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Planning to study at the University of Manchester? Want somewhere safe, secure and comfortable to stay? Need cheap student housing in Manchester? Sanctuary Students can help!

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We provide high-quality, low-cost University of Manchester student accommodation. Located within walking distance of campus, our buildings deliver comfort, convenience and cost-effectiveness in one great-value bundle!

Locations are ideal for the university and are just a short walk, bus or tram ride from the city centre and all that Manchester has to offer. Expect to find great shopping, amazing nightlife and more culture than you could absorb in a lifetime.

Our Manchester student housing offers fully inclusive, fully furnished accommodation with generously proportioned ensuite rooms, secure buildings and social spaces to meet fellow students. Book now before it’s too late!

We specialise in delivering quality student accommodation in a safe and supportive living environment. We have 24-hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV. You’ll also receive round-the-clock support from our maintenance teams to make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Denmark Road
12 Denmark Road, Manchester, M15 6GQ
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Student housing FAQs

About the University of Manchester

The University of Manchester began life as the Manchester Mechanics' Institute back in 1824, but didn’t become a university until the Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester merged in 2004.

The University of Manchester is a large university with over 40,000 students. Around 26,000 of those are undergraduates while the remaining 14,000 are postgraduates. It’s the third largest university in the country with the largest single campus.

The university has four main faculties: the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Professional Services and Faculty of Finances.

The university is ranked #27 in the world and is regarded as a prestigious university. It is particularly known for its research and is part of the Russell Group.

Student life in Manchester

As a large city, Manchester has a lot to offer students. There’s always something going on, and both the university and our University of Manchester student accommodation are located close to the city centre and Manchester Royal Infirmary.

The University of Manchester has a huge campus with lots going on, while the city itself is lively, friendly and welcoming to students.

Highlights of the city include Manchester Museum, John Rylands Library, Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Town Hall, Museum of Science and Industry, Old Trafford, Chinatown, Royal Exchange, Whitworth Art Gallery, People’s History Museum, Chill Factore, Heaton Park, Manchester Cathedral, The Hidden Gem, HOME and Mamucium to name just a few.

There is also a thriving nightlife scene, lots of places to eat and drink, comedy clubs, live music, sports to watch or play, and you can do literally anything you like here!

How far is your student housing from the University of Manchester?

Our two buildings are literally minutes from the University of Manchester. Both are within walking distance from campus and a short walk, bus or tram ride from the city centre.

Both are located south of the city, a few streets away from campus in convenient positions.

What type of University of Manchester student accommodation do you offer?

Sanctuary Students has a mixture of Manchester student housing that includes standard rooms, double ensuites and large double ensuites. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped, spacious, include a study area and everything you need.

Buildings are secure and include social areas to meet fellow students and other amenities.

With Sanctuary Students, you’ll be surrounded by a friendly, welcoming team and well-maintained facilities, with a fun-filled events calendar to help you make friends and quickly feel at home in our student halls. Check out our Where people choose to live for further information!

How do I book my student housing in Manchester?

Booking your Manchester student housing is easy! Simply select the building and accommodation type you want and hit the big red ‘Book now’ button.

Complete the simple form, pay £1 to book the room and we’ll do the rest. Once we’ve confirmed your place, we’ll walk you through the rest of the process. It’s super simple!

What bills or extras will I need to pay?

You won’t need to pay any bills or any extras! All rents are fully inclusive. That means no bills, no paying for internet, electricity, water, heating or anything else. The price you see is the price you pay.

You’ll have to pay for a TV licence if you bring your own TV. You won’t need it for watching Netflix or other IPTV channels, only if you plan on watching live TV.

Can I stay with friends in your Manchester student accommodation?

Book early, tell us who your friends are, all book at the same time and there is no reason why you couldn’t live with friends. No guarantees though. Sanctuary Students is very popular, so if you want to live with friends, you’ll need to book early!

Is Manchester safe for students?

Manchester is a large but relatively safe city. Inner city estates have the usual social and crime problems, but the city centre and the areas around our student accommodation is a nice place to be.

Take the usual precautions, don’t venture places you don’t know after dark and you’ll be fine.

Can I view my University of Manchester student accommodation before committing?

Yes, you can view your University of Manchester student accommodation before you commit. You can arrange a visit to the building and check out the accommodation.

If rooms are occupied, we may not be able to show you the exact room, but we’ll show you the next best thing!

Manchester student halls

We also have offer student halls accommodation

Transport in Manchester

Manchester has lots of transport options and our University of Manchester student accommodation offers easy access to the city and the rest of the country.

Arrive by air into Manchester airport, the third busiest airport in the UK that serves many international destinations. It’s linked to the city centre by road and rail.

The city has two mainline rail stations: Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria. Both serve local services around the north as well as intercity services across the country.

Manchester also has the Metrolink tram that has eight lines and 99 stations. It’s now a primary way of getting around the city and offers cheap, reliable transport.

Buses are plentiful in the city. Some lines run 24/7, but not all do. Buses are also cheap and reliable, covering most inner-city areas.

Manchester also has good road links including the M60, M602, M67, A6, A56, A57 and local routes throughout Greater Manchester. While roads get busy during rush hour, getting around by car is easy.

Manchester city guide

Find out more about living and studying in Manchester