Living independently. My top tips (Georgie)

Moving out and living independently is an exciting but scary venture. I’ve had a think about some things for you to consider before the move to hopefully help you out, so here are my top tips for living on your own. Make it feel like home Moving to a new place is the perfect excuse…

What not to pack for university (Izzy)

Packing for university is hard. I had no idea what I would and wouldn’t need when I moved out, and although I’d read so many articles about what to take, I was still clueless. I didn’t bring too many unnecessary things to uni but a lot of my friends did, so here’s my list of…

My Manchester bucket list, what I have and haven’t done yet. (Izzy)

Living in Manchester is amazing, it unlocks so many new experiences for students who choose to study here. I am from Herefordshire, which is a really rural area where – if I’m honest – nothing much happens. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rural background just as much as I love living in Manchester…

Meet some of our social media coordinators

We know that starting university can seem a bit scary and you probably have a lot of questions that you want to ask. To help you settle in, we’d like to invite Manchester Met undergraduate applicants that are starting university this September to join our Facebook communities. Here you can chat to fellow students starting…

Getting a summer job (Izzy)

Once exams are over it’s such a huge relief, although I ended up feeling like I had nothing to do. Going from studying all day to literally nothing was a big jump. So I needed a job. I thought that being in one of the largest cities in the UK, it would be easy to…

The things I love about Manchester (Latifa)

I might be biased, but I love being in Manchester. One reason why Manchester is such a nice place to live, it is very easy to get around. Public transport consists of the easy tram, train and bus routes, so it is very easy to make your way around Manchester. If you have a car…

Choosing where to live at uni (Izzy)

Once you’ve decided which uni you want to go to, you need to decide where you actually want to live. MMU has a huge range of accommodation, some on the campus itself, and some a little further out. I chose to live in Liberty Central, which are halls just across the road from the Students’…

The BEST Veggie/ Vegan Eats in Manchester (Sophie)

As a vegetarian and a wannabe-vegan-who-can’t-resist-cheese, I can honestly say I have never struggled to eat out in Manchester with so many amazing independent plant-based restaurants and larger chains coming out with meat alternative options. This list is not in order of ranking but is roughly ordered by the proximity of the restaurant to the…