Manchester's best bits
Students’ favourite things about Manchester
We asked our students what they love about studying here.
At The University of Manchester, you'll benefit from world-class teaching and exciting opportunities to shape your future and make a difference in people's lives.
Hear from students Manya, Abigail and Abi, who tell us their favourite things about studying at Manchester.
Manchester was voted the top UK city to live in for 2022
(The Economist Global Liveability Index)
More than 17,000 international students
(figures sourced from HESA 2021/22)
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Living in University accommodation is a great way to meet people and get to know Manchester if you’re new to the city.
Our halls of residence are set across three main areas, each offering something different to cater for everyone’s tastes.
Use our interactive tour to explore each area and meet the students who live there.
Which accommodation is right for you?
We want you to have peace of mind in your move to university.
That's why we guarantee the offer of a room in student accommodation for your first year.
Whether you’re looking for shared facilities or an en suite, self-catered or catered, or single-sex or mixed, we have a variety of options across our three residential campuses.
Complete our short quiz to discover which residential campus best suits you.
Campus and city
Get to know Manchester, voted the UK’s top city to live in (The Economist Global Liveability Index 2019).
Explore a campus packed with excellent facilities and green spaces, all within easy reach of the city centre.
Manchester has a range of transport networks offering local and international connections.
Living in Manchester
Cost of living
How much does student life really cost?
Joining university may be your first time living away from home and managing money for bills, food, rent and other outgoings.
Use our money guides to help get prepared, whether that’s accessing additional financial support or learning how to budget at university.
We’re proud to be a truly multicultural university and welcome students from 177 different countries to live and learn here.
The city itself is one of the most diverse in the UK and you’ll find a mix of cultures and communities to explore and enrich your experience of Manchester.
Meet our students
"I loved how welcoming it was to different people and different backgrounds."
"Manchester has a strong culture that says you can do whatever you want to do."
"I really like the campus. It's in-between a city and campus-based university so it's very homely."
"Apply to Manchester if you want to learn more about the world and more about yourself."
"I'm lucky enough to be lectured by academics who are involved in the forefront of their research."
"Manchester provides something extra to places that exist elsewhere. There's always something new to try."