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Welcome to The University of Manchester’s official student blogs!

Here, our current students will tell you everything you need to know about studying and living in Manchester, from the study facilities to the best pubs and clubs.

You’ve probably heard the facts and figures… Manchester is home to 25 Nobel Prize winners, 92% of our graduates go straight into employment or further study…

It’s true – you can even visit the very same building where Ernest Rutherford first spilt the atom or bump into the man who discovered graphene on Oxford Road.

These facts are pretty impressive. But what’s it like to actually be a student here?

Take a look below and meet our student bloggers. We hope you enjoy the read!

Eleanor

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I’m 21, and in the fourth year of my undergraduate degree studying Speech and Language Therapy. I live in Manchester with 4 of my friends and our pampered rabbit Kenneth. I try to be as green as I can and love recycling and reusing as much as possible.

Read my blog here.

Shannon

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A geeky animal-lover studying English Literature and Linguistics (BA) whilst attempting to take over the world one book at a time.

Read my blog here.

Matt

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Hello. My name is Matt. I am a part-time American Studies PhD student, a part-time Graduate Teaching Assistant, part-time Halls Tutor, sometime Library-worker, and now-and-then TV quiz star. My research is focused on the demographic and social history of New Orleans in the 1820’s and 1830’s.

Read my blog here.

Girish

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I’m a 2nd year PhD student working in the School of Materials. I work on visualising hair shine using computer graphics techniques. So, during the day I am examining animation in movies and games and looking at pretty hair samples. In the evenings, you can usually find me in exploring some obscure part of Manchester, doodling on a piano or sampling the local brew.

Read my blog here.

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