Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), often referred to as 'Man Met', is a British university located in North West England, and was established in 1970 as 'Manchester Polytechnic', but gained University Status in 1992. Its headquarters and central campus are in the city of Manchester, and there are additional facilities in the county of Cheshire. The university has its roots in the Manchester Mechanics' Institution (1824) and the Manchester School of Design (1838). It is the fifth largest university in the United Kingdom in terms of student numbers.
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