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Student life in Manchester


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Eclectic shopping at Afflecks indoor market, from vinyl records to vegan soaps.
Low on cash
Cheap-but-tasty curries on the city's famous, neon-lit 'Curry Mile'.
Friday feeling
Pre-drinks in Fallowfield. Live music and cocktails in the Northern Quarter.
Sunday chilling
The Sandbar for a mix of quizzes, life-drawing and live talks.
Grab a bite
Rudy's and Honest Crust have been rated top in the world by 'Where To Eat Pizza'.
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What students say about Manchester's...

City Life
It's like London, but everything's closer together, there's less crowding and living costs are a fraction of the price.
Dave, graduate
Nightlife
[There are] many different pubs and clubs within The Village that cater for different age groups and orientation.
3rd year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016
Nightlife
The famous Northern Quarter is home to artistic, fancy bars with all sorts of cocktails. Definitely not friendly on the student pocket though.
3rd year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016
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Living in Manchester


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£71 - £126
Average
Housing value for money
Good deal
Where you'll find students
Fallowfield
Withington
Rusholme
Local transport
£13.10
Student Saver Ticket
(Bus)

What students say about living in Manchester...

Living Here
Go a bit further outside the student areas (Fallowfield, Rusholme) as houses are generally bigger and cheaper. If you don't want to party every night, Withington and Didsbury are lovely, quiet, suburban areas.
2nd year student at University of Manchester, 2016
Living Here
Started looking in November and had the house sorted by December. This was definitely the best time to look as all the best houses are usually gone by Christmas.
2nd year student at University of Manchester, 2016
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Student money tip
The Whitworth hosts free 'Thursday Lates' with performances, screenings and talks.

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Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
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Where to study in Manchester

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.

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