Accommodation

SSR is happy to offer students guidance when it comes to finding accommodation during your period of study. The information below should be a good place to start but if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your chosen SSR campus.

SSR Manchester

For students studying at SSR Manchester we have an exclusive deal with JB Properties. Their accommodation is only available to SSR students. They offer a range of good, affordable accommodation that is within easy walking distance of SSR.

For more information, please visit www.jbproperties.uk


For SSR Manchester students wishing to seek alternative accommodation, Manchester has an enormous student population and there is plenty of choice aimed at the student market. The quality of student accommodation in Manchester varies greatly, from terraced housing in the popular Fallowfield and Withington areas, to luxury high-rise student flats in the City Centre.

The main student areas are Fallowfield, Withington and Rusholme, which are a short bus journey from SSR, and where you may find either a self-contained apartment or a room in a shared house; however we advise you not to restrict your search to these locations. Areas such as Hulme and Chorlton are also student friendly.

An internet search will bring up an abundance of places to rent, and this could be an option if you are looking to move in with friends, or with a group of students who are starting at SSR at the same time. Be careful when renting through an independent landlord; we recommend renting through an established housing company such as these listed below:

www.homes4you.co.uk
www.zoopla.co.uk
www.opalestates.co.uk
www.rightmove.co.uk
www.gumtree.com

You may also try social networks and classified websites for renting opportunities.

Private Halls of Residence
These are halls which are not owned or managed by a specific University. This list is a good starting point for private student accommodation in Manchester, but we recommend you fully research the market before committing to a property.

Please note: You may also have to pay bills such as heating, water and electricity on top of your rent. Make sure you check this with your landlord/rental company.

Halls situated very close to SSR:
http://www.libertyliving.co.uk/student-accommodation/manchester
https://mcrstudents.com/website/home.jsp
https://www.boundarylodge.com
Follow this link for rooms in shared houses:
http://www.sharedroom.com/

And finally, if you join SSR Manchester on Facebook (www.facebook.com/SSRManchester) you can post a message asking if there are any other students who would like to share a house. Our Facebook team will then share your message.

SSR London

London, known as the “Education capital of the world”, offers a vast number of services to its students, and housing is no exception.

However, before choosing accommodation in London there are several things to consider:
• Travel distance
• Travel cost
• Rent price

With regard to student housing, SSR London works in partnership with one of the largest and most experienced student accommodation providers – Unite Students, which accounts for over 48,000 student rooms ranging from studio apartments to shared flats. Aiming at enhancing students' living experience and providing a supportive environment, Unite Students’ facilities typically include study areas, free cleaning, laundry, and gym and bike storage.

More information on their services and types of accommodation can be found on their website http://www.unite-group.co.uk.

For those interested in other housing options here is a list of most popular websites used for private accommodation search.

www.homes4you.co.uk
www.zoopla.co.uk
www.opalestates.co.uk
www.rightmove.co.uk
www.gumtree.com
www.spotahome.com

Citizens Advice website and services can become an invaluable tool in clarifying information and dealing with problems related to student accommodation contracts, deposits, council tax and many other areas.

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/renting-a-home/student-housing/students-in-private-rented-accommodation/