Manchester is the third largest city in the UK and also the third most visited by foreign tourists, second only to London and Edinburgh. It lies in the Southern part of the North West of England flanked by the beautiful Pennines to the North and East. It is a hive of activity and is particularly noted for its music scene, architecture, culture, engineering and science connections, who amongst you knew

that it was the place where the atom was split!!  It was also the site of one of the World’s first railway stations and provides first class travel links to all parts of the UK.  It was at the heart of the industrial revolution and played a large part in Britain’s manufacturing industry.  Nowadays it is better known for it’s first class shopping facilities encompassing a wealth of top stores including the WAG’s favourite – Harvey Nicks.

It has a couple of well known football teams Manchester United and Manchester City and to be at the local derby is undoubtedly an experience not to be missed!  There are a wealth of many sporting facilities including the National Squash Centre, Manchester Aquatic Centre which were built for the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and for all you aspiring Bradley Wiggins there is the home of British Cycling, the Manchester Velodrome.  There is a variety of local transport including a tram system so no excuse for not getting to lectures on time.

There is a huge vibrant music scene in Manchester from current groups such as Chemical Brothers to brass bands and two symphony orchestras so something to suit all tastes.  As you can imagine there is a huge nightlife scene in Manchester with over 500 licensed premised you will be spoilt for choice.  And with over 120,000 people in the City on the average Saturday night out you won’t be short of new friends.

Manchester is home to the University of Manchester, Manchester Met and the Royal Northern College of Music, wherever you choose to study you are guaranteed a great place to live in the jewel of the North, Manchester. Find student accommodation in Manchester below.

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