Services and student facilities

  • Computing facilities

    • As you would expect from leaders in the field, we offer some of the most up to date facilities in the world. Amongst the wide range of facilities available to you are:

      • Newly refurbished computing labs with world leading academic staff
      • Collaborative working labs complete with specialist computing and audio visual equipment to support group working.
      • Over 300 Computers in the School dedicated exclusively for the use of our students.
      • An Advanced Interfaces Laboratory to explore real time collaborative working;
      • Nanotechnology Centre for the fabrication of new generation electronic devices;
      • An e-Science Centre and Access Grid facility for world wide collaboration over the internet.
      • Access to a range of Integrated Development Environments (IDEs)
      • Specialist electronic system design and computer engineering tools.
  • Accomodation

    The University of Manchester offers more university-owned postgraduate accommodation than any other university in the UK.

    Accommodation ranges from traditional or modern halls of residence with food provided, to smart modern self-catering flats close to the campus, to small Victorian houses in quiet suburbs.

    Full-time international postgraduates coming to the University alone are guaranteed a place in university-owned accommodation for the duration of their course. To be eligible for a place, you must ensure your application for accommodation is submitted and you have firmly accepted a place by August 31.

    Manchester Student Homes is an invaluable resource for finding privately rented accommodation around Manchester, whether you’re looking for a pre-dominantly student area or somewhere more professional. For advice on everything you need to know when renting a house, you just also pop into their Fallowfield-based office

  • Career

    The value of a Manchester Computer Science degree is reinforced by our close ties with industry. Employers, from large multinationals such as EA Games, IBM and Microsoft to small local organisations, actively seek out our students for projects, sponsorships, placements and graduate jobs.

    A significant number of our graduates also go on to undertake research and higher degrees.

    The University's Career Service.

  • Student support

    Every student is allocated a personal tutor to help them with any problems they may have, and this relationship lasts throughout your degree studies. Your personal tutor will generally be a member of your department, although not necessarily one of your lecturers.

    The University's Student Advice Centre provides impartial advice on a range of issues including finance and scholarships, housing, tax and employment.

    The University Student Support Website provides help with student issues including registration and fees, documentation, loans and grants and exams, right through to graduation.

    The University Counselling Service provides a friendly environment in which to learn to deal with issues that may arise during your time at Manchester. The service offers free one-to-one counselling sessions as well as a variety of free courses, such as meditation and anxiety management.

  • John Rylands University Library

    The University of Manchester Library is one of only five National Research Libraries. With more than 4 million printed books and manuscripts, over 41,000 electronic journals and 500,000 electronic books, as well as several hundred databases, the library is one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country.

    The Special Collections of the JRUL were designated as of international significance by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in 2005.

    Providing you with up to date syllabus reading books on loan basis.

  • Students' Union

    The University of Manchester Students' Union includes:

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