|The University of Manchester|
|Motto:||Cognitio, sapientia, humanitas|
(Knowledge, wisdom, humanity)
|Established:||2004 by the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester (established 1880) and UMIST (established 1824)|
|Vice-Chancellor:||Prof Alan Gilbert|
|Campus:||Urban and Suburban|
|Colours:||Blue, Gold, Purple|
|Affiliations:||Russell Group, EUA, N8 Group, NWUA, ACU|
The University of Manchester is a university located in Manchester, England. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group 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 "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. Year 1880 ( MDCCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester Year 1824 ( MDCCCXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Tom Bloxham MBE is an award winning property developer founder of the pioneering urban renewal property development company Urban Splash and member of the judging A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Professor Alan David Gilbert AO, born in Brisbane on 11 September 1944 once a historian is now President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland School colors are the Colors chosen by a School to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that receive two-thirds of universities' research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom See also EURODOC ESIB ENQA EAIE The N8 Group comprises eight research-intensive Universities in Northern England. The North West Universities Association is a representative body in the North West of England, intended to advance the development of the fifteen Higher education The Association of Commonwealth Universities represents over 480 universities from Commonwealth countries A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland In 2007/08 it had over 40,000 students studying 500 academic programmes, more than 10,000 staff and an annual income of £637 million and it is the largest single-campus University in the United Kingdom (the federal University of London is largest overall). The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The University of London is a university based primarily in London, England, UK. More students try to gain entry to the University of Manchester than any other university in the country, with more than 60,000 applications for undergraduate courses alone. According to the The Sunday Times, "Manchester has a formidable reputation spanning most disciplines, but most notably in the life sciences, engineering, humanities, economics, sociology and the social sciences". The Sunday Times is a Sunday Broadsheet Newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. 
The present University was formed in 2004 by the dissolution of the Victoria University of Manchester (which was commonly known as the University of Manchester) and UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology) and the immediate formation of a single institution (inaugurated on Oct. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester 1). It is a member of the Russell Group and was named University of the Year 2006. The Russell Group is a collaboration of twenty UK universities that receive two-thirds of universities' research grant and contract funding in the United Kingdom The Sunday Times University of the Year is an annual award given to a British university or other Higher education institution by The Sunday Times This followed the awarding of the inaugural Times Higher Education Supplement's University of the Year prize in 2005. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based 
The University's history as an academic institution began in 1824 and is closely linked to Manchester's emergence as the world's first industrial city. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. The English chemist John Dalton, together with Manchester businessmen and industrialists, established the Mechanics' Institute (later to become UMIST) to ensure that workers could learn the basic principles of science. John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 &ndash 27 July 1844 was an English Chemist, Meteorologist and Physicist. The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester Similarly, John Owens, a Manchester textile merchant, left a bequest of £96,942 in 1846 for the purpose of founding a college for the education of males on non-sectarian lines. John Owens (1790&ndash1846 English merchant was born in Manchester, England in 1790 the son of a prosperous merchant His trustees established Owens College at Manchester in 1851. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. It was initially housed in a building, complete with Adam staircase, on the corner of Quay Street and Byrom Street which had been the home of the philanthropist Richard Cobden, and subsequently was to house Manchester County Court. Richard Cobden ( June 3, 1804 &ndash April 2, 1865) was a British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal In 1873 it moved to new buildings at Oxford Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock and from 1880 it was a constituent college of the federal Victoria University. The University was established and granted a Royal Charter in 1880 to become England's first civic university; it was renamed the Victoria University of Manchester in 1903 and then absorbed Owens College the following year. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England.  -
By 1905 the two institutions were a large and active force in the area, with the Municipal College of Technology, the forerunner of the later UMIST, forming the Faculty of Technology of the Victoria University of Manchester while continuing as a technical college in parallel with the advanced courses of study in the Faculty. Before the merger, the Universities between them counted 23 Nobel Prize winners amongst their former staff and students. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature Manchester has traditionally been particularly strong in the sciences, with the nuclear nature of the atom being discovered at Manchester, and the world's first stored-program computer coming into being in the city. The Manchester Small-Scale Experimental Machine (SSEM, nicknamed Baby, was the world's first stored-program Computer. Famous scientists associated with the university including the physicists Osborne Reynolds, Niels Bohr, Ernest Rutherford, James Chadwick, Arthur Schuster, Hans Geiger, Ernest Marsden and Balfour Stewart. Osborne Reynolds ( 23 August, 1842 &ndash 21 February, 1912) was a prominent innovator in the understanding of Fluid dynamics. Niels Henrik David Bohr (nels ˈb̥oɐ̯ˀ in Danish 7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962 was a Danish Physicist who made fundamental contributions to understanding Ernest Rutherford 1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, OM, PC, FRS (30 August 1871 – 19 October 1937 was a New Zealand Physicist Sir James Chadwick, CH (20 October 1891 &ndash 24 July 1974 was an English Physicist and Nobel laureate in physics awarded for his discovery of the Sir Franz Arthur Friedrich Schuster FRS ( September 12 1851 &ndash October 17 1934) was a versatile German -born British Johannes (Hans Wilhelm Geiger ( September 30, 1882 &ndash September 24, 1945) was a German Physicist. Sir Ernest Marsden ( 19 February 1889 - 15 December 1970) was a English - New Zealand Physicist. Balfour Stewart ( 1 November 1828 &ndash 19 December 1887) was a Scottish physicist However, the university has also contributed in many other fields, such as by the mathematicians Paul Erdős, Horace Lamb and Alan Turing, the author Anthony Burgess, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Alasdair MacIntyre, the Pritzker Prize and RIBA Stirling Prize winning architect Norman Foster and the composer Peter Maxwell Davies all attended, or worked in, Manchester. Paul Erdős ( Hungarian: Erdős Pál, in English occasionally Paul Erdos or Paul Erdös, March 26, 1913 &ndash Sir Horace Lamb FRS ( 29 November 1849 – 4 December 1934) was a British Applied mathematician and author of several influential Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (ˈt(jʊ(ərɪŋ (23 June 1912 &ndash 7 June 1954 was an English Mathematician Anthony Burgess (February 25 1917 — November 22 1993 was an English Novelist, Critic, Composer, Librettist, Poet Alasdair Chalmers MacIntyre (born January 12, 1929 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor "a living Architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those The Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize is a British prize for excellence in Architecture. Norman Robert Foster Baron Foster of Thames Bank, OM, FRIBA, RDI, (born 1 June 1935) is a British architect whose company Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CBE (b 8 September 1934 is an English Composer and conductor. Well-known figures among the current academic staff include author Martin Amis, computer scientist Steve Furber, literary critic Terry Eagleton, economist Richard Nelson and biochemist Sir John Sulston, Nobel laureate of 2002. Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949 is an English Novelist, Essayist and Short story Writer, the son of writer Kingsley Professor Stephen Byram Furber CBE, FRS, FREng (born 1953 in Manchester, England is the ICL Professor of Computer Engineering Terence Francis Eagleton (born 22 February, 1943, Salford then in Lancashire) is regarded by many as Britain's most influential living Literary Richard R Nelson (born 1930 in New York City) is an American professor of economics at Columbia University. John E Sulston, FRS (born March 27, 1942) is a British biologist and the 2002 Nobel prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
In 2004, the Victoria University of Manchester (est. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. 1880) and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (est. The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester 1824) were formally merged into a single institution.
The newly merged University of Manchester was officially launched on 22 October 2004 when the Queen handed over the Royal Charter. Sackville Street can refer to both a street in central Manchester, England and a large historic building on that street The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " For the ship see RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Context States headed by Elizabeth II A Royal Charter is a Charter granted by the Sovereign on the advice of the Privy council to legitimize an incorporated body such as a city company It has the largest number of full time students in the UK, unless the University of London is counted as a single university. The University of London is a university based primarily in London, England, UK. It teaches more academic subjects than any other British University. The President and Vice-Chancellor of the new University is Alan Gilbert, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a University in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Professor Alan David Gilbert AO, born in Brisbane on 11 September 1944 once a historian is now President and Vice Chancellor of the University of The University of Melbourne is a Public university located in Melbourne, Victoria. One of his stated ambitions for the newly combined university is to 'establish it by 2015 among the 25 strongest research universities in the world on commonly accepted criteria of research excellence and performance'. 
The Times Higher World University Rankings 2007 ranked Manchester overall 30th in the world and 5th by employer reviews. The THES - QS World University Rankings is an annual publication of university rankings around the world published by The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES  This followed the awarding by the inaugural Times Higher Supplement's University of the Year prize in 2005.  The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007 published by the Institute of Higher Education of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked Manchester 5th in the UK, 9th in Europe and 48th in the world. The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities  According to High Fliers Research Limited's survey, 'The Graduate Market in 2007', University of Manchester students are being targeted by more top recruiters for 2007 graduate vacancies than any other UK university students. 
Manchester has the largest total income of all UK universities, standing at £637 million as of 2007.  Its research income of £216 million is the fifth largest of any university in the country. Despite its size The University of Manchester is divided into only four faculties, each sub-divided into schools:
The Main Campus of the University consists of the roughly adjoining sites of the former UMIST campus, near Sackville Street, and the former main campus of the Victoria University of Manchester, in the vicinity of Oxford Road. Sackville Street can refer to both a street in central Manchester, England and a large historic building on that street The terms North Campus and South Campus (respectively) are sometimes used when making a distinction between the former sites, though the official status of these terms is unclear, and they are not universally used. In addition there are a number of other university buildings located throughout the city, and throughout the further region, such as One Central Park and Jodrell Bank Observatory, the latter in the nearby county of Cheshire. The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999 is an Observatory A county is a Land area of Regional Government within a larger State. Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a county in North West England. The former is a collaboration between Manchester University and other partners in the region which offers office space to accommodate new start-up firms as well as venues for conferences and workshops. 
Following the merger, the University embarked on a £600 million programme of capital investment, to deliver eight new buildings and 15 major refurbishment projects by 2010, partly financed by a sale of unused assets. The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre ( MIB) is a Research institute of the University of Manchester, England which has been designed to For the film see 2010 The Year We Make Contact. For the book see 2010 Odyssey Two.  These include:
The University's library, the John Rylands University Library, is the largest non-legal deposit library in the UK, as well as being the country's third-largest academic library after those of Oxford and Cambridge. The Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre ( MIB) is a Research institute of the University of Manchester, England which has been designed to The Arthur Lewis Building, named after Arthur Lewis, houses some of the Humanities departments of the University of Manchester. The John Rylands University Library (JRUL is the University of Manchester 's library and information service The John Rylands University Library (JRUL is the University of Manchester 's library and information service Legal deposit is a legal requirement that a person or group submit copies of their Publications to a repository usually a library. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University) located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the  The oldest part of the library, founded in memory of John Rylands by his wife Enriqueta Augustina Rylands as an independent institution, is situated in a Victorian Gothic building on Deansgate, Manchester city centre. John Rylands ( February 7, 1801 &ndash December 11, 1888) was an English weaver, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Enriqueta Augustina Rylands ( 31 May 1843 &ndash 4 February 1908) was the founder of the John Rylands Library, Manchester Also known as Victorian High Gothic, Victorian Gothic is a style of Architecture popular in the middle and late 19th century Deansgate is a main road (the A56) through the city centre of Manchester, England. Manchester City Centre is the Central business district of both Manchester and Greater Manchester, in North West England. This site houses an important collection of historic books and manuscripts, including the oldest extant New Testament document, Rylands Library Papyrus P52, the so-called St John fragment. The Rylands Library Papyrus P52, also known as the St John's fragment, is a fragment from a Papyrus Codex, measuring only 3 The Deansgate site has recently (April 2007) reopened to the public, following major improvements and renovations, including the construction of the pitched roof originally intended and a new wing in Spinningfield.
The Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics is a combination of the astronomical academic staff, situated in Manchester, and the Jodrell Bank Observatory near Goostrey, about ten miles (16 km) west of Macclesfield. The Jodrell Bank Observatory (originally the Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, then the Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories from 1966 to 1999 is an Observatory Goostrey is an old farming village and Civil parish within the Congleton borough of Cheshire, England. Macclesfield is a market town in Cheshire, England with a population of about 50688 (2001 census for Macclesfield urban sub-area The observatory boasts the third largest fully-movable radio telescope in the world, the Lovell Telescope, constructed in the 1950s. The Lovell Telescope is a Radio telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, near Goostrey, Cheshire in the north-west of England It has played an important role in the research of quasars, pulsars and gravitational lenses, and has played a role in confirming Einstein's theory of General Relativity. A quasar (contraction of QUASi-stellAR radio source) is an extremely powerful and distant Active galactic nucleus. Pulsars are highly magnetized rotating Neutron stars that emit a beam of Electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant bright source (such as a Quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a cluster of Albert Einstein ( German: ˈalbɐt ˈaɪ̯nʃtaɪ̯n; English: ˈælbɝt ˈaɪnstaɪn (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955 was a German -born theoretical General relativity or the general theory of relativity is the geometric theory of Gravitation published by Albert Einstein in 1916
The Manchester Museum provides access to nearly 4. The Manchester Museum is owned by the University of Manchester. 25 million items sourced from around the world. Collections include butterflies and carvings from India, birds and bark-cloth from the Pacific, live frogs and ancient pottery from America, fossils and native art from Australia, mammals and ancient Egyptian craftsmanship from Africa, plants, coins and minerals from Europe, art from past civilisations of the Mediterranean, and beetles, armour and archery from Asia. In November 2004, the museum acquired a cast of a fossilised Tyrannosaurus rex called "Stan", which was unveiled. Tyrannosaurus ( or, meaning 'tyrant lizard' is a Genus of Theropod Dinosaur. Furthermore, a new exhibition was opened at the Museum in April 2008, which is set to last for a year, and will have the Lindow Man on display, that is currently at the British Museum in London. Lindow Man, also known as Lindow II and Pete Marsh, is the name given to the naturally-preserved Bog body of an Iron Age man discovered in a The British Museum is a Museum of human history and culture in London. 
The history of the museum goes back to 1821, when the first collections were assembled by the Manchester Society of Natural History and later added by the collections of the Manchester Geological Society. Due to financial difficulties and on the advice of the great evolutionary biologist Thomas Huxley, Owens College accepted responsibility for the collections in 1867. Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895 was an English Biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. Year 1867 ( MDCCCLXVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting The college commissioned Alfred Waterhouse, the architect of London’s Natural History Museum, to design a museum to house these collections for the benefit of students and the public on a new site in Oxford Road. Alfred Waterhouse (19 July 1830 – 22 August 1905 was an English Architect, particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival. The Natural History Museum is one of three large Museums on Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London (the others are the Science Museum The Manchester Museum was finally opened to the public in the late 1880s. 
The Whitworth Art Gallery is home to collections of internationally famous British watercolours, textiles and wallpapers, as well as modern and historic prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture. The Whitworth Art Gallery is an art gallery in Manchester, England, containing about 31000 items in its collection It overall contains 31,000 items in its collection. A programme of temporary exhibitions runs throughout the year, with the Mezzanine Court serving as a venue for showing sculpture. It was founded by Robert Darbishire with a donation from Sir Joseph Whitworth in 1889, as The Whitworth Institute and Park. Sir Joseph Whitworth Baronet ( December 21, 1803 &ndash January 22, 1887) was an English Engineer and Entrepreneur 70 years later the gallery became official part of the University of Manchester.  In October 1995 a Mezzanine Court in the centre of the building was opened. This new gallery, designed chiefly for the display of sculptures, won a RIBA regional award. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA is a Professional body for Architects in the United Kingdom.
The Contact Theatre largely stages modern live performance and participatory work for younger audiences. The Contact Theatre is a Theatre owned by The University of Manchester. The Contact Theatre is a Theatre owned by The University of Manchester. Completed in 1999, it is housed in an interesting fortress-style building on the Oxford Road. It features a unique energy-efficient system, using its high towers to naturally ventilate the building without the use of air conditioning. The colourful and curvaceous interior houses three performance spaces, a contact lounge bar and Hot Air, a reactive public artwork in the foyer space.
The buildings around the old quadrangle date from the time of Owens College, and were designed in a Gothic style by Alfred Waterhouse (and his son Paul Waterhouse). See also Gothic art Gothic architecture is a style of Architecture which flourished during the high and late medieval period. Alfred Waterhouse (19 July 1830 – 22 August 1905 was an English Architect, particularly associated with the Victorian Gothic revival. Paul Waterhouse, ( October 29, 1861 - December 19, 1924) son and business partner of Alfred Waterhouse and father of Michael Waterhouse Today, the museum continues to occupy one side (including the tower) and the grand setting of Whitworth Hall is used for the conferment of degrees. The Manchester Museum is owned by the University of Manchester. The old Christie Library now houses Christie's Bistro, and the remainder of the buildings are used by administrative departments.
Formerly named The Firs, the original house was built in 1850 for Sir Joseph Whitworth, by Edward Walters, who was also responsible for Manchester’s Free Trade Hall and Strangeways Prison. Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre (formerly named The Firs) is a Grade II listed mansion in Fallowfield, Manchester, England The Manchester Conference Centre is a conference centre in Manchester, England that is owned and managed by the Opal Property Group Sir Joseph Whitworth Baronet ( December 21, 1803 &ndash January 22, 1887) was an English Engineer and Entrepreneur The Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England, was for many years a focal point for public debate and cultural activity in the city HM Prison Manchester is a Prison located in the city of Manchester, England, also known (now unofficially since it was renamed in the 1990s Whitworth used the Firs mainly as a social, political and business base, entertaining radicals of the age such as John Bright, Richard Cobden, William Forster and T.H. Huxley at the time of the Reform Bill of 1867. John Bright ( 16 November 1811 &ndash 27 March 1889) Quaker, was a British Radical and Liberal Richard Cobden ( June 3, 1804 &ndash April 2, 1865) was a British manufacturer and Radical and Liberal William Forster ( 16 October 1818 – 30 October 1882) was an Australian politician Premier of New South Wales from Thomas Henry Huxley PC FRS (4 May 1825 – 29 June 1895 was an English Biologist, known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy In the United Kingdom, Reform Act is a generic term used for legislation concerning electoral matters Whitworth, credited with raising the art of machine-tool building to a previously-unknown level, supported the new Mechanics Institute in Manchester – the birthplace of UMIST - and helped to found the Manchester School of Design. Historically Mechanics' Institutes were educational establishments formed to provide Adult education, particularly in technical subjects to working men The University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology ( UMIST) was a University based in the centre of the City of Manchester Whilst living in the house, Whitworth used land to the rear (now the site of the University's botanical glasshouses) for testing his "Whitworth rifle". Sir Joseph Whitworth Baronet ( December 21, 1803 &ndash January 22, 1887) was an English Engineer and Entrepreneur In 1882, the Firs was leased to C.P. Scott, Editor of the Manchester Guardian. Charles Prestwich Scott ( 26 October 1846 &ndash 1 January 1932) was a British journalist publisher and politician The Guardian (until 1959 The Manchester Guardian) is a British Newspaper owned by the Guardian Media Group. After Scott's death the house became the property of Owens College, and was the Vice-Chancellor's residence until 1991. The Victoria University of Manchester (commonly known as the University of Manchester) was a University in Manchester, England. The old house now forms the western wing of Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre at the University. The newer eastern wing houses the circular Flowers Theatre, six individual conference rooms and the majority of the 75 hotel bedrooms.
Moreover, the University owns and operate the Manchester Conference Centre on Sackville Street that offers conference facilities in its two theatres (seating up to 300) and 19 seminar rooms. Sackville Street can refer to both a street in central Manchester, England and a large historic building on that street 
Prior to merging, the two former universities had for some time been sharing their residential facilities.
The North Campus lies on the previous UMIST Campus, comprising five halls of residence central to the Sackville Street building (Weston, Lambert, Fairfield, Chandos, Wright Robinson), and several other halls within a 5-15 minute walk away, such as the Grosvenor group of halls and Whitworth Park. Sackville Street can refer to both a street in central Manchester, England and a large historic building on that street Whitworth Park is an area in south Manchester, United Kingdom.
The Fallowfield Campus, situated 2 miles (3. The Fallowfield Campus is the main residential campus of the University of Manchester, located 2 miles (3 km south of the university in Fallowfield, Manchester 2 km) south of the main university campus (the South Campus), is the largest of the university's residential campuses. The Owens Park tower lies at the centre of it, with Oak House being the other main hall of residence. Owens Park is a large Hall of residence located in the Fallowfield district of the city of Manchester, England. For the Oak House in West Bromwich, England see Oak House West Bromwich Oak House is the largest Halls of Residence Woolton Hall is also present on Fallowfield campus next to Oak house. Allen Hall is a traditional hall situated nearby equally classic Ashburne Hall with the relatively recent addition of Sheavyn House. Allen Hall is the smallest of the student halls of residence that constitute the University of Manchester 's Fallowfield Campus, with just 120 students Richmond Park is also a relatively recent addition to the campus.
Victoria Park Campus, situated between Fallowfield and the South Campus, just off Rusholme, comprises several houses of residence. Rusholme is a part of Manchester, in North West England, about two miles south of Manchester city centre. Among these are St Anselm Hall with Canterbury Court, Dalton-Ellis Hall (with Pankhurst Court), Hulme Hall (including Burkhardt House), St Gabriel's Hall and Opal Gardens Hall. St Anselm Hall is a hall of residence in the Victoria Park campus of the University of Manchester. Dalton-Ellis Hall is a Hall of residence at the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. St Gabriel's Hall (commonly known as "Gabs") is a small and friendly all-female Hall of residence belonging to The University of Manchester.
Unlike some universities The University of Manchester operates its own sports clubs via the Athletics Union. The University of Manchester Students' Union (UMSU is the representative body of students at the University of Manchester, England, and is the UK's largest students' An Athletic Union or Athletics Union (AU usually refers to the group of student Sports clubs within a University or other institute of Higher education Student societies on the other hand are operated by the Student Union. The University of Manchester Students' Union (UMSU is the representative body of students at the University of Manchester, England, and is the UK's largest students'
Today the university can boast more than 80 health and fitness classes whilst over 3000 students are members of the 44 various Athletic Union Clubs. The sports societies in Manchester vary widely in their level and scope. Many of the more popular sports have several university teams as well as departmental teams which may be placed in a league against other teams within the university. Common teams include: hockey, rugby, football, basketball, netball and cricket. The Manchester Aquatics Centre, the swimming pool used for the Manchester Commonwealth Games is also on the campus. The Manchester Aquatics Centre is a public Aquatics sports facility south of the center of Manchester, England, north of the main buildings of University The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from 25 July to 4 August 2002
The University competes annually in 28 different sports against Leeds and Liverpool Universities in the Christie Cup, which Manchester has won for five consecutive years.  The university has also achieved considerable success in the BUCS (British Universities Sports Association) competitions. It is currently positioned in 10th place in the overall BUSA rankings for 2007/08
Every year elite sportsmen and sportswomen at the university are selected for membership of the XXI Club, a society that was formed in 1932 and exists to promote sporting excellence at the university. Most members have gained a Full Maroon for representing The University and many have excelled at a British Universities or National level. A University Sporting Blue is an award earned by sportsmen and sportswomen at Cambridge, Oxford, and some other universities for competing at the highest level of
The Manchester Medical School, established in 1874, is one of the largest in the country, with over 400 medical students being trained in each of the clinical years and over 350 students in the pre-clinical/phase 1 years. The School of Medicine at the University of Manchester is one of the largest in the UK with around:2000 undergraduates 700 postgraduates and:1300 staff Approximately 100 students who have completed pre-clinical training at the Bute Medical School (University of St Andrews) join the third year of the undergraduate medical programme each year. The Bute Medical School is the school of medicine at the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. The University of St Andrews is the oldest University in Scotland and third oldest in the English-speaking world, having been founded between
The University's Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences has links with a large number of NHS hospitals in the north west of England and maintains presences in its four base hospitals: Manchester Royal Infirmary (located at the southern end of the main university campus on Oxford Road), Wythenshawe Hospitals, Salford Royal and the Royal Preston Hospital. The Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI is a hospital in Manchester, England which was founded by Charles White in 1752 as a Cottage hospital capable Salford Royal (formerly Hope Hospital is a large hospital in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, managed by the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the United Kingdom 's thirty-two NHS Foundation Trusts It provides healthcare for people in the Preston All are used for clinical medical training for doctors and nurses.
The School of Pharmacy at Manchester University also benefits from the University's links with the Manchester Royal Infirmary, Wythenshawe and Salford Royal hospitals. All of the undergraduate pharmacy students gain hospital experience through these links and are the only pharmacy students in the UK to have an extensive course completed in secondary care. 
Many notable and famous people have worked or studied at one or both of the two former institutions that merged to form the University of Manchester, including 23 Nobel prize laureates. Many famous people have worked or studied at the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology institutions which merged The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature Some of the best known include John Dalton (founder of modern atomic theory), George E. Davis (founded the discipline of Chemical Engineering), Bernard Lovell (a pioneer of radio astronomy), Alan Turing (one of the founders of computer science and artificial intelligence), Irene Khan (current secretary general of Amnesty International) and Robert Bolt (two times Academy Award winner and three times Golden Globe winner for screenwriting Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago). John Dalton FRS (6 September 1766 &ndash 27 July 1844 was an English Chemist, Meteorologist and Physicist. George E Davis (1850-1907 is regarded as the founding father of the discipline of Chemical Engineering. Chemical engineering is the branch of Engineering that deals with the application of Physical science (e Sir Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell - better known as Sir Bernard Lovell OBE PhD FRS (born 31 August 1913) is an English Radio astronomy is a subfield of Astronomy that studies celestial objects at radio frequencies. Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (ˈt(jʊ(ərɪŋ (23 June 1912 &ndash 7 June 1954 was an English Mathematician Computer science (or computing science) is the study and the Science of the theoretical foundations of Information and Computation and their Irene Zubaida Khan, born December 24, 1956 in Dhaka, Bangladesh, is the Secretary General of Amnesty International Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE (August 15 1924 – February 21 1995 was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar winning screenwriter "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Doctor Zhivago ( Russian: Доктор Живаго, Doktor Zhivago) is a 20th century Novel by Boris Pasternak. Additionally, a number of politicians are associated with the university, including the current Presidents of Belize, Iceland and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as several ministers among others in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Canada and Singapore and also Chaim Weizmann, a chemist and the first President of Israel. Belize (bəˈliːz formerly British Honduras, is a country in Central America. Iceland, officially the Republic of Iceland ( ( Ísland or Lýðveldið Ísland ( The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (ˈtrɪnɪdæd ən təˈbeɪgoʊ is an archipelagic state in the southern Caribbean, lying northeast of the South American The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Singapore Chaim Azriel Weizmann ( Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן – November 27, 1874 &ndash November 9, 1952) was a Zionist For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics.
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