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
8.8 / 10

(based on ratings in 2016)


"There's not much student accommodation that is very close to campus and it is all very expensive. There have also been a few burglaries recently."
"We're located just outside of the city of Manchester so there are lots of shops and options for nightlife as well as restaurants and culture. There are loads of things to do and places to go including cinemas, theatres, museums, art galleries, lots of festivals and events on regularly. There's also loads of stuff to visit outside of Manchester, as there are good transport links via trains and trams where you can pretty much go anywhere else in the UK. The campus has plenty of cafés on it so there's a reasonable choice of food, although it's a bit pricey. The campus is friendly and has a good vibe about it. There is a park nearby on Oxford Road (about a 10-minute walk away) and a green space is currently being built. There's also the Aqua Centre (swimming) nearby plus plenty of gyms. Oxford Road has a cycle lane. There is also a decent student bar on campus (that's reasonably priced) plus lots of trendy bars within a short walking distance."
"The location is great as we're situated within the main city and close to the train station for commuting students. The facilities are also good but the dining areas and campus shops within the university are too expensive."
"There are a lot of library and common places to gather around with friends. There's also a café every single block."
"We're in the perfect location and Manchester is one of the best universities. It has many facilities and options for student accommodation (Fallowfield is probably the best place to choose). There are lots of things to do such as free sports classes, the gym and lots of societies."
"Manchester is not a very large city and the campus' location is ideal. The facilities are modern and well maintained. There is plenty to do during the day. One of my favourite things is walking in the park and studying with friends."


"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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