Chris James – Dalton Ellis Halls of Residence
I came to The University of Manchester planning on following in Jim Carey’s footsteps and being a Yes Man (check out the film, it’s got an underwhelming 46% on Rotten Tomatoes, but I enjoyed it). This meant I honestly didn’t stop once during my first semester and so didn’t get the chance to feel homesick.
Dalton Ellis is catered so we weren’t split into flats. Instead, we all ate breakfast and dinner together. As a result, we had a great group of people who regularly socialised. There was always something going on!
Natasha Wetton – Beech Court, Oak House
My flatmates and I were like a family. We’d have flat dinners every week, go to the local pub quiz, watch films, play beer pong and spend most nights talking to each other. I’ll always cherish those memories.
Oliver Chow – Holly Court, Oak House
The best thing about the Fallowfield campus is the convenience – it’s close to a big Sainsbury’s, close to a few bars and pubs – especially Squirrel’s Bar on the Fallowfield campus – close to some major transport links and, of course, you’re close to so many other people who are experiencing the same thing as you.
Living around so many other people means that you can get to know so many diverse people from different backgrounds and find out more about them. That’s what I like anyway.
Lauren Dearnley – Victoria Halls
I really loved living in halls of residence, I had such a great time. I lived in Victoria Halls (Union State it’s called now). There were four of us in the flat and we all got on really well which was so nice! We used to all just chill in the living area bit together and chat, it was really lovely, I miss it actually!