MMU is here to help you and our support network can offer help and advice no matter what the problem. You'll find a range of services including learning support advisers, careers advisers, faculty support officers, counsellors and faith advisers.
Manchester is synonymous with innovation and urban cool; a vibrant yet compact European city offering social and cultural life to rival any global location with relatively low cost of living.
A multi-cultural 24-hour metropolis, Manchester is a friendly city with something for everyone. From the Curry Mile in Rusholme to the second largest Chinatown in the UK, along with Greek, Turkish, Italian, American, Thai, Armenian and African café-bars and restaurants, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Cheshire on the other hand, offers a lively campus experience that combines being part of a large and varied university with friendliness, security, and a great sense of community. There are excellent facilities at our Crewe campus with restaurants, bars and shops and sporting facilities.
MMU Cheshire is located in beautiful countryside landscapes, but is within easy access to local towns such as the picturesque and historic Chester and the popular shopping haunt, Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
Getting around Manchester and Cheshire is easy and affordable. Weekly bus tickets in Manchester cost from as little as £5. And if you are a full-time postgraduate student, you can purchase a railcard, which gives you a third off all rail fares for a year – it’s the perfect way to explore the rest of what the UK has to offer.
Many of our teaching sites have a Student Information Point from which you can obtain information and advice and access various kinds of specialist support. You don't even need to wait until you start your course before contacting us: either telephone or visit us to discuss your particular requirements as soon as you anticipate coming here to study, and we can put support strategies in place before you start your course.
We'll support your study through study skills advice sessions, sessions on presentation skills, and critical reading skills for the Research Student Development Programme.
If you have a disability you may benefit from one-to-one sessions to discuss the support strategies you need, adapted accommodation in our halls of residence, support in making appropriate arrangements for your learning and assessment, and help with applying for financial support.
If you would like to check the physical and sensory access to any of our campus buildings before you visit or decide to study here you'll find independently assessed information on the DisabledGo Education website (just select Manchester Metopolitan University from the drop-down list of Universities and Colleges).
MMUnion is one of the largest student organisations in the UK representing the rights and interests of around 34,000 students. It has a large range of societies and sports clubs and is dedicated to providing you with the very best entertainment.
In addition, MMUnion also provides comprehensive support with student welfare, advice and information. The Advice Centre offers free, confidential, impartial and non-judgemental advice on issues affecting you as a student.
See MMUnion’s website for more details on the range of services and facilities on offer.
Make sure you register with a GP when you arrive on campus and seek advice and information if you are worried about your health.
This £30 million purpose-built swimming pool complex is located in the University campus on Oxford Road. The centre has an Olympic standard 50 metre main pool, plus an additional 50 metre training pool for athlete training. There’s also a brand new fitness studio and a health suite. Memberships are available, with special discounted rates for students.
Mad about sports? Sugden Sports Centre features a new 100 station fitness suite with state of the art resistance and cardiovascular training machines, and a 'free weight' area. There are regular fitness classes open to students, and there’s a 16 court sports hall to play badminton, basketball or netball. What’s more, there’s 2 tennis courts, 6 squash courts and a 5 a-side football court.
Located in a leafy south Manchester suburb, this MMU-run centre has a 5 badminton court sports hall, a 60 station fitness suite, and 2 all weather tennis courts. Fitness classes regularly run throughout the week and students get in at discounted rates.
Whatever your faith, our chaplains are there provide advice and support, irrespective of your convictions or beliefs. Appointed by their faith communities to serve the University community, you can speak with chaplains about:
For more information on who to contact, please visit MMU’s Student Services website.