Health, wellbeing and safety

While student life is exciting and fun, we know it can also be challenging.

At Manchester we take the health, wellbeing and safety of our students seriously and offer you the encouragement and support you need to stay happy and healthy at University.

Register with a GP

GP (General Practitioner) is what we call local or family doctors in the UK. To access a range of medical services, you can register as soon as you know your Manchester address, including at the on-campus University GP Service in Crawford House. While it's not essential to know your term-time address when registering with this service, please update the practice once you know it.

Find out how to register with a GP.

Find mental health support

If you've previously been diagnosed with a mental health condition, we strongly encourage you to let us know. Don’t worry – it won’t have any impact on your application or your place at Manchester. Rather, it will allow us to signpost the range of services we offer that can help support your studies. Alternatively, contact our Disability Advisory and Support Service to discuss the support available to you.

Travelling from outside the UK

If you're travelling from outside the UK, we have financial and other support in place to help students arriving from abroad.


Our Student Support pages outline all the help we have to support your wellbeing – including our Counselling and Mental Health Service and online resources. This online module covers some of the challenges you might face when you first come to university, and provides the resources to help you cope with them.

Travelling around Manchester

For such a major city, Manchester is surprisingly simple to get around. The city centre is accessible on foot from our campus, or you can use the cycle lanes and travel around quickly by bike.

  • Walking and cycling: There is a convenient walking and cycling link between our Oxford Road campus and Fallowfield, with cycle lanes that are separated from motor vehicles. Bike stands are available around campus. If you want to start cycling, support and training is available from both our University and Transport for Greater Manchester.
  • Bus: The Stagecoach/Magic Bus app can help you plan your bus journeys within Manchester. It shows you the live location of buses, as well as how busy they are.

SafeZone app - stay safe on campus

Our mobile app SafeZone is designed to give you extra peace of mind when you're on campus or in University accommodation. The app is free to download, easy to use, and connects you with our Campus Support and Security team at the touch of a button if you are in an immediate emergency or require first aid. Find out more about SafeZone.