The University of Manchester. You might have never heard of it, and yet, quite a lot of things came from here.
Manchester is the place where the atom was split for the first time, where the Industrial Revolution was born, and where the first programmable computer was created by Alan Turing.
The University as we know it is in its present form, was created in 2004 by the amalgamation of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, and before that and since that, quite a lot of things have come from here.
The University of Manchester is ranked 41st worldwide, 8th in Europe and 5th the the UK. And aim for even greater success.
The University is one of the biggest in the UK with a total of approximately 38500 students. Throughout the years, 25 Nobel Laureates and many famous peoples have been a part of the University. You might know Professor Brian Cox OBE who is a well-known physicist, Jane Cocking, the Humanitarian Director of Oxfam or Benedict Cumberbatch CBE, a world known actor.
As for our Nobel Laureates, you might have heard of Ernest Rutherford, who posed the based of the model of atomic structure, Niels Bohr, who studied the structure of the atoms and their radiation, and Arthur Lewis who made major contribution to development economics.
The Motto of the University is "Knowledge, Wisdom, Humanity.", and every student aspire to it. With one of the biggest library in the country and over 400 societies, there is always something to learn or do here. And you have no excuses : with society going from the Quidditch Club to the MAN MUN society, from the Francophone Society to the Photography Society and from the Oxfam Society to the Polo club, there is always a new thing to discover, you just need to be curious. As for the work, a popular place at the campus in the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons, which is a giant study space opened 24h/7, so if you go there the night before a deadline, you will always find someone you know !
There is always someone to meet also, around 10000 international students are from outside the UK, The university is truly a cosmopolitan place like no others as student come from 154 countries around the world. And with partnerships with some of the best universities across the world, you have the chance to expand your university experience even more and easily.
Thus the University of Manchester is like no others, and as Tony Wilson once said about Manchester : "This is Manchester, we do things differently here."