Manchester Metropolitan University2014 League Table Ranking 88
2014 Overall Score 539
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- In the past 10 years, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has implemented a £350-million transformation of our estates and facilities to provide two campuses, in central Manchester and Crewe, Cheshire.
- As at 2013–14, we have over 37,000 students across eight faculties – we are the largest undergraduate University in the UK according to UCAS data January 2014.
- MMU developed initially as a centre of Technology, Art and Design from Manchester Mechanics’ Institution in 1824 and from the Manchester School of Design in 1838. The painter L. S. Lowry attended the art school in the years after the First World War.
- Later schools of Commerce in 1889, Education in 1878 and Domestic Science in 1880 were added, along with colleges at Didsbury, Crewe, Alsager and the former Domestic and Trades College in 1911.
- Under the motto 'Many Arts, Many Skills', these colleges became Manchester Polytechnic in 1970 and the Manchester Metropolitan University in 1992.
Location and transport
- £350 million is being invested to support teaching, student services and research through campus developments.
- In 2012 the award-winning Business School and Student Hub opened as a resource for the whole MMU community.
- 2013 saw the opening of an innovative new Art and Design building offering contemporary gallery and presentation spaces for student collaboration.
- The Birley Fields campus welcomed education and health students in 2014, and offers 1,200 student beds in a mix of town houses and apartments on a 15 acre city centre regeneration site.
Availability of part-time work
- The Careers and Employability Service organises a range of employer events on campus and advertises hundreds of part-time roles, graduate jobs, placements and internships to MMU students via the online job search system, Jobs Hub Online.
- Students can register for our on campus employment scheme, Jobs4Students to gain valuable experience working for the university, as well as earning extra cash.
- Opportunities are also available to undertake voluntary work for local and national charities and not-for-profit organisations.
- For more information go to www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/students.
The Manchester Metropolitan University is proud of the achievements of all members of the alumni community. Below is a selection of those alumni who have achieved success or fame through their work, as well as those who are highly respected in their chosen fields.
- John Bishop, Comedian
- Cerri Burnell, TV Presenter, CBeebies
- Amanda Burton, Actress
- Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director at Alexander McQueen
- Johnny Capps, TV Producer
- Steve Coogan, Actor, impressionist and comedian
- Tony Davidson, Executive Creative Director, Wieden & Kennedy London
- Jenny Eclair, Comedian, Actress and Novelist
- Professor Malcolm Garrett, Graphic Designer, Joint Creative Director of Applied Information Group
- Kevin Gopal, Editor, The Big Issue In the North
- John Griffin, TV Producer
- Richard Griffiths OBE, Actor, TV, Film and Theatre
- Thomas Heatherwick, Designer, Maker, Sculptor
- Bernard Hill, Actor
- Tom Hingley, Singer, Inspiral Carpets
- Peter Hudson, Vice President, Global Innovation at Converse
- Gethin Jones, TV and Radio Presenter
- Liz Kessler, Children’s Fantasy Writer
- Eamonn O’Neal, Managing Editor, M.E.N. Media
- Martin Parr, Documentary photographer, photojournalist and collector
- Peter Saville, Graphic Designer, Art Director and Co-founder of Factory Records
- Sir Anthony Sher, Actor, Novelist and Painter
- Liam Spencer, Artist
- David Tazzyman, Illustrator Mr Gum children’s books
- John Thomson, Actor
- David Threlfall, Actor
- Alastair Waite, Head Designer, Next Plc Menswear
- Julie Walters, Actress
Business and the Professions
- Paul Jones, Product Line Director, Continental Series, at Bentley Motors Ltd
- Jim Waller, Group Commercial Director, Carphone Warehouse
- Professor Martin Cole, CEO, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Food and Nutritional Sciences.
- Richard Woolfe B. Ed (Hons), Former Channel Controller for Sky One and Channel 5, Currently Creative Director at Prime Focus Productions
- Richard Banks, Former Chief Executive Officer at Bradford & Bingley. Current Chief Executive Officer at UK Asset Resolution Ltd
- Edward Morland, Chief Executive at Health & Safety Laboratory
- Michael Boote, CEO and Founder, The Gift Company
- David Fairhurst, Senior Vice-President of People, McDonald’s Restaurants
- Simon Kossoff, CEO, Carluccio’s
- Dominic Mansour, CEO, The Health Lottery
- Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Marketing Strategy and Creative Communications, Coca-Cola Co
- Sam Pemberton, Chief Executive Officer, Softel Group
- Michael Shaw, Managing Director, Cobbetts
- Mike Turner, Former CEO, BAE Systems
- Paul Walsh, CEO Diageo (Guinness, Gordon’s, Moet, Bailey’s)
- Gisela Stuart, Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston
- Councillor Anthony Ramsay, Mayor of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham 2012-2013
- Lord Bradley, Former MP for Withington, Minister of State 2001/2. Chairman The Christie Charity NHS Foundation Trust
- Tony Cunningham, MP for Labour, in Workington
- Paul Goggins MP, Labour MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East
- His Honour Judge Iain Hamilton, Circuit Judge, Manchester
- Jamie Reed, Labour MP for Copeland
- Grant Shapps, Conservative MP for Welwyn Hatfield and Conservative Party Co-Chairman
- Professor Antony Sheehan, CEO, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
- Mark Cueto, Rugby Player, Sale Sharks and England
- Roberto Martinez, Manager of Wigan Athletic FC
- Jordi Cruyff, General Manager of football Maccabi Tel Aviv. Former professional footballer for Manchester United and Barcelona FC
- Mumtaz Bashir JP, Formerly Head of the Pre-Volunteer Programme for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
- Danny Grewcock MBE, Former England Rugby Union Footballer
- Magnus Lund, Professional Rugby Union Player for England and Professional Rugby Player for Biarritz Olympique Pays Basque
- Duncan Ogilvie, Basketball Player, Manchester Magic
- Gladstone Small, Former England Cricketer
- Gordon Taylor, Chief Executive, The Professional Footballers’ Association
- Tony Whelan, Assistant Academy Manager, Manchester United Football Club
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