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University of Manchester accommodation

If you book student accommodation near the University of Manchester with Student.com, you will find yourself within easy walking distance of campus and the many attractions of the city centre.

The accommodation we list near the University of Manchester is surrounded by the city’s vibrant culture and lively social scene. We list different types of student housings from apartments to flats and studios for both graduate and postgraduate students.

You can learn more about our Manchester Uni offerings by giving us a call or dropping a message via live chat on our website. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where is the University of Manchester located?

The University of Manchester is located on Oxford Road near the city centre of Manchester in the county of Lancashire.

Located in the northwest of England, the city of Manchester is a diverse, modern, buzzing and friendly metropolitan city. With nearly 200 languages spoken, the city is also one of the most multicultural in the UK.

Sports fans might be familiar with the city because it is home to two football clubs that are among the most famous teams in the world – Manchester United and Manchester City.

However, Manchester is especially well known for its music scene that has given birth to big-name bands such as The Smiths, Joy Division, and Oasis. Its venues continue to be a central part of the UK music circuit.

Manchester is also a fantastic city to live and study in. With such a diversity of cultures and a warm and welcoming atmosphere, a taste of home is never far away when living in Manchester.

Studying at Manchester Uni

The University of Manchester is a prestigious university with a rich academic history and a deep connection to the city’s industrial past. It is one of the nine original red brick universities in the UK.

Today, it is a modern and truly multicultural university with students from 160 countries among its 40,000-strong student population.

It offers a multitude degree programmes include foundation courses, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, PhDs, and MBAs across three faculties which are:

  • Biology, Medicine and Health
  • Science and Engineering
  • Humanities

Excellence in research and teaching

The university has a rich history of ground-breaking research and has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research in science and engineering.

Its global reputation for the highest level of research is demonstrated by its place in the select network of leading research-intensive universities in the UK (Russell Group) as well as the results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) that ranked the institution fifth in terms of research power. It can also boast 25 Nobel laureates.

The university’s place as one of the UK’s top research universities was confirmed with REF judging 83 percent of its research activity world-leading or internationally excellent.

University of Manchester student life

With its population consisting of students from all over the globe, the University of Manchester has a diverse and multicultural atmosphere. You’re likely to meet and build relationships with people from your homeland, as well as people from different cultures and backgrounds.

There are also many organisations and societies that are dedicated to ensuring that you make the most of your time at university, so you won’t be short of support either.

Students’ Union

One of the biggest students’ unions in the UK will provide you with the necessary resources and support to make the most of uni life on campus.

With 400 societies catering to everything from religion to scuba diving, you’re almost certain to find one that suits you. And even if you don’t, you can create your own.

There are also numerous opportunities for students to step up to roles of responsibility that can boost their personal and professional development.

The Student Action programme creates volunteering opportunities to mentor youngsters and to help homeless people and the elderly. If you like to help raise funds for a worthy cause, you can get involved with the student fundraising group Manchester RAG.

The students’ union is also home to a wide range of social groups including many international societies that allow students of similar nationalities and/or faiths to meet informally and organise social events and other activities.

Participating in sporting activities is not only a great way to get fit but also one of the best ways to make the most of your time at university and make friends. The university’s Athletic Union has over 40 clubs with close to 2,000 members and welcomes students of all sporting abilities.

Whenever you need advice, the students’ union’s Advice Service is on hand to offer help with personal, academic, financial and accommodation issues. The service is run by professional advisers who are independent of the university. It’s free to use and completely confidential.

History of the University of Manchester

In its present form, the University of Manchester was formed in 2004 with the merger of the Victoria University of Manchester and the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). After a century of collaboration, both institutions agreed to combine and form the largest single-site university in the UK.

In 1880 Owens College, which was founded in 1851, became the first constituent part of the federal Victoria University.

The colleges then separated and Owens College was reconstituted as the Victoria University of Manchester in 1903.

The university expanded considerably between the years 1890 and 1939, with new laboratories and new arts buildings being established.

In 1994 formal ties between the Victoria University of Manchester and UMIST were severed after UMIST gained the power to award its own degrees. The separation only lasted a decade before both institutions joined forces again in March 2003.

A year later Queen Elizabeth bestowed its royal charter on October 1, 2004, and the University of Manchester was officially born.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the University of Manchester

Why should I choose to live in private student accommodation instead of halls?

With private accommodation you can choose to live in whichever part of the city you like, whether you prefer living right next to campus or in Manchester’s buzzing city centre.

You can also freely choose your type of accommodation. You can choose to either share your flat with a roommate to save some money, or live in a studio apartment where you won’t have to share any facilities with anyone.

Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also have great amenities available for their inhabitants. The amenities typically include things like lounges, games rooms, dedicated study spaces and even in-house gyms.

How do I apply for a university apartment near the University of Manchester?

After you’ve found the university apartment you wish to rent on our website, go to the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’. On the property page, you’ll need to choose your preferred room type and the dates when you’ll be living in the property.

Once you’ve chosen, click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book Now’. One of our booking consultants will then give you a call to discuss the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

What are the different room types you offer?

We offer three different types of rooms:

In Shared Rooms, two or more students share one bedroom. Bathrooms and kitchens are shared with other occupants of other rooms.

In Private Rooms, only one person occupies the bedroom. Depending on the property, you may get a private or a shared bathroom. However, like the living arrangement for shared rooms, other living spaces are shared with occupants of other rooms.

An Entire Place is a fully private studio property with private living spaces and amenities. You will get your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette without having to share with anyone. The perfect choice for anyone who enjoys their privacy!

What bills are included in the price of my flat?

Usually, all bills are included in the rent. However, check the property page of the place you’re interested in because different properties may have slightly different arrangements.

Many properties also include free Wi-Fi in the rent.

Do you offer accommodation for postgraduate students?

Yes, we do. All of the accommodations we list are also available for postgraduate students, as long as you are a full-time student.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure the booking of my flat?

Yes. Your booking consultant will give you more information about the deposit and how to pay it when you are ready to book.

This deposit is paid directly to the landlord to secure your room, and you won’t have to pay anything to Student.com.