Manchester uni accommodation/moving in dates

(17 Posts)
AtiaoftheJulii Sun 21-Apr-19 21:00:11

Hi all

Has anyone taken a dc to Manchester uni halls in the last couple of years and remember what date they could move in? I've got the term dates, which says term starts on Mon 16th Sept this year, and was hoping to confirm that they'll probably move in on 14/15th? I'd like to book some time off work either before or after the drop off and will need to get it booked fairly soon.

Ta x

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Decorhate Mon 22-Apr-19 08:03:28

Ds’ firm & insurance are the following weekend. So you might want to see if you can confirm from the uni website. I think international students frequently arrive the week before everyone else for orientation

Petitprince Mon 22-Apr-19 08:24:35

Yes, it'll be open the weekend before for moving in fun/chaos! Have they chosen which halls to go for yet?

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 22-Apr-19 09:23:53

I've looked around Decor but can't find anything. I thought for dd2 that I had found her hall rental dates, but that was 3 years ago so I'm a bit vague!

Petitprince he's submitted his five choices. But from what I can make out, he won't know until results day or thereabouts?

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hellsbells99 Mon 22-Apr-19 11:07:36

DD was given a choice of dates but you need to be on the ball as the weekend slots go quickly. We ended up moving her in on the Thursday before.

AtiaoftheJulii Mon 22-Apr-19 11:16:27

At Manchester? Oh, had not considered that option at all! So maybe if I book the Thursday and Friday off then we have all options covered. Thinking of hiring a van and doing Manchester and Newcastle in one go to save driving up and down the country on subsequent/two weeks apart weekends, so trying to get my head round the logistics.

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hellsbells99 Tue 23-Apr-19 23:19:00

Yes, that was Manchester Atia.


thesandwich Wed 24-Apr-19 17:07:09

Does term include freshers activities? Worth contacting uni to ask. The calendar should be on line. Can be a week before term, ie lectures start.

pearldeodorant Wed 24-Apr-19 17:25:12

I'm at Manchester uni albeit started a few years ago now. We were able to arrive from the Thursday before term started but I arrived on the Sunday morning; as did all others down my corridor. We didn't need slots at all but this may have changed/ depends on the campus. Fallowfield campus it was all fine.

It was one of the best years of my life - he will love it!

AtiaoftheJulii Wed 24-Apr-19 20:20:26

Aha, good tip about freshers week, could find those dates - 15-22 Sept. So that all ties in smile

pearl thanks - he loved it at the Open Day and I think he's going to have a great time grin

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Petitprince Thu 25-Apr-19 09:06:57

He'll have a ball (although not the freshers' ball, which is usually rubbish!). These days lots of students want ensuite self-catered halls but I'd always consider the old catered shared corridor ones as you meet more people and going to breakfast and dinner is another opportunity to meet people - they tend to be a bit more sociable, even if the food is a bit basic.

nomilknosugarplease Thu 25-Apr-19 09:09:27

DD at Manchester also didn’t need to book a slot. I don’t recall that anyway. Her whole flat moved in on the Saturday apart from one poor soul who had moved in on the Thursday morning and had been alone for two days!

dreamingofsun Sat 27-Apr-19 09:39:58

tell him to take care of his phone during freshers. My son had his phone and flat keys pinched from his pocket at one of the do's. I think its fairly common

Rachkinn Sat 16-May-20 10:11:13

I would agree - DD found they invite each other to meet for breakfast and dinner so it’s really sociable and you also meet new people in the dinning halls. So if you don’t happen like people on your floor there other people you can easily chat to.

Rachkinn Sat 16-May-20 10:12:36

Would recommend the Saturday morning - very quiet - parked outside my DDs room. Gave her chance to settle in - very busy on the Sunday

Xenia Sat 16-May-20 15:03:25

Manchester is the one with all lectures online in the September term due to covid 19 as far as I am aware - so not sure anyone will be paying anything for rent for September nor will they necessarily leave thei rhome.

MillicentMartha Sat 16-May-20 23:33:41

Zombie thread from last year.

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