Manchester is one of the most dynamic and lively places in Europe. A big city with a compact and friendly centre. A trendsetting music and style capital that still has a place for traditional street markets and local pubs. A place with an illustrious past that's always at the cutting edge of what's new.
Manchester's ability to welcome and embrace change throughout its history has given it a rare energy. Manchester was at the epicentre of the industrial revolution, and the spirit that brought the world into the modern age is evident in its trademark Victorian buildings and monuments, such as the gothic Town Hall in Albert Square. But over the last few years the city centre has undergone an extensive transformation. New public spaces have been created and imaginative buildings and developments have appeared, reshaping Manchester's skyline.
Manchester also sets itself apart in terms of sporting prowess with two of the biggest football clubs on the planet. The changes to the city's infrastructure as a result of the success of the 2002 Commonwealth Games has left first-class sports facilities for all the public to enjoy, especially students.
The University of Manchester is at the heart of this exciting city - geographically, historically and culturally. The campus is just a short walk from the city centre and all its attractions. And our own buildings and history are integral to Manchester's unique character.