Manchester Student Guide

Posted at: 10:17 am,  09/22/2016

Location:

One of the most heavily populated areas in the UK with a reported figure of 2,550,000 people living in the city. The city is reported to date back as far as 79 AD and is one of the oldest recorded settlements in the UK. The city is also one of the most popular cities in the UK for students to go to study.

Culture:

The city of Manchester has a very long history and the city takes the history very seriously and you can tell just by looking around all of the museums that they have littered around the city. Some of the museums include; the National Football Museum, the Imperial War Museum North and Manchester Art Gallery, all of which are affordable and accessible to all members of the public.

There are a number of cinemas in the city too which show the latest in Hollywood films right now, including; Odeon (With it’s own IMAX Screen too), AMC 16 Cinema and Showcase Cinemas, however, those looking to see more independent features should join one of the city’s many film societies.

There are a number of famous people from Manchester too including; Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Shaun Ryder, Bernard Hill, Ian Mcshane and Lisa Cross.

Nightlife:

The city of Manchester is awash with things to do, and the nightlife is one of the many examples of that! You can check out some of the amazing things to do in Manchester below as we’ve compiled a list of three places that we think could be right up your street, we recommend that you check them out.

First up we have Sankeys, one of the most popular clubs in the whole of Manchester, with it’s exclusive live acts, wonderful atmosphere, amazing music, great drinks and friendly staff, you’ll want to be coming back time and time again to strut your stuff on the dancefloor. We recommend this one very highly!

Secondly, we have The Milton Club, the club that has the true VIP experience, you’ll feel like a real celebrity as you try some of the best cocktails, VIP areas, DJ sets and photography that money can offer! You’re going to be talking about this club for some time!

And finally, coming with it’s own shisha aera is the nightclub The Bijou Club, the club that has everything you need! Lowlights can be off-putting for some, but not here; everything here glows in the dark and the whole club is something out of this world! It has to be seen to be believed.

Activities:

The city has a number of things that they do to keep the community together, but the main activity that is run is that of the Manchester International Arts Festival, which has before featured some of the best in upcoming opera (Such as Damon Albarn’s Dr. Dee) or some of the best from film and various other events. Grab your tickets right now; you’ll love this festival!

Transport:

The transport in Manchester is very efficient, with it’s own tramway system, bus services and cycle paths which are also complemented by a train station too. Manchester is also home to the third busiest airport in the UK, which is good if you’re looking to take a mini-break abroad at any point.


O2 Apollo

The O2 is a premier concert venue that hosts a range of acts and performances from music to comedies to club nights! The famous and popular acts here results in tickets being booked up fairly quick, so make sure you book up early!

The Manchester Stadiums

The Etihad Stadium (55,000 capacity) and Old Trafford Stadium (75,000 capacity) are home to Manchester City and Manchester United, these two teams are in the worlds top 10 ranked teams in the world.The atmosphere in both stadiums is unreal and we would recommend going to a game, both stadiums hosts tours, where you are guided through.

Bar Crawl

Manchester has been voted one of the best areas for nightlife in the UK due to the sheer size and number of them and the fact they are packed, week in week out! We recommend a bar cruel, this way you can get a feel for the different types of clubs. There are many bar crawl events occurring, some run by the university SU's some by third parties.