This page 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.
You can get in touch with the Accommodation team using the contact details below:
Edge Hill Students’ Union can also provide advice and guidance and you can contact them using the details below: