Student discuss progression options at INTO Manchester

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Guaranteed progression to some of the the UK's best universities

INTO Manchester programmes are designed, validated and quality-assured by the Northern Consortium of UK Universities (NCUK).

NCUK was created by 11 leading UK universities and has a 30-year history of delivering success for international students.

Which universities can I progress to?

Successful completion (subject to meeting the specified entry requirements) guarantees you a place on an appropriate degree course at one of these universities:

INTO Manchester also offers the freedom and flexibility to apply to other UK universities.

8 of the top 10 UK universities have welcomed INTO Manchester students, including the University of Cambridge.

More about NCUK progression universities

University of Bradford

With 50 years of academic excellence, the University has continued to grow its international reputation and course offering.

  • Top 50 in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2015).
  • 74% of research is 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading' (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Triple-accredited Business School with EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB accreditations.
  • Courses are designed with international industry partners and recognised by relevant professional bodies.
  • The campus is just a 10-minute walk from Bradford's city centre.
  • Diverse community of more than 14,000 students from 130 countries.
University of Huddersfield

An award-winning, student-centred university with a strong focus on employability.

  • 100% of students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.
  • Four-star university (QS Quacquarelli Symonds 2015).
  • Top 10 in the UK for paid work placement years in industry (Higher Education Statistics Agency 2014-2015).
  • 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2013-2014).
  • The only university in the UK where 100% of teaching staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.
  • £22.5 million Student Central building with a library, sport and social facilities.
  • A welcoming international town with great social, cultural and sports activities.
  • The main University campus is just five minutes from the town centre.
  • Huddersfield offers a lower cost of living compared to the UK's major cities.
University of Leeds

Established in 1904, the University has an international reputation for teaching and research, and is a member of the Russell Group of universities.

  • 14th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).
  • 10th in the UK for 'research power' (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • Top 100 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • 90% student satisfaction (The National Student Survey 2015).
  • Four libraries with over 4,000 study places and 2.8 million resources.
  • 'Triple accreditation' for Leeds University Business School.
  • Over 300 clubs and societies for you to join and extensive volunteering opportunities.
  • A multicultural city home to over 64,000 university students.
  • Excellent transport links make Leeds a great base from which to explore Yorkshire, the UK and Europe.
Leeds Beckett University

With over 190 years of experience, the University is one of the largest in the UK.

    92% of students say Leeds Beckett University is a good place to be (International Student Barometer 2015).
  • 32,000 students from over 100 countries.
  • Top 5 in the world for libraries and campus buildings (International Student Barometer 2015).
  • 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2013–2014).
  • Three research institutes and 10 research centres.
  • Cloth Hall Court offers law students a mock court room and skills suite.
  • Music studios awarded JAMES Integrated Learning Centre status.
  • A multicultural city home to over 64,000 university students.
  • Excellent transport links make Leeds a great base from which to explore Yorkshire, the UK and Europe.
University of Liverpool

Founded in 1881, the University is one of the oldest in the UK with a history of academic achievement.

  • 1% of universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • A member of the Russell Group universities.
  • 81% of research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellent Framework 2014).
  • Associated with nine Nobel Laureates.
  • 20th in the UK for 'research power' (Research Excellent Framework 2014).
  • £23 million Central Teaching Laboratories: Europe's most advanced scientific teaching laboratories.
  • £250 million invested in student accommodation.
  • More than 7,000 international students on campus.
  • The UK's fourth largest city but compact and easy to get around.
Liverpool John Moores University

A top university worldwide with over 200 years of experience.

  • Top 600 higher education institutions in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • Launched the UK's first Sports Science degree.
  • The World of Work Careers Centre International Project runner up (Guardian University Awards 2014).
  • Facilities include healthcare practice suites, mock courtrooms, TV studios and a 360-degree ship bridge simulator.
  • The largest internet library in Europe.
  • Three Learning Resource Centres: open 24/7 offering welfare and support.
  • Access to over 2,000 workstations and flexible learning spaces.
  • 25,000 students from 100 countries.
  • The UK's fourth largest city but compact and easy to get around.
  • 3rd top city in the world to visit (Rough Guide 2014).
The University of Manchester

The University offers a world-class learning experience with a history of educational excellence.

  • 5th in the UK (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016).
  • 83% of research is 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • 25 Nobel Prize winners among former and current staff and students.
  • 35th in the world (Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities 2016).
  • Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is open 24/7 and provides IT facilities, learning spaces and student-centred services.
  • The Library is one of the largest in the UK with 4 million books and publications.
  • Manchester has of the largest student populations in the UK.
  • Top 10 city in the world to visit (Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016).
Manchester Metropolitan University

Linked with over 70 professional bodies and associations, the University has over 3,000 international students.

  • Top 3% of universities worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • Top 25 modern universities in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).
  • £35 million Faculty of Art and Design building offers workshops and studios.
  • Industry-led courses, with employability at the heart of students' learning.
  • Libraries with over 750,000 books.
  • £49 million Science and Engineering complex offers excellent research facilities.
  • 94% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of graduation (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2013-2014).
  • Manchester has of the largest student populations in the UK.
  • Top 10 city in the world to visit (Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2016).
University of Salford, Manchester

Specialising in industry-focused degrees, the University works closely with business.

  • Top 200 most international universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • 75% of degrees offer work or study exchange placements.
  • 30+ undergraduate and postgraduate programmes taught at MediaCityUK.
  • One of the largest arts and media faculties in the country.
  • £10 million Law School includes a law library and trial room.
  • £22 million Health and Social Care building has practice clinics, hospital ward and a human performance lab.
  • 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from Manchester city centre, with regular buses and trains.
The University of Sheffield

As a member of the Russell Group, The University is a research-led institution with a global reputation.

  • 21st in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016).
  • Top 100 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • 15th in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016).
  • Top 10% of universities in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • 1st in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014-2015).
  • Best Students' Union in the UK for six years running (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2009-2014).
  • Partnered with world leaders in industry including Boeing, Rolls-Royce, Unilever, AstraZeneca, GSK and Siemens.
  • The city has over 50,000 students, and the main campus is just a 10-minute walk from the city centre.
Sheffield Hallam University

A first-class modern university with over 34,000 students from more than 100 countries.

  • INTO Manchester students are eligible for a £1,000 discount on their tuition fees.
  • 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Student Barometer Survey 2014).
  • Top 5 modern universities in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
  • One of the largest providers of work placements in the UK.
  • Eight subjects in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015).
  • More than £100 million invested in the campus in the last decade.
  • Two libraries open 24 hours a day.
  • Careers and Employability team offer job application and interview advice.

Supporting your university application

Our dedicated Student Placement Co-ordinator will provide you with practical advice on the study options available to you at a wide range of UK universities and assist you with completing your university application.

Based within the Centre, the Student Placement Co-ordinator, along with other staff, will ensure that you are provided with the very best counselling and advice in relation to course choices. Help and support available to you will include:

  • one-to-one student counselling to help you select the most appropriate course to achieve your academic goals
  • practical advice and assistance with all stages of the university application process, including help with writing a personal statement
  • preparation for university interviews
  • opportunities to attend presentations by university admissions tutors
  • visits to academic departments within the university for courses you are interested in
  • assistance with attending university open days and higher education fairs
  • opportunities to attend presentations delivered by former INTO students
  • assistance with finding an alternative university place if you need to consider other options
INTO Manchester Sung Yeul Lee from Republic of Korea

Sung from
Republic of Korea

"The classrooms have state-of-the- art facilities like interactive whiteboards. They allow teaching to be much more interesting and interactive. It’s fantastic!"

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Sung is from Korea and studied the International Foundation in Business and Humanities at INTO Manchester.

Can you tell us a bit more about your teachers?

I have four teachers, they’re all different and they each suit the subject they teach. I really enjoy listening to my politics teacher - she is really engaging with students; she doesn’t just present her own PowerPoints with lots of facts. She loves telling her personal stories to expand on fundamental points that we must learn for the subject’s sake, which make politics really interesting. I think it’s a tough subject and that teachers have ways to make that interesting really helps our learning. They’re always helpful and available and I’ve really appreciated it when I found things difficult.

Do you think the work you’re doing this year is preparing you for university?

Absolutely! Besides the subjects that are directly relevant to the subject I will be studying at university, subjects like English for Academic Purposes (EAP) I think are really useful. It’s not just about learning English; it teaches you skills to present and tailor your thoughts into a well prepared academic piece of work which is acceptable for university study. Had I not done EAP, I would have bypassed developing the skills used to write a proper report and referencing which leads to academic honesty. I think I was able to learn important methods that I will have use at university. I strongly urge any future INTO students to value EAP.

Have you been given guidance with your university application at INTO Manchester?

UCAS is a really comprehensive way of applying to a university and is the system that is used in the UK. But, there are so many steps to it, you definitely need help with it. My personal tutor and IT lecturer were able to help me with the process at all times and it got done fairly quickly. I’ve received all my offers so I’m happy. I couldn’t have done it without their help.

What accommodation do you live in?

I live in the halls of residence. It’s a high-end accommodation offering with a really nice, quiet environment. I understand that other halls in the UK have problems. But ours doesn’t. You can enjoy peace and quiet, and you’re able to spend quality time there. I would recommend it to people who want a close community around them.

Have you received any help from any non-academic staff in the study centre?

Our first week at INTO was all about getting along with your classmates from all different parts of the word. They arranged all different kinds of activities that really helped us to break the ice and get rid of any awkwardness fairly soon. I think it was really useful. I remember the activities we did, they were all fun and through them I have the friends I hang out with today. It really helps your school life, I guess.

Would you recommend INTO Manchester to future students?

I would, definitely, because every student has different needs and purposes. INTO Manchester accommodates international students’ needs really well, by having staff members who have been around international students their whole careers. Just being around others who have the same need as you, has been really useful and been a success for me.

Guaranteed progression to University

To gain entry to any NCUK university, you must pass all subject modules. You will also need to have a sufficient command of English follow professional advice offered by INTO staff and meet minimum attendance requirements.

Some degree courses will require minimum grades in specific subjects. University admissions staff may also take into account previous academic attainment.

Our Students Placements team will begin working with you from very early on to help you consider what will be the best route for you once you complete your studies with us.

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