The capital of the North; a student's view of living and loving Manchester

  • Notable Residents

    (past & present)

    Norman Foster (Architect)
    Danny Boyle (Producer)
    Liam & Noel Gallagher (Musicians)

  • Population: 503,127

    • About Manchester

      Very few students thinking about coming to Manchester will not know what it’s about, but just in case, we’ll give you the lowdown.

      A city of significant importance in learning (the universities are massively successful and successfully massive) the city is maybe the definition of a perfect student playground. Whilst not the cheapest city by far, it’s not in London’s league for student loan-sapping and there are plenty of deals and discounts to feed the thousands of students that call it home. 

      If you fancy a drop of culture - the numerous theatres (more per head than anywhere in Europe), cinemas (independent and multi-screen mega-plexes) museums, galleries and pretty much anything else you can pin the ‘culture’ tag on - will quench the thirst. Talking of thirst, an uncountable and insurmountable amount of pubs, cafe bars and drinking venues spread across the city serving in normally friendly atmospheres. 

      Clubbing here can’t really be summed up; venues stay open ‘til unthinkable hours and places to be seen and DJs to hear vary depending on the night, musical taste and whether you’re in the know enough to hear about them. The Britpop and Madchester scenes were born out of Manchester, and the city is again at the forefront of the music scene. Venues from the very big to very small play host to established and emerging bands in almost any musical niche, and in particular the Northern Quarter caters for those with eclectic tastes and bohemian hearts. 

      A healthy devotion to sport and competition fuels the city rivalry between football clubs, and the competitive spirit is carried on with the universities. The University of Manchester is a seriously big hitter - proclaimed birthplace of the nuclear age and calling over twenty Nobel Prize winners its own.

      Quote from Eric Cantona "I feel close to the rebelliousness and vigour of the youth here. Perhaps time will separate us, but nobody can deny that here, behind the windows of Manchester, there is an insane love of football, of celebration and of music"

      Points of Interest

      Map Key

      • City Centre
      • The University of Manchester
      • The Manchester Metropolitan University
      • Royal Northern College of Music


      Student Accomodation in Manchester

      Nearby Universities

      Interesting Facts

      • Manchester's most famous invention is the world's first computer. In 1947 Tom Kilburn and Sir Frederick Williams produced 'Baby', the world's first stored-program computer

      • Manchester outranked London being named the 51st best place in the world to live The Global Liveability Survey was complied by the Economist Intelligence Unit

      • A recent study calculated that over 200 languages are spoken across the city every day – it appears people from all over the world want to be in Manchester.