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Cycling is probably the quickest way of getting around Manchester – and one of the healthiest! You’ll spot yellow bicycles docked across Manchester including on campus and in Fallowfield. You can hire them from as little has 0.05p per minute through the Beryl app.
Apple Store | Google Play
You’re going to be spending quite a lot of time on Oxford Road over the next few years, and it’s one of the busiest bus route in Europe. Stagecoach operates most of the buses and their app lets you see buses on a live map, plan your journey and buy mobile tickets.
Uber and Bolt
Taking a cab in the UK is more expensive than public transport, but if you’re travelling back from a night out or find yourself in an unfamiliar place, getting an Uber or Bolt might be the easiest way of getting home. It can also sometimes be cheaper to split a taxi between you if you’re travelling in a group.
Uber: Apple Store | Google Play
Bolt: Apple Store | Google Play
Unidays and Student Beans
Access free discount codes, food discounts and shopping deals on your favourite brands – all exclusive for students. You’ll need to have set up your University ID to get access.
Unidays: Apple Store | Google Play
Student Beans: Apple Store | Google Play
Depop and Vinted
These can buy and sell clothes and accessories, helping you make cash, get a deal, and be better for the planet by supporting more sustainable fashion.
Depop: Apple Store | Google Play
Vinted: Apple Store | Google Play
On OLIO, you’ll find millions of people giving away food and other household items to their neighbours, all for free. This includes the Pret on campus, and some Tesco stores across the city.
Too Good To Go
Every day delicious, fresh, food and drink gets thrown away at cafes, restaurants and hotels across Manchester, just because it hasn’t sold in time. Too Good To Go lets you buy and collect this food, at a significantly discounted price, to stop it going to waste. There’s loads of vendors around campus, the city centre and Fallowfield offering bags of food starting at £2.
Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just East
If you’re feeling boujie and want to treat yourself to a takeout, these are your go to apps in Manchester. Options range from cheap, greasy scran to top quality restaurant meals. Deliveroo and Uber Eats also offer grocery delivery from local supermarkets, although there’s a big mark up compared to shopping in person.
Deliveroo: Apple Store | Google Play
Uber Eats: Apple Store | Google Play
Just Eat: Apple Store | Google Play
Headspace and Calm
Headspace and Calm focus on mindfulness and meditation, providing unique tools and resources to help reduce stress, build resilience, and aid better sleep. They both contain paid-for features, but the free versions are useful too.
Headspace: Apple Store | Google Play
Calm: Apple Store | Google Play
SafeZone is our app designed to give you extra peace of mind on campuses across the city or living in accommodation. The SafeZone app is free to download and easy to use. You can use it to ‘Check in’ any time of day, quickly and discreetly call for assistance – whether it’s for first aid or in an emergency, and keep up to date as notifications are sent directly to your phone if there is an incident on campus.
Find out more here.
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