Monday, September 11, 2006
Madchester La, la, la
The news about world class research and the ability to attract Nobel Prize winners is all very well but I suspect that Manchesters' popularity lies more in the extra curricular activities the city offers. Jonathan Milne perhaps hit the nail on the head
Its students have a reputation for sex and drug-taking and the city has produced some of Britain’s best-known bands. Now the pull of Manchester has been recognised with its naming today as Sunday Times University of the YearApparently my alma mater has changed little since I said a tearful farewell back in the early '90's
Research quoted in the Sunday Times University Survival Guide, published in today’s Magazine, finds its students are the most fashion-conscious and that the city has the best reputation for overall student lifestyle (it also finds they are national leaders in sex and drug-taking, based on a 1999 survey by the Adam Smith Institute), while the city also has a lively gay scene.Ah, my salad days!
Oak House in the first year then Egerton Road. Graduated in '91 but stayed on a year to pay of my overdraft.
Hulme Hall - first year, then
Driffield Street Moss Side which was remarkably uneventful, but I'd spent a fortune on insurance, certain I'd lose all my worldly goods.
Then I moved to Charles Street on the UMIST campus which was then brand new with en-suite. Standard now I'm sure, but the height of student luxury back then.