Your College username is a six digit number that is located on your ID badge. This number can be located below the barcode.
If you've never logged into the College before your default password is 'Mac' followed by your date of birth in the format DD/MM/YYYY. For example Mac22/07/1996
If you still are unable to access your account your teacher can change it for you or you can visit the IT helpdesk located in the Learning Resource Centre.
The IT department cannot change student passwords over the telephone.
Bus Route Info
Macclesfield College provides a subsidised bus service for full-time 16-18 year old students at a current cost of £210 per academic year (2014/14 cost).
There are 2 different options available depending on where you live:
1. College Service
Disley/ Poynton/ Adlington/ Bollington
Knutsford/ Alderley Edge
Stockport/ Cheadle /Bramhall/ Hazel Grove
2. Public Service (eg Arriva)
Restricted, subsidy is by application only
Please note that where a contract service exists for your home area, this is the only service that the college will subsidise for you. No support is provided for students living within 3 miles of the College.
All transport information is correct for September 2014-July 2014 at the time of producing, however, routes and pick-up points may be reassessed at any time for operational and efficiency requirements.
Each student is required to pay only £210 per academic year for their bus pass (£120 for Autumn term and £90 for Spring Term, Summer Term free). A minimum of £120 is required in September prior to the pass being released.
PLEASE NOTE: Payment does not guarantee the right to travel - it is the student's responsibility to apply for a pass. If the student does not have a valid pass they will not be permitted to travel.
Please follow the link below for full details on the College transport provision:
For Pearson HNC and HND qualifications and our Admissions Policy please see the College Policies on the main College website.
External Examiners Reports
Every year the awarding body appoints an External Examiner/Standards Verifier for each course who ensures your qualification meets their requirements. They discuss the report with the College and send a copy for us to share it with you. We use these reports to continually improve our courses and your experience.
The report for each course is linked below, where available:
The College is taking part in a QAA HE Review with the QAA Review team visiting College during the weeks of April 27th 2015 and June 13th 2016. Your views on the College, your course, what you enjoy and what you would like us to improve are important to us.
During the week beginning June 13th 2016 you may be invited to meet the HE Reviewers who will ask about your experience at Macclesfield College. You will be with other HE students so don't worry about it, your tutors will keep you informed of the meetings.
My role as your Lead Student Rep was to produce a Student Written Submission about what it is like studying for a Higher Education course at Macclesfield College.
I gathered your views through meetings and Survey Monkey questionnaires and have now written the report and sent it to the QAA on your behalf, you can read it here.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact me or your tutor, or ask at reception to speak to Pam Abbotson (the College HE Manager).
If you need help logging onto your MMU student account please pop into the LRC at College.
The National Student Survey
Towards the end of your course you may contacted by The National Student Survey, for more information see www.thestudentsurvey.com
Lead Student Representative
I'm Steph Beaden, your lead student representative. I have been at Macclesfield College for 4 years now, I completed a BTEC Level 3 in Business, Management & Marketing and then moved onto the Foundation Degree in Business & Management, which I am now in my 2nd year of.
I am here to support you, so if you ever need any help or advice please don't hesitate to contact me on
Careers & University Top Up advice
Access career and university information in the LRC, ask at the desk for guidance.
Book an appointment with our Careers Advisor at the main reception on the ground floor for university and career guidance.
Speak to your Programme Leader/tutor about Top Up opportunities (you will probably have to apply through UCAS so don't leave it too late, see www.ucas.com)