Our teaching and research portfolio is extensive. As well as undergraduate courses, postgraduate programmes and research degrees we also offer a comprehensive range of short courses to support your career and professional development.
The teaching rooms have been configured to accommodate different teaching styles and the preferred learning styles of different groups. For example, some of the seminar rooms have a cabaret (round tables and chairs) layout to facilitate group discussion whilst others have a Harvard style (horseshoe shape) seating plan to encourage interaction between students and the lecturer.
Our lecture theatres can seat between 70 and 250 people and are designed to be impressive arenas for any presentation – from a guest lecture to our undergraduate students to a conference keynote speech.
When we designed the IT facilities for the building we sought a balance between providing computers for you to use and providing space in which you can use your own. So, in addition to the drop-in IT area and fully-equipped computer labs, there are also laptop counters where there is space to plug in your own laptop or you can walk up and use one of the laptops provided. You can check which IT labs and laptop counters have available computers by logging into the student portal.
Wi-fi coverage extends throughout the building and into the park outside. So it is possible to sit outside with your laptop, reading a journal article you've accessed for free from the University library whilst enjoying a coffee from the café.
The building was designed to create a comfortable, light-filled study environment. Since one of the main construction materials is glass, you will be able to look up from your work and enjoy panoramic views across Manchester or across the building’s two atria.
There are lots of different study spaces to choose from. There are settees and coffee tables where you can discuss group projects, fully-equipped group work areas where you can practice your presentation skills and quieter areas where you have space to lay out your papers and work on essays and assignments.
If you prefer a quiet or silent study environment, you can find this in the Sir Kenneth Green University Library which is next door to the Business School.
The seventh floor is for postgraduate and research students. There is the MBA common room, the PhD suite with PC-equipped hot desks for research students, social learning spaces, and a kitchen bar with vending machine.