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 Centre for Academic English - 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 80 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 Research Institute and 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.

Using our cultural assets for your studies

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    The John Rylands Library is home to one of the world’s finest collections of medieval illuminated manuscripts and rare books.