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Official: University of Manchester A106 2023 Offer Holders Thread

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Due to the links being messed up on the original post:

Offer holders and applicants thread 2023- https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7259927&page=56

Offer holders threads from previous years:
2022-
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7185618
2021-
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=6971736
hi! what accommodation did you stay in for first year and what would you say are the pros and cons of living in student halls vs private accommodation at manchester? i want to live in halls for the social aspect, but the current situation with student halls is kinda making me worried, which is making me consider private accom too. while the facilities may be better at private accom, i've heard that socially it can be lack luster?

any thoughts/opinions/insight would be really helpful!
I've made an accommodation application, hoping for unsworth or denmark atm but honestly I'm reconsidering. I have no idea what accommodation would be best for me. I do want a social life but I also don't want to put up with parties every night, and I'm also a huge clean freak who would go insane in bad living conditions. Idk if i should consider private accom or not, I know very little about any accommodation in manchester
I would also appreciate some insight from current students ^^ I'm also unsure whether unsworth is too far from the hospital and main campus
Original post by heartrei
hi! what accommodation did you stay in for first year and what would you say are the pros and cons of living in student halls vs private accommodation at manchester? i want to live in halls for the social aspect, but the current situation with student halls is kinda making me worried, which is making me consider private accom too. while the facilities may be better at private accom, i've heard that socially it can be lack luster?

any thoughts/opinions/insight would be really helpful!


So I never stayed in the uni halls but had friends who did, and I will admit that the social aspect of uni halls vs private is something you should consider. I was really lucky in my first year as in my private halls I had another med student and my flatmates were all super friendly- I know that’s not the case for everyone, and this year my flatmates are much less sociable! In halls, you are more likely to make friends with your flatmates and have more flatmates- that being said, you could end up with flatmates from hell who don’t clean etc, really when it comes socialising and accommodation, there is an element of luck 😭

Private accommodation does have better facilities (depending on the private accommodation you go for) and sometimes is cheaper for better living quality (again depends on your private accommodation).

Also side note- people say to avoid oak house, and whilst the living conditions there are abysmal, quite a lot of medics live there and I believe it’s due to the social aspect and the fact that it’s the cheapest accom- but again emphasis on the fact the place allegedly has rats in the wardrobes etc, personally I think it’s a good place to visit for parties but not live 😭
Original post by chaeliwol
I've made an accommodation application, hoping for unsworth or denmark atm but honestly I'm reconsidering. I have no idea what accommodation would be best for me. I do want a social life but I also don't want to put up with parties every night, and I'm also a huge clean freak who would go insane in bad living conditions. Idk if i should consider private accom or not, I know very little about any accommodation in manchester


Unsworth and Denmark road are the nicest accommodations in my opinion, however they are also some of the more difficult ones to get into! Manchester does have a tendency to put people into accom they never had a preference for which is frustrating!

Honestly, even in private halls, when it comes to cleanliness it’s really just how lucky you are with my flat mates.

I would say for social life- unsworth has more of that, and less parties than oak house so is a good medium but again it’s very popular! In terms of it being far from the hospital, you will not need to worry about that in 1st or 2nd year, and even in clinical years, people may stay in fallowfield because wythenshaw is close to it, MRI is close and Salford- it doesn’t matter where you stay because you’ll have to commute anyway so you’ll have to get a car/carpool😭Preston obviously is different.

It’s one bus to the uni from fallow - it takes 15-20mins, it’s too bad but if you’re trying to get on one for a 9am you have to catch it at about 8:15 else you’ll be stuck in a massive queue to catch a bus- and catching the bus at 5-7pm is again quite hard (but medicine doesn’t really finish that late often, unless you go to lectures in person which, most people end up not doing eventually)

Denmark road- 5 min walk from uni- close to MRI but not the other hospitals, side note- even though MRI is the most practical hospital to be placed in, it is a major trauma centre and teaching is allegedly not the best and it has the lowest pass rates out of all the hospitals vs Preston, the furthest away which has a 100% pass rate (but you have to move to Preston). You don’t choose where you’re placed unfortunately and can only state if you have a preference for Preston or not.
Original post by Hotheaded
Unsworth and Denmark road are the nicest accommodations in my opinion, however they are also some of the more difficult ones to get into! Manchester does have a tendency to put people into accom they never had a preference for which is frustrating!

Honestly, even in private halls, when it comes to cleanliness it’s really just how lucky you are with my flat mates.

I would say for social life- unsworth has more of that, and less parties than oak house so is a good medium but again it’s very popular! In terms of it being far from the hospital, you will not need to worry about that in 1st or 2nd year, and even in clinical years, people may stay in fallowfield because wythenshaw is close to it, MRI is close and Salford- it doesn’t matter where you stay because you’ll have to commute anyway so you’ll have to get a car/carpool😭Preston obviously is different.

It’s one bus to the uni from fallow - it takes 15-20mins, it’s too bad but if you’re trying to get on one for a 9am you have to catch it at about 8:15 else you’ll be stuck in a massive queue to catch a bus- and catching the bus at 5-7pm is again quite hard (but medicine doesn’t really finish that late often, unless you go to lectures in person which, most people end up not doing eventually)

Denmark road- 5 min walk from uni- close to MRI but not the other hospitals, side note- even though MRI is the most practical hospital to be placed in, it is a major trauma centre and teaching is allegedly not the best and it has the lowest pass rates out of all the hospitals vs Preston, the furthest away which has a 100% pass rate (but you have to move to Preston). You don’t choose where you’re placed unfortunately and can only state if you have a preference for Preston or not.


thank you so much! I'll definitely consider all of this. Is accom allocation completely random or is it first come first serve? I feel like I've applied so late compared to others :'(
Original post by chaeliwol
thank you so much! I'll definitely consider all of this. Is accom allocation completely random or is it first come first serve? I feel like I've applied so late compared to others :'(


It’s not first come first serve don’t worry! They give offers out all at the same time around august!
Original post by Hotheaded
So I never stayed in the uni halls but had friends who did, and I will admit that the social aspect of uni halls vs private is something you should consider. I was really lucky in my first year as in my private halls I had another med student and my flatmates were all super friendly- I know that’s not the case for everyone, and this year my flatmates are much less sociable! In halls, you are more likely to make friends with your flatmates and have more flatmates- that being said, you could end up with flatmates from hell who don’t clean etc, really when it comes socialising and accommodation, there is an element of luck 😭

Private accommodation does have better facilities (depending on the private accommodation you go for) and sometimes is cheaper for better living quality (again depends on your private accommodation).

Also side note- people say to avoid oak house, and whilst the living conditions there are abysmal, quite a lot of medics live there and I believe it’s due to the social aspect and the fact that it’s the cheapest accom- but again emphasis on the fact the place allegedly has rats in the wardrobes etc, personally I think it’s a good place to visit for parties but not live 😭

thank you!! i applied for uni halls hoping that i get into one of my top choices, but if i don't i'll most likely go for private accom depending on where i'm allocated. do you think this is a good plan? i'm just worried that by the time we find out where manchester allocates us, all the private accommodation will be fully booked. when did you send in your application for accommodation? sorry for all the questions!!
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Original post by heartrei
thank you!! i applied for uni halls hoping that i get into one of my top choices, but if i don't i'll most likely go for private accom depending on where i'm allocated. do you think this is a good plan? i'm just worried that by the time we find out where manchester allocates us, all the private accommodation will be fully booked. when did you send in your application for accommodation? sorry for all the questions!!


This was actually a big issue last year! By the time people were allocated all the private accom was gone, it wasn’t actually as big of an issue for me because luckily quite a few places were left in my private halls- that wasn’t the case this year :frown: best thing is to be prepared to have to accept your accom if it’s not one you want (hopefully it is) but also start looking for private as soon as you get your accom offer if it isn’t one you want
Anyone know when the deadline to firm Manchester is because I’m still waiting back from other unis but I don’t wanna be late on applying to student loans and stuff
Original post by duggy1010
Anyone know when the deadline to firm Manchester is because I’m still waiting back from other unis but I don’t wanna be late on applying to student loans and stuff


8th June
Hi guys, I’m an international student so I sadly know very little about Manchester😅
do international students actually get accom for all 5 years, and do most students prefer living in private accom or residential halls (and why)?
I was initially planning on Weston House/Whitworth park after looking at the website, but I see most people aiming for accom further from the city or Denmark road? Is there any reason for this haha thank you :smile:
Reply 14
Is anyone considering the European option or know anyone who is doing it?
Is anyone aware when an offer holder day might be?
Reply 16
Hey guys, since this offer is conditional even tho I have achieved grades , does that mean i still choose a firm and insurance Uni?
Original post by MB_04
Hey guys, since this offer is conditional even tho I have achieved grades , does that mean i still choose a firm and insurance Uni?

Your choice, I chose not to. Also Congo-rats on your gap year success
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Original post by Aryamehr19212
Your choice, I chose not to. Also Congo-rats on your gap year success


Thank you! Congrats/Congo-rats to u too!! So did u reject other offers and just put down a firm or did u just have the Manchester offer so far?
Original post by ashlattelixy
Hi guys, I’m an international student so I sadly know very little about Manchester😅
do international students actually get accom for all 5 years, and do most students prefer living in private accom or residential halls (and why)?
I was initially planning on Weston House/Whitworth park after looking at the website, but I see most people aiming for accom further from the city or Denmark road? Is there any reason for this haha thank you :smile:


If you are an international I 1000% recommend Denmark road! Lots of internationals there and it is REALLY nice accom. Whitworth living conditions aren’t very good- both DR and whitworth are close to uni, DR is more expensive though.

People live further away (Fallowfield) as that is basically student village, lots of students live there etc, the place is… ridden with rats and dodgy chicken shops but I personally enjoy living there 😭

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