WhatUni Student Choice Award Nominee - Best FE College, 2018 and 2019.
TEF Silver Award- for teaching excellence.
UCEN Manchester offers higher education courses in a range of subject areas, including Music, Performing Arts, Construction and Media Make-up. Courses are practical and have been designed to give you the required vocational training needed for a career in the industry. There are 5 Higher Education campuses, spread across Manchester in the north, south and centre of the city.
Facilities at UCEN Manchester include Sport and Exercise Science labs, theatres, as well as studios for dance, film, music, photography and art and design.
Throughout your time studying, you will have the chance to work on live briefs with companies across the city, giving you vital industry experience to help you stand out in the job market.
Courses at the UCEN Manchester incorporate work placements, giving you vital industry experience and the chance to build up contacts for your future career. Last year, 95% of their students found work or went on to further study within six months of graduating.
Their Future U: Student Support Services team will offer you career-related advice on a one-to-one basis, and you’ll also be able to discuss your job goals with a personal tutor.
All higher education courses at UCEN Manchester are validated by one of the following partner universities or awarding bodies:
Courses are vocational and aim to give you the skills required for a job in the industry. Depending on the subject, you may be assessed through assignments, portfolio work, research, presentations, case studies and practical work. Teaching will include seminars, workshops, group tutorials and field trips.
Tutors have a wealth of industry experience and support student to network and gain relevant experience within their chosen industry. UCEN Manchester have been awarded TEF Silver Status for teaching excellence.
UCEN Manchester has a Students’ Union, which are a group of elected students representing each subject area. As a student, you will be able to have a say in how you think UCEN Manchester should run, get involved in events, take part in student surveys and reporting to the student council members.
UCEN Manchester works with Manchester Student Homes to help you find accredited accommodation. You will be able to find house shares with your friends, studio apartments and even rooms in university halls.
Each of the main campuses has a Learning Resource Centre, equipped with a wide range of books, journals, computers and online reading material.
Creative facilities across the sites include industry standard theatres, recording studios, DJ booths, rehearsal rooms, editing suites and a community radio station.
Studying in Manchester will ensure that you always have something to do in your spare time. For shopping, there is the famous Trafford Centre or the Arndale for all your favourite high street and designer brands, while one off vintage shops can be found in the Northern Quarter.
Rich in culture, there are plenty of museums and galleries spread around the city, including Whitworth Art Gallery, which displays world famous paintings from the likes of Picasso and Van Gough.
From drinking along Canal Street in the summer at one of the many vibrant bars, to going to a stand-up comedy show, attending a theatre performance or seeing an up and coming band play at a gig, evenings in Manchester will never be boring.
There are also excellent transport links across the city, making it easy for you to visit other popular nearby cities in your spare time, including Liverpool, Leeds and York.
UCEN Manchester has a number of sports clubs for you to join, including American football, futsal, men’s boxing, men’s basketball – linked to The Manchester Giants, men’s football – linked to FC United and women’s football.
Students can also create their own Clubs and Societies with support of the Students’ Union. Some current clubs and societies include Creative Networking Society, Film Club, Fitness Society, Photography Club, and the LGBTQ+ Society.
UCEN Manchester offers dedicated student support on a wide range of issues including finance, welfare, careers advice, academic support, health, and wellbeing as well as employability and progression.
Disabled students will be able to arrange a one-to-one meeting with an advisor and discuss the best way for them to assist you during your time studying at the college.
There is also a Chaplaincy, nurseries for students with children over six months old and the Guidance and Welfare team, who can help you with everything from money matters to finding part-time work. You will be able to speak to a member of the team via email, at a one-to-one consultation or at a drop-in centre. All students will also be assigned a personal tutor, who will be able to help you with any academic or personal matters.
Fees can be accessed by contacting UCEN Manchester or by downloading the most recent prospectus.
Students aged between 18 – 25
If you provide your annual household income online on the Student Finance website, you’ll be able to calculate the amount of funding you are eligible for.
UCEN Manchester also offers a few discretionary Awards and Bursaries to support students to overcome boundaries that may interfere with their education.
The Higher Education Fund is a hardship fund awarded at the discretion of the Welfare team.
The Higher Education Progression Award supports students progressing from partner institution - The Manchester College.
The Higher Education Support Award is for students who have a Dyslexia Screening and need some extra support in order to complete and achieve on their courses.
Performing Arts and Music
Music students will have access to modern facilities, including four recording studios, live performance venues, rehearsal rooms, dance studios, theatres and DJ booths. Students will be supported in a small class, with a dedicated tutor. Graduates have gone on to find work in productions including The Book of Mormon, Derry Girls, Kinky Boots, Celebrity Cruises and Motown The Musical.
Manchester Film School
Film and Television students learn from current and former industry professional in a studio setting. Students can choose to specialise in any element of filmmaking whilst learning to work in industry and across different equipment. Students have gone on to work on Killing Eve, The Crown, Sherlock, Peaky Blinders, Coronation Street and Call the Midwife among other productions.
Creative Arts and Digital Media
UCEN Manchester have a wide range of creative degree courses available, each focuses on supporting students to develop the practical skills needed to progress into industry roles. Students can specialise in a range of areas including Fashion, Photography, Graphic Design, Art and Animation.
Entry requirements depend on the course you apply for – please visit the UCEN Manchester website for entry requirements for each qualification on offer.
UCEN Manchester also offers a wide range of Access to Higher Education diplomas to support your progression onto a degree level qualification.UCAS TARIFF CALCULATOR
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