After spending so much money to come here, many of the visiting English students never leave London, which limits their experience in the UK. London may be the only place they know, so they landed at Heathrow Airport and then spent all their time around Greater London. You can’t deny that London is a great place to visit. However, after some time, it may become expensive and tiring. The purpose of this article is to illustrate some of the reasons why Manchester is also an attractive destination for students. There are many reasons for this situation, but if you do this, you will definitely get a more substantial English learning experience. Here are some of the most important information:
1. First Industry Association
By the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century, Manchester had established its first industrial society. Today, when living in this city, there are still many reasons for this historical phenomenon. Manchester has a significant share of the candidates to achieve this goal: industrial entrepreneurs with the necessary capital and vision/scientists and engineers with cutting-edge technical knowledge/ready-made raw cotton imported from raw cotton are supplied to the United States to nearby Liverpool and Coal mines/infrastructure in Lancashire to ensure fast and convenient transportation of coal via canals and trains/a large amount of cheap labor from surrounding towns and Irish immigrants. Even a rainy climate means that the newly spun cotton thread is less likely to break in a humid environment! Today, in the busy and vibrant downtown, the explosive growth that the city experienced in the early decades of the 19th century can still be felt.
2. Unique culture and people
The cultural diversity of the people of Manchester has ushered in waves of foreign migrant workers. The first was the famine that Ireland escaped, followed by the Chinese, the West Indians, and then the Asian community emerged. Each of these waves of immigration has brought more cultural heritage to Manchester, and you can still see this result in the city today. Manchester is now preparing to celebrate Irish Week, an annual city-wide festival that coincides with Ireland’s own Irish St Patrick’s Day National Day. Last month, the city’s Chinatown celebrated the arrival of the Lunar New Year, and many Chinese restaurants in this downtown enclave provided many delicacies. Crossing the university on Oxford Road and Rusholme in the city center, you will find “The Curry Mile”. There are restaurants in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bangladesh, offering delicious meals at very reasonable prices.
3. National Historic Sports Center
Everyone has heard of Manchester United. The latest statistics show that 5% of the global population supports this football club! However, within 30 kilometers of Manchester, there are seven other Premier League clubs: Manchester City, Liverpool, Everton, Bolton Wanderers, Blackburn Rovers, Wigan Athletic, and Burnley. Founding members of all long-established Northwest England Football Clubs and the English Football League. The National Football Museum will soon be located in Urbis, the center of city life. Manchester is also the most advanced location of the “Velodrome”, where the Commonwealth Games bicycle races have been held, and it is also the location of the British Sports Academy.
4. Student groups with 3 universities
The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, and the University of Salford are all world-class universities, offering a wide range of undergraduate degree programs covering all disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, and law, as well as postgraduate courses such as MBA and postgraduate research degrees. It is estimated that the total number of students in Manchester is about 90,000, and the various university departments attract students from all over the world and the UK. In terms of student entertainment, accommodation, and cheap food, Manchester can provide. In short, Manchester is “the highest!”
5. Efficient and cheap public transportation
With an extensive network of buses, trams, and trains, all of these vehicles converge in Piccadilly Gardens, Victoria or Piccadilly railway stations, so traveling to Manchester city center and the surrounding areas of Greater Manchester have never been easier. There are various daily, weekly, and monthly discount tickets, so even those with a limited budget can travel to the city with less money.
6. You will receive a warm welcome
Many visiting foreign students report that they find it easier to chat and socialize with locals in northern England. Although based only on anecdotal evidence, it seems to be sufficient to show that this belief has some truth. On the London Underground, everyone avoids staring at each other while busy reading books or magazines. You can start a conversation with anyone in Manchester anytime, anywhere! If you try this operation in any other major city, another person will most likely call the police!
So the message is clear. Leave your comfort zone and discover the undiscovered gem in the British crown. There are a lot of people in front of you but don’t worry, Manchester has more space. Welcome, everyone!