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Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester Metropolitan University_table_caption_0
Former nameManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_0_0 Manchester PolytechnicManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_0_1
TypeManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_1_0 PublicManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_1_1
EstablishedManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_2_0 1824 - Manchester Mechanics' Institution

1838 - Manchester School of Design 1970 - Manchester Polytechnic 1992 - gained university status as Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_2_1

EndowmentManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_3_0 £1.0 m (2015)Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_3_1
ChancellorManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_4_0 Peter MandelsonManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_4_1
Vice-ChancellorManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_5_0 Malcolm PressManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_5_1
StudentsManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_6_0 33,050 (2018/19)Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_6_1
UndergraduatesManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_7_0 26,315 (2018/19)Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_7_1
PostgraduatesManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_8_0 6,735 (2018/19)Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_8_1
Other studentsManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_9_0 200 FEManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_9_1
LocationManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_10_0 Manchester, England, UK

53.47053, −2.23872Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_10_1

CampusManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_11_0 All Saints, Birley FieldsManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_11_1
AffiliationsManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_12_0 University Alliance
Association of Commonwealth Universities

NWUA Association of MBAs EUAManchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_12_1

WebsiteManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_0_13_0 Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_0_13_1

Manchester Metropolitan University (often abbreviated MMU) is a public university located in Manchester, England. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_0

The university traces its origins to the Manchester Mechanics Institute and the Manchester School of Design, which formed Manchester Polytechnic in 1970. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_1

Manchester Polytechnic then gained university status under the government's Further and Higher Education Act, becoming the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_2

Today, it is headquartered in the city of Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_3

Manchester Metropolitan University is an accredited member of the Association of MBAs, and member of the University Alliance, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the North West Universities Association, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the European University Association. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_4

Today, it is also home to the Manchester School of Art, the Manchester School of Theatre, as well as the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) administered in collaboration with the University of Manchester. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_5

The University's logo is derived from the upper part of the shield of the university's coat-of-arms, with six spade-irons positioned together, suggesting hard toil and entrenchment. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_6

History Manchester Metropolitan University_section_0

Manchester Metropolitan University was developed from mergers of various colleges with various specialisms, including technology, art and design. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_7

Its founding can be traced back to the Manchester Mechanics Institute, and the Manchester School of Design latterly known as the Manchester School of Art. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_8

The painter L. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_9 S. Lowry attended in the years after the First World War, where he was taught by the noted impressionist Adolphe Valette. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_10

Schools of Commerce (founded 1889), Education (f. 1878), and Domestic Science (f. 1880) were added alongside colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College (f. 1911). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_11

The school renamed itself as Manchester Polytechnic in 1970, which was followed by series of mergers with the Didsbury College of Education and Hollings College in 1977, as well as City of Manchester College of Higher Education in 1983. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_12

In 1987, the institution became a founding member of the Northern Consortium, and became a corporate body on 1 April 1989 as allowed by the terms of the Education Reform Act. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_13

On 15 September 1992, Manchester Polytechnic finally gained university status under the wide-sweeping Further and Higher Education Act 1992, and has since rebranded as Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_14

After earning university status, MMU absorbed Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education, and the Manchester School of Physiotherapy (MSOP) in 2004: an institution officially formed in 1991 through the amalgamation of the Manchester Royal Infirmary (M.R.I.) Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_15

and Withington Hospital Schools of Physiotherapy. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_16

MSOP was previously affiliated with the Victoria University of Manchester, which conferred degree-level courses by extension until the final Class of 2005. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_17

MSOP joined Manchester Metropolitan University as the Department of Physiotherapy in 2004, and was later renamed as the Department of Health Professions. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_18

Today, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate studies, a three-year undergraduate honours programme, and National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) programmes for unqualified support workers in the field of physiotherapy. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_19

Campuses Manchester Metropolitan University_section_1

The university was previously located on seven sites: five in Manchester (All Saints, Aytoun, Didsbury, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Hollings) and two in Cheshire (Alsager and Crewe). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_20

However, the university later closed two of the seven sites to rationalise its estate. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_21

The university moved the work of the Alsager campus to Crewe, while the Aytoun campus was closed in 2012 following the opening of an All Saints Campus business school. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_22

In 2011, the university announced a £350 million investment programme for the largest physical change to its estate since its foundation. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_23

The Elizabeth Gaskell, Hollings and Didsbury campuses were closed in 2014, with faculties being relocated to campuses at All Saints and Birley. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_24

The Crewe campus closed in summer 2019, a decision taken following a review conducted by financial advisory firm Deloitte. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_25

The university cited a poor intake in students as a main reason for closure. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_26

All Saints Campus Manchester Metropolitan University_section_2

All Saints Campus is one of the university's two campuses. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_27

The Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science was split between the Geoffrey Manton and Mabel Tylecote buildings. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_28

The Geoffrey Manton Building accommodates the English, History and Economic History, Information and Communications, Politics and Philosophy, and Sociology departments. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_29

The Languages department was housed in the Mabel Tylecote Building until the building was demolished in 2017 to make way for a new Arts and Humanities building on the site. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_30

The John Dalton Building, on Chester Street is the home of the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_31

It comprises four schools: the School of Healthcare Sciences, the School of Computing, Mathematics & Digital Technology, the School of Engineering, and the School of Science and The Environment. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_32

To the rear of the John Dalton Building is JD tower, housing the university's main science laboratories including IRM, the Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_33

The Manchester School of Art on the All Saints Campus is composed of four departments: The Manchester School of Architecture (operated jointly with the University of Manchester Faculty of Humanities); Department of Art and Performance; Department of Design; Department of Media. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_34

The School of Art houses the which has a continuous programme of exhibitions and is open free to the public. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_35

The university has invested in improving the Manchester School of Art building granting £35 million to facilitate three changes including: a new building for the school, refurbishment of the workshops and renovation of the studios. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_36

In 2014 the Benzie Building was nominated for the Stirling Prize. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_37

New premises costing £75 million for the Faculty of Business and Law have been built on All Saints Campus and the Business School re-located to this building from the Aytoun Campus in 2012. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_38

It will house more than 5,000 students and 250 staff. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_39

The new building is an original architectural concept with three towers under a single glass roof. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_40

Green credentials are an integral part of the building's design which incorporates solar panels and heat pumps to power the building and a rain water recycling scheme. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_41

The Manchester Law School is in the Sandra Burslem building which opened in 2003. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_42

The university library was renamed the Sir Kenneth Green Library but then again renamed the All Saints Library, is on the All Saints campus. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_43

It houses a number of special collections mainly relating to the fine and applied arts, like the Laura Seddon Greeting Card Collection, a collection of 32,000 Victorian and Edwardian greeting cards. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_44

The library is in the All Saints Building where it occupies three floors. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_45

It was planned as a single central library in 1972 but after the mergers with the Didsbury College of Education and Hollings College it became a central library and administrative centre for seven library sites. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_46

From 1975 a catalogue was produced with the aid of the Birmingham Libraries Co-operative Mechanisation Project. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_47

From 1992 the library was part of the Consortium of Academic Libraries in Manchester (CALIM) which was extended in 2002 to become NoWAL, the North West Academic Libraries. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_48

The library has been replanned to incorporate a second entrance as part of reorganisation of all the libraries of the MMU. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_49

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Birley Campus Manchester Metropolitan University_section_3

2014 saw the opening of a highly environmentally sustainable £140 million development situated on the Birley Fields site in Hulme, Manchester, creating a central location for the Faculties of Education and Health following the closure of the Didsbury and Elizabeth Gaskell Campuses. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_50

Alongside the academic building there is student accommodation for up to 1,200 students comprising ultra-modern, environmentally sustainable townhouses and traditional student apartments. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_51

Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University_section_4

Governance Manchester Metropolitan University_section_5

In common with most universities in the United Kingdom, Manchester Metropolitan University is headed formally by the Chancellor, currently Lord Mandelson but led by the Vice-Chancellor, currently Professor Malcolm Press. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_52

The University's Board of Governors is responsible for determining the educational character and mission of the University. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_53

It also falls to the Board of Governors to ensure that the University's resources are used in line with the University's Article of Government. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_54

It also safeguards the University's assets and approves the annual estimates of income and expenditure. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_55

The Board of Governors is responsible for broad policy but the Vice-Chancellor, along with the Executive and Directorate, is responsible for overall management, policy implementation, organisation, operations and direction of the University. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_56

In December 2014, it was announced that Malcolm Press had been appointed to succeed John Brooks as Vice Chancellor on 1 June 2015. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_57

University structure Manchester Metropolitan University_section_6

The university is organised into five faculties: Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_58

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  • Arts and HumanitiesManchester Metropolitan University_item_1_5
  • Business and LawManchester Metropolitan University_item_1_6
  • EducationManchester Metropolitan University_item_1_7
  • Health, Psychology and Social CareManchester Metropolitan University_item_1_8
  • Science and EngineeringManchester Metropolitan University_item_1_9

In the session 2018/19, the University had 33,050 students, making it the sixth largest university in the UK (out of 169). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_59

The University employs 4,810 staff, comprising 1,610 full-time and 1,115 part-time academic staff and 2,090 support staff. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_60

Finances Manchester Metropolitan University_section_7

In the financial year ended 31 July 2011, Manchester Metropolitan University had a total income of £248,028,000 (2009/10 - £243,606,000) and a total expenditure of £213,103,000 (2009/10 - £220,221,000). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_61

The University's collects £106,857,000 from tuition fees and education contracts (2009/10 - £101,640,000) and attracts £4,992,000 in research grants and contracts (2009/10 - £4,414,000). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_62

Income from other sources totalled £31,371,000 (2009/10 - 30,524,000). Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_63

Academics and rankings Manchester Metropolitan University_section_8

Academics Manchester Metropolitan University_section_9

MMU has admitted applications from a broad range of UCAS tariff points, with an average of 343.7 in 2015, and 132.6 in 2018 under the new system. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_64

The university receives approximately 52,000 applications every year. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_65

It is the second most applied-to university in the UK, following the University of Manchester, and boasts the fifth-largest higher education institution student body size in the UK based on its number of admitted and enrolled students. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_66

Approximately 94% of Manchester Met's full-time undergraduate students come from within the UK, while the overall student body with graduates and post-graduates is approximately 85% domestic, and 15% international. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_67

Composition of academic faculty staff is relatively similar with 85% domestic, and 15% international. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_68

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RankingsManchester Metropolitan University_table_caption_1
National rankingsManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_0_0
Complete (2021)Manchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_1_0 54Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_1_1
Guardian (2021)Manchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_2_0 70Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_2_1
Times / Sunday Times (2021)Manchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_3_0 65Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_3_1
Global rankingsManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_4_0
QS (2021)Manchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_5_0 801-1000Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_5_1
THE (2021)Manchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_6_0 601-800Manchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_6_1
British Government assessmentManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_7_0
Teaching Excellence FrameworkManchester Metropolitan University_header_cell_1_8_0 SilverManchester Metropolitan University_cell_1_8_1

Rankings and research Manchester Metropolitan University_section_10

According to The Complete University Guide, MMU is ranked #54 out of 130 within the UK, based on overall rating, entry standards, research quality, and graduate prospects. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_69

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings dropped Manchester Met's national ranking from #64 to #82 in 2018, and continued to rank the university in the #601-800 tier internationally. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_70

In 2019, it ranked 492nd among the universities around the world by SCImago Institutions Rankings. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_71

In August 2017, The Economist ranked MMU #92 out of 124 within the UK in degree value, based on statistics from the Department for Education, which indicated MMU degrees having a negative effect on graduate prospects. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_72

In terms of research, MMU is ranked fourth within new universities attracting research funds from the Higher Education Funding Council for England, one of several institutions that fund higher education research programmes. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_73

The university has thirteen : Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_74

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  • Advanced Materials and Surface EngineeringManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_10
  • Bioscience Research CentreManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_11
  • Centre for Applied Computational ScienceManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_12
  • Centre for Creative Writing, English Literature and LinguisticsManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_13
  • Centre for Decent Work and ProductivityManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_14
  • Ecology and EnvironmentManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_15
  • Education and Social Research InstituteManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_16
  • Future EconomiesManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_17
  • Health, Psychology and CommunitiesManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_18
  • History Research CentreManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_19
  • Manchester School of Art Research CentreManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_20
  • Musculoskeletal Science and Sports MedicineManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_21
  • Research Centre for Applied Social SciencesManchester Metropolitan University_item_2_22

Students' Union Manchester Metropolitan University_section_11

Main article: The Union MMU Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_75

The students' union has buildings on both campuses. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_76

The students' union exists to represent all members at the Manchester Metropolitan University and students on accredited external courses. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_77

The Union is led by the Union Officers Group formed of five students and recent graduates of the university, elected by the students to lead the Union on their behalf. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_78

A shop catering to university students has also been set up inside the Students' Union. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_79

The students' union moved in January 2015 to a new purpose-built building on Higher Cambridge Street, next to Cambridge and Cavendish Halls of Residence. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_80

Notable alumni Manchester Metropolitan University_section_12

Some in the list attended institutions which became part of present-day Manchester Metropolitan University. Manchester Metropolitan University_sentence_81

Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Metropolitan University.