StudentsStudents are attracted to the College by its unique mix of high quality teaching, personal support and its flexible approach.
50% of Abbey College Manchester students come from Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire. Some do travel in each day from further afield.
The college also has Tier 4 Sponsor Status with the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration (UKVI), which enables us to offer our courses to international students.
We currently have students from around 25 different countries such as Nigeria, Angola, United States, Vietnam, Malaysia, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Spain and Portugal.
The mix of domestic and international students creates a very cosmopolitan atmosphere and the relative smallness of the college promotes a strong community feeling among students and staff.
“Students have a very positive attitude to learning. Their behaviour in lessons is exemplary. They settle diligently to their work and are highly motivated. They are enthusiastic, keen to do well and eager to be challenged. Willing to contribute and prepared to think for themselves, they readily ask and answer questions. They cooperate very well in group work and listen appreciatively to each other’s views.
The students contribute to the society of the college by the respectful way in which they treat each other, the staff and the facilities. The college is a model of harmonious inter-racial relations”.
Independent Schools Inspection Report (ISI, February 2011)