Amazing city with lots to do, hard to get bored in Manchester

By member946421 On 5th March 20

Study in Manchester

Manchester’s places of study are Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester and the University of Salford.

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The University Of Manchester

The University of Manchester is a public research university and is part of the Russell Group of universities. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 40,250 students are enrolled at The University of Manchester.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan is one of the UK's most applied-to universities, offering a wide variety of courses and professional accreditations to ensure that students learning can be applied to their chosen career. The University has a community of over 38,000 current students and more than 280,000 alumni. There are five different faculties within the University: Business and Law; Arts and Humanities; Education, Health, Psychology and Social Care and Science and Engineering.

 

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University of Salford

The University of Salford is a public university situated 1 mile outside the city centre. Its reputation for teaching has been recognised with a Bronze rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework. 20,815 students are enrolled at the University of Salford.

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Manchester Student Life

Manchester has the biggest student population outside of London, so if you turn up here you know you’ll be well catered for. It’s a vibrant and energetic city with so much on offer when you need that well-earned time off from studies.

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member1148877
31st May 2020

Very affordable…

Very affordable and there is lots to do.

EdwardHight
9th March 2020

 Imagine London but cheaper…

Its Manchester..... Imagine London but cheaper... Pints are £1.50 and there's a club for everyone. You can get an all you can eat Chinese for £4. You just have to know where to look
 

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2nd Feb 2020

It’s quite expensive to live here…

It’s quite expensive to live here but you just have to budget for example; shop at Lidl / Aldi as opposed to Asda and go out on student nights and not on a Saturday where clubs are charging extortionate prices.

Bethany Mae
11th January 20

Public transport is so cheap here…

Public transport is so cheap here, and getting a student bus pass saves you hundreds.
 

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Public Transport

Manchester has excellent local, national and international transport links. Getting around the city itself is easy by foot and bike as well as having a comprehensive bus, tram and rail network. To get further afield there are great connections by road and rail to the rest of the UK; you can be in London within 2 hours by train. There is also Manchester Airport, that flies to over 200 destinations: perfect if you fancy a European mini-break!

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29th January 20

Northern quarter is my favorite area…

Northern quarter is my favorite area with all the vintage shops and hipster food places. Arndales is nice for general shopping, but quite busy in the weekends.

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13th December 19

Wide range of stores…

Shopping their is a wide range of stores all of which are situated in close proximity of each other and their Christmas markets are lush!

Peter
16th November 19

Shopping is great…

Shopping is great with places such as Trafford centre, arndale and market street.

member107654
26th April 15

The shopping facilities in Manchester are amazing…

The shopping facilities in Manchester are amazing, thr Arndale and market street are fantastic for high street shopping and then there is spinning fields, king street etc for more high end shopping. You also have easy access to the Trafford centre and the buses run really regularly to and from there so there is so many opportunities to shop

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Sports fans

Manchester has loads of sports grounds all within close proximity of one another. You can watch a variety of sporting events including football, cricket and track and motocross cycling. If you’re more of a participant than a spectator, get involved in the Great Manchester Run.

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Peak District

 From Manchester, you have easy access. Perfect if you’re the outdoors type, or if you need to entertain the parents when they come to visit. 

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Canal Street

An area for the LGBT scene, and stick around in the summer for Manchester Pride. Manchester is home to one of the UK’s largest LGBT communities so there will be plenty of ways to get involved.

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The Printworks

A good first port of call for entertainment. Boasting food, drink, films, gigs, clubs and bars and even a gym – it has pretty much everything you’ll need.

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Festivals

Manchester has an impressive amount of festivals thanks to its cosmopolitan and creative energy. Whether you are in to dance music, literature, food and drink or films you’ll find a festival that’s right up your street.

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Curry Mile

One Manchester experience you are certainly not to miss is a visit (or several) to the Curry Mile on Wilmslow Road. Round up your mates and see who can stomach the hottest dish.

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Bus

The Oxford Road Link bus connects the University of Manchester campuses with the city centre, and it’s free if you live on certain campuses.

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Chinatown

Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the biggest outside of China itself. It’s a must for a meal out or just some more interesting shopping. Head to International Buffet & Restaurant on Nicholas Street for an all-you-can-eat buffet and Buy One Get One Free on drinks.

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Theatre

The Royal Exchange Theatre is well worth a visit at some point, and if you think you can’t afford tickets, think again – as a student, if you book on the day of a performance you can get tickets for just £10. Even better, you can nab one for a fiver on Mondays and possibly even free on a Friday if you call up at 12 pm!

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Market

Head down to the awesome Piccadilly Gardens on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. You can visit the street food stalls for a quality lunch and then stock up on fruit and veg for the week.

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River Street Tower 4.7 /5

First of all, the location of the apartment is very convenient, close to supermarkets and restaurants. Secondly, the price is very cost-effective in ...

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Park View 4.38 /5

All the staff are very friendly and helpful, Helen the manager will always go out of her way to help with any issues or concerns, the two Maintenence ...

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Saint Anselm Hall 4.18 /5

St Anselm Hall is far more than a place to sleep. The hall provides a unique communal experience which, in turn, feeds into strong pastoral provision....

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Birley 4.14 /5

By far the best halls in Manchester, clean, modern, friendly people, great location. Would love to do it all again...

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Hulme Hall 3.97 /5

I lived in Hulme in my first year and had a great time - was really social with the victoria park bar by the dining hall....

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Denmark Road 3.96 /5

One of the nicest accommodations that Manchester has and really good value for money when you look at different universities' prices. Really good loca...

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Oak House 3.77 /5

If I could still be living here permanently I would it's better than a 5 star hotel x...

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Woolton Hall 3.76 /5

Coming to Woolton wasn't my first choice however I'm so glad I got it! I've met the most amazing friends, unlike most halls the floors aren't shut off...

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Richmond Park 3.69 /5

really nice rooms and the en suite is nice to have. The kitchens are really good. However, the social aspect is not as exciting as oak house or Owens ...

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Cambridge 3.65 /5

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member1356953
27th April 2021

A great city to live...

A great city to live in full of risks and places to make unforgettable experiences. It's like london, but less fancy and more affordable. 10/10 read more

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19th April 2021

Manchester is the best...

Manchester is the best place to be for a student. Although it’s a big city things are still close enough together so that you can get around easily, there’s loads of public transport and there’s loads and loads of bars and restaurants. There is definitely something for everyone as there are lots of student bars as well as high end bars and restaurants so you would definitely find something that suits you. read more

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15th April 2021

A bit pricy living cost...

A bit pricy living cost and decent city read more

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15th April 2021

Yeah I like Manchester...

Yeah I like Manchester it’s a decent gaff read more

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member656126
13th April 2021

Manchester is a good...

Manchester is a good place to live because the housing price is not very high and the city is not big. It nears to Leeds Liverpool and other famous cities in uk . There are lot of restaurants and shops . read more

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member856070
12th April 2021

Great city, loads of...

Great city, loads of restaurants, bars, parks.... Would recommend living in Withington or Didsbury, avoid Fallowfield at all costs if you don't want to get robbed/broken into, assaulted read more

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4th April 2021

Good city but needs a...

Good city but needs a bit more to do read more

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member1255827
1st April 2021

So Manchester actually...

So Manchester actually looks a little industrialized, but I can promise that the life here is super convenient. The city center has big malls and plenty of choice of supermarkets. Also the Chinese elements here can make Chinese students feel like home, so it’s nice, no need to hesitate whether to live here! read more

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29th March 2021

Manchester is a very...

Manchester is a very fun city. Lots to do like shopping and site seeing. Locals very polite and nights out are the one read more

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21st March 2021

Couldn't fault Manchester...

Couldn't fault Manchester as a city itself. It's bursting with life, has fantastic transport links, and numerous places to eat out. All very affordable too. read more

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21st March 2021

Been in Manchester all...

Been in Manchester all my life, bored of it now. It's just alright meh. read more

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10th March 2021

a nice city in the north,...

a nice city in the north, quite cheap if compared to London read more

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9th March 2021

An amazing student city...

An amazing student city with so many things to offer. Manchester is among the best student cities in Europe. read more

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member455021
8th March 2021

Such an amazing city

Such an amazing city read more

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member754978
5th March 2021

Nice city, lots of things...

Nice city, lots of things to do read more

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5th March 2021

Good Service

Good Service read more

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member1154782
1st March 2021

A fantastic student city...

A fantastic student city offering a diversity of choices. read more

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1st March 2021

Rusholme is generally...

Rusholme is generally a more expensive area, being close to the city. But there is some affordable student accommodation in the area. Satisfy your food cravings in Curry Mile. read more

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member1154734
27th February 2021

good and nice city

good and nice city read more

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member853858
3rd February 2021

I think it is dangerous...

I think it is dangerous at night. read more

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member453777
29th January 2021

A great place to live....

A great place to live. Would recommend read more

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26th January 2021

Haven’t been able to...

Haven’t been able to have much experience read more

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24th January 2021

Manchester’s amazing....

Manchester’s amazing. Got a wide range of shops, clubs and pubs for everyone’s taste and has a very friendly atmosphere read more

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member853455
13th January 2021

Lots of nice restaurants,...

Lots of nice restaurants, shops & good transport read more

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member953383
11th January 2021

Plenty of buses taking...

Plenty of buses taking you directly to town centre or a 30 minute walk from uni campus Plenty of things to do read more

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member1253334
7th January 2021

Lovely place to live

Lovely place to live read more

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member953318
6th January 2021

Good for nights out

Good for nights out read more

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member1353199
21st December 2020

0161 to the world & back!...

0161 to the world & back! Manchester has my heart and will be the best city in the UK read more

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10th December 2020

Manchester's an amazing...

Manchester's an amazing city, so much going on 24/7, loads of different activities/events and something for everyone. Hundreds of independent restaurants/bars etc you'll never run out of things to do and a very unique city read more

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10th December 2020

Manchester is a great...

Manchester is a great city with so much to do, but it’s not so big it’s daunting! read more

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10th December 2020

River street tower offers...

River street tower offers students a comfortable stay in a shared accommodation facility. With 24 hour security.It is perfect for residents. read more

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10th December 2020

always be home, but god...

always be home, but god i hate this place read more

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member1153050
10th December 2020

Manchester is one of...

Manchester is one of the best cities to live in or study at, everything is so vibrant and fun! You'll always have something to do within the city and things are affordable for students. Shopping is amazing and there are so many fppd places to choose from. read more

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10th December 2020

just a big city

just a big city read more

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member1052997
8th December 2020

Fairly average experience...

Fairly average experience Manchester has a lot to offer read more

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27th November 2020

public transport is great-...

public transport is great- buses running throughout the night read more

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15th November 2020

Good transport links...

Good transport links to the rest of the country. I find the food options not as diverse as London, and there are far too few genuine restaurants. Most of the popular Northern Quarter restaurants are just glorified bars that serve burgers, chicken and chips, not exactly ground breaking. There are a few gems, like Northern Soul Grilled Cheese, Pasta Factory, Noi Quattro, and The Hip Hop Chip Shop. The nights out are good, with the bars of NQ, Warehouse Project and the GAY village open till 6am, there's something for everyone. read more

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15th November 2020

Manchester is such a...

Manchester is such a great city read more

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12th November 2020

Manchester as a city...

Manchester as a city is fun, vibrant and really diverse. A must see place if you want a real Northern experience! read more

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10th November 2020

so much to do here

so much to do here read more

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member451625
18th October 2020

You get what you pay...

You get what you pay for in terms of housing, we pay around £850 a month(not including bills) for a nice 2 bed apartment fairly far from the uni. Fallowfield is the cheapest place to live but people get broken into(at least 2 or 3 a day that I see on facebook). Landlords here definitely take advantage of naive students, know your rights! Shops range from Aldi/Lidl to Sainsburies in the student areas, suiting every budget. Eating out is amazing in Manchester. From meaty places to eco veggie vegan eateries, you really can find it all. Nights out are okay, but expensive from what I hear. Surprisingly few shops for such a large town but the northern quarter has some nice little indie places. Public transport is amazing, the "magic bus" service runs constantly and I've never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus from the uni campus! read more

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21st August 2020

Love manchester, so glad...

Love manchester, so glad I moved here everything you could need worthing travelling distance. read more

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13th August 2020
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13th August 2020

Nice city to live in...

Nice city to live in for young people read more

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10th August 2020

Manchester is grim tbf

Manchester is grim tbf read more

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5th August 2020

Manchester is very cheap,...

Manchester is very cheap, decent nightlife if you care about that. Lots of students but also lots of non-students so you don't feel like you're in a bubble. read more

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21st July 2020

Great city for studends...

Great city for studends since you have a nice social scheme. The city center could be bigger but it has a really active night life. It gives you the impression that is basically a student city. The transport is great both to go to fallowfield as to go to the city center (although sometimes depending on the traffic it can take up a lot of time). There are buses all night long so there is no problem when coming back from a night out. read more

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8th July 2020

It's where I live and...

It's where I live and love it. OU is distant learning. read more

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30th June 2020
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13th June 2020

Manchester isn’t what...

Manchester isn’t what it used to be I feel. The particular night life I enjoy is lost to the commercialised and artificial feel of the city. However there are some absolute gems keeping the DIY aspect of Manchester alive such as Yes, Gorilla, The Castle Hotel, Rose and Monkey, HOME Cinema, Gullivers and The Lass O’ Gowrie. read more

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9th June 2020

good and helpful.

good and helpful. read more

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8th June 2020
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2nd June 2020

Not reviewing the university,...

Not reviewing the university, just the accommodation at MSV South, which is appalling read more

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31st May 2020

Very affordable and there...

Very affordable and there is lots to do. Everyone is friendly and welcoming read more

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15th May 2020

Fantastic

Fantastic read more

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12th May 2020

Party place but so expensive

Party place but so expensive read more

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22nd April 2020

Refund your tenants (vita...

Refund your tenants (vita student) during global pandemic like United Students, Liberty,Msv and IQ. If you continue to do ignore our requests ... we are gathering students to boycott this read more

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17th April 2020

Love the city way too...

Love the city way too much. Student friendly read more

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15th April 2020

Manchester is a great...

Manchester is a great city to live in read more

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2nd April 2020

A great city without...

A great city without the London Prices read more

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16th March 2020

it is cool. people really...

it is cool. people really love it here. if you are caucasian this is the place for you, otherwise it still is but only with the right friends read more

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9th March 2020

Its Manchester..... Imagine...

Its Manchester..... Imagine London but cheaper... Pints are £1.50 and there's a club for everyone. You can get an all you can eat Chinese for £4. You just have to know where to look read more

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5th March 2020

Amazing city with lots...

Amazing city with lots to do, hard to get bored in Manchester read more

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4th March 2020

1110/10 would recommend

1110/10 would recommend read more

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3rd March 2020

It’s so easy to get around...

It’s so easy to get around and cheap as well if you have a bus pass. There are also cheap supermarkets all around the city. read more

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28th February 2020

All quite easy enough...

All quite easy enough to get to read more

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28th February 2020

Manchester is a well...

Manchester is a well rounded city when it comes to its provsions. As I live at home, the cost of living is lower than the average student but is catered for by student discounts on travel and in certain shops/restaurants. As the campus is in the city centre there isnt a shortage of shopping places for food, clothes or miscellaneous read more

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28th February 2020

Manchester is a well...

Manchester is a well rounded city when it comes to its provsions. As I live at home, the cost of living is lower than the average student but is catered for by student discounts on travel and in certain shops/restaurants. As the campus is in the city centre there isnt a shortage of shopping places for food, clothes or miscellaneous read more

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19th February 2020

Love Manchester

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19th February 2020

I got a bus pass which...

I got a bus pass which saves a lot of money. The student accommodation can be good for your money too as I have an en suite for £120 a week and the night life is great. read more

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17th February 2020

Best night out

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8th February 2020

Manchester is a great...

Manchester is a great city. You can find anything in affordable prices. Public transport is nice and organised. read more

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@RandomRoger
5th February 2020

The 142 will take you...

The 142 will take you to factory every Monday so don't worry. read more

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member545161
2nd February 2020

It’s quite expensive...

It’s quite expensive to live here but you just have to budget for example; shop at Lidl / Aldi as opposed to Asda and go out on student nights and not on a Saturday where clubs are charging extortionate prices. read more

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29th January 2020

Manchester is a great...

Manchester is a great city to live in. Lots of stuff to do and always something happening. Northern quarter is my favorite area with all the vintage shops and hipster food places. Arndales is nice for general shopping, but quite busy in the weekends. Good biking facilities. University isnt that far from the centre and buses come every 10 minutes. Loved living there. read more

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28th January 2020

Best public transport....

Best public transport. Frequent buses so never have to wait around. Nights out are amazing and something for everyone - every night of the week. Great variety of restaurants both in city centre and around other student areas. Rent is expensive but the experience of living in Manchester is worth it. read more

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27th January 2020

Accommodation is considerably...

Accommodation is considerably higher than many other cities in the north of England, despite this it has rife opportunity and a great city of your into music and sport. read more

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21st January 2020

Public transport is constant...

Public transport is constant and connected to everything in Manchester. Shopping is decent. Can be expensive as with most city's read more

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member1144918
20th January 2020

the worst university...

the worst university has ever seen in my life poor program espicially dentistry, harassment, exclusion, racism, victimization intimidating staff. Be careful to not study at this university at all!!!! They fooled me and provided me with Dip instead of MSc because i raised a complaint !!!! i paid 40,000 GPB Don't study at this University pleaseee!!!! read more

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18th January 2020

Amazing city . Originally...

Amazing city . Originally from london area and this is a cheaper, more student friend London with just as many opportunities read more

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16th January 2020

great big vibrant city...

great big vibrant city with a lot to do read more

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13th January 2020

Manchester is brilliant,...

Manchester is brilliant, great place to be a student read more

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11th January 2020

By far my favourite city...

By far my favourite city so far, Manchester is cheap and fun. There is always something to do out and the nightlife is incredible. Public transport is so cheap here, and getting a student bus pass saves you hundreds. read more

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member544704
9th January 2020

Manchester is great,...

Manchester is great, nights out are great, clothes shopping even better. read more

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member1044678
8th January 2020

manchester is nice city...

manchester is nice city friendly people read more

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4th January 2020

So easy to get around,...

So easy to get around, loads of food choices and the nights out are amazing. Bongos bingo is here frequently so definitely recommend. read more

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3rd January 2020

Fantastic student city,...

Fantastic student city, one of the best in the country. read more

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3rd January 2020

The city centre is very...

The city centre is very close to the university and is very accessible. read more

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2nd January 2020

As Mancunian my review...

As Mancunian my review may be conceived about slighltly biased but if you know where to go, where to eat and what the transport links are then you will survive the chaotic city centre. It does take time to get used to even for someone from Manchester but once you work out the culture and lifestyle you'll be right as rain. read more

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1st January 2020

Manchester is the one

Manchester is the one read more

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29th December 2019

Really cheap for students...

Really cheap for students as you always get deals!!! Nights out are amazing and bus passes are cheap for the amount of time you will use it !!! read more

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20th December 2019

Lively, busy, fun, exciting

Lively, busy, fun, exciting read more

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19th December 2019

Public transport is kinda...

Public transport is kinda expensive and not very reliable, which is a must in such a big city. Otherwise great, you can never get bored, always something to do read more

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18th December 2019

Hhhhhhhhhgghhhhhgghgh

Hhhhhhhhhgghhhhhgghgh read more

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16th December 2019

Absolutely love it expensive...

Absolutely love it expensive but worth it 2nd best night out behind newcastle read more

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14th December 2019

It’s more expensive here...

It’s more expensive here than my home city of Liverpool despite it being close by and not being that much bigger but it’s at least cheaper than places like London. Nights out can be really good if you find the right places but some places aren’t great and I think there needs to be even more available to the alternative community since Satan’s is not open every night and as much as I love it, the same place gets a bit repetitive. Tried the indie clubs, not a fan. Public transport is a lot better than we have it in Liverpool but buses can still be late and inconvenience you. Trains are often late or cancelled too but I guess I’m giving this a good rating as it’s much worse where I’m from so to me, this is actually an improvement. Also the fact that the bus I take to uni comes like every 2 mins so that one is convenient. read more

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14th December 2019

Culturally varied, but...

Culturally varied, but not as livid as the capital, cheap with variety of venues. Not safe at night, terrible public transport read more

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13th December 2019

We have a wide range...

We have a wide range of public transport which are very regular and easy to access. Eating out in Manchester is quite pricey unless you stick to Nandos or pizza express. Shopping their is a wide range of stores all of which are situated in close proximity of each other and their Christmas markets are lush! Cost of living is average in comparison to most places quite cheap! The nights out are great especially student night they are cheap and affordable. read more

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member644351
9th December 2019

cheapish public transport...

cheapish public transport and best night out ever read more

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8th December 2019

NOT APPLICABLE, NOT APPLICABLE

NOT APPLICABLE, NOT APPLICABLE read more

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member1244313
8th December 2019

It’s not the cheapest...

It’s not the cheapest place but it is such a fantastic place to live and go around. Very busy which suits most read more

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Yesbro6969
4th December 2019

Wilmslow road has heavy...

Wilmslow road has heavy food so you’re sorted there. Nice city lots of different areas you’ll find one you like. Nightlife is good but worse than other cities nearby ( Liverpool newcastle leeds ) same with cosy of living. Public transport is expensive. 4 quid for a day ticket are you Messin. Bus pass is cheap though. read more

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member744202
4th December 2019

Really good buses could...

Really good buses could come more regularly but overall very good city b read more

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member544199
4th December 2019

Beat place to be a student!

Beat place to be a student! read more

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DannyDN
3rd December 2019

Good public transport,...

Good public transport, bar trains. read more

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member1244140
2nd December 2019

Socialable area, lots...

Socialable area, lots to do. Friendly but busy. Safe public services read more

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1st December 2019

Everything is good

Everything is good read more

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30th November 2019

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Tygjhxsgjfjhwgucshfewvmkk read more

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26th November 2019

I love the city of Manchester,...

I love the city of Manchester, here there is something for everyone. In particular I love the parks and the Northern Quarter, as well as all of the great art galleries and libraries. read more

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member644004
25th November 2019

Great buzz- always something...

Great buzz- always something going on read more

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25th November 2019

I don’t go out but my...

I don’t go out but my friends who do have a blast everywhere they go. Manchester’s a really cool, modern city. I’ve come from London so the transport was never going to be as good as back home but is still amazing and fairly cheap read more

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member134398
25th November 2019

Great city to live in

Great city to live in read more

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24th November 2019
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24th November 2019

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhh. read more

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23rd November 2019

Everything is close....

Everything is close. Manchester is always thriving and hosts an impressive range of things to do in the day and at night, as well as different seasons. Even better is the fact there is so many transport options for low fares. read more

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22nd November 2019

There are endless things...

There are endless things to do in Manchester. Public transport runs at all times meaning access to shops, restaurants and even nights out is easy. read more

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member743847
21st November 2019

Cost of living is higher...

Cost of living is higher than in towns etc, which can be hard when you’re a student struggling with money. but there’s so many different places for nights out which can fit anyone, which is great. big shopping centres and many restaurants to pick from. read more

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member1043808
20th November 2019

Manchester ticks all...

Manchester ticks all the boxes as a city but is it miserable. God yes... read more

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member1243796
19th November 2019

Easy to get around, plenty...

Easy to get around, plenty of bikes/buses/cabs/whatever when you can't be bothered to walk it. Heaving with stuff to do including clubs/pubs/bars/bowling alleys/snooker halls/restaurants/indoor golf yards/cinemas/and on and on and on... read more

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18th November 2019

Great city, great place,...

Great city, great place, like a cheap London. read more

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member1143736
18th November 2019

Shopping is amazing,...

Shopping is amazing, £1 buses all through the centre, night life is amazing!! read more

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17th November 2019

Close to the city centre,...

Close to the city centre, good choice of restaurants and bars. read more

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16th November 2019

Manchester has everything...

Manchester has everything you could possibly want, amazing nightlife; something for everyone. Shopping is great with places such as Trafford centre, arndale and market street. There is enough restaurants to try a new one each week. read more

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16th November 2019

Perfect

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member743646
15th November 2019

Manchester itself is...

Manchester itself is a great student city - but shame the course didn’t live up read more

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14th November 2019

Got something for everyone...

Got something for everyone and a crowd for everyone to fit in wirh read more

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14th November 2019

Manchester is a brilliant...

Manchester is a brilliant city to be a student in. There are about 70,000 here so finding friends is the easy part! Tonnes of different clubs for everyone and every night out is a good one! read more

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13th November 2019

Manchester is a student...

Manchester is a student friendly city and is extremely multicultural. It is a great city which is very welcoming and culturally rich. There are many historic places which makes the stay even more welcoming- from Gay Village to Fallowfield. Manchester is an amazing choice as a student city and I will gladly recommend it to anyone considering moving here for uni e read more

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13th November 2019

Easy to access most places,...

Easy to access most places, literally nothing you can’t find here read more

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12th November 2019

The most homely and welcoming...

The most homely and welcoming place around. Everyone is so lovey and you really feel the community ethos in Manchester, especially the student life here. Plenty of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, so a night out is always full of things to do. The prices are great too, most people think it’s expensive because it’s a big city but you get what you pay for! £2 cocktails in some bars! read more

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12th November 2019
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11th November 2019

Manchester is amazing...

Manchester is amazing for nights out and socialising! Theres much to do and so many cool places to discover! As a student I have absolutely fallen in love with Manchester despite being scared of it the first few times I visited read more

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11th November 2019

So many food choices...

So many food choices sick night out and not too pricey. Buses are s*** tho read more

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9th November 2019

Very good up and coming...

Very good up and coming city, plenty to do here. read more

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8th November 2019

Everything you’d expect...

Everything you’d expect from a major city in good and bad points. Manchester is class though, can’t beat it! read more

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8th November 2019

Besides London, there...

Besides London, there is no better place in the UK for nights out and generally everything than Manchester. read more

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7th November 2019

Everything price wise...

Everything price wise is reasonable and public transport is v cheap read more

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7th November 2019

great city

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7th November 2019

Great city

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6th November 2019

Great student city to...

Great student city to live in. I'm from Newcastle ut I would say the night out are better in Manchester read more

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6th November 2019

Excellent vibe, with...

Excellent vibe, with a big city feel without the overpopulation read more

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6th November 2019

A lot of buses, many...

A lot of buses, many shops. Close to city centre. Good food variety. read more

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5th November 2019

Manchester is my favourite...

Manchester is my favourite city, plenty to do, to eat out, known for its nights out read more

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5th November 2019

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2nd November 2019

Compact student city,...

Compact student city, with everything nearby. Lots to do and see. read more

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28th October 2019

Manchester seems more...

Manchester seems more expensive than other cities but it has everything and I love it! read more

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24th October 2019
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11th October 2019
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1st October 2019

good place to live

good place to live read more

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27th September 2019

Manchester is an extraordinary...

Manchester is an extraordinary city! It is vibrant and there are so many choices and opportunities as well!! read more

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26th September 2019

Nights out in Manchester...

Nights out in Manchester are f****** fantastic. Hotmess at Revolution Deansgate Locks on a Wednesday is a must read more

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23rd September 2019

Manchester is an affordable...

Manchester is an affordable city for students as food can be bought cheaply from supermarkets such as Aldi. read more

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22nd September 2019

Way too expensive, if...

Way too expensive, if you are not coming from a wealthier family it will be hard to survive read more

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21st September 2019

The city of Manchester...

The city of Manchester is amazing! Always something to do. In second and third year you usually move to Fallowfield. This requires a bus to university but they are so frequent it really isn’t an issue. read more

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18th September 2019

Buses and trams are frequent...

Buses and trams are frequent and easy to use. The shopping, food and nights out are excellent. I love that there is such a big student population, it really makes you feel accepted and comfortable in the city. read more

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15th September 2019

Everything in the city...

Everything in the city centre read more

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7th September 2019

Busses down oxford road...

Busses down oxford road mean you can get anywhere quickly and also Uber’s everywhere read more

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15th April 2018

Very good bars, but not...

Very good bars, but not as many shops as i thought there would be considering the size of the city. bus services are very frequent and good, especially along oxford road, which is quite cheap read more

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15th April 2018

Very good bars, but not...

Very good bars, but not as many shops as i thought there would be considering the size of the city. bus services are very frequent and good, especially along oxford road, which is quite cheap read more

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28th November 2016
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31st July 2015

The City is big with...

The City is big with many cultural events going on and is relatively cheap compared to other big cities read more

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14th July 2015
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10th July 2015

Cheap nights out unless...

Cheap nights out unless further into the centre or Deansgate. Busiest bus route in Europe and buses are £1. read more

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9th July 2015
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29th June 2015

Very easy to get around...

Very easy to get around and always something to do! read more

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22nd May 2015

No matter what day or...

No matter what day or what time the town is always buzzing! read more

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27th April 2015

Love this city

Love this city read more

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26th April 2015

Cannot fault Manchester....

Cannot fault Manchester. Firstly, it's not expensive to live here at all, especially in fallowfield. Secondly, any music taste is catered to on nights out and you literally have a different night to suit everyone, which is so good in a student city. There are plenty of places to go out for food and drink and depending on your mood and budget you have so many options and they are all easily accessible through the amazing public transport links in Manchester. You won't wait more than five minutes for a bus anywhere and there are also trams and trains to get yous round the city and out of the city. The shopping facilities in Manchester are amazing, thr Arndale and market street are fantastic for high street shopping and then there is spinning fields, king street etc for more high end shopping. You also have easy access to the Trafford centre and the buses run really regularly to and from there so there is so many opportunities to shop read more

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26th April 2015

Pound buses to town. Go...

Pound buses to town. Go to northern quarter, eat a burger at solita, you'll love it! Manchester has everything you could ask for and things you wouldn't even think of!! read more

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26th April 2015
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26th April 2015
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26th April 2015
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26th April 2015
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26th April 2015
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member97490
26th April 2015

Can't fault, love it

Can't fault, love it read more

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26th April 2015

Manchester (the city...

Manchester (the city of romance) is where my life really began. It was here the love of my life entered my world. read more

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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015

£1 busses from the Uni...

£1 busses from the Uni Halls to the City Centre, it's great! read more

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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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25th April 2015
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24th April 2015
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24th April 2015
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24th April 2015
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member86959
24th April 2015

Manchester is like London...

Manchester is like London but smaller and better. There are no end of restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs to explore for every individual. The transport links are the best, sporting the busiest bus route in Europe. For shopping, the city centre has a variety of shops along with the Arndale Centre, and the Trafford centre is just a short bus ride away. Manchester is, ultimately, the place to be. read more

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22nd April 2015

Love it!

Love it! read more

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member106195
21st April 2015

Moving to Manchester...

Moving to Manchester was the best decision of my life. read more

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21st April 2015
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member126152
13th April 2015

Awesome city!

Awesome city! read more

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13th April 2015
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12th April 2015
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12th April 2015
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10th April 2015
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31st March 2015

Absolutely amazing student...

Absolutely amazing student city all round! read more

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29th March 2015
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27th March 2015
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JD_Fisher
3rd February 2015

It is a large city, meaning...

It is a large city, meaning you're likely to find whatever you're looking for, whether it be clothing, food, venue, etc. read more

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Everything is very spread out, aside from popular shops, and sub-standard chain restaurants. Going on a night out is hit and miss, as you have to pick a venue or two, and stick to them. It would be too far to go to an equivilent venue, especially during winter.

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31st January 2015

Best nights out!

Best nights out! read more

Cons?
Accommodation is expensive!

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