Greater Manchester is a community of more than 100,000 students from over 160 countries. Manchester is one of the leading student cities in Europe and the UK.
We Belong aims to advocate for students in all areas which impact students whilst studying or living in Greater Manchester
The Greater Manchester student’s community include:
Making mental health support resources accessible to all
COVID 19 has resulted in more students struggling with their mental health which is already exasperated the issues of accessibility for student to receive support for their mental health. Furthermore, it has also limited the availability of face-to-face resources which has made help inaccessible for some. There needs to be an open discussion on campuses surrounding taboo subjects, and a focus on mental health services for the experiences that minority groups face.
Safety in and around Salford Campus
Affordable travel passes and discounts would allow for students to travel and commute safely travelling around Greater Manchester. Students should always also be able to feel safe when they are in and around Salford Campuses
Rent rates and accommodation
We want to make accommodation affordable for ALL students, this is inclusive of our international student body. There needs to be a removal of barriers and an increase in support for international students obtaining private accommodation
Have affordable prices on campus outlets and stores that represent the budget of students
We are calling on students in Greater Manchester, community groups, universities, and students’ unions.
What organisations say about UoM Students’ Community Engagement impact.
We hope to achieve more through your involvement. Whether you’re a local provider or body who would like to show your support for students, or a student who would like to fight for the rights of the student community, please get in touch with us to get involved!
We Belong is supported by the University of Manchester, the University of Manchester Students’ Union, MMU Students’ Union, Salford University, Greater Manchester Students Assembly (GMSA), Manchester Students Homes, The Manchester Student Partnership, Students Partnership Group and Students Safety Group.