Manchester Accommodation Guide

Welcome to Manchester! Let’s get your student accommodation sorted quickly and easily with our Screen and Film School Manchester Accommodation Guide.

There are a number of different accommodation options, such as private student accommodation and house shares. 

It’s all here so you can move to Manchester and make it your home as smoothly as possible. Plus, our friendly Admissions Team are here should you need any further accommodation advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Many of our students share privately rented houses throughout their time on the course to fully immerse themselves in the film school experience.

Our friendly Admissions team will support you in finding the right housemates and advise you on trusted landlord and estate agents you can rent from.

If you are going through a letting agent you will be expected to pay a holding fee, a deposit and usually one month’s rent upfront, plus provide a guarantor.

Ensure that the letting agent you use is following the code of practice of the National Association of Estate Agents.

Facebook is a good way to link up with people who are starting at the same time as you. The admissions team set up a private new starter Facebook group each year in order to support you finding housemates. Using this facility is a great way to post information about yourself, the type of housing you are looking for and any rooms that you or others may know of, which are available for rent.

It’s the perfect place for students to acquaint themselves with their fellow course friends and find appropriate housemates. Look for group names such as “Screen and Film School Manchester 2023 Students”.

Websites that list locally available accommodation are:

Please be aware that the agents listed have not been visited or vetted in any way by Screen and Film School Manchester and you should therefore use them at your own risk.

Ask what charges you will have to pay before you enter into an agreement with them. If you do have any concerns about the agency, contact the National Association of Estate Agents.

Alternatively, there are a number of private halls of residences available, such as:

MSV (Manchester Student Village) is a private student accommodation building, helping offer independent living with a halls of residence vibe. It’s a great accommodation option for uni life!

Where is MSV?
It’s located on Lower Chatham Street, M1 5SX, just off Oxford Road.

It’s 5 minutes away from the city centre, and only a 15 minute walk to Spinningfields.

What are the room types/options?
MSV contains a variety of room types, including en-suite facilities, set within 3, 4, 5 and 7 bed flats.

They also offer self-contained studios for those who prefer your own space.

What are the room prices?
MSV has rooms from only £112 per week!

With all utility bills, Wi-Fi and contents insurance included in the rent, MSV offers hassle-free living!

What social spaces can I use?
To help you relax after a long day studying, take advantage of MSV’s; free gym, games area with PS4, pool and table tennis, and outdoor space for you to bask in the glorious Mancunian weather.

What other facilities are there?
MSV has an on-site Accommodation and Maintenance team, as well as an on-site laundry room.

If you want to take your car or bike with you to explore Manchester and beyond, there’s an on-site car park (fee applies) with bike storage.

You can be assured that MSV takes its residents safety seriously, with the site having 24-hour security presence, and fob-only access to the property.

How do I apply?
You can visit their website: to view the MSV site/room pricing information, pictures and their 360 tour.

Once you’re ready to apply, click “Book Now” on their website and create/submit your application. It’s as easy as that!

If you have any questions about MSV…
Please contact the MSV team at: [email protected] or by calling them on 0161 200 5560

Any questions?

For any questions regarding student accommodation or if you’d like more information on how to apply to Screen and Film School, please contact our Admissions Team on 01273 602070 or email [email protected].


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