University of Manchester
Manchester | North West England
Ucas code: M20
What students say about this university887 comments (245 students)
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Mainy, the university halls are divided into 2 categories: catered and self-catered. For the freshers, I would definitely...
Mainy, the university halls are divided into 2 categories: catered and self-catered. For the freshers, I would definitely recommend the catered ones. Not only they usually have bigger rooms, but not having to spend time cooking or, even worse, learning to cook, is a great advantage. Of course you might not like the food, and of course it is more expensive, but it's all worth it. Also, catered halls tend to promote a better social life, with a strong JCR (Junior Common Room, the committee in charge of events and hall life) who makes you feel a bit sad when leaving. Depending on your lifestyle, you might not enjoy a catered hall under certain circumstances. For example, those who prefer to always have someone to talk to would be advised to choose self-catered accommodation, because there you live in a flat with some more people, rather than on a long hall-way. The self-catered accommodation also has its advantages. As mentioned, you live with 3 or 4 other people. You can go out together, have drinks in the common area (kitchen), study together and even cook together (which can be a really nice experience, especially if some are international... and you also save money!). Another advantage for those who choose self-catered halls (like Whitworth park or the ones in the City Campus) is that they are much closer to Uni and City Center. But since the bus service gets better and better, this advantage becomes less and less important. A downside of self-catered halls is that all of them have really small rooms! EXTREMELY SMALL!!! Be careful if you choose a self-catered hall! If you come to UoM and want to be in the middle of the party, definitely choose Oak House or The Tower. If you had bad luck and you're not much of a night owl and got allocated a room in one of those, try as quick as you can to change it. Nights can be very noisy around there, as it's the case in general in Fallowfield. Personally, I thing Woolton hall is the best in Manchester. Catered, with a great JCR and tutor, full of events (from bouncy castles during weekends and formal dinners to trips to Ibitza and Amsterdam at reasonable prices) and with the perfect atmosphere: not too noisy, but not too lonely.×
It sounds lame, but the bus service in Manchester is phenomenal. It's easy to get around and having late night buses running...
It sounds lame, but the bus service in Manchester is phenomenal. It's easy to get around and having late night buses running regularly means you save a lot of money not having to get taxis after nights out×
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No Matter what you like and what your tastes are it doesn't matter, there is something for every one. Manchester has a...
No Matter what you like and what your tastes are it doesn't matter, there is something for every one. Manchester has a brilliant and diverse night life×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction85%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students38,430
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate70%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time12%
of students are part-time
Male / Female53%
of students are female
Young / Mature12%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK29%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction72%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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