Largely recognised as England’s second city in polls, Manchester is a truly cosmopolitan city with a thriving student population. Living in Manchester is a unique experience for all students as the modern and comfortable city caters for all tastes and is designed for the optimal student experience.

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The UCFB Experience: Living in Manchester

Manchester is perfect for students. It's modern, the public transport is well organised, and there is everything you need to study, relax, work, have a good night out and have fun!

Paolo PrioglioUCFB Etihad Campus graduate

A truly global sporting city

Sport is a vital part of Manchester’s culture, with the city hosting the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the 2003 UEFA Champions League Final, and the 2008 UEFA Cup Final. The city is synonymous with footballing success and is home to two Premier League giants: Manchester City and Manchester United. Aside from football, there are large followings for rugby league, rugby union, ice hockey, cricket, cycling and netball, with UCFB’s partners - Manchester Thunder - a leading side in the Netball Superleague.

World-class music and culture

Manchester has produced world-famous artists such as Oasis, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays, Joy Division and The Chemical Brothers and as such will be eternally associated with music culture. All of the world’s biggest singers and bands tour Manchester and there is a plethora of music venues to attend ranging from the Manchester Arena, the O2 Apollo and the Manchester Academy as well as hundreds of smaller indie venues.

In addition to the music scene, Manchester hosts a number of annual festivals and houses museums, art galleries and shopping centres, such as the Arndale and Trafford Centres, to rival any major global city.

UCFB Etihad Campus accommodation

UCFB has partnered with Liberty Point to offer UCFB Etihad Campus students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Manchester.

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