Manchester’s Top 10 Student Secrets

Manchester’s Top 10 Student Secrets

With 4 universities and over 99,000 students, Manchester is a busy, vibrant and diverse city with SO much to do! Before you know it, your time at University will have flown by, so we’ve compiled a list of our top ten student secrets, to make sure that you make the most of this incredible city. 

1.       The cultural side of Manchester

The Lowry is great for anyone who wants to experience a bit of culture in the midst of their crazy student life. It is the hot spot in Manchester for theatre performances and art exhibitions and there’s always something on, from stand-up comedy to interactive theatre, it’s definitely a place to check out.
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2.       For those who are looking for something a little bit different…

Mint Lounge is a perfect place for those who like something a bit different. Situated in the northern quarter, it’s extremely popular amongst students due to its huge line up of themed nights, the most popular being its weekly funk and soul evening, that’s guaranteed to get you on your feet.
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3. Timing is everything…

For all those students who are coming to the end of their overdraft, or who are a little broke from Christmas… If you head down to Tesco’s or Sainsbury’s around 4pm everyday, the staff will be starting to reduce all the food due to go out of date. This means you can get your dinner for next to nothing… result!

4. The Beer Studio

If you’re looking for a nice lunch spot, but don’t want to break the bank, make a trip to The Beer Studio. Compared to Spoons, they charge a fair amount for a pint, however their food menu is always ‘buy one get one free’, meaning if you go with a friend you basically get a half price meal. The food is amazing, the vibe is relaxed, and you can’t go wrong when you get a burger and chips for £3.50.

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5. Mauldeth Road Station

Another small but brilliant secret and something that might even transform your University life is Mauldeth Road Station.  It is a small train station, a five minute walk from Edgerton Road, that takes you direct to Manchester Piccadilly Station in 7 minutes, and Manchester Airport in 15 minutes. After all, who has an hour to waste sitting in traffic on a Magic Bus to get to Piccadilly?

6.       Visit the future

Future Everything Festival is an annual science festival that actually makes geek the new cool. With high-tech art and futuristic themes, the events and exhibitions at this festival are seriously cool, one year they even created a real life video game, with runners with webcams on their heads, and people at home taking part in a computer game via a live stream from their cameras. A great one for students who want to do something a bit different.
Check it out here.

7. Kebab King

This article wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Kebab King. Sitting amongst many takeaways in Fallowfield, Kebab King stands out purely because of its legendary owner, Paz. They serve great kebabs, pizza and chips, perfect when returning from a night out, and you get the added bonus of meeting and chatting to the infamous Paz. He even has his own Facebook Fan page.

8.       Chelthams

Chethams is the oldest surviving public library in the English speaking world and is the ideal place for a student to spend the day getting lost in. The numerous dark rooms and corridors are filled with ancient novels and fantastic tales, and once you’ve started exploring the millions of books you’ll never want to stop.

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9. Friendship Inn 

The famous Friendship Pub is a focal point in Fallowfield, and a popular drinking spot for the majority of students living in the area. But it’s more than just a pub, they hold weekly pub quizzes (a great way to get the house/flat together) and show all the big sports matches. What’s more, their outside heated area is the perfect social space to enjoy a drink on a Friday evening, after a long week of Uni.

10.   Head to the streets

The Eurocultured Street Festival is a great day out for students. Filled with music, food, dancing and even painting, the festival brings together a mixed of European cultures in one huge party. With its diverse background, the Eurocultured Street Festival has something to offer for everyone and wondering down the streets you’ll find yourself helping with a giant art painting, dancing along to live music, dipping under a graffiti covered hip hop bridge, or feasting on delicious food.
Check it out here.

Whatever the occasion and no matter what your interests are, there’s something in Manchester for everyone. There’s no way you can complete your time at University without checking out atleast some, if not all of the things on this list. Make the most of Manchester and get exploring our student secrets!

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