Support at every stage of your applicant journey
We know that coming to university can feel like a big step.
To help make life a little easier, we’ve brought together expertise and resources from across the University so you have the information you need in one place.
Get ready for student life with our support, finance and accommodation guides.
Discover the support available to you
We’re here to help you enjoy student life to the fullest throughout your time here.
Ahead of starting university, spend some time exploring our support services to see how we can best support you during your studies. You can also:
How are you?
Students Irene, Jacob and Maansi have some friendly words of advice.
Taking time to check in with your own wellbeing is important when you’re making a big life change like starting university.
Whether you’re feeling nervous about exams or excited about University life, our current students are here to help you.
Get the financial support you need
We have all the information you need to get started with student finance and discover the support schemes we offer.
It's a good idea to start thinking about your finance and funding options as soon as possible to help ensure you have the financial support you need.
We appreciate that finance is a key factor when choosing to study at a UK university.
Having an idea of living costs is helpful as you explore how to financially support your studies.
Among the support we have available for our students are:
- 20% off food and drink across campus through Food in Advance
- Cosy Campus spaces, where you can relax and make use of facilities such as hot water and microwave stations
- discounts, second-hand sales and swap shops through the SU
- mental health and wellbeing guidance
- access to our free counselling service
Find accommodation to suit you
Explore your accommodation options at Manchester and the steps you need to take to apply.
From University halls of residence to private renting to commuting in, we’re here to help you make the right choice so you can settle into student life.
Our three campuses offer a wide range of options for your first year at University.
New, full-time undergraduate and international postgraduate students are guaranteed an offer of a room in our halls of residence.
Browse the accommodation available at each campus:
Trouble choosing? Take our short quiz to discover which of our residential campuses is your perfect fit.
Living at home
Many students choose to live at home while studying at Manchester.
We offer great initiatives to help you enjoy your student experience to the fullest while living off campus, such as the Living at Home Society.
Your questions answered
Our students answer your questions
Watch the video to find out our students’ answers to your most pressing questions about life at Manchester.
If you have any questions that you’d like to ask our students, we’d love to hear from you. You can submit your question anonymously using this form. We’ll then take the most popular questions to our students and share their replies.