Opal Gardens is located on Victoria Park campus with bus routes to get to Manchester city centre and within walking distance to the main University of Manchester campus.
For Welcome Week 2017, Opal Gardens Residents Association has teamed up with The University of Manchester Students’ Union to put on a range of events that aim to cater for every student’s needs. These events will allow new residents to explore and connect with Manchester and make the most out of their first week living in halls of residence.
Opal Gardens Residents Association is led by an elected committee of students who are residents in Opal Gardens. This elected committee helps to build a sense of community and makes sure that everyone living in their hall has a great time. This year’s Residents Association have organised events, activities, sports, trips and parties in Opal Gardens including a pumpkin carving competition, numerous pizza nights and a successful summer celebration which included a BBQ and ice-cream van.
Opal Gardens Residents Association often organises events with those halls situated nearby, including Liberty Park and St. Gabriel’s. The Chair of this Residents Association has taken a leading role in the Victoria Park Halls Community group, which run community cohesion events across all the halls in Victoria Park campus.
Opal Gardens Residents Association won the ‘Hall Event of the year award’, presented at the University of Manchester Students Union Awards 2017. In addition to this their chair was also nominated for the ‘Hall Committee Member of the Year’ award.
Cllick HERE for the Opal Gardens RA Constitution