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Manchester is a city like no other. Bold, welcoming and buzzing with life: many students fall in love with it and never leave. With so much to choose from the team have created the UA92 Manchester Map with all their favourite places to visit, eat, drink and shop.


There’s no denying that Manchester is rooted in sporting greatness. Home to two Premier League football teams and world-class sporting venues in the shape of Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground – located next door to the our Old Trafford campus. For those looking to keep active, there is a gym based at the Old Trafford Campus, and plenty of leisure facilities such as the impressive Manchester Aquatics Centre and the National Cycling Centre. So, if you support City or United, love cricket or rugby, want to play or cheer on your team, we’re a city with sport at the very heart!


You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to arts and culture, with a host of art galleries and museums as well as the iconic Central Library, and John Rylands library (2 minutes from the Business School). Be inspired by artists, enjoy artefacts from around the globe and understand the rich history of a city that grew out of industrial innovation.


Treat your taste buds to every culinary delight imaginable. Try Ethiopian food for under £10 or Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese as it should be in Chinatown. Go veggie with a splash of yoga on the side at the Buddhist Centre’s Earth Cafe, or tuck into the king of grilled cheese at Northern Soul. Celebrated food markets Mackie Mayor and Altrincham Market bring together different vendors and provide a social, buzzing atmosphere to catch up with friends. For a special occasion Spinningfields, next to the Business School, has top restaurants like Tattu, Sexy Fish and The Ivy.


Manchester is renowned for its style and shopping. Choose to shop in the city centre or the impressive Trafford Centre – the UK’s second largest indoor centre, just a 15 minute drive from the Old Trafford campus. The vibrant Northern Quarter offers cool boutiques, design studios and locally crafted ceramics and jewellery, with new coffee shops and bars opening all the time.

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