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Manchester Metropolitan University

Motto Many Arts, Many Skills
Established 1970 (as Manchester Polytechnic)
1992 became a university
Type Public
Chancellor Dame Janet Smith
Vice-Chancellor Professor John Brooks
Students 32,795 [1]
Undergraduates 26,565 [1]
Postgraduates 5,995 [1]
Other students 235 FE[1]
Location Manchester, England
Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities
Association of Commonwealth Universities
NWUA
AMBA
Website http://www.mmu.ac.uk/

Manchester Metropolitan University is a new English university based in the city of Manchester. It is the fourth largest university in Britain after the Open University, the University of London and the University of Manchester. Image File history File links MMU_logo. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Further education (often abbreviated FE) is post-secondary, post-compulsory education (in addition to that received at secondary school). ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... The Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities was formed to lobby on research funding and other higher education issues. ... The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries. ... Amba was the eldest daughter of King of Kashi. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Affiliations Alliance of Non-Aligned Universities, Association of Commonwealth Universities, European Association of Distance Teaching Universities, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Website http://www. ... The University of London is a university based primarily in London. ... The University of Manchester is a university located in Manchester, England. ...

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History

During the last third of the 20th century MMU grew through the combination of several colleges, some of which were founded in the 19th century. The mergers began on 1st January 1970, when Manchester Polytechnic was formed from Manchester College of Art and Design, the Manchester College of Commerce (founded 1889) and the John Dalton College of Technology. On the 1st January 1977, the Polytechnic merged with the Didsbury College of Education and Hollings College, and on 1st January 1983 with the City of Manchester College of Higher Education. The term polytechnic, from the Greek πολύ polú meaning many and τεχνικός tekhnikós meaning arts, is commonly used in many countries to describe an institution that delivers vocational or technical education and training, other countries do not use the term and use alternative terminology. ...


Having previously been a local authority institution, the Polytechnic became a corporate body on the 1st April 1989, as allowed by the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988. It became a University under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992 under the new title of "Manchester Metropolitan University". This new title was approved by the Privy Council on the 15th September 1992. The Education Reform Act of 1988 is widely regarded as the most important single piece of education legislation in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland since the Butler Education Act 1944. ... The Further and Higher Education Acts 1992 made changes in the funding and administration of further education and higher education within the United Kingdom. ... Her Majestys Most Honourable Privy Council is a body of advisors to the British Sovereign. ...


The university grew larger still when the Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education was merged on the 1st October 1992 and again in 2003 when the Manchester School of Physiotherapy became part of the Faculty of Social Care, Health & Education. The Alsager site is closing down and the land is being sold to fund development of the Crewe site.


Present

Buildings on the MMU Cheshire Alsager campus
Buildings on the MMU Cheshire Alsager campus
The All Saints Building on the Manchester Campus

The University now has over 21,000 full-time and 10,000 part-time students as of 2005, and hundreds of courses in over 70 subjects. It maintains five campuses in Manchester, as well as two in Crewe and Alsager in Cheshire. The university is currently selling off its smaller campuses and moving them to the larger sites at Didsbury, All Saints and Crewe. There are also plans to expand those three sites to accommodate the extra students and staff. The Elizabeth Gaskell campus is due to close at the end of the academic year 2006/07 with its students moving to Didsbury. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 537 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The MMU Cheshire campus at Alsager, Cheshire, England File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 794 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (1632 × 1232 pixel, file size: 537 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The MMU Cheshire campus at Alsager, Cheshire, England File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A photo of the All Saints Building on Oxford Road in Manchester I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2000 × 1500 pixel, file size: 470 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) A photo of the All Saints Building on Oxford Road in Manchester I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby release it into the public... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Crewe at grid reference SJ705557 Crewe is a town in south Cheshire, in the north west of England. ... Location within the British Isles Alsager is a town in Cheshire, England, to the north-west of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, and east of the railway town of Crewe. ... Cheshire (or, archaically, the County of Chester)[1] is a county in North West England. ...


Being a large university Manchester Metropolitan has departments covering a wide range of subjects, which are arranged into eight faculties. these are, The Faculty of Art & Design, Hollings Faculty, The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education, The Faculty of Humanities, Law & Social Science,The Faculty of Science & Engineering,Manchester Metropolitan University Business School and MMU Cheshire This article is about the philosophical concept of Art. ... Many times, the term art is used to refer to the visual arts. ... Professional social workers are concerned with social problems, their causes, their solutions and their human impacts. ... The humanities are those academic disciplines which study the human condition using methods that are largely analytic, critical, or speculative, as distinguished from the mainly empirical approaches of the natural and social sciences. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Manchester Metropolitan University Business School (MMUBS), which traces its roots as a provider of business education back to 1889, is located in the city of Manchester, situated close to Piccadilly Railway Station, and less than 30 minutes from Manchester International Airport. ...


Most undergraduate programmes lead to a degree, diploma or certificate; some lead to an award of the EdExcel Foundation (formerly the BTEC) or to membership in a professional body. In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A B.A. issued as a certificate A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... Diploma from Mexico City College, 1948 (in Latin) A diploma (from Greek δίπλωµα diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... A certificate is an official document affirming some fact. ... Edexcel is a London-based for-profit company and one of England, Wales and Northern Irelands five main examination boards. ... The Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) was a subdegree-conferring council in the United Kingdom until 1996, when its functions were transferred to Edexcel. ... A professional body or professional organization is an organisation, usually non-profit, that exists to further a particular profession, to protect both the public interest and the interests of professionals. ...


The university's sports facilities are excellent, partly as a legacy of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. These are shared with the University of Manchester. The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ...


There is a renowned School of Theatre with an impressive cast of Alumni who are included in the list below.


Students' Union

Main article: MMUnion

MMUnion is the Students' Union of Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. Named Manchester Metropolitan Students' Union (MMSU), until July 2005; and Manchester Polytechnic Students' Union (MPSU) before the institution gained its university status in 1992. MMUnions Logo MMUnion is the Students Union of Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom. ...


MMUnion has buildings on the All Saints campus in Manchester and also the Alsager and Crewe campuses in Cheshire. In September 2007, the Union also hopes to reclaim an old Student Union building on the Didsbury campus in Manchester, initially operating on a part time basis.


MMUnion has an independent advice centre available for all students at the University as well as an activities centre that runs the sports clubs and societies at MMU.


The union's magazine is called PULP but since this features mostly articles on the Manchester campuses, MMU Cheshire has created its own separate magazine called The Big Cow. MMUnion is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS).


List of alumni

This partial list of alumni of Manchester Metropolitan University includes those who attended institutions which became part of present-day MMU.

Parkinson, Burton and Grant in 2001 This article is about the actress. ... Stephen John Steve Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, impressionist, and comedian. ... Jenny Eclair (born Jenny Clare Hargreaves on 16 March 1960 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) is a comedian, actress and novelist, working in the United Kingdom. ... Graham Fellows (born Manchester, 22 May 1959) is an English comedy actor and musician, best known for creating the characters of John Shuttleworth and Jilted John. ... Malcom Garrett (born 1956) is a British graphic designer, who has worked for music artists such as Duran Duran and Peter Gabriel. ... Burn Gorman is an actor and musician,born in Los Angeles but brought up in London, where he lives and works. ... Richard Griffiths (born 31 July 1947) is a Tony award winning English actor who has appeared on stage, film and television. ... The Rolling Bridge, London. ... Bernard Hill (born December 17, 1944) is an English actor. ... Jeff Hordley (born in Lancashire, England) is an English actor well known for his part in ITVs Emmerdale as Cain Dingle. ... Mick Hucknall in Bremen Michael James Hucknall (born 8 June 1960 in, Manchester, England) is a British singer. ... Professor Phil Ineson is a Chair in Global Change Ecology at the University of York. ... Vernon Charles Kay (born 28 April 1974, in Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom) is an English TV presenter and DJ. His first TV presenting job was on the BBC childrens show FBI, a spin-off of Fully Booked. ... Matthew Martin Kelly (born, 9 May 1950, Urmston, Lancashire, England) is an English actor from paisley, who made his name as a television presenter. ... Martin Parr (born 1952) is a British documentary photographer and photojournalist. ... Natalie Pike (born April 4, 1983, Edinburgh, Scotland) is an English model. ... Peter Purves (publicity portrait) Peter Purves (born February 10, 1939) is a British actor and television presenter. ... John Patrick Thomson (born Patrick Francis McAleer, April 2, 1969) is an English actor and stand-up comedian, known for his roles in The Fast Show and Cold Feet. ... Peter Saville (born 1955 in Manchester[1]) is an English graphic designer based in London. ... Sir Anthony Sher (born June 14, 1949) is an actor, and novelist. ... Linder Sterling is a visual artist and musician from Manchester, who also uses the single name Linder. In 1978, she co-founded the pop group Ludus, and she remained its singer until the group split in 1983. ... Julia Mary Walters, OBE (born February 22, 1950) is an English Golden Globe-winning actress. ... Professor Stephen Whittle OBE, PhD (b. ... Carey Young (born 1970) is an artist. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2005/06. Higher Education Statistics Agency online statistics. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) was established in 1993 by the UK higher education institutions as the central source for the collection and publication of higher education statistics in the United Kingdom. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (91st in leap years), with 275 days remaining. ...

External links and sources

  • Manchester Metropolitan University website

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