Student experience

Manchester is a city of opportunities: a place to study, to learn and to enjoy yourself.

  • Food

    A multicultural medley of gastronomic delights, with cuisine from practically every nation

  • Shopping

    Brilliant British designers, established worldwide brands and quirky independent one-off shops

  • Sport

    Top-flight sport and numerous
    sporting events to get
    involved in

  • Great outdoors

    Four national parks close by, including the stunning Peak District

  • Music

    Live music and club nights taking place across the city
    every day)

  • Festivals

    Outdoor music and cosmopolitan creativity seen in an impressive array of festivals

The culture of Manchester is as rich and diverse as the people, with events and cultural attractions to suit every lifestyle. It’s a big city with a compact and friendly centre.

Manchester is a trendsetting music and style capital with a wealth of traditional street markets and local restaurants, pubs and clubs. The city’s love of sport is epitomised by Manchester United FC and Manchester City FC, two of the most famous football clubs in the world.

You can find out what’s going on in Manchester by visiting these websites:

SPORT Manchester

We have an active Athletic Union, a diverse campus sport programme and a huge variety of health, fitness and wellbeing classes, as well as volunteering and scholarship opportunities.

Culture on campus

Some of the city’s finest cultural assets are right here on the University campus: