Manchester is the perfect size city for a student, it doesn't have the sky-high prices or daunting size of London, but itnhas just enough of everything spread across different accessible areas to keep you on your toes. There are plenty of low to high end shopping options downtown as well as the trafford centre closeby if you fancy a day. The choice of bars, clubs and restuarants is expansive, and you never get bored, too! To top it off the transport links, especially bus system, are affordable and reliable as well as very frequent. Overall one of my favourite cities!