Why we chose the Faculty of Science and Engineering
Take a short walk around Manchester and it’s easy to see why so many people choose to study here.
A modern, vibrant and diverse city with a fascinating heritage – and not to mention an incredible musical legacy and two of the biggest football clubs in the world – Manchester certainly has it all.
And within it: The University of Manchester. Within that: the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Steeped in history but forever looking to the future, our Faculty is home to world-changing research, world-leading facilities, and – something we’re very proud of – students from all over the, well, world.
But don’t just take our word for it.
To mark undergraduate virtual open week, students across our Faculty have been sharing their reasons for choosing Manchester…
School of Engineering
Bronwen explains how course choice and flexibility, plus opportunities for practical and industrial work, drew her to Manchester – added to the dynamism of the city, the chance to meet people from across the globe and, of course, a thriving music scene.
Sam describes how he fell in love with the University’s stunning, bustling campus, on top of the rich history of computer science at Manchester – where Alan Turing once worked and where the famous Manchester Baby computer was developed.
Electrical (mechatronic) engineering
Listen as Udit talks about the University’s fantastic world ranking, renowned engineering facilities and hands-on approach, plus the city itself – a truly international, student-friendly place.
Rutvik chose Manchester because of the city’s connectivity and affordability (“cheaper than London!”), and enjoys the variety and flexibility of his course… plus getting to grips with the incredible equipment we have here.
For Younas, it was the city’s – and University’s – rich history that first attracted him here, and he’s loved his experience of the design projects completed, field trips taken, and friendships made.
School of Natural Sciences
Zaynah describes how Manchester goes the extra mile with its focus on sustainable development, and details why our history and groundbreaking research in chemistry is what she most enjoys about her course.
Earth and environmental sciences
What Bella finds exciting about Manchester is the breadth and choice of courses available, plus the fact we are a true research university – an institute at the forefront of science where new theories and technologies are constantly developed.
Gabriele points to the University’s friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and explains that being in the labs and getting hands-on experience is what she loves most.
Fashion and business technology
Manchester’s towering history in the apparel industry is what first attracted Lucie to the University – and since being here she has been impressed and motivated by our approach to sustainability.
Xiaolin chose Manchester for its outstanding reputation, and enjoys the small-class teaching that allows her to get the most from our leading academic staff.
Physics and astronomy
Clea was first impressed by the University’s stirring campus and now enjoys the great variety of topics and freedom of module choice – allowing her to tailor her learning.
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