Named as one of the best cities to live in, Manchester is a thriving, music filled choice for any student looking to have a University experience they will never forget. Here we have come up with seven reasons why we think this city should be your place of study for September. While some of these events might be affected this year due to social distancing measures, organisers are doing their best to arrange alternatives so that everyone can keep enjoying their favourite acts in a safe manner.

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1. The Music Scene 

Oasis, The Happy Mondays and Joy Division are just a few of the Manchester bands famous for their musical influence. There is always a gig happening somewhere in the city along with annual festivals such as Sounds from the other City  and Dot to Dot  you will never go short on seeing live music and some of the best up and coming artists in the music industry.

2. The Culture

Take a walk around Manchester and you‘ll get a real feel for how chilled out this city really is. Become all artsy at the Whitworth Gallery or similarly Manchester Museum, taking in the latest exhibitions for the month. Plenty of parades are held in the city centre during the year, ranging from Chinese New Year to Manchester Day and also the biggest event for our LGBTQ+ community, Manchester Pride.

 3. The Food

Whether you’re vegan, like a spicy Indian or want a taste of Mexico, there will be a place you like to eat in Manchester. We recommend checking out the unique Mackie Mayor in the Northern Quarter, or visit one of the many street food markets that pop up in the city centre.

 4. Nightlife

I’ve never seen a city with such a wide range of nightlife, whether you’re looking to rock out at Satans Hollow, or fancy a bit of a quirky evening (head over to the Northern Quarter) or would just prefer a coffee. This city has a place for everyone so venture out to during your time here.

5. Red Devils or Blue Moon

Home to two of the best football clubs in Europe- this city used to be red, but now with the emerging power of Manchester city, the football scene in has never been more competitive then it is today. Take the time to go watch a game whilst you’re here. Discounted tickets to games are available at your student union.

6. The Universities are World Class

With over 99,000 students studying here (an estimated 19,000 international students)  you won’t feel like a fish out of water if this is your first time in Manchester.  The University of Manchester is known world wide for it’s fantastic academic facilities being voted in 2018 the 34th top university in the world. Manchester Metropolitan and BIMM music college are also fabulous institutions within the city. Whichever one you choose you’re sure to have an amazing experience here.

7. It’s Student Friendly

As mentioned above it’s a student city! Which also makes it student friendly when it comes to your budget. The majority of places will offer student discounts if you have your University Card with you. Most importantly, it’s not a bad place to live! If you’re looking for a vibrant exciting city without London prices, Manchester is the city for you.

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Finally, if you need a place to stay whilst at University then check out dwell Student Living owner of one of the largest student properties in Manchester- (home to over 1000+ students at the famous Manchester Student Village, it’s worth stopping by for a viewing, To find out further details just click here!