Where abouts in Manchester?
City center? Deansgate? Fallowfield? Oxford Road?
The choices are endless!!!
Theres a few places I like along Oxford Road: Scu Bar and The Footage.
Then as you get up towards St Peters Square theres Baracuda, a wetherspoons and a few other pretty cool places.
If you go to the filmworks, up that way then theres Tiger Tiger (very good) and inside theres the huge underground club (totally forgot its name :S but its HUGE) altho i dunno when thats open when students arent there.