Student life

Living space

One of the best parts of university life is living away from home. You get freedom and the chance to meet new people. Most students opt to live in halls of residence for their first year of study - this usually works out cheaper than finding a flat or house and means there will definitely be loads of people in the same boat as you, so you won't feel lonely. Plus, the University guarantees accommodation in University halls for all new single undergraduate students if you apply before the deadline.

University accommodation information

Having fun

After a hard day's study, going out and having fun is what student life is all about. Manchester is a lively city buzzing with events, cinemas, clubs and bars (often with great student discounts and special offers), so you'll never be short of things to do. There are lots of student activities like Rag Week (where students raise money for charity) to get involved in. It's the perfect way to make friends and add a bit of sparkle to your CV.

Manchester for students

Social life


An important aspect of being at university is managing your own time. It's up to you to decide when you'll study, when you'll go shopping and when you'll have a night out. Sounds fantastic, doesn't it? Of course, it's a good idea to organise your time with a weekly or monthly schedule.

Remember, you can be as flexible with your time as you like but you'll always need to make sure you get out of bed for lectures, meet essay and project deadlines, and schedule in plenty of revision days before exams. That's what you're here for, after all. University life is about learning. You'll have anything from one to five hours of lectures, etc, in a day. But on top of that, you are expected to do a number of hours of self study.

Every student has an academic advisor to help with any problems you might have or you can speak to your lecturers and other tutors if you have questions. If you plan your time and your workload, you'll have plenty of free time to enjoy student life.

Student support