Shena Simon Campus Manchester

Shena Simon Campus

Shena Simon Campus is a vibrant campus the heart of Manchester and is located close to Manchester Piccadilly.

The campus is on the doorstep of Greater Manchester’s business hub, giving you an unrivalled opportunity to gain an authentic experience of the business world while you study.

The central location of the campus places students closer to both our employer partners and potential future employers, improving accessibility to the work experience and industry placements they will undertake while completing their course.

In September 2025 we will open brand new facilities for students in our Industry Excellence Academies for Business & Professional and Science in a new four story building next door to City Campus Manchester, therefore our Shena Simon Campus will close in September 2025.


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Shena Simon recently underwent improvement works to align teaching spaces more closely with the professional environments that students will work in when they start their career. These facilities will provide students with access to everything they will see once they enter the workforce, giving students the best possible chance to prepare for a future career.

The campus has a range of facilities that will help give students a great college experience, including a spacious open plan Library with access to IT facilities and plenty of social spaces to catch-up with friends.

Subject Areas

Shena Simon is home to many of our Industry Excellence Academies.

The following subject areas are also available to study at Shena Simon:

ESOL, English & Maths Humanities and Social Science Teacher Education Our courses

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Shena Simon Campus
Whitworth Street
M1 3HB

Reception opening times

Monday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Tuesday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Wednesday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Thursday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Friday: 8.30am-5.00pm

Shena Simon Campus is located in the heart of the city centre, adjacent to Manchester’s Gay Village! Market Street is also a short walk away, Manchester’s busiest shopping street, home to Primark and Debenhams. The Northern Quarter is nearby, a neighbourhood of relatively bohemian culture with a mix of vintage and creative industries. One thing is for sure, you’ll never go hungry with a plethora of coffee shops and delis nearby when you’re feeling peckish.

Whitworth Gardens, also known as Sackville Park, is a leafy urban oasis next to the campus. Transport links are abundant as the campus is situated near Piccadilly, Manchester’s main transport hub, where you can travel all across the country.

Did you know?
The statue of Alan Turing in Sackville Park has the inscription ‘IEKYF ROMSI ADXUO KVKZC GUBJ’ which is ‘Founder of Computer Science’ as it would be encoded by an Enigma machine.

Bus routes
Shena Simon Campus is close to the Piccadilly bus station, so can be reached from all bus routes into the city centre.

Shena Simon Campus is close to the Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink (tram) stop.

Oxford Road and Piccadilly train stations are a few minutes' walk from the campus.

Parking is very limited but there is an NCP car park nearby and several pay and display parking bays.