In January 1977, Hollings College became a Faculty of Manchester Polytechnic (as it was then known), offering a wide range of industrially-based courses in clothing, food manufacture and hotel catering.
This prospectus was produced by the Manchester Polytechnic Publication Unit for that year.
The introductory text reads:
Being within a much larger student complex there are greater opportunities for both educational and social fulfilment. Facilities on the Hollings site have been further extended by a greater central provision including student recreation and welfare, student counselling, library, computers and accommodation services. Thus Hollings offers the benefits of a small, friendly, personalised atmosphere together with resources found only within the biggest educational complex in Europe.