The student experience
Facts and Figures
- Ratio of academic staff to undergraduate students: 1:8
- Average contact hours per week: 17
- National Student Survey 2012 - 93% average student satisfaction.
“I have enjoyed every aspect of coming to Manchester. From experiencing life in a big Northern city, to making friends with people who I would never normally socialise with.
However, I have to say that overall my favourite part of coming here has been the course and the lecturers. It is great to be able to study something which I am genuinely interested in and from people who are genuinely interested in what they are teaching me.”
Natasha Brewer - Biology with Industrial/Professional Experience
What do our students think about…
Facilities and resources?
“There is great support available should you need it, be it from tutors, academic advisors, programme directors or the placement team, you never feel like you are lost and you always feel you can approach anyone with any questions.”
Tom Bemand - Medical Biochemistry with Industrial Experience
“The anatomy facilities here at the university are incredible. The labs are really modern and have everything you need.”
Kim Leong - Anatomical Sciences
Find out more: Facilities and Resources
Teaching and learning?
“The best feature of studying this degree at Manchester is the ability to refine my degree to my interests over the three years – I’ve enjoyed a wide range of optional course units, from genetics to proteins to immunology.”
Ben Grimshaw - Medical Biochemistry
“Tutorials are my favourite part of the course … I enjoy how they challenge me to think and learn in different ways.”
Courteney Thwaites - Medical Biochemistry
Find out more: Teaching and Learning
“I love living in Manchester because it is so diverse in terms of the food and culture you can get on your doorstep (the Curry Mile is brilliant). Manchester also has amazing venues for live music and great shopping.”
Emily Hind - Biology
“Manchester is a vibrant city, and unlike most cities a lot of the attractions and nightlife are within walking distance of the University.”
Moses Chidowe - Biomedical Sciences
Find out more: The City of Manchester
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