Sometimes uni can become overwhelming and you just need to let it all out. Well, here are 10 of the best places to cry at University of Manchester.
You’ll fit right in with all the other clubbers who are crying at the simple fact that they’ve somehow managed to end up in Fifth again. Be warned, however, the abundance of fresh-faced first years still full of energy and optimism could drastically worsen the situation…
2. The Main Library
Otherwise known as Satan’s palace. A grey cloud of misery embodies any sane student the moment they set foot in that hell hole, so no one will judge you when they see you sobbing into the remnants of what was once a promising dissertation.
3. Whitworth Art Gallery
People might just think you’re like, so deep and spiritual and in touch with the artist’s emotionally captivating vision that you’ve been brought to tears. Little do they know you’re actually mid-existential crisis after yet another awful being asked you what you plan to do after graduation.
4. The Magic Bus
Tickets are no longer that easy-breezy one pound delight that would make your day that bit more bearable. One pound fifty is not just an inconvenience, it’s a felony. We weep together on this one.
5. Antwerp Mansion
People will either a) assume that you’re so high you’ve lost control of your tear ducts or b) think that you’re sobbing over the loss of your innocence after being forever corrupted by dirty drum and bass beats that will haunt you forever. Both are probably true.
6. Canal Street
You can literally get away with anything here, so why not give uncontrollably sobbing a go.
7. Any pub in any part of the city
You’ll fit right in with the locals.
8. Arndale shopping centre
This labyrinth of consumerist capitalism is enough to get anyone down. Plus, it has a pretty impressive food court, so you can nail that defeatist aesthetic by ironically munching on a McDonald’s ‘Happy Meal’ whilst bawling over the fact that £9,000 per year led you to nothing more than a soggy double cheeseburger and medium fries.
The state of the new meal deals alone is enough to make anyone lose hope in all that was once good in the world.
10. Your 9am lecture
At least you can be safe in the knowledge that you will not be the only one mourning the loss of a good night’s sleep.