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Favourite places: Fallowfield where I live is pretty much always buzzing and cool. I like going to this one random place where two bridges cross, one's all metal and the other is red brick, I really like it, not sure why. Rusholme is quite cool too, wouldn't really relax there, but it's very different.
Useful local words: Niiice One (to every one, distinguishes you as a Southerner otherwise). You're probably best missing out words up North than including them "have you seen my watch anywhere" becomes "seen watch?"
What not to pack: Anything Liverpool and there's a distaste for tattoos.
What to pack: An umbrella definitely (rains sideways, so it's not always useful), tracksuit top, Ian Brown/ Liam Gallagher swagger down Oxford Road, full and complete knowledge of bus 'banter', Oasis collection, bus fare.
Couldn't have done without: My student card and vintage clothing.
Word of advice: Always thank the bus drivers, if in doubt go 5th Ave, try not to go too far off Oxford Road. Massive T-Rex in the Manchester University Museum, big old wheel near the Arndale, Trafford Centre, Football and Pub Golf are not to be missed.
Tom, Biochemistry, Manchester University