INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University teacher and student in class

Teachers at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University

Here to help you

Your INTO teachers are here to help you every step of the way. They all have extensive experience supporting international students in their preparation for university success.

Small class sizes - with an average 1:9 student to teacher ratio - mean you'll always receive high levels of one-to-one contact.

Classes mirror university-style teaching with lectures, practical sessions, seminars, tutorials, supported private study and e-learning so you experience university study from the start.

Progress reports will ensure you remain on track to achieve your academic ambitions. And university-style teaching will give you the best possible start to securing a successful UK university education.

All of our English language courses are accredited by the British Council, and all of our academic programmes are accredited by NCUK. This means you'll receive the highest quality of teaching as you develop your English language and academic skills.

Personal Tutor

At the beginning of your course you will be told who your Personal Tutor is, and you will meet them in your first week.

Your Personal Tutor will:

  • meet with you for tutorials throughout the year
  • help you to settle into the academic community
  • communicate your academic progress and provide you with guidance
  • be available to meet during set office/tutorial hours or by appointment
  • refer you to appropriate sources of academic and/or welfare support when required
INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University teacher profile Andrea Todd

Andrea Todd

Academic Director

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“During your time at INTO you will learn new ways of looking at the world, your studies, and yourself. Studying in an internationally renowned city, you will have a unique experience both inside and outside of the classroom and our dedicated, experienced team is here to support you every step of the way.”

Language and other support

Language advisers are available in the Centre to help students with a low level of English to communicate.

There is also a Chinese Language Support Officer (CLSO) who is dedicated to providing language support to Chinese students.

Other support on offer includes:

  • extra support classes in Maths are provided as a Drop-In Clinic where you will be able to review questions and examples
  • a weekly helpdesk session where you can ask questions and get academic support following lectures and seminars
  • online support
  • revision sessions
  • one-to-one teaching (at an additional cost)


An embedded partnership with MMU

INTO offers a unique, embedded partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University.

All of your teaching and support is aimed at helping you progress to - and succeed at - MMU. 

University link tutors visit INTO each week to offer advice on which courses to apply for. And you'll also get to know the University campus through regular organised visits.

While studying on your INTO pathway programme, you'll utilise MMU's range of outstanding facilities.

For example, if you're studying on the International Foundation in Art and Design programme, you'll spend 75% of your time in your own art studio in MMU's prestigious Manchester School Of Art. You'll get to use all of the facilities available - including metal and wood work equipment, and product design and fashion production areas.

Many of MMU's courses also include placement years in industry. These often include multi-national companies such as IBM, Mercedes, Sony, Intel, and Disney.

INTO Manchester Metropolitan University Reuel Raphael Chen Tzi Jie Tan from Singapore

Reuel from

"Go to classes, enjoy yourself, try not to stress too much,
and everything will be fine!"

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Meet Reuel from Singapore, who completed the International Foundation in Science and Engineering programme at INTO Manchester in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, and is now studying Nutritional Sciences at MMU.

How did INTO help you progress to university?

I was out of the education system for three years, so coming back wasn’t that easy as I had to relearn lots of things and pick up a lot of new information. INTO helped me to do this really well, and all the staff were really patient.

How did the INTO staff support you?

The staff at INTO were really helpful. Whenever I came to them with an enquiry they were fast to reply, and really tried to help me to solve the problem. The teachers were really helpful - whenever I had a question the could meet me after class or schedule a meeting and really go through the question.

What advice would you give to future students?

Everything in Manchester is very accessible by walking or public transport so nothing is too far. There’s a huge Chinatown and other nationalities can find their own foods too. I love coffee, so my favourite area is the Northern Quarter where there are a lot of independent cafes.

Have you made friends with people from other countries?

I have friends from all over including Japan, Hong Kong, Burma and Korea - it’s a huge mix and no-ones from the same country. It’s really interesting.

Why do you love studying in the UK?

I love studying in the UK because I love the independence and the freedom I get here.

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