The Hatch Student Guidebook – Hatch

Your low-down on the events, student discounts and uni essentials you’ll find at Hatch

A new academic year is here, meaning the Oxford Road Corridor is about to be your daily stomping ground if you’re at UoM and MMU. Just a stone’s throw away from your lectures and tucked under the Mancunian Way, Hatch is the place to be for all your student essentials! Whether you’re new to Manchester, an ‘inbetweener’ or returning to university for the final year, it’s time to explore the recently expanded Hatch – now home to over 30 creative, independent businesses and a load of new spaces and places to shop, eat and drink at or study, hang out and have fun in.

Here’s your guide to just some of the events, special discounts and university essentials that can all be found under the Mancunian Way!

The Student Plant Starter Pack from Bulb. Flower Studio
Have no fear, your botanical saviour is here. Bulb. Flower Studio’s Student Plant Starter Pack will help you green up your new flat for a special student price of just £20. With an RRP price of £40, you’ll get a superb selection of succulents to green up your pad.

Buy Vintage from Suzy Loves Milo
Gone are the days of the trek to the Northern Quarter to get your vintage fix. Suzy Loves Milo is now a permanent resident at Hatch selling upcycled and vintage garms sourced from around the globe. They’ve been hard at work this summer and have just got back from Japan with a fresh haul of new stock. Whether you’ve completed an assignment, attended all of your lectures, spring cleaned your entire student flat, or just feel like a new look, what better treat is there than a vintage shopping spree? Style it up and create your own unique look! #hatchmcrstyle

Stylish Stationery from Nordic Muse
Step aside mainstream stationery suppliers, Hatch’s longest serving trader, Nordic Muse is a treasure trove of chic and stylish stationery which is sure to satisfy that ‘back to school’ feeling.

Invest in a waterproof jacket that will last you your three years at uni
This Thing of Ours is one of the latest additions to Hatch, specialising in quality men’s clothing that you’ll cherish for years, not just months. This Thing of Ours encourages customers to buy less, not more, by choosing quality items that will last. Although price tags might make a bit of a dent in your student loan, a waterproof jacket that will last your time at uni and beyond would be a worthwhile investment…you are living in Manchester after all!

Grab a start-of-term bargain at Rigged Out
Independent streetwear store have got you covered for more great looking (you guessed it) streetwear. With valid ID you’ll get 20% off full priced items, there are also new lines and further markdowns added to their sale, with prices now as low as £15. And with any purchase from their own essentials line you’ll receive a free essentials tote (while stocks last). #hatchmcrstyle

Eat, drink, shop
Following our June expansion we’re now home to over 10 independent food and drink traders. You can grab some street food in the courtyard, settle down for sit-down indoor dining, grab a beer in Beer Box or Ol nano-brewery, sup on a cocktail from Number 8 cocktail bar on their open air roof terrace or a wine from vin-yard…and with vegan and gluten free options for food and drinks, there’s something for everyone. See the full list of traders here.

Event highlights for students include:

17th September, WHP19 /// Welcome To Manchester, 5pm-11pm – Free Party
A free party hosted by Warehouse Project, welcoming residents, special guests and giving you the first chance to get a hold of a limited edition WHP Crack Magazine, with insights and interviews from across the upcoming season. Entry is on a first come first served basis with limited capacity. Find out more here.

19th September – Hit & Run V Funkademia x Skiddle Spotlight, 4pm – 10pm, free entry

Funkademia have partnered with Skiddle to celebrate home-grown talent as part of Skiddle Spotlight, created to showcase and highlight what each city across the UK has to offer in terms of music and culture. Entry is free but Skiddle have 1,000 goody bags to give away so sign up here and grab a bag on the day. Each Skiddle tote bag has loads of free merch & give aways from Skiddle, BooHoo & loads more. DJs include DJ KhanFu X Jack Tomson / Metrodome X Trthos Mufasa / Rich Reason X Sparkz.

20th September – Surco Events Disco at Hatch, 12pm – 11pm, free entry

An all day free party at Hatch celebrating freshers week with DJs including Cooke, Rhod Parry, Scott Forrest, Sundae Sudz, ThtGirl and Uncle Jack. Grab your free ticket here.

20th September – Comedy Night with Maisy Whipp, 8pm – 10pm, free entry
Fancy some LOLS? The resident monthly comedy club hosted by Maisie Whipp has changed dates for September to take place during freshers week! It takes place upstairs at No. Eight bar.

25th September- Open Mic Night, 7pm – 10pm, free entry
Curated and run by Izzie Walsh, join us for our monthly acoustic open mic night on centre stage.

28th September – Pilates Flow at Hatch, 9.45am – 11am
Pilates Flow sessions with Cordelia are fun, friendly and effective! Come and stretch, tone and flow! This dynamic class is challenging, yet suitable for all levels and you are encouraged to flow through the class at your own pace. This class will be held outdoors but undercover – so rain won’t get in the way! What better way to start a Saturday? Suitable for beginners! Buy your ticket here.

3rd October- Quizimodo at Hatch 8pm-10.30pm, free entry
Who doesn’t love a good quiz? Quizimodo, otherwise known as ‘the best quiz in town’ is coming to Hatch. Running the first Thursday of every month, this is your chance to get together with some pals and have a good laugh. P.S. no cheating! 🙂

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Student discounts
The following stores offer student discount throughout the year if you show a valid student ID on purchase (ask at all stores for student offers):
– Beer Box – 10% off on all craft beers
– DJ Gym – 10% off DJ and production courses
– ELECTRIK BOX – 10% everyday
– Mezze Street Food – 10% off Mezze meals
– Nordic Muse – 10% in-store and online at (Offer code: TOTUM)
– Portland Barbers – 20% off every Tuesday and Thursday
– Sneaker Pharm- 10% off on Mondays

Happy Freshers week!