Why Study In Manchester?
Bursting with cultural diversity, artistic energy and digital savvy, Manchester is one of the top cities in the UK to study, live and play in. Well-known for its progressive attitude, openness and friendly locals, it seemed only natural for the UK hub at Hyper Island to be based in this vibrant city.
Nestled in the city’s popular and dynamic Northern Quarter, Hyper Island’s UK HQ inhabits a grade II listed building dating from 1898 amongst Manchester’s vintage boutiques, independent coffee shops and buzzing nightlife. The sense of Manchester’s proud history and progressive attitude can both be felt spanning across both floors of Hyper Island, as 17th century warehouse meets post-it note punk.
Manchester itself is split into several districts. Each district has it’s own individual style to explore:
Market Street/Cathedral Quarter
There really is something for everyone in Manchester.
As a small, walkable city, Manchester has a community feel but it’s wonderfully well connected. Due to the central location of the Hyper Island school in Manchester, it means that you are only ever 10 minutes away from Piccadilly train station which has fantastic access to London (just over two hours away), Birmingham, Liverpool and the airport which has flights going to and from all over the world.
The city itself has trams you can hop on and off that let you explore the city further. Get on a tram to Media City for a tour around BBC North or ride 30 mins to the laid-back suburbs of Didsbury and Chorlton for great vegan cuisine and chilled out nightlife.
The symbol of Manchester is the worker bee, a motif of hard work and the importance of individual roles in an ecosystem, so be part of our hive here at Hyper Island UK and study with us in the wonderful city of Manchester.