I'm comin to Manchester for the year and am stoked!
I want to experience Manchester to its fullest. Fallowfield appeals for its social scene, however I'm worried if I live in Fallowfield I might not get to the city so often, or meet people who are more content to stay within Fallowfield than explore all of what Manchester has to offer.
So far its Grosvenor and Chandos vs. Allen and Woolton, any insight on these?
I've been in Uni for 2 years and realize its all what you make of it but I also know geography is highly influential.
Any responses greatly appreciated! ------------------------------------------------- P.S. I'm also lookin to start/join a band as soon as the school year starts and get some good gigs goin. I'm a vocalist and play a bit of guitar. Influences: Oasis, U2, Stone Roses, Pulp, Radiohead, Verve, Beatles, Primal Scream, Chili Peppers, Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, and much more but lookin to do somethin fresh and EXCITING.
With those musical influences you will be at home in Manchester That is pretty much the biggest scene in Manchester (I am guessing that is why you choose it) since half them bands are manc.
Students in Fallowfield do go into the city centre a lot at night, there is buses very few seconds even at 3:00am so its easy to get back to. It really just depends on the students, I know some students in Fallowfield are lazy and never leave Fallowfield, even when it comes to lectures sadly .
ur influences rule!!! I play guitar, have been for 4 years, and share the same influences, maybe not radiohead plus im into led zeppelin, sex pistols, jimmy hendrix as well. Ive also got some brilliant songs written (more than an albums worth)...and am willing to start a band in manchester, this september.
P.S I know ***** all about the city centre and fallowfield
The social scene in the city centre isn't exactly bad compared to Fallowfield. I suppose it's just less of a student vibe. However, any hall with a sizeable number of students (e.g. those you mentioned) is going to have quite a big social scene, and most of the major clubs have student nights or events.
Grosvenor to me, looks nicer (I walk past both regularly, and have been inside Grosvenor). Chandos is a bit of a monolithic block resembling council flats. There's a distinct possibility that you could end up on the 52622nd floor at Chandos, whereas at Grosvenor there are only 5 floors.
Allen and Woolton are both really nice - i have friends living in both of them and they seem really friendly and intimate. Not sure how flexible the meal periods are - ring up the accomodation office and ask. I loved living in fallowfield this year as it has a real student atmosphere which appealed to me. Having said that, people are perfectly happy living in the city centre too!
i lived in the city and to be honest it makes little difference where u live - i had friends from both and everyone was really nice and fun! only difference is u can walk really easily everywhere from the city and cabs are cheaper (like 4 quid - so 80p each) back home at the end of a heavy night. u dont really need to worry about the walk from uni to fallowfield as u will hardly do it - the bus is just as good and its too cold most of the time to walk in anyway! Have fun x
10/15mins to the main university bit, and then a little bit further into centre of town.
its a bit more than 10minutes mate...to main campus it will be about 20-25minute walk... from fallow I walked the other day very slowly to the city centre in about 50mins.. so just get the bus.. i was on me way to the foofighters gig so did it for sh*ts n giggles really.. just use the bus...
the walk takes even longer if you are a little inebriated it was my walk of shame in 1st year lol
i lived in whitworth park for the last 2 years. spent most of my 1st year between mates in fallowfield and the city, most of 2nd year in the city! so it really doesn't make that much difference! only thing in the city, if you're along oxford road, the bars are pretty spread out, so more walking involved but its the same buses that go thru fallowfield, and theyr really often, so tis easy to move about!
i'm just moving into fallowfield now, looks like it will be pretty cool, really close to loads of bars, big sainsburys a short walk away, and my house is quite big! woo! (tis a little bit scummy tho lol)