The Alan Gilbert building

Finally, the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons opened its doors to students and as they came trudging in, wet and windswept, it was clear that this visionary building immediately inspired them. Honouring the University’s late inaugural president and vice-chancellor, this building’s ‘distinctly Manchester’ design is reflected throughout. Names of contributors are forever engraved into the floor Continue Reading

Nobel prize city

In 2010 Professor Andre Geim and his protégé Professor Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize in physics for their discovery of the ‘wonder material’ twodimensional graphine. Their achievement means that the University of Manchester now boasts more Nobel Laureates on its current academic staff than any other UK institution. At four, we have now accomplished Continue Reading