Knowledge at your fingertips

From being taught by academics at the forefront of pioneering research to mindfulness and magical study spots, hear from Tori Wolkind, MBChB Medicine (intercalating Biomedical Sciences) about what it's like to learn at Manchester.

I’m lucky enough to be lectured by academics who are involved in the forefront of medical research. The buildings on campus house so much exciting and pioneering research. Not only do I benefit by learning from the very academics doing this work, I also feel greatly inspired and proud to be part of such a highly regarded University.


As a medical student, my favourite place to study is the Stopford Building, which was my base for my first two years of University. The building has a library which is equipped with all the necessary medical textbooks, as well as study rooms for essential group work to take place in. Then there’s the Main Library and the modern Alan Gilbert Learning Commons on campus.

A magical place to study

It’s just a short trip to the University’s John Rylands Research Institute and Library, a magical place to study. I feel very privileged to be able to work in this acclaimed neo-Gothic building – which has the added benefit of being in the heart of the bustling Deansgate area.

There are so many spaces, offering different working environments. Try out as many as possible and see what suits you. While the libraries are filled with books, they also offer an abundance of online resources. Beyond that, Manchester offers study support ranging from academic writing workshops to mindfulness sessions and everything in between.