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Learning Resources

As a student at The Manchester College you have access to a range of learning resources.

Throughout the duration of your course you may be required to use Microsoft Teams to access online lessons, share work and communicate with your tutor.

To help you with Microsoft Teams we've produced some quick and useful guides to get you started:

Watch 'Overview of MS Teams'

Watch 'Accessing Office 365 and MS Teams via Student Hub'

Watch 'Accessing Teams via a web browser and PC app'

Moodle is The Manchester College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE ) . Here you can access resources added by your teacher anytime, anywhere.

Moodle includes:

  • Homework tasks
  • Videos
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Presentations
  • Handouts
  • Revision exercises

To access Moodle:

  1. Go to in an internet browser (Chrome or Firefox are recommended)
  2. Log in using your usual College email address (e.g. and password, you will then see your ‘Dashboard’.
  3. From here, click on the course page you would like to view. To move to other course pages, click on ‘My Courses’ at the top of the screen, or navigate back to the dashboard.

You will automatically be added to the Moodle page of any course you are enrolled on at the college. If, for any reason, you do not see the correct courses on your dashboard, please contact IT services on 0161 674 3333.

You can also access Moodle through StudentHub, your one-stop student portal. Moodle is accessible on all devices with an internet browser and connection. For further guidance and video tutorials visit Moodle.

Your student account is automatically created once your enrolment is made active, you can then log in using the following details:

  • Your college login and email address is created in the following format:
  • The default password for all NEW students is tmc followed by your date of birth in the following format: tmcddmmyyyy

The account will provide you with:

  • Office 365 account -
  • Access to OneDrive including Word, Excel PowerPoint, OneNote and Email
  • Five free copies of Microsoft Office

Need help logging in? Contact the IT Service Desk on 0161 674 3333, or email

Your library is here to help you get the most from your studies by offering you a range of support and services.

You'll find libraries on the following campuses: Harpurhey, Openshaw, Shena Simon, Wythenshawe and City Campus Manchester. 

Our library support and services include:

  • Resources - Such as ebooks, journals, textbooks and databases to support your course. All our resources are easily searched by our one stop discovery service. 

  • Study skills help – Support online and face-to-face on topics such as essay writing, referencing and research skills.  

  • Subject guides – Each course has a specified subject guide available on our library website: Subject Guides - TMC - TMC Library at The Manchester College. Here you can find direct links to reading lists, eBooks, and a variety of online resources, tailored to your subject requirements.

  • Basic IT support - Assistance with logging in, changing password, support using Teams, Excel and Word, printing and much more.

  • Study spaces - Access to spaces including PCs, laptops, wellbeing areas to relax and take a break from study. 

  • READING CHALLENGE: If you enjoy reading, or want to push yourself to read more, be sure to sign up for our reading challenge. Review 7 books over the academic year to win multiple prizes, including a FREE STARBUCKS VOUCHER. Come to the library to sign up and collect your reading journal!

  • Stationery supplies 

Get in touch

There are lots of ways to get in touch with us.

Visit us: Come in to speak to us in the library at your campus during our opening hours. 

Email us: Email us at 

Chat with us online: Use the chat box facility on our website 

Call us: Ring the helpline on 0161 6741021, or call using Teams 1021. 

We are here to help you, and even if we cannot solve your issue, we will make sure we find you someone who can. 

If you think there is anything else you think we should have to support you, please let us know. 

We look forward to seeing you in one of our libraries soon!