Accommodation

Postgraduate students

If you are due to start a postgraduate course (such as a PGCE, Masters, or PhD), please view the information below.

Accessing available accommodation

Due to our current capacity on campus, the Accommodation Team are not able to offer rooms in halls of residence to postgraduate students. However, information about the private sector accommodation available close to campus is accessible if you are an applicant with an unconditional or conditional firm on your postgraduate course offer.

To access this information, please contact us at [email protected] and visit our renting privately webpage for helpful tips on searching for off campus accommodation.

The University has a list of local lodgings accommodation available on request for shorter-term accommodation options.

You can also view other vacancies (not registered with the University) via these websites:

Postgraduate flatmate finder

If you are interested in viewing a register of local off campus accommodation and obtaining details of the Flatmate Finder Facebook group, you can do so by emailing the Accommodation Team.

Contact the team

Accommodation upgrade Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will I need to sign a new e-licence agreement?

Will I need to pay my damage deposit again?

Can I request to be with a friend who is also transferring from Back Halls?

Why is this happening?

How can I meet my new flatmates?

What happens if I do not want the new room I have been transferred to?

St James accommodation guide

Here’s a guide to the accommodation options in Manchester for students studying at St James’.

Find out more

Halls offer information

I haven’t got one of my preference choices.

I didn’t receive any of my preferences.

I have got a low preference choice.

Room transfers.

Information about Covid-19

The Coronavirus pandemic has gone through a number of phases since it began in 2020. As a result of the successful roll-out of the vaccination programme and more effective treatments to prevent severe illness, the pandemic has moved to a point where we are ‘living with Covid’. There are still simple measures we can take to minimise transmission of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases including having good hand hygiene and adopting behaviours such as Catch it, Bin it, Kill it.

Further information on the latest advice can be found on the NHS page.

If you have access to Covid-19 tests and get a positive result, you can report your absence in the same way as you would currently report any other absence from the University. If you are unsure on how to report your absence, please contact your Personal Tutor.

Advice and support is available if you need it.

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