The University Centre for Academic English is located in the beautiful Samuel Alexander Building (no 67 on campus map).

Samuel Alexander building

The building named for Samuel Alexander, Professor of Philosophy (1893-1925), was opened in 1919 to accommodate the Faculty of Arts. Now home to the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, it has been extensively refurbished to create modern, open teaching and learning facilities, which complement the building's original neoclassical architecture. 

Our reception area can be found at WG13 (west wing, ground floor).  

The reception area and library for the Open Learning Centre for Languages and Academic English can be found at NLG.6 and NLG.8 (north wing, lower-ground floor).

Please visit our contact page for departmental locations within the building.

Travelling to your accommodation 

Manchester is a major city in the North of England with an international airport and with many places of interest nearby. 

If you’ve booked accommodation through the University Accommodation Office, the easiest way to get to your accommodation from the airport bus/train station is by taxi.

Further information regarding travelling in and round Manchester using public transport can be accessed via the following Greater Manchester travel websites: