We advise that you do not book accommodation prior to receiving confirmation of your clinical education campus allocation from the University, as you may be placed at Preston or have placements at district hospitals/hospitals around the north-west region.

You may already have begun to arrange accommodation, but please read the information below which may be helpful to you when planning.

The University of Manchester accommodation

Most medical students from Year 3 onwards prefer to live close to their clinical education campus in private accommodation.

Existing medical students in Year 3 and above will do this as they will have been in University halls of residence in Year 1, and do not get priority for University accommodation in subsequent years of study.

As new students to the University, direct entry students in their first year are guaranteed an offerof accommodation in The University of Manchester's halls of residence.

You can apply for this once you have a University of Manchester student ID, which you will receive in the summer once application forms have been received and processed, and we have a copy of your DBS certificate on file.

If you decide to take this option, please ensure you mention that you are a St Andrews or IMU student starting at Manchester when you apply to the Accommodation Office, so that you are given priority for an offer of accommodation.

Other housing websites


Try to view properties before signing any tenancy agreement.

Remember, inevitably, there will be some travel involved to placements (even if you live close to your clinical education campus). There will be placements in the community and at district general hospitals, so you should consider your transport options.


You may already have started to arrange accommodation, but please read the information below which may be helpful to you when planning. 

Useful websites

Estate and letting agents

Portergate Property Management
Friargate - Exquisite, Boutique Student Accommodation (PDF)

Dewhurst Homes
347 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9UP
01772 788811

Reeds Rains
284 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9RX
01772 717752

Easthams & Co
206 Black Bull Lane, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9XY
01772 654624

Kingswood Properties
77 Watling Street Road, Preston, PR2 8EA
01772 717181

Farrell Heyworth
309 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9XJ
01772 787666

Entwistle Green
313 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9XJ
01772 830508

284 Garstang Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9RX
01772 830505

Allied Property Management Services
9 Cannon Street, Preston, PR1 3QD

Brimar Lettings & Management Ltd
53 Plungington Road, Preston, PR1 7UE
01772 202007

Guildhall Residential Lettings
441 Blackpool Road, Preston, PR2 2LE
01772 769999

Jones Cameron Estate Agent
86 Plungington Road, Preston, PR1 7RA
01772 888887

Student Facility Management
Canterbury Hall, Canterbury Hall St
Georges Road, Preston, PR1 6NQ
01772 804855

Other options

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), based in Preston, also has accommodation to offer students, either privately or in university halls.

More information

Our Programme Transition Student Rep has provided some advice on the geographical areas near each clinical education campus where students tend to live:

  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – Oxford Road (MFT Oxford Road) (formerly known as CMFT, MRI or Central)
    Central Manchester/Victoria Park/Rusholme/Fallowfield
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (known as SRFT)
    Salford Quays/Central Manchester
  • Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust – Wythenshawe (MFT Wythenshawe) (formerly known as UHSM or South)
  • Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (known as LTHTR or Preston) 
    Fulwood, Preston City Centre
    The Tramshed - student homes in Preston

Green impact

Travelling to placements?

Where possible, we recommend car-sharing with other students. Why not try the University's Car Share scheme?