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Living in Manchester

Manchester has the biggest uni population outside of London, so if you turn up here you know you’ll be well catered for. Its places of study are Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester, and University of Salford.

Top 10 Tips for Students in Manchester... 

1.Sports fans. You’re in the right place. 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.
2.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. It’ll keep them off your back about the state of your room.
3.The Printworks. A good first port of call for entertainment. From food and drink to films and gigs, clubs and bars or even a workout at the gym – it has pretty much everything you’ll need.
4. 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.
5. Travelling? If you’re going home for a weekend and trains look a bit pricey, the Megabus and National Express run from Manchester to loads of UK destinations. You can get really cheap tickets if you book in advance, especially if you have an NUS Extra card. If you still fancy getting the train, get a 16-25 railcard. It WILL be worth it.

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6. 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, though you might want to warn your flatmates in advance if you have shared bathroom facilities…
7. Bus. The Oxford Road Link bus connects the Uni of Manchester campuses with city centre, and it’s free if you live on certain campuses.
8. Chinatown. Manchester’s Chinatown is one of the biggest outside 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.
9. 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 12pm!
10. 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.

Good to know...  

Taxi: Radio Cars.
Bus:The Oxford Rd Link bus goes up and down between the city centre and the start of the Manchester Uni Campuses (and the Curry Mile!). Depending on which campus you live in, you may not have to pay.


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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th July 20

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 30th June 20
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th June 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th June 20

good and helpful.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th June 20
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 2nd June 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st May 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th May 20

Fantastic

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 12th May 20

Party place but so expensive

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd April 20

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th April 20

Love the city way too much. Student friendly

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th April 20

Manchester is a great city to live in

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd April 20

A great city without the London Prices

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th March 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th March 20

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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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th March 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th March 20

1110/10 would recommend

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd March 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th February 20

All quite easy enough to get to

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th February 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th February 20

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

Love Manchester

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th February 20

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th February 20

Best night out

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th February 20

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 5th February 20

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 2nd February 20

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th January 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th January 20

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th January 20

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 21st January 20

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

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 20th January 20

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!!!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th January 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th January 20

great big vibrant city with a lot to do

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th January 20

Manchester is brilliant, great place to be a student

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th January 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th January 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th January 20

manchester is nice city friendly people

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th January 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 3rd January 20

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd January 20

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd January 20

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st January 20

Manchester is the one

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th December 19

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 !!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th December 19

Lively, busy, fun, exciting

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th December 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th December 19

Hhhhhhhhhgghhhhhgghgh

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 16th December 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th December 19

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.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 14th December 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 13th December 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th December 19

cheapish public transport and best night out ever

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 8th December 19

NOT APPLICABLE, NOT APPLICABLE

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th December 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 19

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 4th December 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 4th December 19

Beat place to be a student!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd December 19

Good public transport, bar trains.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 2nd December 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st December 19

Everything is good

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 30th November 19

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 27th November 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th November 19

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th November 19

Great buzz- always something going on

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th November 19

Great city to live in

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th November 19
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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 24th November 19

Mehhhhhhhhhhhhh.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 23rd November 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd November 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st November 19

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 20th November 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th November 19

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...

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th November 19

Great city, great place, like a cheap London.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 17th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 19

Perfect

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 15th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th November 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 14th November 19

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!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 12th November 19

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!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th November 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th November 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th November 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 8th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 8th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 19

Everything price wise is reasonable and public transport is v cheap

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 19

great city

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th November 19

Great city

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 6th November 19

Excellent vibe, with a big city feel without the overpopulation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 6th November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th November 19

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

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 5th November 19

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 2nd November 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th October 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th October 19
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 11th October 19
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st October 19

good place to live

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th September 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th September 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd September 19

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

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 22nd September 19

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st September 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th September 19

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.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th September 19

Everything in the city centre

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th September 19

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th April 18

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 15th April 18

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 28th November 16
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st July 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th July 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 10th July 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 9th July 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 29th June 15

Very easy to get around and always something to do!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 22nd May 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 27th April 15

Love this city

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15

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

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15

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!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15

Can't fault, love it

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 26th April 15

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th April 15
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th April 15

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

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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 24th April 15

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.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd April 15

Love it!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 21st April 15

Moving to Manchester was the best decision of my life.

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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 13th April 15

Awesome city!

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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st March 15

Absolutely amazing student city all round!

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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd February 15

Not bad, not good either

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

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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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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 31st January 15

MANCHESTAAAAAAA

Best nights out!

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Accommodation is expensive!

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