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    With registration for 2018 accommodation now open we thought we would set up a new thread with up to date information on the accommodation that we offer and the process for applying.

    ***Our Student Living Team will be doing a live Q&A on this thread from Monday 12th March - Friday 16th March between 9am-4pm. If you have any questions you wish to ask them, please post them on here and they will get back to you. ***

    At our Manchester Campus, we currently offer the following accommodation:

    We also have some partner accommodation which is owned and managed by other providers, but can be applied for through the Manchester Met application process:

    We guarantee to make an offer of University-approved accommodation to all full-time undergraduate students studying at Manchester Metropolitan University for the first time, terms and conditions apply. Find out more here.

    There are three stages to apply for accommodation with us:

    Stage 1 - Registering your Interest
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    The first stage is to register you interest and confirm that your details are correct. Once you have submitted a registration of interest, you will receive a confirmation email from the Student Living Team, which will include the next steps for your application.

    Please note that at this point you are not actually indicating which accommodation you would like. It is just you registering your interest. You will indicate your preferences at Stage 2.


    Stage 2 - Making your Application
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    Once eligible you will receive an email inviting you to apply for accommodation (subject to availability).
    • Eligible current students will be invited to apply for a room from March 2018 onwards
    • Eligible unconditional firm and conditional firm students will be invited to apply for a room from April 2018 onwards (subject to availability)

    When applying for your room you will need to review the terms and conditions and pay an application fee of £200. This will be deducted from the total cost of your accommodation fees.


    Stage 3 - Confirming your payment
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    This stage only applies to students who have applied for rooms in the university owned accommodation.

    At this stage you will need to tell us how you are going to pay your accommodation fees and will be provided with options outlining how you can pay.

    Once this stage is complete you will receive an email from the Student Living Team confirming you have now formed a contract for your room!:yeah:

    If you have applied for a room with one of our partner providers they will contact you directly.



    A step-by-step guide on how to apply can be found on our website, which also contains some really useful videos showing you what the accommodation portal looks like.

    Further information on accommodation, including contact details for the accommodation team and advice on moving in, can be found at http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/accommodation/.

    If you have any questions about the above, or would like further information on any of our accommodation please do not hesitate to ask .

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    I am looking to move out of home for university, but I want to have my own space. I don't really like the thought of sharing a kitchen or bathroom. I wanted to know whether there are any good full fitted studio options for a student accommodation.I looked at a lot of private owned studio apartments but the prices are unrealistic for a first-year student.
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    When can you start applying for student accommodation if you are an unconditional offer holder
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    As a mature student, would there be a way for me to make sure that I was accommodated with other mature students instead of ending up as a 24 y/o surrounded by teenagers?
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    I've heard that Cambridge is the most social halls and am really wanting to have a completely social and immersive experience. I'm not keen on the facilities in Cambridge however so have been looking at accommodation with less bathroom sharing like the townhouses. Would you say that there is a noticeable dip in atmosphere in Birley when compared to Cambridge/ are you less likely to be put with like-minded people in Birley who are big on socialising/ going out etc? I wouldn't want to miss out on the social side for better bathrooms.
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    You can start by registering for student accommodation already and MMU will send out emails every friday with information about their accommodations. You only apply to a specific accommodation from April onwards
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    Thank you, can you only start applying for accommodation if you have made MMU your firm choice and does the first come first served accommodation pick started already or will it start from April
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    Yes you can only apply when you’ve made MMU your firm offer as they need to send you your student ID number to register for accommodation. And the first come first served starts from April when you choose the exact accommodation you want. All this information will be sent to you every friday with more detail after you’ve registered your interest for uni accommodation
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    Hi, i also want to stay in a hall that has a really good atmosphere as i want to immerse myself in uni life but i was thinking about briarfields. I just wanted to know if that is a lively hall or one of the quieter ones. If its a more chilled out one any other suggestions for lively halls ( preferably with 3/4 bed). Thanks 😊
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    (Original post by cleo.barros)
    I am looking to move out of home for university, but I want to have my own space. I don't really like the thought of sharing a kitchen or bathroom. I wanted to know whether there are any good full fitted studio options for a student accommodation.I looked at a lot of private owned studio apartments but the prices are unrealistic for a first-year student.
    We do have a few studio rooms available in our accommodation, for example there are 4 rooms available in Cavendish Halls which will be priced at £140 (pw). Please note that there are a few of these rooms on offer and they are often in very high demand. We do have smaller flat sizes which offer en-suite rooms with a shared kitchen for 4 students in Oxford court.

    I hope this helps

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    When can you start applying for student accommodation if you are an unconditional offer holder
    Registration for accommodation for the next academic year will be open to new students from the 01/03/18. You can register via our Accommodation Portal, provided that you hold a Conditional Firm or Unconditional Firm (CF or UF) offer to study at Manchester Met next academic year. You cannot register your interest if you have not firmly accepted your offer or if Manchester Met is your insurance choice.

    New students will be invited to select their accommodation with us from April 6th.

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    (Original post by thatsmarn)
    As a mature student, would there be a way for me to make sure that I was accommodated with other mature students instead of ending up as a 24 y/o surrounded by teenagers?
    Absolutely! After you have registered please contact us directly and we will do our best to ensure that you are housed with other mature students or post-graduates.

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    (Original post by welovekatya)
    I've heard that Cambridge is the most social halls and am really wanting to have a completely social and immersive experience. I'm not keen on the facilities in Cambridge however so have been looking at accommodation with less bathroom sharing like the townhouses. Would you say that there is a noticeable dip in atmosphere in Birley when compared to Cambridge/ are you less likely to be put with like-minded people in Birley who are big on socialising/ going out etc? I wouldn't want to miss out on the social side for better bathrooms.
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    The Birley Townhouses each have 12 rooms in total. The townhouses also feature a large open plan kitchen and lounge area on the ground floor which is perfect for socialising and studying with your friends. Both Birley and Cambridge are popular choices of accommodation and both feature large communal spaces for residents.

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    (Original post by Chloeosborne99)
    Hi, i also want to stay in a hall that has a really good atmosphere as i want to immerse myself in uni life but i was thinking about briarfields. I just wanted to know if that is a lively hall or one of the quieter ones. If its a more chilled out one any other suggestions for lively halls ( preferably with 3/4 bed). Thanks 😊
    It sounds like Oxford Court would be the perfect fit for you! They offer 4 bed flats with en-suite facilities right in the heart of the campus. You can take a 360° tour of the property here: http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/accommodation/.../oxford-court/

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    Do you have prices for 2018/2019 yet are they the same as the website or have they changed? Also which accommodation is recommended for partying and going out?
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    Are there any more detailed or upto date images and 360 views of Birley Townhouses? I'd like to also see the exterior difference between the Townhouses and the other two available.
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    (Original post by LivMassey)
    Do you have prices for 2018/2019 yet are they the same as the website or have they changed? Also which accommodation is recommended for partying and going out?

    The Accommodation prices for the upcoming academic year 2018/19 have recently been confirmed and published on our website. You can view a full summary of these prices online here – please select 2018/19 Accommodation Fees from the drop down options in order to view the full details. The prices for the different room types have also now been updated on the individual hall pages, which can be accessed online here.

    With regards to which of the accommodation options would be best for ‘going out and socialising’, we cannot guarantee that any particular hall will be sociable or loud/quiet, as this depends on the conduct of the individual residents at any given time. In general, the halls do tend to be quite sociable living environments, due to the shared nature of the accommodation, and larger flat sizes with more people sharing are often more sociable/louder options.

    If this would be your preference, we have larger flats in Cambridge (up to 10 bedrooms, shared bathroom facilities) and Cavendish (up to 14 bedrooms, shared bathroom facilities).

    If you were wanting your own personal bathroom, then we have en-suite options in larger flats at Birley Vine and Dunham (8 bedroom flats, Premium En-suite) and Needham Court (up to 8 bedroom flats, Premium En-suite).

    There are plenty of events and opportunities for socialising on the University campus, especially during Fresher’s week. The vast majority of our University accommodation is located on or just a short walk from the campus, the only exceptions being Daisy Bank (approximately 1.5 miles away) and the private partner hall Wilmslow Park (approximately 1 mile away).

    As the Manchester Metropolitan University campus is located very close to the City Centre, this means that most of our halls are just a short walk/bus or taxi journey to the centre of Manchester, and the wealth of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs therein. Many of these venues offer special deals for students, in particular during Fresher’s week, so you will not be short on places to go out!

    I hope that this information is useful to you. If you have any further questions about our accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0161 247 2958 or [email protected].

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    (Original post by finnfinn)
    Are there any more detailed or upto date images and 360 views of Birley Townhouses? I'd like to also see the exterior difference between the Townhouses and the other two available.
    You can view photos and 360 degree tours of the Birley accommodation (both the Townhouses and the En-suite flats) on the hall page here. The tours show the communal kitchens and living areas of the Townhouses and flats, as well as the study bedrooms. At present, we do not currently have any additional photos of the exteriors of the Birley accommodation options.

    If you wish to view the interior of the accommodation in person, then you would need to attend one of our scheduled Open/Visit days – we will be running accommodation tours on these dates, which is likely to include the Birley Townhouses and/or En-suite flats. If you have already received an offer, you can book a place on an upcoming Visit Day via the University's website here.

    Please note that we are unable to organise ad hoc viewings of our accommodation during term time, as we have the current students in residence. However you are welcome to visit the University campus and have a look around the exteriors of the accommodation at any time.

    To give you a little more information about the layout differences between the two accommodation types at Birley: The Townhouses (Dale, Naylor and Warde) are laid out like terrace houses, with each one containing a large communal kitchen and living area on the ground floor, plus a shared toilet. There are then four bedrooms on each of the three upper floors (12 in total per house) and two bathrooms per floor. This means that each resident only shares their bathroom with one other person.

    The En-suite flats (Dunham and Vine) on the other hand, have a more traditional hall format. There are numerous flats on each floor of the hall, each one containing 8 Premium En-suite study bedrooms along a corridor, and then a shared kitchen/living area at one end. Each bedroom in this flat benefits from its own personal bathroom.

    I hope that this information is useful to you. If you have any further questions about our accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0161 247 2958 or [email protected]

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    When we are invited, will it be to come into the university to look around the accommodation or to select it from home. If we are invited in person how long does the process take
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    When we are invited, will it be to come into the university to look around the accommodation or to select it from home. If we are invited in person how long does the process take
    Thank you for your message, and your interest in our University accommodation.

    Prospective new students can register their interest in the University accommodation now. New students must be holding a Conditional Firm or Unconditional Firm (CF or UF) offer for a full-time course for September 2018 entry in order to complete their registration.

    Registration is Stage 1 of the accommodation application process and is completed via our Accommodation Portal, which can be accessed online here: https://my.mmu.ac.uk/accommodation

    In order to log on to the Portal, you will need your 8 digit MMU ID number and your password is your date of birth in the format of ddMmmyy (i.e. 15Mar18). Please note that this password is case sensitive.

    Please note that when you complete Stage 1, you are registering your interest in all of our University accommodation and do not need to specify any preferences or commit to particular hall - this happens at Stage 2.

    We will be emailing eligible new students who have registered their interest from 6th April onwards to invite them to complete Stage 2. This will be an email specifying the date and time that you will be able to access Stage 2 via our Accommodation Portal. The entire booking process is completed online via the Portal – you will not need to come in to the University to book your room. These emails are typically sent on Fridays, inviting applicants to access Stage 2 from the following Monday onwards.

    When you access Stage 2 during your specific timeslot, you will be able to see a list of the halls that we have rooms available in. On clicking on these halls, you will be able to select the specific floor, and then see the flats with vacant rooms available on this floor. You will literally see the floor plan of the hall/floor that you have selected, and then vacant rooms will show as green and booked rooms as red. If you click on a red booked bedroom, you will be able to view the age and gender of the resident. This is the only personal information that we are able to disclose about the other residents, due to Data Protection.

    Once you have found the room that you want, you can select this via the Portal and then complete the next steps of the booking process (contract acceptance and paying the application fee) in order to secure it. To confirm, our self-assignment system means that you are selecting the actual room that you will then live in. We would recommend that you log on to the Portal to complete Stage 2 as soon as your timeslot commences, to optimise your chances of securing your preferred accommodation. Once you have completed Stage 2, this room selection cannot be changed.

    If you wish to view the accommodation in person before making your selection, then you will need to attend one of our scheduled Open/Visit days. If you have already received an offer, you can book a place on an upcoming Visit Day via the University's website here.

    Please note that we are unable to organise ad hoc viewings of our accommodation during term time, as we have the current students in residence.

    In the meantime, you can find further information and photos/360 degree videos of our accommodation on the individual hall pages online here.

    I trust your query has now been answered. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 0161 247 2958 or [email protected]

    Charley
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