interesting and the lecturers are brilliant at making students think more in-depth and out of the box. Like least: they're sometimes cancelled at very short notice. Projects often aren't marked quick enough, but I understand that this is down to workload.
The student union is fantastic. It's a new, modern building and well equipped. The staff and representatives are brilliant and knowledgable. Its my 'go-to' place for advice etc
I like the facilities. I wish the university main campus had it's own gym though, as the nearest is the Sugden sports centre and it isn't the cheapest.
Perfect location. It's a few minutes bus ride from Manchester city centre, and walking distance to shops, restaurants and bars.
The university has lots of societies, although I dont know much about the sports on offer. I see sports students on campus a lot. In terms of societies, I think these could be better advertised.
The support teaching wise is faultless. Lecturers are keen to see every student succeed and they try their best. Support wise, there are long waits for counselling and the university could invest more money into student and staff welfare, in my opinion.
It has been really good in general. Especially the first two years of the course. Lots of extra things you can get involved in. I feel it would be good to have more information on course progression and how to relate placements to skills needed in applications for future jobs. But overall it's been good
Had placements on the course which has improved employability and been offered loads of volunteering opportunities. Also have had helped with making decisions about careers or whether to do a master's by helping identify the pros and cons of them
I like that we have placements and a range of lecturers with different areas of expertise. I least like that you have no experience in your first year. It would be good to have to option of a two week placement during a university half term or study break I also feel it would be good to have more contact with uni whilst on placement
Brill, the advice centre has been really useful too
Brill. Library is really good. A range of study space
Yeh great and close to Manchester city centre so you have everything you need there
Amazing xx anything you can think of there is a society for it. Even circus skills. There is a active campus timetable giving free sports activities every day
Academically it has been okay. University study skills workshops have been really good
A mixed experience. Very enjoyable at times, frustrating at times but ultimately I feel extremely rewarded by my progress as a person and professional! It goes by incredibly quickly! If you are worried about going to university like I was that worry disappeared extremely quickly after I started as I realised a lot of people on my course were extremely similar to me and made friends quickly! University is a great opportunity to be independent and grow as a person!
Yes the university makes some effort to increase employability and provide its students with opportunities however You should not expect university to get you a job. A huge amount of work from yourself is still required!
The best thing is the opportunity to do things your own way and make use of university facilities and equipment!
The union is superb, run by students with a genuine passion to improve student life. They are always on hand to help with information, it is just a pity that the prices of the shop are not more reasonable however it is convenient located!
Generally very good, the science and engineering building where I study is very outdated and lacking in facilities and equipment! However it is being rebuilt and along with many other faculty buildings!
Man Met is right in the heart of the city and has lots of halls a short walk away as well as some a short bus ride away depending on if you prefer living right in the city or a little further out.
There is an extremely wide variety of societies at Man Met. A lot of the sports societies have really relaxed open sessions that feel comfortable for anyone to attend as well as the opportunity to compete in competitions for the universities teams. There is also a huge variety of non-sport society’s, literally something for everyone! Some of which are things you will have never even heard of.
Great it’s easy to access and extremely fast and efficient! Lecturers always make themselves available to help and give feedback.
Loving it so far, have made great friends on my course and in my flat. The nightlife and social life is great. Football team is very fun and good exercise, with some great girls. Manchester is a great city and uni.
They have employers come in and lecture us a lot of the time and show us places we can get placements in third year
I love my course mates and the work on my course as I find it really interesting, the thing I least like is when the work is hard and I don’t understand it
Good, they always have activities on and a nice restaurant!
Good, massive library and sports section with a good gym
Yes my lectures are a minute walk, Asda a 15 minute walk and the centre of Manchester 20 minute walk!
Great loads of socials to choose from, I’m in the football team and love it.
My tutors help me when I email them, there feedback is good with my essays and helped me with my dyslexic test.
Good, lively friends made here and love the city, good bus services, however could improve on student experience like putting on more events and helping get jobs while at uni
Good careers and networking events
Not enough time in uni
Don’t really do anything
Yes actually a good distance not too far and good bus service
Not in any
Quite good just a long waiting time on councilling
I really enjoyed my uni experience so far. I’ve really grown as a person through the support of my lecturers. Engaging is so important and if you show them that you’re willing to learn you just get so much out of it.
The careers department are hosting regular events. My dissertation is furthermore placement based so I’m getting valuable experience. We furthermore learn a variety of transferable skills in my quants unit
There’s not a lot of guidance and lectures are less than 6 hours a week. But the staff is incredibly helpful and supportive in answering questions
High quality, good representation and diversity
It definitely is. The city centre is easy to reach
There seems to be a good variety of societies and sports at uni. Theres something for everyone
A high quality support from tutors. Always happy to have a chat about feedback. The counselling services are available, you get an appointment quickly and they’re quite helpful.
Overall experience has been good, I’ve learnt a lot about myself and matured as well. First year student accommodation however was not a good experience at all. Unfortunately was not placed with thoughtful and nice people and so experienced a lot of upset and disruptive/selfish behaviour from the others (which the uni dealt with in a very disappointing manner) However other than that I have enjoyed my experience so far
There are careers fairs as well a lots of opportunities to find out volunteering opportunities
I like that there is a variety of different lectures. Dislike that not all use lecture capture to help assist revision
Nice and friendly, good food and drink options and spaces upstairs
Very modern clean and useful
Great location for main uni buildings. Brooks building however a bit out of the way
Great and inclusive
Very good. Personal tutors very supportive both academically as well as with more personal problems
I quite like the university, my course is okay, the lecturers are quite good, however I don’t really like manchester. because if this i’m moving home to newcatsle next year to finish my degree there. the city’s just not for me i don’t know why. i like the university though
In my course we actually have a graded unit on employability, placements, cv’s and 5 year plans. There’s also a careers department who’ll help with anything like that and they’re opening times are plastered everywhere
LOOOVE the handouts of the power point slides that get given out, they’re super helpful cos if we had to write everything out we’d be there for ages. I like the fact that everything’s on moodle and lecture capture too in case you miss a lecture. I think some things don’t get explained as well as they could be so don’t make sense, but i’m doing chemistry so i doubt its really meant to make much sense. I’d quite like there to be workshops after the lectures, instead of the day after because I want to practice it when it’s fresh in my head.
The student’s union is great, there’s always events on in the big hall, however some unions have chains of restaurants/takeaways in where students can get the takeaway for cheap so that would be a cool idea
There’s some good facilities in the uni, the labs where i spend some of my time in are really good, they have all the equipment you need and more. There’s a gym linked to the uni that you can get discount on if you want and love the fact that there’s microwaves everywhere to use and hot water for pot noodles. There could be more computer space in john Dalton building however, but it’s getting renovated soon so more computers may be added
It’s right in the middle of my accommodation and the city centre, meaning when I finish a lecture i can nip into a few shops, or go to a restaurant in dinner breaks. It’s located perfectly.
There’s more societies in other uni’s than MMU. I wasn’t too impressed with the societies, they all seemed really basic.
It would be okay if my personal tutor stuck to his role and made check up appointments. the head of the year always talks about how our personal tutors will be emailing us about appointments or emailing us to tell us what percentage we need in our exams to pass but I’ve not had a single email from mine. Feedback’s quite good though, the longest I’ve had to wait to get something marked was probably about 4 weeks and that was because we were on holiday. I’ve never been to the counselling but I know it’s available however I never see the counsellor in their office. My support in my accommodation is really good, if you have a problem you can just go to them and they’ll have a sit down chat with you give you some tissues and try to sort out the situation.