SPORT, EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
From the buzzing city centre with its internationally renowned cultural attractions, to the natural beauty of the Pennines and the Peak District countryside; there is something to suit every lifestyle in Manchester.
There’s no denying that Manchester and Old Trafford are entrenched in sporting greatness. With world-class sporting venues in the shape of Manchester United’s home, ‘The Theatre of Dreams,’ where our co-founders are considered legends, and Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Ground just next door, we’re certainly in good company. Together with rivals Manchester City, we are a city bustling with football greatness. Salford City Football Club and the National Football Museum call Greater Manchester home and are within easy reach of our campus, but there is of course much more to Manchester’s sporting offer than football alone.
This great city is also home to the national centres of excellence for cycling, gymnastics, squash and taekwondo, with rugby league soon to join them. These facilities provide UA92 students with the possibility to enjoy sport in some of the best venues in the world, with many also offering volunteering and paid work opportunities alongside your studies and long-term graduate careers. A number of our current students work as Football Coaches for Foundation 92 alongside their studies.
UA92 has teams registered in the British Universities and Colleges Sport leagues in a number of sports including Football, Futsal and Basketball, with individuals also representing us at national championships.
If we don’t already have a team in your sport, or you compete in an individual sport, we will support you in pursuing your sporting ambition.
Manchester enjoys a busy festival and events diary. Obviously in 2020 this has been impacted by COVID-19, however the city has come together to host socially distanced events outdoors. Recent events have included Lightopia, an immersive and visually-dramatic lantern and light festival, and plans are underway for a safe and entertaining diary of events in 2021.
As an international city, Manchester hosts a huge number of events and festivals to celebrate its diverse roots. The city hosts an annual International Arts Festival, Manchester Japanese Festival, German Oktoberfest, Irish Folk Festival and Manchester Day; celebrating everyone, from every culture, who make Manchester the city it is.
In 2020, communities came together to celebrate virtually, with the city hosting a Digital Diwali.