Internet Access

We provide high speed internet access and range of other digital services to help you stay connected.

Internet access can be a staple of both your home life and your academic life. To enable you to easily get online and access the internet from your accommodation we offer a good broadband service to all students living in our accommodation and it is included in your rent.


Internet access for accommodation owned or leased by Manchester Met is provided by StudentCom, a student accommodation internet service.

Via StudentCom we offer a simple “plug‘n’play” service, so as soon as you move into your accommodation, you will be able to quickly register for the service and gain internet access immediately.

You get up to 30MB download speed as standard. If you would like a faster service, quicker downloads and a more superior service overall, you can upgrade to upgrade to 50MB or 100MB. To find out about how you can upgrade please visit the StudentCom website.

Watch TV Online

The StudentCom “IPTV” service allows you to watch freeview televisions and access radio stations at broadcast quality direct on your personal computer or laptop. There is no need for you to bring a television from home as from as little as £5.00 for the full academic year you can have the option to select from a range of premium channels including MTV, Comedy Central and even some international channels.

Please note that a TV licence is required by law for this service. For more information, go to 

Cloud Backup

The StudentCom cloud storage service offers a safe and secure way of backing up you files without the need for extra hardware such as external hard drives or memory sticks. For just £10.00 per year you are offered unlimited space to backup, ensuring files, coursework or photographs are automatically backed up every time you connect to the internet.


If you do experience any difficulties getting online, there are lots of helpful guides on the StudentCom support website. Alternatively, you can contact the StudentCom Support Desk who are at the end of a phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 0333 123 0179 or email

For support with any other university IT services visit the Information Systems website or contact our 24 hour IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

Private Accommodation Providers

For our nominated private accommodation providers, service providers and speeds may differ. Visit the accommodation pages below for more details.

Living at Manchester Met