Perceived as one of the most prestigious institutions in the country (being classed as a ‘red brick university’ thanks to one of its forerunners being granted a royal charter), the University of Manchester is the UK’s largest single site high education organisation.
Basing many of their courses around scientific research, the University of Manchester counts 25 Nobel Prize winner among its alumni (with another 4 on its staff) and is currently responsible for the educations of an estimated 40,000 students per annum. Despite the high volume of places available with their various faculties, the organisation is responsible for rejecting more candidates than any other British university – with around 60,000 applications made each year for 10,000 positions.
As well as their education facilities, the University of Manchester is responsible for the administration of a number of properties – Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Jodrell Bank Observatory are all presently part of the organisation’s portfolio.
The University of Manchester has received a number of highly coveted accolades in recent times – having been ranked globally as the 58th and 40th higher education organisation by The Time High Education supplement and Academic Ranking of World Universities magazine respective, with other reports also suggesting it is the most popular British university for graduate employers.