Nicholls Campus offers courses for school leavers, adults and university level students.
Nicholls Campus offers courses for school leavers, adults and university level students. The campus is home to the Arden School of Theatre, offering degrees in the performing arts as part of UCEN Manchester.
Nicholls Campus will close to students during the summer of 2022.
Why is Nicholls Campus closing?
We are currently investing £140m to upgrade our facilities and to build our brand new City Campus Manchester, just across the road from the Manchester Arena which will open in September 2022.
This investment will provide generations of students with access to state-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities that will mirror the world of work, providing the perfect setting to help prepare them for a future career and in locations that are easy to get to by public transport.
To deliver these new purpose-built facilities, we are rationalising our campus estate and releasing some of our old sites.
What does this mean for my studies?
Courses currently offered at Nicholls Campus will now be delivered at one of our other sites including City Campus Manchester, Openshaw and Shena Simon. These changes give you the best opportunity to make the most of our new facilities and group all our specialist technical courses together in brand new facilities.
Information on where every course will be delivered can be found on the relevant course page when you apply.
Please note that we have written to all existing students and new applicants to inform them of where their courses will be relocated to and to outline the support we will be providing to them as they make the transition.
Ardwick is one-mile South East of Manchester City Centre and close to the city's universities. Substantial rejuvenation of the area has taken place in recent years, most notably with the construction of many facilities for the 2002 Commonwealth Games held nearby in Eastlands.
Nicholls Campus includes an impressive Grade II listed building with its own gardens. There’s a small park within walking distance of the campus and a green space across the road. The nearby Manchester Apollo is a 3,500 capacity live music venue, and is also Grade II listed. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are five minutes away by car.
Did you know?
Celebrated Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell was an Ardwick resident, living with her husband William at 84 Plymouth Grove- a site which is today restored and open to the public.
Bus routes to Nicholls Campus include:
192, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206.
Ardwick train station is close to the campus.