90,000 AND COUNTING – SAY HELLO TO EUROPE’S BIGGEST STUDENT POPULATION
Manchester is one of the most happening cities in Britain, and if you choose to study here, you’ll be in fantastic and very diverse company. It is a positively booming student city, home to two major universities, as well as a group of specialist universities. And while we know nothing dampens a student’s’ spirit more than a lack of cash, you’ll be be pleased to know that student accommodation in Manchester and the cost of living are in line with some of the most affordable in the UK. So with that boxed quickly checked off, here’s a few ways you can waste the rest of your student finance while you live in Manchester and get a great degree!
SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THE BUS…
OK, we are joking of cause, but Manchester is proudly home to the busiest bus route in Europe, that journeys from Fallowfield (where we have some of our best student accommodation in Manchester) into the the city centre. The city is hive of activity, and there is always something going on for everyone. If you’re something of a culture vulture, Manchester is home to numerous art galleries to keep your senses ticking over. The city is also great for movie lovers, and for music lovers, The Manchester Academy and Manchester Apollo regularly host some of the world’s most exciting bands. At the end of the year, if you fancy something to help you celebrate finishing your exams, Parklife, a three-day music festival is a good place to have a blow-out!
A HIVE OF ACTIVITY
Anybody who has visited or lived in Manchester will have attested to the fact that it is is one of their fondest love affairs. Famous mathematician, Alan Turing, who cracked the enigma code during WWII moved and lived there, whilst the infamous Manchester era of music, spawned the likes of the Happy Mondays, the Stone Roses and Oasis. It is a bustling shopping city, with scores of high street, but perhaps the greatest thing about Manchester is its celebration of multiculturalism.
THAT ALL SOUNDS GREAT… BUT WHAT ABOUT THE PUBS
If scouring the city for ‘pound a pint’ nights is more your thing, you certainly wont be disappointed. Students sustain many of the bars and clubs and the student nightlife in Manchester is up with the best in the UK. If, however, you prefer a quiet drink in a trendy bar, you simply can’t go wrong in England’s third biggest city. The quaint and cosmopolitan Northern Quarter is tailor made for hipsters, or you can head down to Oxford Road after leaving the union with your course mates. The fact is, you’re spoiled for choice.
SO THERE IT IS
Manchester is a fantastic place to live and study. The universities are modern and forward-thinking and the city centre is a hub of activity with plenty of part-time job opportunities for students. What more could you possibly need to know!