Great food, great convenience, great people

 

What makes Coniston different is the openness and friendliness of the people

 

A place where you can make friends with people from all over the world

 

Excellent facilities and a great study environment

 

A place where you can learn and achieve academic excellence

 

A home away from home

 

2013 Best Private Hall Award Winner by Manchester Student Homes

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The alumni association started with a reunion dinner in March 2006. An electronic newsletter is sent up all past residents every year.

Keep in touch with old friends and find out the latest news by joining the Coniston Alumni. We would love to hear from you!

Click here to download our 2016 newsletter!

Most of you are well aware of the recent refurbishment of Coniston Hall. We are currently raising funds for AET so that they can continue their work in and around Manchester. As a past resident, well-wisher or beneficiary of Coniston Hall, you will know that Coniston is a great place where you can feel at home in an environment of mutual concern and friendship. To keep Coniston going we need your financial help. Every penny contributed is a big Help!

To make a donation to AET, follow the link: http://www.justgiving.com/ashleyeducationaltrust

If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid offers a simple way to increase the value of your gift to Coniston Hall by allowing the Charity to reclaim the tax on your gift.

What is it?

Gift Aid is one of the simplest and most effective ways of giving to charity. Using Gift Aid means that for every pound you give, the charity you are supporting will receive an extra 28 pence from the Inland Revenue. This means that a £10 Gift Aid donation, is worth £12.80 to the charity – imagine what a difference that could make to the charity you support, and it doesn’t cost you a thing. On top of this, higher rate taxpayers are eligible to reclaim as much as £23 from the taxman for every £100 donated to charity, by including details of their Gift Aid donations on their Self Assessment form.

How does it work?

Gift Aid is surprisingly easy to use. Gift Aid can apply to donations of any amount, large or small, by cash, cheque, postal order, direct debit, standing order, debit or credit card or even in a foreign currency (including the euro). If you are a UK taxpayer, all you have to do is give the Charity a simple Gift Aid declaration. What’s more – one single Gift Aid declaration can apply to all past donations you have made (since April 2000) and to all future donations you make.

TESTIMONIALS

Coniston is a wonderful place where to spend time in a comfortable, familiar and stimulating atmosphere.(I lived a cosmopolitan life sharing my academic ideas and experiences in a quiet placed close to the university). It has been my home where I had the possibility to make friends.

Tiziana Arena, PhD English Literature, University of Manchester

My time in Manchester has been so much better for being at Coniston.

Kamilla Kopec-Harding, PhD student, University of Manchester

This is the best Hall I have lived in. Thank you for all this.

Sheila Mwarangwu, Bsc Engineering, University of Manchester

Thanks you so much for all of your help and advice over the course of my final year. I would not have got the 2:1 without the support of you all.

Kimberley Ward, BA Speech Therapy, University of Manchester

Coniston is very lively and friendly, it feels like a second family away from home. The hall offers a wide range of activities that leave no room for being lonely or homesick.The environment leads one to interact with other students from different countries. The meals are fantastic, the rooms are very comfortable (cleaning is done daily),the study atmosphere perfect. Definitely your money’s worth!

Florence Gatome, M.Sc.Development and Finance, University of Manchester

Coniston is certainly the place to come if you need a suitable place to study. Coniston brings together an atmosphere of study and an opportunity to enjoy the student lifestyle. I have always found it safe and secure. With good food provided I have been able to concentrate on my work, not worrying about buying and cooking food, which has been economic, both financially and with time.

Michelle Marshall, BA International Relations, University of Manchester

I like visiting the elderly. It is a way to combat loneliness and isolation among older people. At times 10 minutes is enough to make someone smile!

Malamati, MA student, University of Manchester

You are doing a very good job, keep it up.

Kevin, Manager Proctor’s Youth Centre in Hulme

I had the best time ever at Coniston. The people were very friendly and welcomed me in a way it felt like home. The room I stayed in was big and the meals are very good. Every day they cleaned my room. So there isn’t much to worry about and you can focus on your study. With the other girls that stayed in Coniston Hall I had lots of fun and I’ve got to know Manchester very well. I will never forget the good time I had in Coniston Hall. Thank you for the best three months ever in Manchester!

Manon Snaterse, Erasmus Student, University of Manchester

Coniston Hall is ideal for postgraduate students who are looking for a quiet place to study and feel comfortable. The beautiful garden, excellent food and spacious rooms are a big bonus. Also, if you are looking for distraction, there are always cultural activities and excursions you can join. The staff at Coniston Hall is very caring and supportive and will make you feel at home.

Mareike Hamann, PhD Japanese Linguistics, University of Manchester

Coniston Hall is like no other halls of residence. It has an incredible atmosphere which encourages hard work and I believe that it has played a huge factor in improving my grades

Siddra Mahmood, BSc Criminology, University of Manchester.