The city


Manchester is a marvellous place to study. It’s friendly, lively and lots of fun. Manchester was the first industrial society and has always been a world leader. It’s simply an exciting place to live. 1.5 million people live in the Greater Manchester area. 

Manchester has 4 world class universities and hosts thousands of students from the UK and all around the world. The shopping is fantastic and there are so many bars, pubs and cafes to choose from. Manchester is the perfect place to enjoy live music. There are also lots of festivals to enjoy in our city like The Manchester International Festival, with its programme of theatre, dance, music and more. With clubs, art galleries, theatres and cinemas there is so much to do in this wonderful city.

If you like football, you’ll love Manchester. Both Manchester United and Manchester City are Premier League clubs. You can watch a match or take a tour of the stadiums. The National Football Museum is also based in the city, but it is not just all about football. The National Velodrome is located in the city centre as is the Manchester Aquatics Centre, the Regional Athletics Arena and the National Squash Centre. The Whitworth Art Gallery was voted the UK’s Museum of the Year and Manchester is also home to the Museum of Science & Industry, which brings our industrial heritage alive.