The academic year might be coming to a close, but the university is still here to support you over the summer break.
Whether you’re staying on campus or heading home for a while, we’re here to help you whenever you need it and whatever your concerns.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
The Counselling and Mental Health Service offer a wide range of support:
- These online resources may be helpful in the first instance
- If you want to speak with someone about support available including accessing an appointment you can call the Counselling and Mental Health Service on 0161 275 2864 between 9.30am – 4.30pm (Monday – Friday). For more information on what is offered by the service and more detail on booking appointments please see the Counselling and Mental Health Service website
- If you need support immediately, use this list of urgent mental health support.
If you’re planning on staying on campus, we’d recommend you download the SafeZone app. It also allows you to contact our Security team directly if you are in an immediate emergency or require first aid, and you can use the ‘check-in’ function to let Security know of your whereabouts for extra peace of mind.
You can also continue to report issues of harassment, gender-based violence and other concerns through our dedicated webpage.
Accommodation over summer break
If you need accommodation in the city, during June, July and August, we’re offering students the opportunity to move into our designated summer accommodation at both City and Victoria Park campus. You can find more information and how to apply via our accommodation services.
If you need financial support, our Living Cost Support Fund, is still open to all students. You can apply regardless of level of study, nationality, or social background. The fund is to help students overcome financial hardship or unforeseen expenses, and you can use the money to support your living costs, including accommodation over the summer break.
Support for care experienced or estranged students
If you’re a care experienced or estranged student and will be staying in Manchester over the summer, look out for your monthly Independent Student Newsletter that will contain various events and opportunities that you can get involved with over the summer. If you’re not currently receiving additional support and you are care experienced or estranged, please email Hannah and Ailsa who will get back to you.
Library opening hours
During the summer break the Main Library, Alan Gilbert Learning Common and Eddie Davies Library will remain open but will have amended opening hours, you can keep up to date with the latest updates on the Library website. All other library sites will be closed
If you happen to encounter any IT issues over summer, IT Services are here to support you. They are offering a laptop loan and WiFi access scheme for all undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as advice on returning after a break. As always, you can ask IT support questions on Library Chat – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
The Students’ Union is hosting a range of events over the summer break, particularly in celebration of Pride month this June. See their events schedule, as well as a full list of societies you can join ahead of the next academic year.
The Careers Service hosts a new CareerConnect platform where you can access events, appointments and careers resources over the summer break.
If you’re heading into your final year, there are many essential actions you can take between now and November to get a head start on popular graduate schemes and postgraduate courses. This is an ideal time to start thinking about your next steps so that you can begin your final year as prepared as you possibly can be.
Visit the Student Support website for more details on services available to you over summer.