Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities with purpose-built rooms, resources and access to Manchester's internationally renowned cultural assets.
The University is home to over 30 international and language-related student societies offering a breadth of cultural activities and experiences. Some of our societies also coordinate trips abroad to language-specific destinations.
You'll have access to the University Language Centre - a state-of-the-art facility boasting a wide range of resources, including a new interpreting suite, purpose-built recording rooms and resources for over 70 languages.
The Centre also offers multilingual word processing, language learning software, off-air recording and AV duplication, multilingual terrestrial and satellite TV, and extensive support and advice for learners.
The University is also home to cultural assets such as the Whitworth Art Gallery, John Rylands Library and Manchester Museum, while the £24 million Alan Gilbert Learning Commons offers a stimulating 24/7 environment for study, combining inspiring decor with flexible spaces and the latest in learning technology.
Explore the ULC library containing multi-format materials in 80 languages.
Learn more about the state of the art study and learning centre.
Visit one of the world's finest collections of rare books and manuscripts.
Discover one of the largest university libraries in the country.
Discover more about the art gallery in the park and take a look at the must-see highlights.
Find out more about the collections from the natural world and different cultures.
Learn more about colloquialisms in language through native speakers and take part in discussion groups and socials.
Palaver is a collaboration between The University of Manchester and Contact, a professional theatre on the University campus.
Collaboration and partnerships
Centre of expertise for French learning, and registered Charity which organises cultural events in Manchester.
Centre for Chinese language learning and a hub for Chinese culture in the North West.
Public institution which promotes Spanish language teaching and cultural awareness of Spanish speaking countries globally.
Contact is Manchester, England's innovative performance venue, and multi-disciplinary arts centre.
Using our cultural assets for your studies
The John Rylands Library is home to one of the world’s finest collections of medieval illuminated manuscripts and rare books.