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Student Accommodation

  • Accommodation available at the University of Manchester is one of the many advantages of studying here. There are more than 8,000 places available, all of which are within two miles of the main University campus.
  • There’s a large variety of halls, catering for different needs and preferences: including catered, self-catered, single or mixed sex halls, en suite or shared facilities, postgraduate-only and limited family accommodation.
  • Adapted rooms and facilities are available for students with disabilities.
  • Pastoral teams are on call in each university residence, providing support and guidance whenever needed.
  • Security is paramount, with most halls having swipe-card access systems and CCTV. All residents also have access to a designated 24-hour security team.

Accommodation Costs

Main Campus

Number of university/college beds 8,105
Typical annual cost of university/college accommodation £3,700–£6,017
Typical annual cost of private accommodation £4,180–£6,600

Living Here

  • City Population: 503,000
  • Student Population: 50,000
  • Manchester is a thriving, prosperous northern hub and considers itself the commercial and cultural capital of the North of England. The city is also probably the most fashionable student location in Britain. The success of the 2002 Commonwealth Games and the worldwide fascination with Manchester United Football Club enhance its reputation for glitz and glamour.

Getting Around

  • The city is well served by bus, train and tram, and the lack of hills means that cycling is a viable alternative. The Metroshuttle bus is free of charge.
  • Road and rail links are good. Manchester is 184 miles from London, and trains take 2 hours 10 minutes. National Express coaches travel to many destinations.
  • Manchester International Airport is 10 miles south of the city and has a full range of international flights.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Manchester boasts over 400 pubs, clubs and café bars in the city centre, and many bands have originated on the Manchester scene.
  • It also boasts one of the largest Chinatowns in Britain, a Curry Mile in Rusholme, and a Gay Village in the city centre.
  • There are numerous cinemas including the Cornerhouse with its three screens, café and gallery.
  • Manchester is home to the Royal Exchange Theatre Company, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra, housed in the Bridgewater Hall.
  • The Lowry Centre, consisting of an arts centre and theatres, and the Imperial War Museum North are both on the waterside at Salford Quays.