What makes Manchester unique?
Manchester is a fantastic place to be an international student as it is the most linguistically diverse city in western Europe, with up to 200 languages spoken in the city at any one time.
It is estimated that half of the city's adult population is multilingual, with four in 10 young people conversant in more than one language.
The city celebrates this multicultural diversity in its public spaces, and the private sector actively seeks out international skillsets to benefit a range of global industries.
Manchester is an exciting city with something for everyone
Explore some of the best nightlife that the UK has to offer
Manchester is the UK's fifth most cost-effective city to live in
The convenient tram network is ideal for exploring more of the city
Greater Manchester is the fastest growing employment area in the north-west of England
Employability in Manchester
As the world's first industrial city, Manchester has always been at the heart of the UK's economic activity.
Greater Manchester is now the largest and fastest growing employment area in the north-west, representing more than £42 billion of the UK regional Gross Value Added.
Global players like Kellogg's, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Hitachi, Thales, and Siemens have built everything from the world's biggest cornflake factory to a new global centre of excellence for renewable energy.
Greater Manchester is now the second biggest creative cluster in Europe after London:
- MediaCityUK is the largest purpose-built media location in Europe, where more than 50 creative and digital companies working in a dynamic and supportive community
- An estimated 8,000 digital and creative businesses employing over 45,000 people, and £3.5 billion has been spent building a global hub for creative industries – including the only international internet exchange outside of London.
- Manchester Science Partnerships is an internationally-renowned science park home to over 170 companies in the life science, bio technology, ICT and digital and creative sectors.