Manchester Metropolitan University

Student experience is at
the heart of everything we do

Our mission is to develop our students as socially and environmentally responsible early career professionals and world class professionals.

During your time with us, not only will you develop skills that are valued by employers, you will have access to a range of opportunities designed to ensure you realise your ambitions.

Teaching and learning

As a student of the Business School, Manchester Law School and the School of Tourism, Events and Hospitality Management, you will be given the opportunity to develop the necessary professional expertise to secure the career you want.

We recognise that individuals have their own learning preferences, so we deliver teaching in a number of ways to help our students interpret information, think critically, communicate effectively and challenge conventions. Our teaching blends a mixture of contemporary and traditional approaches, including:

  • Workshops
  • Presentations
  • Group activities and discussions
  • Webinars
  • Online forums
  • Podcasts
  • As well as lectures and seminars

Our staff are highly experienced professionals who have many years of industry and/or research experience in their fields. We maintain extensive links with both academic and professional communities and bring real-life learning into the classroom. In this way, our staff are able to impart this wide-ranging, real-world experience into their teaching, so that you can appreciate realistic scenarios in the world of business, and the competencies required to overcome many business challenges.

The curricula for all of our programmes are informed by employer engagement, market data, developments in discipline-based research and student experience feedback. Working in partnership with employers and professional bodies, we monitor our programmes continuously and undertake whole school periodic reviews every six years. This allows us to take stock of current and future market trends and ensure that we deliver our mission, training our students in the skills and attributes employers seek from future graduates.

Firmly embedded in our programmes is a focus on building essential soft and practical skills both inside and outside of the classroom. Students in the Faculty of Business and Law are exposed to a range of career enhancing opportunities that may include:

  • Industrial placements
  • Internships - Student Xchange
  • Overseas study
  • Live business projects
  • Consultancy dissertations
  • Guest speaker sessions
  • Employer networking events
  • Professional Development Weeks
  • Skills building support

Assessment

Our strategy for skills development includes employing a wide range of assessment tools, which could include:

  • Written examinations
  • Group and/or individual presentations
  • Report writing
  • Applied projects
  • Research dissertation
  • Consultancy dissertation

Integrated online learning

Our curriculum innovation is enhanced through dedicated e-learning support. Mainstream use of online video, online assessment and submission and real-time online communication within our student communities is developing a distinctive and improved student experience.

Our students access course materials and a range of additional resources through Moodle, our online learning environment, where they can also contribute to online forums. The myMMU app can also be downloaded freely onto a smartphone or tablet device so you can access your Moodle on the go.

Some programmes benefit from a dedicated Facebook page where students can join and interact with each other and tutors about the course they are studying. You are also allocated a student email address upon enrolment on the course.

In order to extend our global reach, some of our programmes are delivered wholly online as distance learning qualifications courses, with the latest webinar technologies utilising e-learning platforms to best effect.

There is extensive, free WiFi coverage throughout campus and a number of laptops are located on each floor of the building where you can log into the student network. A number of IT and Technology Zones throughout the building where you can hot desk in an open plan environment complement this, and we have digital screens throughout the building to communicate Availability on campus.

The main university library is situated next door to the Business School, offering a wealth of physical reading and learning resources. Our electronic resources can also be accessed remotely, allowing our students access to a wide range of online articles, e-books and journals.

Industry links

Practitioner engagement is paramount to our student experience. As one of the most well-connected business schools in terms of employer and professional body links, our students are able to benefit from the long standing relationships our staff, and we as a University have developed and nurtured.

Our industry connections can be summarised to include the following:

  • Professional and industry bodies which accredit our courses
  • Employers who employ our students and graduates
  • Links with the wider business and professional communities
  • Links with other institutions and academics through our research
  • Partnership links we have made through knowledge transfer partnerships
  • Relationships with companies that staff within the Faculty share
  • Our extensive alumni network

Our accreditations

Personal Tutor

We review the support that we offer to our students constantly, to seek to ensure that we meet the learning needs of all our learning community. All students are allocated a personal tutor, who will oversee your academic success and work with you on your professional development throughout your time with us, maintaining contact with you once you have graduated, providing references for you to support future career applications. In addition to your personal tutor, we have a dedicated team of Student Experience Tutors and Student Support Officers who act as a first point of contact, to provide or signpost appropriate academic skills support and pastoral care services. We want you to enjoy a personalised experience with us, and our personal tutoring framework is designed to achieve just that.

Peer Mentoring

The Faculty of Business and Law operates a Peer Mentor Scheme to support every new student joining us in September. Peer Mentors are recruited across every programme and manage social media sites pre-enrolment and offer a welcoming face during Welcome Week and beyond. Pre-arrival, you can ask students from your programme for advice on preparation for University life, where is good to eat and the things not to miss whilst at Manchester Met.

The social media channels allow you to interact with mentors and other students joining your degree programme meaning you can start to make friends before you even walk through the doors. Once you arrive, Peer Mentors will continue to support you throughout first year with Welcome activities and advice at various stages of the year. Many of those supported by Peer Mentors value the scheme so highly that they go on to become Mentors themselves gaining valuable employability skillsand helping future students to become part of the Faculty community.

 

Student societies

There are a number of societies where our students who share a common interest can become involved in student-led activities. Joining a society is a great way of meeting new people and expanding your network. Most societies meet frequently, host social events and activities, and offer the opportunity to engage with employers.

Accounting, Finance and Economics Society

Business and Management Society

Entrepreneurs Society

Human Resource Management Society

Manchester Law Society

Futures Skills Award

MMU Sport

Students Union