We provide a range of valuable support services that are free to use and available to the public.
Our support services are found across campus and provide help and assistance to those who need it most.
They represent just some of the ways we serve the community we’re proud to be a part of, and strengthen the bonds between the University and our region.
In difficult times, they can make a real difference.
Manchester Central Foodbank
Located at St Peter’s House on Oxford Road, Manchester Central Foodbank works with a range of local agencies trained in assessing and supporting individuals in crises. This service is available by referral.
Manchester Free Legal Help
The Manchester Free Legal Help scheme can assist with legal issues in the areas of Family Law and Immigration Law. It is led by a volunteer lawyer, with students taking a record of the advice provided.
The University’s ‘Give It Don’t Bin It’ campaign encourages students to donate any unwanted items to the British Heart Foundation, helping those most in need. This includes clothes, books, electricals and unopened, non-perishable food.
The Optometry Clinic offers free eye examinations, contact lens checks and fittings, and appointments for children. Located in the Cary Bannister Building, It has a specialist paediatric clinic to give students experience in examining children and is staffed by fully qualified optometrists.
Tel: 0161 306 3860 or 0161 275 5354
Want Not Waste
A not-for-profit zero waste shop operating out of the Students' Union, Want Not Waste provides dried goods, cleaning and lifestyle products from local and student-run businesses at low prices.
Find details of our amazing, free-to-access cultural institutions – where you can visit, take part in activities, or take some time out.