Each Hall of Residence run by the University has its own Residents’ Association (RA) or Junior Common Room (JCR) who are responsible for organising and running activities and improving student life in your hall. All students who live in the hall are members of the RA or JCR and the membership fee is included in your rent. RAs and JCRs typically use this money to run socials, trips, events and sporting activities for all residents throughout the year.
RAs and JCRs are made up of an elected committee who the Students’ Union works to support throughout the year. The Students’ Union works to support you in running your RA/JCR. We can help you put on events in your hall, the SU, or in venues across Manchester. To submit a request for a hall event, follow this link. You might also want to look at this Student Event Pack.
If you have any questions about running your RA/JCR, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 0161 275 2987. Alternatively, you can pop in and see us in the Student Development Office on the first floor of the SU.
We also run a weekly drop-in session every Thursday between 10am and 1pm where we can help you with any queries you might have.
George Kenyon Hall
Hulme & Burkhardt
Ashburne & Sheavyn
For more information on Welcome Week events around halls, click on the button below.
We’re also here to support you if you are a student living at home. We run an active Living at Home Society where students who live at home can get to know each other. You can join the society online or on Facebook.
Living at home students also have the opportunity to become trip leaders via the Daytrippers programme which is a series of trips around Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire. Local students have a wealth of knowledge about the area that the Students' Union wants you to share with students coming from elsewhere!
We want to hear from you! We’re always working to support you better as a Union. If you have any ideas on how we could do more to work with students living at home, please contact our Off-Campus Student Project Co-ordinator Miriam Amies at email@example.com or 0161 2752 987.
We run several societies available to mature students, including the Mature Students Society, OldSoc, and The Burlington Society. We want to hear from you! We’re always working to support you better as a Union. If you have any ideas on how we could do more to work with mature students, please contact our Off-Campus Student Project Co-ordinator Miriam Amies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 2752 987.