Wherever you live, your accommodation is one of the most important parts of your life as a student and you should feel happy and safe where you live.
Many students will live in University halls during their first year, but may wish to consider the private rented sector for successive years. Taking on a tenancy agreement, choosing potential housemates, and picking a property you'll live in for a year are big decisions, and we want you to feel supported to make these decisions comfortably.
Salford Student Village provide plenty of accommodation options either on or right by campus, including the newly built Peel Park Quarter, which features its own cinema room, games room, gym, lots of social spaces and a launderette.
Rents for their properties vary depending on the type of room you want and which site you wish to stay at, starting from as little as £88 per week. Included in your weekly rent is all your utilities (water, electricity), contents insurance, 24/7 security, use of all on-site facilities (eg. gyms at both sites, social areas and libraries) and high-speed WiFi.
Both their sites contain specially adapted rooms for those who have additional needs as well as the option of a carer room (for physically non-independent students) in Peel Park Quarter.
Choosing any of these accommodation options makes you eligible for Salford Student Village’s Village Life and Go Explore programmes. Village Life is a social calendar of events that runs throughout term time, and Go Explore gives you the opportunity to stay in any one of Campus Living Villages (our partner company) global properties completely free for up to two weeks.
John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts have a free on-site gym, games room with TV and pool table, multiple social areas, communal kitchen, a large courtyard with half basketball court and launderette, the site also offers free parking for its residents. Each cluster flat contains 2-4 bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom area and differ in standard and/or bed size (from single to double).
Bedrooms at John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts contain a bed (the size of which depends on your choice of room) a desk with study chair, wardrobe, bookshelf and electric storage heater.
Peel Park Quarter is the new, purpose-built accommodation at the heart of our Peel Park campus. Facilities include a free on-site gym, cinema room, games room, multiple lounge areas, private dining room, social lounge with TV and gaming area and multi-faith rooms.
The £81 million development consists of cluster flats with four to ten en-suite bedrooms, each with their own spacious kitchen and lounge area. Room sizes vary, but all include a desk and study chair, wardrobe and bookshelf, an en-suite bathroom and a three quarter sized bed with under-bed storage.
Find more information about university accommodation options on the Salford Student Village website.
The University has an arrangement with Manchester Student Homes, an organisation offering free, expert advice to students in Manchester and Salford. The organisation is owned and managed by the universities in Manchester and works in students' interests. As well as offering advice, Manchester Student Homes ensure that landlords wishing to rent to students are fully accredited, meaning they have to comply with strict requirements.
You can access their services, including searching for properties, on their website.
Manchester Student Homes will be on campus a numbre of times in the next few months, offering advice on everything housing related! So, whatever the issue, be it looking for housing, signing a contract, an issue with your landlord or anything else in between, come along to one of the on-campus drop in sessions taking place in University House on the following dates:
In the meantime have a read over the University's Handy 'Top Tips for Top Digs' Guide which has lots of helpful information on what to think about when looking for your new property!
If you need temporary accomodation, Manchester Student Homes have prepared a short list of hotels, hostels and serviced apartments that you can stay at in and around the Manchester area.