University of Manchester

Location of university

Please comment on the location of your university (city, town, etc), the campus, the facilities, and student accommodation.
Location of university
8.7 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"Some classrooms could be refurbished and there could be more food choices and availability in the cafeteria. More exercise classes could be available around campus."
"The location of the university is very convenient and central, it’s walking distance from the city centre and accommodation. It would be nice if our uni had more sports facilities. Manchester is great because there is plenty to do when you’re not in lectures or labs and there are so many cafés to explore, so for food lovers such as myself, it’s terrific."
"The location of the uni is fairly central and on a campus, which I like. The facilities are modern and much of the accommodation is in the fun Fallowfield area, a little way out. In Fallowfield, you can enjoy the pubs and bars, Platt Fields Park, Armitage Centre sports facilities and go on runs."
"The engineering buildings are at least 35 minutes away from the closest student halls by bus. The new cycle route is fantastic and the students' union bar is extremely expensive but nice. The accommodation is outdated and expensive for the facilities provided. The city is absolutely full of activities to do during the day."
"It's an amazing city so there's loads to do and the students' union puts on lots of events as well. There are lots of library/computer facilities so it's rarely difficult to find somewhere unless it's time for exams/dissertations."
"The university is strategically located as there are many restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. It is also fairly near the city centre so that's great! The campus is well equipped and the facilities such as the library are really good. The student accommodation varies depending on which halls you're in but I love mine and would recommend them to anyone, although I had my doubts before coming here when I read the reviews online. There is plenty to do here, from going to the gym to taking a walk or even learning a new language at the international society."
"The food situation has increased in quality but the prices are still ridiculous. I am much more inclined to buy lunch from a supermarket or bring from home than buy at uni because the prices are higher. There is no gym on campus, which would make things much easier and the university-associated gyms are always oversubscribed. There are ample study spaces and places to meet in university."
"There's plenty of stuff to do as the main campus is only a couple of minutes away from the city centre. I love the fact that everything is concentrated in one area and you don’t need to waste time while getting lunch or going to the library. The facilities in the libraries are great and the common room study building that's open 24/7 is great for both day and night people, especially in the exam period."


"The accommodation is far from uni. There's no cheap gym for students and the ones that are available can get very busy."
"Most accommodation is rather old, having been built during the sixties and seventies and there is no Wi-Fi in some halls. The university campus is located very close to the city centre and has a museum, gallery and a huge park near it. Most student accommodation is about a 10-30 minute walk away or you can hop on one of the frequent buses."
"The University of Manchester is perfectly placed between the city centre and the infamous 'curry mile', so a short bus ride will always get you to somewhere interesting. The facilities are great around here and there are always new things being done to make the student experience better such as adding charging stations at the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons (a building open 24/7)."
"The university is located halfway between everything you need. The most popular (and definitely most fun) student accommodation is in a leafy area called Fallowfield with great cafes, pubs and parks that you never get bored of. Hop on the bus in the direction of town for 15 minutes and you arrive at the heart of the uni campus that boasts a series of incredible modern developments as well as very grand structures such as the old library. If you stay on the bus, you will arrive in the centre of town about 25 minutes from Fallowfield. This is really no time at all and, with an annual bus pass, you soon realise that you can go anywhere in Manchester and you never want to stop exploring."
"I think the location of the university is great as it's so close to the centre of Manchester, which is obviously a great city. I think the library is excellent and I can always find a seat personally. That said, I know that finding a free computer is sometimes more difficult. The student accommodation that I stayed in was old and quite run down, but that was all part of my first-year experience. I know they're planning to redo the Fallowfield campus."
"The university and accommodation I am currently living in is on the edge of the city centre. My accommodation is in a very close proximity to my lectures and classes, a maximum 15-minute walk to all facilities."
"The city is very busy with lots of things to do and so I very rarely feel bored. The campus is quite spread out so travelling from accommodation to lecture halls can take a while."
"There are several student accommodation options including city centre, Victoria Park and Fallowfield. The most popular, and also the furthest away, being the last. Fallowfield has, in my experience, below average facilities and quality in general. However, the atmosphere and buzz make up for this. There is an issue with the lack of study space but this is an issue that they have tried to combat by building new work spaces and buildings. However, the sheer number of students continues to greatly exceed the availability, which means that, as exam period approaches, finding a space becomes a challenge."
"It's ideally placed because it's close to a number of shops, cinemas and food markets etc."
"The location is in the city so it's close to everything. The accommodation is okay, a bit expensive for what it is but the facilities are good."

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