UCEN Manchester


  • Location: City

Student life

What’s been the highlight of your time at UCEN Manchester so far?

“As part of the Criminal Law module, my classmates and I visited the Crown Court in Manchester to learn how the court system works, which was really insightful.

Handing in my first assignment was a big deal and huge milestone for me personally. It took a lot of weight off my shoulders – I’d never written a two thousand-word essay before and it finally felt like I belonged in higher education.

My Tutors have been incredible and are able to offer a unique perspective on things, they have a great understanding of what we’re all going through.

I’d also like to mention the students in my class. It’s a small, tight-knit group and we all look out for each other. It’s really reassuring to know that there are people to talk to and offer support when needed.”

Ben Goldsmith
FdA Criminology and Criminal Justice

What's it like to live in North West?
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The North West is made up of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and Merseyside. Its two biggest cities, Liverpool and Manchester, are global landmarks in music and football history.

The region was the heart of the industrial revolution – at one time, Lancashire produced half the world’s cotton. Many architectural reminders of this era remain, like Liverpool’s Royal Albert Docks and Chester's Victorian centre.

The stunning Lake District – home to England’s highest peak, Scafell Pike – needs no filters, while Blackpool is a seaside adventure.

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What's it like to live in Manchester?
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The north's largest city has a diverse population, music heritage and sporting history.

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Campus and facilities

Our campuses are located across the Greater Manchester region, primarily driven by the needs and relationships with the local community, and to meet the needs of industry.

City Campus Manchester:

  • 2 Theatres
  • 9 rehearsal rooms and 2 drama studios
  • A wardrobe area and costume design/build workshop
  • 247m square film and TV studio and a teaching studio
  • 3 state of the art recording studios and 2 live rooms
  • A 3D Games Development studio
  • SFX spray booth with fibre glass and encapsulation rooms
  • A 234m squared open plan studio with mac areas
  • 6 studios dedicated to different disciplines
  • A dedicated Cisco lab
  • A cyber-security lab with security operations room.

Openshaw Campus:

  • Mock hospital ward
  • Strength and conditioning lab
  • New sports centre and gym
  • Specialist BIM suite and tech room.

Course locations

Openshaw Campus

Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 2WH

City Campus Manchester

60 Great Ducie Street, Manchester, M3 1PT

Shena Simon Campus

Whitworth Street, Manchester, M1 3HB