The UA92 campus will officially open its doors to students in September 2019. It’s going to be a stunning space, with everything our students and staff need right on your doorstep, set up to help you feel at home from day one.
The campus is well-connected. It is only a short tram ride from central Manchester and it is well served by other public transport links and the motorway network.
Our campus will be minutes from Manchester United’s Theatre of Dreams, and we’re right next to the Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
The Greater Manchester borough of Trafford is one of the most economically competitive areas in the North of England. Located within easy reach of Manchester City Centre, it has a broad and strong economic climate, with over 11,000 businesses. What’s more, Media City is just on the doorstep.
Trafford is home to some fantastic local facilities. As a borough, it is committed to improving physical activity levels and has recently pledged in excess of £24m to build new leisure facilities. This will see Trafford become a national beacon for education, sport and leisure.
Trafford and the surrounding areas have some of the highest-performing schools in the country, plus a well-established general further education college. So, we won’t be short of local talent to attract!
You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to arts and culture, with a host of art galleries and museums as well as the iconic Central and John Rylands libraries. Be inspired by artists, enjoy artefacts from around the globe and understand the rich history of a city that grew out of industrial innovation. HOME, a centre for art, theatre and film is a couple of tram stops away and for something closer, you may choose to get involved with the community-led Stretford Public Hall – a multi-purpose venue offering arts, music and wellbeing activities.
Manchester is renowned for its style and shopping. Choose to shop in the city centre or the impressive Trafford Centre – the UK’s second largest indoor centre, just a 15 minute drive from the campus. The vibrant Northern Quarter offers cool boutiques, design studios and locally crafted ceramics and jewellery, with new coffee shops and bars opening all the time. Away from the city and a stone’s throw from the campus is the village-like and bohemian Chorlton, offering quirky independent shops and cafes.
Treat your taste buds to every culinary delight imaginable. Try Ethiopian food for under £10 or Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese as it should be in Chinatown. Go veggie with a splash of yoga on the side at the Buddhist Centre’s Earth Cafe, or tuck into the king of grilled cheese at Northern Soul. Locally, you could try out Altrincham Market, famed for its market-style cuisine and crafts, Cafe Football or even hop on a tram to MediaCityUK for a variety of great food alongside live music, theatre and entertainment.
There’s no denying that Manchester and Old Trafford are entrenched in sporting greatness. Home to two Premier League football teams and world-class sporting venues in the shape of Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground – located close to the campus. For those looking to keep active, there will be leisure facilities available on-site and not forgetting the National Cycling Centre, just across the city. So if you support City or United, love cricket or rugby, want to play or cheer on your team, we’re a city of sporting legends!
You may think Manchester is where it’s all happening, but don’t overlook Trafford. Music fans might be interested to know that Joy Division, The Smiths and The Stone Roses have all called Trafford their home. There’s lots to see and do with a cinema and adventure golf – to a name but a few - close by at the Trafford Centre, along with plenty of green space for lovers of the great outdoors. Trafford is an increasingly popular area to live thanks to its fantastic community feel, proximity to Manchester city centre and excellent transport links.
Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester’s rail gateway to the rest of the UK, is just over a 10-minute drive from campus. With links to the north and east, Manchester Victoria and other stations are also only a short distance away. For train information and to book tickets, visit Virgin Trains, CrossCountry or National Rail Enquiries.
The Metrolink runs to Old Trafford station, located on Warwick Road, approximately 100 metres from campus. Find times, routes and more information on the Metrolink website.
UA92 is well-linked to several bus routes, including the 278 and the X50 from Manchester city centre. Please visit www.tfgm.com for the latest timetables and route details.
If you’re travelling by car using sat nav or Google Maps, use postcode M16 0PU. We offer free visitor parking onsite.