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Study inManchester

More so than anywhere else, the uncrowned capital of the North epitomises the phrase, 'Everybody welcome'.

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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WATCH: What students think of Manchester

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
[There are] many different pubs and clubs within The Village that cater for different age groups and orientation.
Third year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016
The famous Northern Quarter is home to artistic, fancy bars with all sorts of cocktails. Definitely not friendly on the student pocket though.
Third year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2016
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Living in Manchester

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£69 - £134
Housing value for money
Good deal
Where you'll find students
Local transport
Based on a Stagecoach term 1 bus pass (£120) split across Sep-Dec

What students say about living in Manchester...

Living Here
Rusholme is generally the cheaper part of Manchester in terms of rent, so it’s quite popular with students. There are several pubs, shops and parks around, but nothing fancy. I'd recommend this area for students who want a quiet, cheap area to live in.
Second year student at University of Manchester, 2018
Living Here
Fallowfield is THE student area in Manchester. While there is a serious crime issue and a lack of police support, most students would not choose to live anywhere else. There is a good vibe and plenty of shops and bars.
Second year student at Manchester Metropolitan University, 2018
Read 1 more student view
Student money tip
The Whitworth hosts free 'Thursday Lates' with performances, screenings and talks.

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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.