From the great music to the great people, these are the 15 things you’ll miss about Manchester after you study here:
1. That big city vibe
Manchester is huge, and you can feel it. Days, months, a whole year later, you’ll always feel like you haven’t explored Manchester properly. It’s such a great excuse to coming back for more!
2. All the quirkiness
Manchester is quirky, it really is. It’s big enough that a bar or a shop doesn’t have to be generic and cater to everyone and you’ll love that. There are some trully unique spots in the city which you know could exist in no other city in the world.
3. Massive Afflecks
About quirkiness. The massive Afflecks needs a mention all of its own. It was always there for any of your quirky needs.
4. The night life.
The incredible night life, of course. There’s just so many cool bars and crazy clubs. You’ll miss the nights in the Northern Quarter the most.
5. Everything about the Northern Quarter
About that. The Northern Quarter is a really trendy and affordable area popular with lots of students. It is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world for students, it’s seriously exciting.
6. No downtime for party-goers
One unique bit about the nightlife in Manchester is that you’re literally able to drink around the clock. This is great for three kinds of people: party-goers, alcoholics, and students.
7. The amazing (and cheap) music scene
Everybody knows the Manchester is where some of Britain’s best music starts. So many ground-breaking, history-making, hard-rocking bands from gods of indie Joy Division to the legendary Oasis. You’re going to miss walking into small bars and being blown away by awesome acts, or going to the big venues to see mega-concerts of the world’s top performing artists. That’s for sure.
8. pints under £4
Needs no explanation.
9. Everything just being generally cheaper
The rent in London is at least twice as expensive as that of Manchester. Even the utilities (heating, electricity, gas) are approximately 50% cheaper in Manchester. Not having to take a loan to go to the supermarket? That’s awesome.
10. The Curry Mile (of course)
The curry mile: because having a whole mile of curry options is incredible. Basically, you’ll never have to go to the same restaurant twice.
11. People who talk to you
Mancunians are really friendly people. On the streets, on the bus, at the pub, and in shopping queues: people will talk to you.
Manchester is a huge city but you can still practically walk everywhere! That’s something you don’t get in most metropolis of the world.
13. Getting lost in the supermarket
So maybe you won’t really feel this if you move to London or whatever, but for those of us who leave for South East Asia, South America, even many countries in Europe: the struggle is real. And we know it. Manchester has awesome supermarkets.
14. Really, really having room to be yourself
Gay or straight, goth or punk or emo or indie, stay-at-homer or party-goer, record-buyer or coffee lover: Manchester has room for everybody. There are restaurants, bars, shops and all for all kinds of people.
15. Your friends
Because at the end of the day, what’s really, really awesome about studying in Manchester is all the awesome people that come here too. The friends you make for these 3 years – your squad – and the adventures you live: that’s the very best of Manchester.
“The friends you make for these 3 years – your squad – and the adventures you live: that’s the very best of Manchester.”
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