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:

Screen and Film School Manchester has a partnership with Manchester Student Homes, with the intention to provide all our students with a free service in finding quality student accommodation.

Manchester Student Homes accredits landlords, agents and private halls of residences, all of whom have agreed to abide by their Code of Standards and work with them to resolve any issues or problems that might occur throughout your tenancy. Although you are not obliged to rent from an accredited provider it is beneficial for you to do so.

Manchester Student Homes offers housing information, advice and guidance even if your provider is not accredited. Services they provide include the following:

  • Contract checking
  • Housing advice
  • Student Safety information
  • Advocacy and support

Find out more

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 Enquiries Team on 01273 840 346 or email [email protected].


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