Manchester is the second largest urban agglomeration in the UK; its significant activity in the services, finance, culture, media and education sectors make it a dynamic and open city, full of life both during the day and at night, with infinite leisure opportunities, concerts, festivals, football matches, sports activities, open air performances in the green parks and the possibility to visit a wide range of free museums with all kinds of exhibitions.
Boasting unique architecture, thanks to a radical mix of old and new it has a distinctive feel, something which can be experienced by visiting its famous and unique bars and pubs where you can enjoy one of the famous “pints”. Likewise, Manchester offers a never-ending supply of restaurants where food from all around the world can be sampled.
The cost of living in Manchester is noticeably cheaper than in lots of other places in the UK or Ireland. The accommodation is estimated to be close to half the price of that in London or Dublin. Additionally, and something which we consider to be very important, is that its airport operates flights from low-cost companies throughout Europe, something which always helps to minimize spending and increase visits from people you know.
On your arrival we will give you a map and a guide with the most interesting areas and places so that you can begin to visit the city as soon as possible. You will also be able to do sport, for example jogging through its numerous and spacious parks, joining us and your friends in the football and basketball matches that we organize (as long as the weather allows for it) or sign up at one of the gyms near to the residences.
The large number of students from all over the world make Manchester a multicultural city, this being reflected in our academies and residences where you will be able to meet people from very different cultures.
Even though it is very easy to get around thanks to the network of speedy buses and trains, public transport is not cheap, which is why the excellent location of our centres, in the heart of the city, results in little need to use public transport to get around the city.