Hey everyone, it’s December and I hope you guys had a great 2016 (I know I did) and are looking forward to the New Year! December means the end of the year and another semester. I can’t believe that I am almost halfway through my degree already.
I have recently been asked by a friend of mine who is planning on doing his degree in Manchester and asked me what I liked about studying here and I realised I came up with a list:
1. The University
Rich academic history, great international ranking, 25 Nobel Prize winners AND the splitting of the atom happened here, pretty cool even for an accounting major. Great library, our learning commons is open 24/7 during term time, we have a museum on campus, GREAT careers service and the Old Quad is absolutely beautiful
2. The People
Everyone here is very helpful and friendly, not just the university staff but the city in general and it is so diverse
3. The Football
We have Manchester United and Manchester City and all the big teams they play against during home games
4. The Pubs and Cafes
Looking for a cute place to have tea? (We recently went to this cafe that charged you 6p a minute for your time spent there and all the food and drinks are free!) Or looking for a cheap affordable place for some cocktails (shout out to the Font for 2 pounds cocktails!) or beer with your friends, you’re spoilt for choices. The Northern Quarter is filled with great places for brunch or tea and there are good pubs everywhere in Manchester
5. You never run out of things to do
New exhibition at the Art Gallery, watch a concert (1975, Kodaline, Coldplay), go for a social, food markets, shopping (Trafford centre is the 2nd largest shopping mall in the UK), museums, Skiing and Snowboarding, anything! And also student discount everywhere, just ask!
6. Peak and Lake District
They are so close to Manchester and you can always hop on a train and have a break from the city, the view there is stunning. They have great hiking trails and also walks for everyone. Peak district is only 40minutes(ish) by train and the Lake District is about 2.5 hours away.
7. The airport
This might seem like a huge plus point but for someone who loves to travel, it is so convenient to have an international airport, 20 minutes away from the city.