Manchester Metropolitan University

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Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) is a university in North West England. Its headquarters and central campus is in the city of Manchester, but there are outlying facilities in the county of Cheshire. It is the third largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of student numbers. It is a member of University Alliance and is classed as a new university.



On 1 January 1970 Manchester Polytechnic was formed by the amalgamation of Manchester College of Art and Design, Manchester College of Commerce (founded 1889) and John Dalton College of Technology. On 1 January 1977, the polytechnic merged with the Didsbury College of Education and Hollings College, and on 1 January 1983 with City of Manchester College of Higher Education. In 1987 the institution became a founding member of the Northern Consortium. Having previously been a local authority institution, the polytechnic became a corporate body on the 1st April 1989, as allowed by the terms of the Education Reform Act 1988.

It was granted university status as "Manchester Metropolitan University" by the Privy Council on 15 September 1992 under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992. The university absorbed Crewe and Alsager College of Higher Education on 1 October 1992 and the Manchester School of Physiotherapy in 2003.


Its headquarters and central campus stands to the south of Manchester city centre adjacent to the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music. There are a further four campus locations situated in other parts of the city. Further afield there are campuses at Crewe and Alsager in Cheshire and one in Didsbury.

As of 2010 a £300 million investment programme is under way and will produce the largest physical change to the University's estate since its foundation. The university administration hopes the consolidation from seven to two sites will bring benefits in terms of academic and research collaboration and opportunities for interdisciplinary work and courses.[citation needed]

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