Manchester Metropolitan University

A great, modern university, in a great global city, here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, with a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, and make higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

Manchester Met work closely with our city, with business, the community and our academic peers – locally, nationally and internationally – to be inventive and creative, generate great opportunities, and enable their students, colleagues and everyone whose lives they touch to make an impact.

Read more about all the ways Manchester Metropolitan University centres literature through the projects below, through Manchester Writing School and Manchester Poetry Library, the North West’s first Poetry Library.



“Manchester Met’s involvement with City of Literature is central to our contribution to the region as a leading civic institution, and to our commitment to research and education that advances sustainable development through culture. 

As a key creative institution of the city and with our Manchester Poetry Library, the first such library in the North West of England, we’re delighted to have been a part in helping Manchester become a City of Literature.

The designation has raised the profile of our City as a beacon destination for creative industries, cultural tourism and students of the arts and humanities, and established the reputation of its literature ecosystem as an exemplar of creative excellence and inclusivity.”

Malcolm Press CBE, Vice-Chancellor of Manchester Metropolitan University (pictured above)