Hotels in Manchester University

The centrally located University of Manchester is ideally located for visiting many of the city's top attractions. We have a number of affordable hotels near Manchester University, all within easy reach of major transport links such as the M6 motorway and Manchester Airport.

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Manchester University hotels

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About Manchester University

Is Manchester a top university?
Yes, Manchester is one of the most well-respected universities in the UK, ranking 8th best in the country and 55th best in the world, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2020. 

How hard is it to get into the University of Manchester?
As such a high ranking institute, the University of Manchester can be quite selective of its students. The acceptance rate is currently around 60%.

What is Manchester University known for?
The University of Manchester is renowned for its fantastic student services – the on-campus student union is the biggest in the country, with shops, food court and student-friendly prices, as well as over 450 clubs and societies to choose from. The uni offers world-leading research facilities and boasts 25 Nobel Prize winners amongst its current or former staff and students. Famous alumni include Brian Cox, Benedict Cumberbatch, Anthony Burgess, Sophie Raworth and a range of sports stars including Sir Philip Craven and Paul Scott.

Is Manchester University good for medicine?
Yes, the University of Manchester has an excellent reputation for medicine. It’s the UK’s largest medical school, supported with lectures, practical classes and extensive clinical experience.

Where do students live in Manchester?
Some of the most popular residential areas for students in Manchester include Fallowfield, Rusholme, Withington and Didsbury. All are located to the south of the city centre, with excellent transport links to the campus.

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Open days at Manchester University

What can you expect at a Manchester University open day?
University of Manchester open days give a chance for potential students to explore the campus, review the facilities, meet representatives from both the staff and student body, ask questions, find out more about courses and generally decide whether the university is right for them. Recently, when unable to hold in-person open days, the university has provided virtual open weeks, with webinars, talks, tours and takeovers all supplied online.

Do you have to book open days at the University of Manchester?
Yes, it’s important to book ahead if you wish to attend a University of Manchester open day.

How often does Manchester University have open days?
This varies from year to year, but you can expect open days in summer (usually around June or July) and autumn (often around October). Check the uni website to find exact dates.

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Getting to Manchester University

How far is Manchester University from the train station?
The University of Manchester is located close to Manchester Piccadilly railway station, which offers direct trains to and from London. It’s five minutes’ walk to the Sackville Street area of the campus or a 15 minute bus journey (five minutes in a taxi) to the main Oxford Road campus. Meanwhile Oxford Road train station is a 10-15 minute walk from the Oxford Road campus and a 10 minute walk to the Sackville Street campus.

How far is Manchester University from the nearest Premier Inn hotel?
You can find a wide range of hotels near Manchester University suited to all traveller's budgets with Premier Inn. Our hotel at Deansgate Locks is well situated less than a mile away from Manchester University’s buildings and halls, and also benefits from free on-site parking. 

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