The best places to study in the city

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Illustration: Kate King

Although it may seem like it during Freshers Week, university doesn’t just revolve around parties, club nights and a packed calendar of welcome events. Eventually, your assignments will start to trickle in and you will need to find a decent spot to study. We round up some of our favourites. And of course, free wifi is a must…

Milk and Honey Café

This non-profit, volunteer-run café is perfect if you need a quick get away from campus. Serving up a vegan and plant-based menu, Milk and Honey is accessible to everyone. Located in St. Peter’s House, which also provides a chaplaincy service to the university, it is home to a programme of events including yoga, beekeeping and local food bank, The Well.


The Union

A space you will come to know well. The Student Union is a great place to get some work done if you are looking for an alternative space to study on campus. You could use the café on the ground floor and supplement your learning with food and drink or visit the dedicated Study on the second floor. You can also book private rooms for undisturbed study or group assignments.


The Whitworth Café

The Whitworth art gallery has everything you need for those all-day study sessions, with plenty of places to work and lots of things to do during your breaks. There is a study on the bottom floor and a café on the ground floor, giving you the option to move about throughout the day. Taking breaks while working is crucial to keeping focused. Here, you can explore the gallery’s exhibits or get some exercise in the adjoining park.


Dish and Spoon

Spending your time in independent coffee shops is one of the best ways to support small businesses and your local area. Dish and Spoon is a great place to settle down with a hot drink. They serve breakfast and lunch, however, their biggest triumph is the enormous variety of cakes on offer. The selection changes often and is a great way to brighten up any dull day.


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