Starting university means that you may be moving away from home for the first time. Apart from your course, where you choose to live will be one of the most important decisions you make.
A place to belong
Compare our halls of residence
We have more than 2,300 single study bedrooms in halls of residence. They offer excellent value for money, with a range of rooms available depending on your budget. As well as offering high-quality modern living, our accommodation provides a secure and supportive environment on the safest University campus in the North West (Complete University Guide 2022).
Making your application
When you make Edge Hill University your firm choice, you’ll receive an email from our Accommodation Team inviting you to apply for accommodation online. This will be emailed to the email address on your UCAS application and the deadline for application will be included in the email.
We offer a guaranteed place in our on-campus halls of residence to all new first year undergraduate UK students who make us their first choice by accepting a Conditional Firm or Unconditional Firm offer and who apply for accommodation before the deadline. This guarantee is for full-time students starting a programme in September 2022.
Studying at Manchester St James’?
This section will give you all the information you need about accommodation options in Manchester. The Accommodation Team is based at our Ormskirk Campus in Catalyst. Although you are studying away from the main campus you can still access our services either online, on the phone or over email. Of course, if you are ever at the Ormskirk campus you can drop in to Catalyst and speak to a member of staff.
What accommodation is available in Manchester?
Edge Hill University does not operate any accommodation in Manchester, however we can offer you our advice and guidance to help you find the right place to live.
Manchester offers a huge range of student accommodation options, the two most popular options are:
- Halls of Residence
There are many halls of residence available in the city that are open to students from any institution; a popular choice particularly for your first year of study when you will get to meet other students.Halls of residence will typically have on site security, student support (such as Resident Advisors or Student Guides), reception services and property management services. Rates will usually include all bills and maintenance.
- Shared house
Shared houses remain popular among students, especially after your first year when you have found others you wish to live with. Properties range in size from one bedroom to ten bedrooms although some can be larger than this.You can find shared houses through letting agents, student housing agents or direct via landlord advertisements. Rates can either be inclusive or exclusive of bills and maintenance; always ensure this is clearly detailed in your tenancy agreement.
Where to start?
Here are some top tips on finding your accommodation:
- Check your budget
You need to decide what you can afford to pay in rent before you start looking for properties. There is plenty of accommodation available so there is no need to take the first room you look at. The Money Advice Team can help you to understand your budget.
- Decide where to live
Manchester is a big city with a great public transport network to get you to campus. Rates will often be higher as you get closer to the city centre. Before signing a tenancy agreement for a property always check the transport costs and duration to get to campus, and placements if applicable.
- Check the reputation of the provider
Make sure you check your accommodation is reputable; do they have a well maintained website? Are there adequate contact details available including phone and email? Can you speak to current or past residents to find out their experience? Is the property covered by an accreditation scheme? Manchester Student Homes is an independent organisation that operates an accreditation scheme covering student properties in Manchester, you can find out more here.
Your tenancy agreement
You should thoroughly read your tenancy agreement before you sign. Any contract you sign with a private accommodation provider is a legally binding document for a fixed term and you are financially liable for the rent for the whole term of the contract so it is important that you are certain you want the property before committing yourself.
Before you sign any contract, we recommend that you get advice from the Accommodation Team or the Students’ Union.
We recommend that you never sign a joint tenancy agreement, always ask for a single tenancy agreement.
Whether you want student life, city life, or somewhere in-between, we can help find the place that’s right for you. If you need any advice or guidance on finding somewhere to live while you study with us, just get in touch: