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University of Manchester Worldwide (UMW) was created in August 2017 to extend our distinctive world leading education to a much wider audience - offering a University of Manchester education to those who are unable to study full time on campus.

As the educational landscape evolves, we are seeing a significant shift in the way that higher education is being delivered, with learning environments becoming increasingly media-rich, interactive and personalised.  Through UMW we are able to develop a much more agile and digitally enhanced approach to learning helping us to meet the needs and expectations of today’s digitally native students.

UMW’s ethos is no barriers, no boundaries and by working collaboratively with the UMW team (made up of expert learning technologists, marketers and advisors), academic colleagues have the opportunity to transform their course content into a variety of high quality multimedia resources. Plus materials developed for off-campus students can be repurposed to enhance the educational experience for students studying here in Manchester. 

UMW gives students the flexibility to study anytime, anywhere. Academic colleagues, with support from UMW, can develop teaching methods and materials designed for the digital age. 

Professor Elaine Ferneley, Director of UMW