Why Choose Manchester for Your Studies?
Manchester is a Piccadilly Grand, great choice for students who love big cities and fast-paced lifestyles. With 2,2 million inhabitants, the Greater Manchester Urban Area is one of the UK’s largest and as such boasts a vibrant, multicultural feel.
You can choose between attending the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, or the Royal Northern College of Music that have a huge combined student population. The institutions are located around Oxford Road in the city’s south side with some campuses elsewhere.
With a diverse offering of study programmes among the three establishments, in Manchester you could be studying anything from the Humanities to Engineering to Classical Music.
Let’s see where else Manchester’s appeal lies. Is it the buzzing modern city centre, the nightlife or cultural scene? Well, to be fair it’s a bit of everything!
In a city as big as the North Western pearl, and with as big a student population, you would expect nightlife to be very upbeat, and you’re very right. Unsuprisingly, Manchester has been the cradle of many a well known British band: The Smiths, Joy Division, Oasis, Doves and more that have since inspired more recent musicians. For live music head to places like Band on the Wall, the Ruby Lounge, and the Factory.
For more mainstream bar and club nights, Oxford Road, Fallowville, the Northern Quarter, and Deansgate Locks are your best bets. Many will offer student discounts on certain nights of the week. Some of the biggest club names are Bijou where you can often spot footballers, Sakura a favourite among students, and Mint Lounge a classic among the city’s clubs.
Manchester is also home to a fun and friendly Gay Village, situated the old cobbled Canal Street.
If you spend your first year living in halls, and if you hang around campus often enough, you’ll find you’re never short of a flyer or two advertising the best student deals in town.