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Accommodation at Birley

At Birley, there are 967 student rooms. These are mainly arranged in four-storey townhouses, which are among the most environmentally-friendly student accommodation buildings in the UK.

They are an essential part of Manchester Met’s overall commitment to making Birley a zero energy, waste and water campus. For more about student accommodation at the University please visit our main accommodation site.


Residential Advisors 

At Birley, we have a team of senior students trained as residential advisors. Residential advisors live alongside undergraduates on campus to support new students though the transition from home into their accommodation and University life. 

As well as encouraging active engagement in university life, Residential Advisors also have a duty to promote responsible and neighbourly behaviour and encourage students on campus to get involved in their local community. This has included supporting local foodbank collections at Asda Hulme, participating in the Birley Community Day and hosting Christmas lunch for over-50s residents.   

If you would like to highlight any available community opportunities for students to get involved in, contact Adam Rothwell, our Residential Life Coordinator on



As well as those students living on site at Birley, there is a wider body of students based across the Manchester Campus who volunteer in the local community either through formal academic programmes, or through volunteering schemes such as MMU Futures and Students’ Union volunteering.  If you would like to discuss volunteering opportunities in the community please contact a member of the engagement team who will direct you to the right service.


Process for dealing with student related issues

At Manchester Met we want to ensure that all of our students act responsibly and neighbourly, and are aware of the local communities around them when they live in halls. We recognise however, that sometimes there are issues relating to noise and behaviour, and we encourage residents to report any problems they may be having.

There are two different ways that you can raise these concerns dependant on the nature of the complaint.

  1. If the issue requires a non-police response, then we ask that you call MMU Security who provide round the clock patrols and can respond to resident’s reports. The contact number for MMU Security is: 0161 247 1334.
  2. If the issues does not require a response immediately, but you would still like to ensure a report is made, then you can reach the Universities Neighbourhood Helpline on 0161 275 1863 or The Neighbourhood Helpline is funded by both Manchester Met and the University of Manchester, and is a 24-hour voicemail service, which will log and respond to your report.