Rising energy bills, food prices and other essential costs are taking a toll on people across the country, including you, our students.
Working with the Students’ Union (SU), we have identified ways to support you and have created a hub of resources to help whether you need financial assistance, mental health support, or jobs and budgeting advice.
We’re working quickly to provide you with the support you need by:
We’ll announce further updates through our weekly Student Newsletters, so check your inbox regularly.
You’ll find plenty of places to stay cosy across our University campus. In our designated ‘Cosy Campus’ spaces you can relax, hang out with friends and spend time between lectures and seminars.
These spaces, depending on which you visit, will include:
Winter Warmer Wednesdays
A free breakfast will be available from the Atrium, University Place every Wednesday from 8.30-10.00 until Wednesday, 14 December.
|Food and drink||
We have reduced our food and drink prices across campus. You can also bring your own meals and use our hot water or microwaves free of charge.
|Cosy Nights In||
The SU is hosting a series of cosy nights in. Head to their events page to see what they’ve got planned.
We don’t want you to put your health and safety at risk as a result of money worries. Below we have rounded up free sources of support for your health and wellbeing.
The University of Manchester GP Service, in partnership with The Robert Darbishire Practice, is based on the fourth floor of Crawford House, and is open 9.00-17.00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9.00-12.00 on Wednesday. Register with the practice.
We provide 1-2-1 counselling sessions as well as a range of wellbeing workshops for students. Find out more and get the support you need.
The SU has partnered with Street Cars to get you home safely, even if you haven't got any money. Find out more about the Safe Taxi Scheme.
Save on your bills by taking advantage of the showers available across campus. You can use the filters on this campus map to see where our showers are located.
You can also collect free period products from the first-floor toilets in the Main Library and MECD.
Free eye examinations, contact lens checks and fittings, and appointments for children can be made at our on-campus Optometry Clinic, where our final-year Optometry students perform the eye examination and spectacle dispensing under supervision by fully qualified staff.
The clinic dispenses glasses at a discounted rate and safety spectacles at set prices. The clinic also stocks a wide range of contact lenses from all the main contact lens manufacturers, including daily disposable, monthly disposable, coloured, toric, rigid and bifocal contact lenses.
The Optometry Clinic is situated in the Carys Bannister building, just off Dover Street. To make an appointment, call 0161 306 3860 or 0161 275 5354.
You are required to have an up-to-date prescription for your eye examination.
There is support in place for student sex workers. Find out more on our sexual wellbeing page.
This programme is included in the Library’s Reading Lists service and provides each student on a module with unlimited, continuous access to an interactive electronic textbook.