I am currently in second year reading Physics with Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester. I find the course fairly enjoyable, but with little room for choice with regards to optional modules (one choice module per year so far). The support network at the university also seems to be somewhat lacking, especially in terms of mental health (I've been diagnosed with bipolar). On the other hand, the facilities are fantastic! Libraries are abundant with high-quality books, textbooks and journals, as well as computers, printers and virtually any technology that you'd regularly use. The Alan Gilbert learning commons is extremely useful too, as it's open 24 hours a day and provides a nice quiet environment in which to do work. The Physics building is extremely well equipped, and has recently received an expansion in the form of the new Schuster annex, which provides more study spaces. Laboratories have sufficient equipment, although lots of said equipment is 20 - 30 years old (not that this really matters). Lecture theatres are very large, and are a good space to learn in. Lectures are also recorded and released as podcasts which is very useful should you miss a lecture. The university careers service is easily accessible and provides useful advice. Physics students have a compulsory session with the Physics careers advisor at the start of second year, which is very useful in order to learn about the wide variety of potential career routed available to students, as well as the internship and grad scheme support available through the careers service. Overall, I would say that Manchester is a good university, although the experience doesn't feel personal, and can feel like you're lost in the system with the thousands of students enrolling every year.