If you want to live somewhere quiet, this is not the place for you. People will be very inconsiderate, shouting in the corridors in the early hours of the morning, and the kitchen will be a mess no matter what you do. I've found it bearable overall though, the food is very good, and the computer cluster is convenient. Also if you're getting a bus pass, don't be tempted to get a First one, even if they send you an email offering you a discount. Get the Stagecoach one, they're so much more frequent, they never go on strike, and Stagecoach have loads more routes around the south of Manchester. Honestly if there's one thing I wish I'd known before moving it'd probably be that.