Important hall information

Here you can find useful information and policies about staying in halls of residence at The University of Manchester.

Special requirements

Some of our halls have adapted facilities for students with disabilities. These rooms offer high-standard specialised accommodation. Wherever possible, the University will adapt facilities as necessary to suit individual requirements. Meanwhile, catered halls can offer food for special diets or allergies.

We can accommodate for carers and students with medical conditions (such as installing equipment for storing medication, special dietary arrangements within catered halls, and low/ground floor accommodation).

If you have any special accommodation requirements, please contact the Accommodation Office. Your personal information will be treated in confidence and only used by the Accommodation Office and your allocated hall to find a suitable room for you.

Need adapted accommodation?

You can visit the Disability Advisory and Support Service website or contact the Accommodation Team via:

Let length

Most undergraduate accommodation contracts are 41 weeks, including the Christmas and Easter breaks, meaning you can leave your things in your room during the holidays, but there are also some 40- and 42-week contracts too.

For postgraduates, most accommodation contracts are 50, 51 or 52 weeks (the full calendar year), however, some rooms are available for 40, 41 or 42 weeks.

Equality and diversity

The Accommodation Office and halls of residence implement the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy (Word, 164KB), which aims to ensure that no student receives less favourable treatment, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital/parental status.

Smoking policy

In compliance with legislation and in the interests of health, smoking and the use of e-cigarettes are not permitted within the University’s halls of residence, including bedrooms.

Loss of keys

If you lose your key or swipe card during your stay, there will be a cost to replace them. We recommend that you contact your hall as soon as possible and they can advise.