Known as one of the most student‑friendly cities in the UK, Manchester has one of the largest student populations in Europe. With around 100,000 students in Greater Manchester, there’s no doubt that this northern hub is a fantastic place to be a student.
Home to the world’s longest‑running TV soap and the birthplace of British music legends, Manchester is a vibrant and diverse city with plenty to see and do. From lively nightlife to shopping, museums to picturesque walks, let’s take a look at what you can expect to get up to as a student in Manchester and Salford.
The area is also home to Castlefield Bowl, an outdoor music venue, which hosts an annual ‘Sounds of the City’ series of concerts featuring a range of popular music acts.
Feel Good Club
The Warehouse Project
Unlike other clubs in the city, Warehouse Project has a limited season approach running from September through to New Year’s Day, with each event featuring different artists. If you want to bag yourself tickets to WHP, you’ve got to be quick as they’re notoriously known for selling out fast.
The iconic and vibrant indoor market features over 70 independent stalls and shops selling everything from fancy dress clothes to vintage garms.
Science and Industry Museum
Twenty Twenty Two
Also, home to the BBC, ITV and the Coronation Street Studios, Salford Quays is the perfect place to go star spotting.
If you’re a @salforduni student, the MediaCityUK campus is located at the Quays and is a short 10‑minute bus ride from both Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.
Paradise Skate World
Located in the Great Northern Warehouse just off Deansgate, residents at Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts can get there in as little as 10 minutes by taxi.
If you’re looking to try a few cocktails and grab a slice of New York‑style pizza, Crazy Pedros is the place to go!
Salford Lads’ Club
Salford Lads’ Club is a short 25‑minute walk from John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts and a 28‑minute walk from our Peel Park Quarter accommodation.
Why not head over and take a photo on the iconic steps?
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