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Student accommodation for couples in Manchester city centre?

Hey guys,

Accommodation is always a pain to sort out as we all know, and I'm having that experience with sorting out accommodation for my second choice university, UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

Myself and my girlfriend will, in fact, be moving in come September, as she hopes to go to college either in Sheffield or Manchester depending on where I will study - if you're about to comment on our decision to move in at 18, save the bother!

What I've really been struggling to find is couples' accommodation within the central area of Manchester, which is A) not a ridiculous price such as £200 a week, and B) in a good spot to be a short journey from the White Rose college in the city centre and the Etihad Stadium.

So if anyone is able to help me out, I will be extremely grateful!!!!!

Thanks :smile:
Have you thought about finances? Student loans are not designed to support two people - which is why the accommodation you're finding is so expensive. How is your girlfriend going to pay for her half of the rent/bills/food etc?

Student accommodation is not generally designed for two people and as you've found, when they offer it for two they charge double the rent (or close to). You could try and find a private let but they generally won't let to students. I would think seriously about going long distance for a while, it's not really practical to bring a non-student partner with you to uni.
Reply 2
I'm in a similar situation right now, apart from my partner doesn't want to study anymore and just wants to get a job, while i'll be attending The Manchester College, have you found any accommodation that has double rooms? I have been looking but i still have yet to find a place that is close enough to campus and accept couples.
Reply 3
Hi not sure if location would be right but look at x1 lettings.. chapel street Salford. It's not actually in Salford just has the Salford postcode. We are a couple and it's the only reasonably priced place we have found
Reply 4
Original post by oli_mooney
Hey guys,

Accommodation is always a pain to sort out as we all know, and I'm having that experience with sorting out accommodation for my second choice university, UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.

Myself and my girlfriend will, in fact, be moving in come September, as she hopes to go to college either in Sheffield or Manchester depending on where I will study - if you're about to comment on our decision to move in at 18, save the bother!

What I've really been struggling to find is couples' accommodation within the central area of Manchester, which is A) not a ridiculous price such as £200 a week, and B) in a good spot to be a short journey from the White Rose college in the city centre and the Etihad Stadium.

So if anyone is able to help me out, I will be extremely grateful!!!!!

Thanks :smile:


If you dont mind would you be able to share the places that you did find (that were too expensive), just for me to look at, as I am in the same situation!
Reply 5
Original post by 2017ab
Hi not sure if location would be right but look at x1 lettings.. chapel street Salford. It's not actually in Salford just has the Salford postcode. We are a couple and it's the only reasonably priced place we have found


Do you mind me asking, are you both students, or just one of you?
Original post by oli_mooney
Hey guys,
Accommodation is always a pain to sort out as we all know, and I'm having that experience with sorting out accommodation for my second choice university, UCFB Etihad Campus in Manchester.
Myself and my girlfriend will, in fact, be moving in come September, as she hopes to go to college either in Sheffield or Manchester depending on where I will study - if you're about to comment on our decision to move in at 18, save the bother!
What I've really been struggling to find is couples' accommodation within the central area of Manchester, which is A) not a ridiculous price such as £200 a week, and B) in a good spot to be a short journey from the White Rose college in the city centre and the Etihad Stadium.
So if anyone is able to help me out, I will be extremely grateful!!!!!
Thanks :smile:

Hey there!

I understand your struggle! Finding student accommodation for couples, especially in a central location, can be tricky.

Casita is an excellent student accommodation provider with numerous options to suit everyone. Remember, starting your search early is key, and be open to considering areas with good transport links to keep your options open! Good luck with the hunt!

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