Current Architecture student shares 5 Tips for moving to Manchester

by | Mar 21, 2023 | Architecture, Planning and Environmental Management, Undergraduate | 0 comments

Manchester is a thriving, multicultural city with many options for students. Here are five tips to help you adjust if you’re relocating to Manchester to further your studies:

1.Before you go, do some research on the city. Manchester is a sizable city, so it’s important to do your homework on it before you go. Discover the various communities, the local facilities, and the transportation network. When you arrive, you’ll feel more at ease and self-assured thanks to this.

Even quick Google Earth/Maps research helps a lot. Then, just go for a walk with your new friends to see the city!

2. Locate acceptable housing: Manchester offers a variety of options for student housing, including university dorms and private rentals. Finding lodging that fits your needs and budget is crucial. When choosing, keep things like location, price, and safety in mind.  

For your first accommodation, I would suggest university dorms. You can make your first friends there and it’s affordable at the same time!  

3. Participate in student life: Manchester offers a thriving student population with a variety of clubs, societies, and events to attend. You can meet like-minded people and establish new acquaintances by joining a club or group. To get a sense of what the city has to offer, go to events and explore it.

If you are one of these guys who don’t believe that societies might be fun …. I used to think so as well. Please, sign to one society which sounds like fun and just go. Believe me, you will be surprised!

4. Spend your money wisely: Manchester is relatively inexpensive compared to other UK cities, but it’s still crucial to spend your money sensibly. Make a budget that accounts for your lodging, food, transportation, and entertainment costs. As much as you can, stick to your budget to prevent financial stress.

And remember, in case you need money to make your living it’s totally viable. Finding job is easy, and working part-time you can manage on your own.

5. Be safe: Manchester has its share of security issues, just like any major city. It’s critical to take safety precautions, especially at night. Walking alone in lonely or dark regions should never be done without being mindful of your surroundings. Use well-lit, crowded streets, and carry your phone and keep it charged at all times.

Do not be afraid, but just be aware of the issue. The feeling might be different depending on a country you are from. My opinion might be slightly exaggerated as I come from a place where is basically zero crime.

Being a student and moving to Manchester may be an exciting and life-changing experience. You may make the most of your time in this vibrant city by doing your research, locating adequate housing, participating in student life, spending responsibly, and being safe. Good fortune!

Written by current Architecture student, Kacper