Victoria University (UK)

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This page is about the British Victoria University. For other universities with 'Victoria' in their name, see Victoria University (disambiguation).

Victoria University was a federal university with sites in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds in the United Kingdom.

The University was formed when Owen's College in Manchester was granted a royal charter in 1880. University College Liverpool joined the University in 1884, followed by the Yorkshire College (in Leeds) in 1887.

However, the desires of Manchester and Liverpool to become independent city universities meant that the Victoria University was short-lived. Liverpool left the university in 1903 to become the University of Liverpool; Leeds, who didn't really want to leave, were granted their own royal charter in 1904 and became the University of Leeds and Manchester, the only remaining site, was renamed the Victoria University of Manchester.

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