4 Reasons Why I Chose The University of Manchester
Georgina Hines
CampusTales Contributor
University of Manchester
June 2nd, 2017


1) Manchester has the best nightlife
If you do any research on Manchester before you visit, you’ll know that the city is renowned for its music scene; from The Sex Pistols in the 70s to Oasis and the rise of Madchester in the 90s, Manchester is the place to go for a great night out. Whether you’re after a heavy night of house or a more intimate gig in the Northern Quarter, Manchester has it all!
2) It has produced some amazing people in history
Finding out that Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British Suffragette movement that won women the right to vote, was born in Manchester drew me to the city immediately. Manchester is such a cultural and inspiring city to live in; Alan Turing, Morrissey, Brian Cox, Ernest Rutherford, Anthony Burgess, Fred Perry, and Benedict Cumberbatch must have seen it to, having all once called Manchester their home.
3) My university course was flexible
One of the great things about my undergraduate course at the university was the ability to change my degree (to an extent). Year on year I was given the opportunity to add on or take off an extra year, whether it be a Masters or industrial year. It meant the course was adapted to me and what I wanted, and I didn’t feel like my future was set in stone before I’d even got to university.
The course was adapted to me and what I wanted, and I didn’t feel like my future was set in stone before I’d even got to university
4) The Peak District
Having grown up in the countryside, it’s sometimes hard to let go of nature and move to a big city. Luckily for me, Manchester is under an hour away from some of my favourite walking spots in the Peak District and it’s pretty cheap - only costing £10 for a return. It’s a great way to relax and escape from the stress of university, and it’s right on your doorstep.
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4 Reasons Why I Chose The University of Manchester
Georgina Hines
CampusTales Contributor
University of Manchester
May 20th, 2017
1) Manchester has the best nightlife
If you do any research on Manchester before you visit, you’ll know that the city is renowned for its music scene; from The Sex Pistols in the 70s to Oasis and the rise of Madchester in the 90s, Manchester is the place to go for a great night out. Whether you’re after a heavy night of house or a more intimate gig in the Northern Quarter, Manchester has it all!
2) It has produced some amazing people in history
Finding out that Emmeline Pankhurst, the leader of the British Suffragette movement that won women the right to vote, was born in Manchester drew me to the city immediately. Manchester is such a cultural and inspiring city to live in; Alan Turing, Morrissey, Brian Cox, Ernest Rutherford, Anthony Burgess, Fred Perry, and Benedict Cumberbatch must have seen it to, having all once called Manchester their home.
3) My university course was flexible
One of the great things about my undergraduate course at the university was the ability to change my degree (to an extent). Year on year I was given the opportunity to add on or take off an extra year, whether it be a Masters or industrial year. It meant the course was adapted to me and what I wanted, and I didn’t feel like my future was set in stone before I’d even got to university.
The course was adapted to me and what I wanted, and I didn’t feel like my future was set in stone before I’d even got to university
4) The Peak District
Having grown up in the countryside, it’s sometimes hard to let go of nature and move to a big city. Luckily for me, Manchester is under an hour away from some of my favourite walking spots in the Peak District and it’s pretty cheap - only costing £10 for a return. It’s a great way to relax and escape from the stress of university, and it’s right on your doorstep.
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