The Residency where medical students are accommodated is situated at the Royal Blackburn Hospital site. On occasion it may be necessary to accommodate students elsewhere such as Burnley General site or in off-site flats or houses.
Accommodation is guaranteed for certain modules for Manchester students but may not be guaranteed for all – this situation changes from year to year dependant upon University policy and availability of accommodation. Accommodation may be available for elective and overseas students but cannot be guaranteed as this is dependant on capacity. For queries about whether accommodation is likely to be available for your proposed placement, please contact the Undergraduate Department.
The residence has 56 rooms which are available for medical students. The single rooms comprise of fitted wardrobe, bed, bedside cabinet, study desk and chair. There are shared bath/shower/toilet, cooking, ironing facilities, television lounge on each floor. Note we do not supply crockery or cutlery. Coin operated laundry and public telephone are on the ground floor.
Bed linen and weekly cleaning of your room is provided by our housekeepers. Should you wish to bring your own bed linen it must be laundered by yourself. If your wish to bring your own TV you must provide your own TV licence.
The Accommodation Officer is:
Mrs Bernadette Blackburn
or via pager through switchboard
For some student placements, accommodation is included as part of the placement and there is no charge. For placements where this does not apply, details of the rental charges can be obtained from the Accommodation Officer.
A residency handbook will be issued to students on arrival along with necessary paper work for rent, if applicable, and room deposit (the latter being £50.00 payable on the first working day after your arrival). Rent will be invoiced at the end of each calendar month. Please confirm date of arrival in advance. If you wish to view the accommodation before arrival, please contact the Accommodation Officer to arrange an appointment.
Please report to the main hospital reception: they will contact the domestic supervisor who will issue you with your room key. If no one is on reception please use the internal telephone, dial ‘0’ and you will be put through to switchboard, ask them to contact the domestic supervisor. It is advised if you could arrive before 10pm on day of arrival.