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As a career focussed, future employment centric higher education provider we think that it is essential that we deliver our courses in facilities that match the standards of the real world.

What’s more when you have tutors who are experts in their field, it seems only right to make sure you have the facilities, equipment and software to match. It’s not revolutionary thinking, just good old common sense.

That’s why we’re investing £140m in our campus facilities so that when you choose UCEN Manchester as your path to a brighter future, you will complete your course while benefitting from studying in campuses that are no different to the environments in which the professionals work every single day. And everything has been designed with special access in mind to ensure everyone can access and enjoy our amazing new facilities.

With facilities this good we really believe that, wherever you are now, when you step onto our campuses you’ll gain all the skills you need to unlock all the doors you need to access a world of opportunity. Not convinced? Keep on scrolling.

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City Campus Manchester

Our brand-new campus in the heart of Manchester is be home to all our creative and digital based courses. Studying here you will find both exceptional state-of-the-art study facilities and everything you need to have an amazing student experience. You will benefit from a dedicated Higher Education space providing you with an experience more aligned to university without losing all the benefits of coming to a smaller provider.

The building has been designed to provide you with plenty of welcoming and easily accessible spaces, including a large communal courtyard and dedicated SU bar, that are perfect for socialising. What’s more, you'll be in an environment where you will both excel and feel fully supported to achieve your goals. 

Facilities include a modern coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, a restaurant, a refectory with hot and cold options including a pizzeria and a grab and go service, a stunning roof top terrace, a dedicated Library with both quiet and group study spaces, and banks of self-service laptops that you can borrow to use throughout the building. There is also be a dedicated space for our outstanding Future U service where you will find all the support and help you need to ensure your time with us is a success.  

What’s more the Students’ Union has its own facilities, providing spaces for clubs and societies and a dedicated UCEN Manchester SU bar serving a range of drinks.

It probably doesn’t need saying but the central location puts you at the heart of this vibrant and amazing city, right on the doorstep of a host of leisure activities and next door to a thriving nightlife. 


Our Openshaw campus, situated close to the Etihad Stadium, was one of our first homes and we've been working hard to give it some TLC with a range of refurbishments that will help give you a great student experience and ensure that it can remain our home for years to come. Indeed, many of the refurbishments we've been undertaking have been aimed at making the campus more homely, making it the ideal base for students who want to study with a smaller provider in the more traditional sense of the word! 

Upgrades include a newly improved Library with spaces for quiet study and group study pods as well as access to IT facilities, a brand new coffee shop serving Starbucks coffee, a refectory with hot and cold options and a brand new grab and go bar in the main atrium. We've also given our base in the Cube a bit of a makeover to ensure that it is a welcoming environment that is ideal for you to thrive and succeed in. 

Students based at Openshaw will also have access to our amazing new sport facility, featuring a six-court multi-discipline sport hall and 30 station gym and, from Spring 2022 onwards, a full-sized, floodlit 3G full multi-sport pitch with home and away team changing rooms, direct access to the pitch and a seated spectator area.

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