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!


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I’m 21, and in the third 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.


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I am a second-year English Literature and Linguistics student interested in all things relating to books, languages, and cultures. When I’m not reading or researching in the University of Manchester library, I can usually be found sampling the delicacies of Chinese cuisine with friends, or searching for new experiences within the city centre.

Read my blog here.


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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.


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In the very final stages of my PhD in Criminology. I research the relationships between charities (or the penal voluntary sector) and punishment. I tweet @philippatomczak. Sadly my conversation is now mainly limited to thesis submission.

Read my blog here.


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Postgraduate Marketing Student at MBS, self-professed book worm and figure skating addict, who loves a good challenge – hating the taste of coffee and making it through life (and University) are not two mutually exclusive things…right?

Read my blog here.

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