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


2017 Best Private Hall Award Winner by Manchester Student Homes


Coniston prides itself in offering a wide range of cultural activities that broaden students’ perspectives and give them insights into new fields of knowledge. Throughout the year the following are offered:


At Coniston we hold a traditional Christmas carols event for students, family and friends. We also hold other fund-raising concerts throughout the year which present a great opportunity for music students to perform and for all to enjoy.



Every year students at Coniston have the opportunity to take part in the well known UNIV university congress in Rome. Read more…


For those who are interested, Coniston also offers Christian formation. The religious formation is entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church. Opus Dei helps ordinary men and women find holiness in their everyday work and family life. In Coniston, this means helping students discover a deeper meaning in their studies and the richness of the Catholic faith.


These are informal get-togethers were students share with each other the food, music and culture of their home countries.



At Coniston we have a tradition of monthly lectures given by visiting professionals. Recent speakers have included Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham, Sir Peter Fahy, former Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, Dr Karl McLaughlin, Senior Lecturer in Spanish, Languages, Linguistics and TESOL at Manchester Metropolitan University and professional interpreter, Dr Dmytro Kundys, of University of Manchester School of Physics and Astronomy, the Graphene Institute. Previous speakers have included Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council, Mr Gerry Pennell the Chief Information Officer of the London 2012 Olympics and Director of IT at the University of Manchester,  and Mrs Jane Davies OBE, Chief Executive of Manchester Science Parks.


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

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.