The uni is right in the middle of a huge city. There is one really beautiful entrance to the arts building which they take you in through on an open day, but the rest of it is sort of grey breeze block and concrete. The excessive amounts of rain also makes everything seem even worse.
At least there is a lot of nice people from all different backgrounds. Apparently everyone wants to employ us because we like having a laugh (and apparently do good work) although this could just be an ugly rumour circulated by the careers service. The careers fairs are the best source of freebies though (especially the law and finance ones!!).
In terms of facilities, there is a nice big library with a fun door - not that i tend to go in it that often!
The area is quite hilly, and the halls are quite close (about a mile away). All first years are guaranteed a place in hall, and there are hardly any double rooms at Manchester. It's also easy to find a place after halls, and they will be within 3 miles of the campus. The average rent is about £45 a week, although it can be cheaper.
My course is really good fun, and we have a mixture of lectures and tutorials. I have about 7 hours a week of lectures though lots to read. I spend most of the week sitting in coffee shops... There can be lots of work to do outside of class, but it all depends on your cleverness and motivation (or whether you pick the easy modules!)
You are spoilt for choice for entertainment. The union is good but there are so many other places to go that are better. The city centre is very near and there are loads of bars/clubs etc stretching all the way between uni and town - and there is loads in fallowfield where most students live. Most clubs have student nights too so its very cheap to go out.
The sports teams are very good, though I dont play alot of it. Personally, I recommend the Christian Union