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      21.11.2012 00:05

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      The uni does not live up to any standards.

      I have studied Masters in Creative Advertising in MMU and i am extremely disappointed. I had very high hopes from the uni as i was previously told by one of the international delegates of MMU that the course i chose has a lot of practical work involved and that i will get first hand experience in advertising. But it was not too long after my course started i began realizing that it was nothing like what i was told. Things we were taught were extremely limited and theoretical, barely any group work etc. Most of the tutors are biased towards some particular students in class. The module leader is a "walking talking nightmare". So full of herself, extremely stubborn, hideously impassive. Mates from other departments had similar problems. Not much attention given to attendance percentage. Not worth the time and money. Overall experience wise, i would say 6 out of 10 and course wise 2 out of 10. Now that explains why it has the biggest students population in Manchester. The rooms in the halls of residence is too small for the price you have to pay. Now if you have a lot of bills to spend and wonder it just might be different for you in the uni. Wait till you get there. Now i know why MMU ranks 108 out of 120 unis in the whole of UK.
      ps. For further reference please check the University Guide 2012-2013 by www.guardian.co.uk

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      30.05.2012 03:37

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      This university is the worst i been to, the teaching staff can't speak English, staff are brown noes, conservative, who are full shit, the leader of the foundation year is the ugly face of it , she there for display purpose because manager is a wrinkly old man who full of himself. Head of the business school an egoistic women who think she a great "Marketing genius", if she was how come her lecture theatres are half empty she clearly can't satisfy need and want of students cant she. That what "Marketing" people supposed to do aren't they? she sit on the board for equal equality purposes, let break the glass ceiling.Economics is the worse subject ever the young 'lecture' is unbelievable, she work shy and has can't do attitude towards students. Less than 75% attended class on average. She found the education system a sanctuary for incompetents.

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      23.05.2011 16:52

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      Most Unpleasant experience of my life. Waste of money, time and effort.

      I took Msc biomedical science at MMU. without any hesitation i can say that was the most unpleasant experience of my life! the program was terribly unorganised and most of the lecturer were confused out of their minds about the requirements of the pieces they required us to do. As for the unit leader, she would sit in her office with the door locked, pretending she's not in (on 2 occasions i saw her doing that). she didn't understand the concept of communicating by email either.

      At the end of the year, i was told by my supervisor that he will give me over 70% for my thesis. but instead i got a FAIL! it was concluded that he didnt guide me right and they gave me a second chance! but now im working full time and finding it very hard to find time to redo my thesis. they will not refund me money for the year either. I WASTED ALL MY MONEY, TIME, AND EFFORT AT MMU.

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      02.04.2010 23:11
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      Good university in Manchester

      I went to Manchester Metropolitan University from 2007 to 2009 and studied accounting and information systems at the business school at the Aytoun Campus which is practically right in the centre of Manchester.

      The location was really good for me because I lived about 10 minutes walk away in student accomodation but if I ever stayed at home it was easy to get the bus into Manchester Picadilly or get the train to Picadilly train station as both these were only about 2 minutes walk.

      The building itself has a new section and an old section. The old part seems really old and dated and the new section isn't exactly brilliant. They have the tighest security going in the library, you can never get in if you don't have your library card which is a pain if you have accidently forgot it and you need to go in to do some work!

      The tutors all seem really friendly and approachable. I was surprised at the standard at which they taught to. You don't exactly need really high grades to get into the university so I was expecting the standard of teaching to be low, but it is totally the opposite. I also found the tutors to be very approachable and always willing to spend extra time with you should you need it.

      The university also opened doors for me to join various sports teams and I ended up being captain of the swimming team there. There are a huge variety of sports on offer and the majority of them cater for all standards, whether you are a competitive sports person or just doing it for social/health aspects.

      The university is split into various sites dependant on what you are studying and there is even a campus in crewe.

      There are a wide variety of subjects on offer at Manchester Met, this is one of the reasons I chose this university, because the subject I wanted to do isn't offered at many universities. I also wanted to stay relatively close to my home as I had a part time job and many friends here.

      The only problem I had at university was during my final year exams they decided that our exam hall would be sold off and we had to sit our exams at Manchester City stadium but then the room was double booked so they put up a huge tent in the car park which was very inappropriate as you could hear traffic going passed, it was cold and the wind was shaking the tent. After numerous complaints we eventually moved for some other exams but were only moved into the halls and cafeteria of another campus.

      A large amount of people want to go to university in Manchester but don't always get the grades they need to go to University of Manchester, that makes MMU a good alternative.

      Other than that my time at Manchester Met was both enjoyable and rewarding and helped me get my current job on a top 5 graduate scheme. I would recommend this university to anyone considering going to university as Manchester is a great place and there is lots to do and there is a high standard of teaching here with great pass rates.

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        29.08.2009 18:18
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        overall good uni but i have nothing to compare it to!

        I started here in September 2006 and I have just graduated with a 2.1 in BA (Hons) Childhood Studies (2009). I was based at the cheshire campus, which consists of crewe and alsager. If you have been to the didsbury campus in manchester then I would say it is on this size scale, it is only small. I only live 15minutes away from the crewe campus so I stayed living at home. My friends who stayed at Halls, said it was OK, there is a new building and an old building with different prices for each as they consist of different things, such as different bathroom facilites etc. Nightlife in crewe and alsager is limited to say the least, with 1 night being planned to Hanley, Liquid, on a monday night, which has a bus service from the Uni to there for a price, obviously.

        I suppose I better review the academic side of this university as well as the social side. I have never attended another univeristy so I have nothing to compare it to. It has a good library which is currently going to be refurbished for the start of the new term, and has plenty of computers with internet access.

        One word which I think all of my class would describe our experience here would be disorganised. Numerous times we had lessons cancelled with no notification, or lecturers not turning up, or essay dates being changed. This could be a universal problem with universities or it may not.

        One negative point which I have about the Graduation at MMU Cheshire is that it was held in Manchester and we were only allocated 2 tickets and they said there were no other spare tickets available as all the seats were filled, however on arrival at Bridgewater Hall, there were numerous seats left which would have allowed more guests to come, and they didnt even check the tickets.

        Overall I did have a good experience here, but apart from getting a degree at the end of the day, it was soooo not worth the amount of debt which I am now in!

        P.s- I am returning in September to do another 1 year course so it couldnt have been that bad or else I wouldnt be returning!

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        16.07.2009 15:32
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        Waste of time and money

        BA Hons Philosophy at MMU

        City Centre Campus, Geoffrey Manton building

        I finished my year one of this course in June, and I wont be going back. Here's why.

        STARTING
        Upon starting the year, the very first thing I noticed about the University was the lack of administrative organisation. Granted, the first day of any term is likely to be confusing, but this was ridiculous. The staff seemed uninterested in dealing with students on any level, and information about what to do about enrolling, getting student cards etc. was extremely hard to come by.
        I hoped that once freshers week had settled down things would become easier, however this wasn't the case.

        STUDENT SUPPORT
        Because I have a learning difficulty, I went through a system of assesment with the student support people to form what is known as a personal learning plan, or basically just a document making those who read it aware that the student has particluar needs. This system in itself could not be faulted, the student support staff were helpful and understanding when dealing with the personal learning plan.
        However, the system fell down somewhat as the head of the Philosophy department failed to pass it on to the relevant members of staff, resulting in me having several awkward conversations, attempting to explain to them why I was struggling so much. In my opinion, this means the idea of having a personal learning plan totally fails because of difficult or lazy teaching staff not doing their jobs.

        TEACHING
        As for the teaching on the BA hons Philosophy course, well to be honest, there wasn't an awful lot of it. Lectures were informative, granted, but didnt seem to be planned to the benefit of the student, ie it was very hit or miss whether tutors would make any notes, or use the projector, or either. Basically if you're not a auditory learner, then god help you with this course!
        Seminars, with some tutors, were enjoyable, particularly when the group could discuss an issue as a whole. This didnt happen often, and the worse situation I came across was one particular tutor (and also, interestingly, head of programme) who would come into the seminar for the first few minutes, tell the students to read something and then leave, only to return at the end of the seminar! Now to me, if that doesn't look like someone who blatantly cannot be bothered teaching and should possibly consider a career change, then I don't know what does.
        I also found that asking tutors for help was an ordeal, as they weren't exactly forthcoming. Perhaps it's just in the nature of the philosopher to be arrogant and aloof, but what I do know is that it certainly ISN'T useful when you are a student asking for guidance.
        I hope somebody finds this useful. If you want my advice, DONT DO PHILOSOPHY AT MMU. At best, this year has been patchy, at worst it makes me want my fees back.

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          04.04.2003 02:15
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          I am almost at the end of my first year at Manchester Metropolitan University. I am reading History of Film and Media and I must say not only is the course very interesting but Manchester is the second coolest city in England after London. The teaching staff are helpful, friendly and actually very laidback dudes (The head of the department David Huxley wears a leather biker jacket-cool or what?). I like the Met because everything is just so chilled. Manchester Met has the largest student quota in Europe, something like 30,000 people study here. I found university life both daunting and terrifying in equal measure but after eight months the Manchester 'cool' vibe seems to have rubbed off on me. Even the shopkeepers, police and homeless people are just so damn easy going and chilled. Maybe its the large amounts of marijuana or just 'joie de vivre'. The university has a lot of courses to choose from and I may not have a lot to say about the place other than 'Trust me its cool'. There are tonnes of cool pubs and clubs like 5th Avenue, 42nd St, The Hanger, The Footage and all of them pander to students so the beer and food is cheap and nice. They also open later than most provincial clubs around the country. This is a short opinion but if you are choosing to do a degree choose Manchester, the place and people are cool.

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            26.01.2001 21:18
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            I have decided to re-write this op as a service to the nation, or to prospective students at least. As a bit of a disclaimer, I was only there for a year (I could stand no more) and I studied at a silly rural campus with no facilities, so this review will be unashamedly biased, and I apologise in advance to loving alumni. But tough. MMU – THE FACTS Location: Manchester (5 campuses) and Cheshire (2 campuses) Students: 30,000 Courses: Over 400 covering most subject areas Times league table position: 71 of 97 MMU – MY EXPERIENCE Campus: Alsager Hall: Woodiwiss South Course: Contemporary Arts (Visual Arts and Writing) Spacelamb league table position: worse than decaying offal ALL ABOUT ALSAGER If I was trying to be funny, which I’m not, I could have left a blank space under the title. That would have been wholly appropriate, but not big and not clever. So: Alsager is a teeny little village in the middle of nowhere (although my Ordnance Survey calls it ‘Cheshire’), about 35 miles from central Manchester. I sacrificed a whole year of my life to the hateful place, and I can’t get it back. Yes, I’m bitter, and possibly a danger to myself and others. * * The Village * * According to the Alsager website (www.merelake.com/alsager), it is actually a “beautiful town in the south Cheshire countryside” and not a village at all, but I find this insulting to towns and a contravention of the Trades Descriptions Act (or it would be if I was planning to purchase Alsager, which I’m not. Although it can’t be worth more than about twenty quid so maybe I should reconsider, and convert it into – altogether now – a trendy wine bar). There is a kind of centre containing a few huts wherein one can exchange money for goods (predominantly pubs and fast food places), but nothing of any actual use. To be fair you can get most
            ‘essential’ things here – a daily paper, groceries and so on – but for real things like toys and clothes, you need to go to Crewe (more on that later). Because I’m feeling charitable I will also point out that it has a leisure centre, a church, a community centre and a lake with a grass border, which pretends with all its might that it’s a park, but it isn’t. I know what a park looks like. I’m not that easily duped. * * The Campus * * For masochists: you can see what the Alsager campus actually looks like by visiting www.mmu.ac.uk/explorer and searching for ‘Alsager’. (Yes, there really are universities that small. It ought to be in a sideshow or something). The two Cheshire campuses make up the Crewe and Alsager Faculty (the other campus is – predictably – in Crewe) and at Alsager you can study humanities and the arts, or sports. I mean honestly. This is pure silliness on somebody’s part because there are no two subject groups less likely to get along. A load of rugby types chucking pigskin into your door and making loud neanderthal noises at 11pm is not conducive to artistic activity to say the least. The bonus of having these two groups of people ‘working’ alongside each other however is that the campus does have a fairly wide range of course-related amenities including a gym and swimming pool, the Axis Theatre and studio space for music, dance and visual arts. Which actually sounds quite good on paper, but getting to use these facilities (especially in your first year) is about as easy as typing with your eyelashes. * * The Halls * * The halls at Alsager are on campus which is cool in a lot of ways (most evidently that you only need get up about 10 minutes before your first class), but also annoyingly claustrophobic. Most first years choose to lodge on campus for obvious reasons, but living and working in such a small area makes you feel
            utterly trapped. The halls themselves are ugly sixties blocks in which each room is identical, and there is no self-catering accommodation. This is a bad thing indeed. For the princely sum of £58 per week (probably more now) you get a soulless box room and two meals per day of reheated, reconstituted meat in various guises, which are likely to make you very ill indeed. Now I know what some of you are thinking. I can see a sentimental and glazed look in your eyes as you recall the ‘fun’ of student slumming. Well I’m sorry, but I failed to see the humour in having to eat my evening ‘meal’ between the hours of 4 and 6pm when I wasn’t remotely hungry, and would’ve been more than capable of cooking for myself had it not been for two things – (1) there were no facilities to store or prepare food and (2) the only supermarkets in the locality were Kwik Save and the Co-op, who don’t sell anything edible anyway. I’m not being entirely fair here. Small ‘kitchens’ are provided on each corridor and contain a hob, kettle and fridge so you can at least make a Pot Noodle or toast at weekends, when food isn’t provided. (There was barely enough space to store a saucer and a spoon, let alone anything else, but *technically* the facility is there. Hmph). In Woodiwiss South hall (go on laugh, everyone else did) where I was based there were ten rooms per corridor, at least one of which was shared. Another thing that struck me as odd about their accommodation system is that shared rooms are exactly the same size as single rooms (tiny), but with bunk beds in. When you apply for a place in halls, if you want to share (if you’re completely insane more like) you have to tick lots of boxes saying whether you’re a night owl, a smoker, a psychopath etc, and then they supposedly match you up with somebody suitable. I’m not sure who does the matching but all the sharers I knew we
            re like chalk and cheese. The two blokes on my corridor would consistently row into the early hours about one of them having taken a slash in the sink or whatever (nice). So unless you’re an extremely easygoing person this is not a very good option. * * The People * * Firstly, Alsager is not a good place for mature or even gap year students (as I was). Most people there are fresh out of school and it shows in a very negative way – for example the eight mature students in my year were frequently ridiculed for working hard and actually discussing things with tutors. Four dropped out, and I don’t blame them. The overall drop-out rate was high too; from my corridor alone, three out of twelve people left. Secondly, until I started at Alsager I was completely unaware of the north-south divide in this country. Having grown up in the midlands it had never affected me, but as soon as I got to Alsager I experienced it at full velocity. A great majority of the students there come from the surrounding areas, or at least from the north, so I was “the posh one” (because I spoke with an intelligible accent). They even tried to tell me that Alsager wasn’t really north. (Pah. If the train leaves from Euston mate, it’s north). This I could’ve handled. What I couldn’t deal with was being told that I had no sense of humour because I didn’t laugh at their racist, sexist and homophobic jokes. Now I’m not saying that all northerners are like this, I mean of course they’re not, some of my best friends are northerners etc etc. But this is a true story. One fateful evening we saw a gay student kiss his boyfriend goodnight and I really believe for most of them it was the strangest night of their lives. Prior to this incident they had considered gays much like fairies, all covered in glitter and only existing between the pages of books. They didn’t react well. In fact they wrote a
            ‘comic’ song, which went like this: “I do not suck dick, you filthy fag Seeing your face makes me sick, you filthy fag If I ever see you in the shower, you filthy fag It will be your last hour, you filthy fag” Funny, huh? How did I not laugh at that? I had to listen to this nightly through the wafer thin walls and just hope that that the poor guy never heard them. I think my point is that MMU isn’t the ‘melting pot’ that uni should be, and it’s difficult to swallow other people’s bigotry when it’s collective and you’re the “stuck-up southerner”. * * Student Life * * Having said all that, I did meet a few really sound people there. There is very little in the way of entertainment at Alsager so you need all the friends you can get, to keep your spirits up and share evenings of desperate and hysterical laughter. Another shrewd move is to befriend someone with a car early on. I did this quite by mistake and it proved to be most beneficial. So what is there *actually* to do? Weekends are a write-off for a start, because almost everyone in halls goes home - something else to note if you’re moving in from afar. Wednesdays are actually the highlight of the week, because there is a disco (affectionately called the dickshow by students) in the main hall. It is the work of Satan himself, a cross between a school disco and a municipal nightclub which has the added bonus of finishing at midnight, so everyone necks their drinks at an alarming rate and becomes lecherous / violent more quickly. On Mondays there is a student night at a club in Hanley, about half an hour away by coach. I can’t remember the name of it, although I’ve been trying for days. I want to say Ritzy’s but I know that’s wrong; it may be Valentino’s. You get the idea anyway. Coachloads of students come in from local unis (including Kee
            le and Staffordshire) to dance, spew and shag in the toilets to a backdrop of ‘It’s Raining Men’ and anything by Ronan Keating. A classy affair all round. For me the one shining light in amongst all this vomitus was an event called Shifter which has probably folded now (a great shame if this is the case). One Thursday every month, a group of third years organised their own little shindig at which student DJs played proper dance tunes (drum and bass, hip-hop, the works). It was held in the canteen, which is the only nice building on the campus and had a glass-roofed atrium as a chill out area where people could quite openly smoke weed and chat, and it was almost like being in the real world. But it was five little hours out of every 30 days. Not enough. Alsager has probably eight or nine pubs, none of which are worth writing home about. There’s nothing really to choose between them as they’re all infested with students, although I seem to remember The Plough doing a rather good Sunday roast. Crewe and Hanley both have fairly cheap cinemas (take your NUS card to get reduced admission), but you have to catch an early showing and then run like a loon for the last bus. As I said, a motorised friend is a priceless thing. * * The Teaching * * I don’t think the quality of teaching at Alsager is very good, but I don’t say this with much conviction. My course was very badly-designed and poor teaching may well have been an unfortunate by-product of that. I also think that it had the problem facing many universities, that their staff are researchers and professionals, not teachers. Look I’m trying to give them the benefit of the doubt, okay? Contemporary Arts, which I studied, was made up of both practical and academic strands. The consensus of opinion among participants (with which I agree) was that the academic stuff was too highbrow for someone straight out of A-levels, and that the practical
            workshops were dumbed down to the point of futility. If only they had struck a happy medium between those two the course might have been a lot more fulfilling. I don’t feel qualified to discuss the tutors much beyond that, as I only had direct contact with perhaps four of them, but I will say that in the Visual Arts department there was a lovely lady called Sue Lawson who was so grateful for even a flicker of enthusiasm from any of her students that it made you want to cry. It was obviously a rare treat. * * Services * * 1. There are not enough computers. 2. The library, while containing a reasonable range of specialist books, has a pitiful range of fiction and general reference books. 3. There is a minibus service which will pick up female students between the hours of midnight and 1am (or something like that) from anywhere in Alsager (all two square miles of it). 4. Pastoral care is laughable. I am going to use my best friend as an example here, who had a pretty traumatic thing happen to her about 4 months into the course, and was sent to see the ‘counsellor’ (or as we called her, The Pebble Lady). Although well-meaning she offered her no practical support to speak of, instead asking her to choose from a selection of pebbles the one she felt best represented herself, me, her boyfriend, mother etc. She always entered the office with a brave smile and came out in floods of tears, which seemed a bit backwards. 5. Hiring equipment, from a digital camera to a thimble, is made as difficult for you as it could possibly be. You have to book more than a week in advance, fill in a plethora of paperwork and even then you can normally only have the Precious Things for 24 hours. * * Transport * * Transport was a key issue for me at Alsager, as I was forever wondering how and when I would next leave. Alsager does have a train station (of sorts, it’s a pretty basic two-platform affair without even so
            much as a Cadbury machine) which runs to Manchester in one direction and Boston in the other. (You are forgiven for never having heard of Boston – it is a small market town in Lincolnshire approximately half an hour from my parents’ house). Trains leave roughly once every forty minutes, less frequently on Sundays. Your escape will not be an easy ride. Apart from the aforementioned girls-only minibus service, there is a free ‘shuttle’ bus between Crewe and Alsager on the hour. You need to show your student ID card to board and drivers are nonsensicly stringent about this rule. Also the drop-off point is a good 15 minute walk from the train station, which is another 15 minute walk from the centre of town, so it’s a bit of a hike. A return on the train is only about a quid with a young persons’ railcard (a great investment) and takes less than 10 minutes. There are a few public buses that will take you into Crewe, Stoke and Hanley (which all have town centres – imagine our excitement); also to local comedy places such as Nantwich, Biddulph and Congleton. We never bothered, although we once got off a train at Kidsgrove by mistake. We talked about that for weeks. ALL ABOUT CREWE Crewe has a railway station, a big Asda and some other high street shops. It has no personality to speak of and thus I conclude this paragraph. Sorry. (If you want to know in detail just how much nothing there is in Crewe, visit www.crewe-index.co.uk, if you think you’re hard enough). ALL ABOUT HANLEY / STOKE Stoke-on-Trent has given us Robbie Williams and a load of crockery (it’s also known as The Potteries). Thank you Stoke. Hanley is actually quite nice, with a large undercover shopping centre, a bit of nightlife, a bowling alley and a Quasar. Both are about 15 minutes away from Alsager by train. ALL ABOUT MANCHESTER Perhaps ironically I only went to Manchester twice th
            e whole time I was at MMU and from a personal point of view, I hated it. Canal Street is kind of cool but has no more than novelty value; the Trafford Centre is worth a look but you need to get a bus through Salford to reach it (shudders). I don’t want to go into this too deeply because I have no wish to offend Mancunians – I value my own life too much – but basically I didn’t find it to be the cosmopolitan city I had anticipated. It’s bland. Liverpool and Chester are not much further and infinitely more exciting. ON THE BRIGHT SIDE… I’m sorry this review has been so negative. I thought I’d better include this paragraph to try and redress the balance (hah!), and so I haven’t totally struck fear into the hearts of this year’s undergraduates. The first thing I will say in its defence is that it could be seen as cosy rather than claustrophobic, especially if you lived in a village or small town beforehand. The second thing is that because of the degree structure, you can still get a qualification if you leave early; I left at the end of the first year and got my CertHe and if you leave after two years you’ll get a DipHE. Thirdly you do get the opportunity to see touring theatre groups at a very low price and the modern dance pieces I watched were actually really exciting. And fourthly…no, I’m struggling now. AND IN CONCLUSION… This has been my longest dooyoo op yet and I apologise if it has been tedious in places, but for me it has also been an exorcism of demons and I feel a hundred times better for having had a great long bitch about the place. Although I look back on my time at MMU with a feeling of repulsion, I don’t feel that I wasted the year entirely (although I cannot recommend to anyone that you go to Alsager if you have any other option). I got a qualification, made some good friends and learnt to value living in London more t
            han I can ever say. My theory is this: anything that doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Yes, that’s my theory.

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              I studied both BA (Hons) Public Policy & Administration and BA (Hons) Humanities & Social Studies at this university. A lot of the university campus' are new, and looking pretty groovy with it! I was at Geoffrey Manton building which is new and has a good cafe in it, which is quite reasonable. MMU has recently done up their All Saints library and the front looks really good - I've heard glowing reports about the inside too! The reputation of MMU is getting better, although it is still snubbed a bit by Manchester Uni students. Still, they're getting the grades and most graduates go on into good jobs at the end of it all. As for the courses, there was the opportunity for a sandwich year to go away and work in this country or abroad, the lectures were interesting and informative and the tutorials were usually a good laugh and a chance to get to know other students and the lecturers. There were often trips planned and drinks in the union. The lecturers were friendly and down to earth, and always made time for you if you were feeling a bit lost or behind. The atmosphere is relaxed in the university as a whole - it's up to you to do the work and you won't be chased like at school! I had a wicked time, learnt lots and made some of the best friends I've ever had at MMU.

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                Being a complete waster who ballsed(can I say ballsed?,said it again)up his A levels and took a flying leap into the unknown on clearing I can tell you that this is not a bad Uni. at all.Rather than spending all day surrounded by geeks(thats you UMIST)all the lads(its an engineering course)are fine and the staff bend over backwards to help.I get the impression that most of the students spent their A level years getting in training for the sudent social scene rather than cowering over their search engines looking for all there is to know on flow equations.Fine facilites and slap bang in the middle of Manchester can't ask for more.By the way I've already done a different degree at Manchester University and this place is miles better

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                  Although I didn't actually go to the Met Uni, I can thoroughly recommend the Students Union as a great place to go in the evening. I went to Manchester University and although the Union was ok, it was a bit grotty, especially in the Cellar. I started going to the Met Union as I had a friend there, and it is great. There are two main bars, and on 'club' nights it has the advantgae that you can use both. Top Bar becomes a sort of night club where you can but chips and cheap drinks, while the other remains a normal bar and can be used as a 'chill out' zone. The music is good and there is always a good crowd. I can't comment on the University itself, but try the Union!

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                    14.08.2000 05:58
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                    If you want a life when making that big move from home come to Manchester....... Yep a brill campus so much is available here to the student yes you to could have a life from home,be the envy of all your mates at home when you tell them of meeting Mick Hucknell and the Smiths and Oaisis and all the other manchester talant. But really manchester is cool to study in as it is a small city and its easy to make friends for life here you will soon find your wayb around the city, but dont stray into the areas people warn you about ie Mosside or that study could be a short one. I met my wife here and we both still love Manchester she went to the this Poly. There are meny new student flats that have been built near the collage so you fall out of bed into class and the night clubs are near enought to crawl home from. Do it now Manchester has so much to offer.

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