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Manchester, the so-called “Capital of the North”, is situated in the south-central part of North West England and has a population of 458 100. It is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom and has a rich history.
Manchester, the so-called “Capital of the North”, is situated in the south-central part of North West England and has a population of 458 100. It is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom and has a rich history.

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Heaton Park
The park is owned by theManchester City Council and issituated about 4 miles north ofthe city centre and provides avast amount of things to seeand do, which will let youcoming back for more. The parkalso contains a animal center, which is open all year round.
The second most visited city in the United Kingdom and has a rich history. It is a centre of arts, media, highereducation and commerce.
Manchester, the so-called “Capital of theNorth”, issituated in the south-central part ofNorth West England and has a population of458 100. It is the second most visited city inthe United Kingdom and has a rich history. It isa centre of arts, media, higher education andcommerce. Since 2002 the city has undergonean urban renaissance and now it is a thrivingand energetic city that offers trendsettingmusic and fashion, friendly local pubs, over 90museums and art galleries, great football,Modern and Victorian architecture.Manchester is one hour ahead ofGreenwich Mean Time and the currency usedis the British Pound. Manchester has a great,reliable public transport system that includestrains, a Metrolink tram system, buses andtaxis. There are free city shuttle buses thatconnect the four main railway stations and busterminals. With all the types of transportavailable to locals and tourist alike, gettingaround Manchester is a breeze.
Manchester has a temperate maritimeclimate with cool summers and mild winters.Summer is from June through August withtemperatures reaching mid 20°C’s. Summerand autumn are the best times of year forvisiting Manchester. and is the best time ofyear to visit this city.
The Victoria University ofManchester was founded asOwens College back in 1851 whileUMIST's roots can be traced back to 1824.
These two great institutes operated inconjunction with each other for more than 100years and initially decided to combine to forma single university on 22 October 2004.
In total, The University of Manchester hasproduced 25 Nobel prize winners such asErnest Rutherford, Professors Andre Geim andKonstantin Novoselov. Ernest Rutherford iswell known for its pioneer research which ledto the splitting of the atom while professors Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov wereawarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010.Many old famous and well known peoplestudies either at UMIST or The VictoriaUniversity of Manchester such as Sir TerryLeahy, the Chief Executive of Tesco, AnnaFord, which is well known as a TV newsreader,comedian Ben Elton, pioneer of flight ArthurWitten-Brown and the famous novelist, Anthony Burgess.
In 1846 John Owens, a Manchester textilemerchant, bequeathed an amount of £96 942.This money's purpose was the founding of ancollege for the education of males and non-sectarian lines. In 1880 the college wasestablished and Royal Charter was granted,which led to the founding of The VictoriaUniversity of Manchester, England's first civicuniversity. As Manchester emerged as the world'sfirst industrial city, businessmen andindustrialist started the Mechanic's Institute tolearn their workers the basic principles ofscience.These universities worked alongside eachother and became a large and active force by1905. In 1955 the UMIST achievedindependent university status and althoughthey work together to the advantage of all,these two institutions merged in October 2004to form The University of Manchester.
Vision for the future
The University of Manchester hasconducted a bold and exciting plan - theManchester 2015 Agenda, to make thisinstitution on of the top 25 universities in theworld. With the merging of the abovementioned institution in October 2004, itpresented a unique opportunity to rethink theidea of modern education and university andprovide a blueprint for the future. This visionwill demand energy, commitment and superbexecution from its leaders.Goals that the institution identified are:ResearchHigher learningSocial responsibilityQuality people A reputation for excellenceQuality managementWorld-class infrastructureEnvironmental sustainabilityInternationally competitive funding
History of the University ofManchester
The University ofManchester was created when The VictoriaUniversity of Manchesterand UMIST combined to form a powerful new force inBritish Higher Education.

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