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


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Manchester is a unique historic city which changed the world by being the first industrialised city – the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Manchester is surrounded by beautiful hills and countryside: the Lake District, the Peak District and mountains of North Wales. You will enjoy visiting lush green beauty spots that Britain is proud of.


If you want to practise speaking English, Coniston Hall in Manchester is the place for you. We have young, first class university graduates to teach you at your personal level and to your needs. You will be assigned a personal tutor who can help you in a practical personal way with your language progression. The Trinity College exams can be taken at the end of the course.

Following British university tradition, it is a hall of residence for students at the Manchester universities, with excellent facilities, good food, comfortable individual study bedrooms and common rooms, and beautiful large gardens where you will feel very much at home. We have a good mix of international students and some British students to show you around and who go with you on outings, as well as have English conversations with you.


You will have at least 20 hours classroom teaching a week. Each of the 3 weeks will follow a specific theme: Art and Literature, History and Culture, Sports etc., which is illustrated by visits, trips, tours and guest speakers, so that your experience is vivid and real; not just a textbook and academic exercises.


As well as language and culture there is also lots of fun with sports and games, making use of the excellent facilities that Manchester has to offer.

All this adds up to a unique experience of “total immersion” in a language and culture, which will be very enjoyable from the moment you arrive and will be useful for the rest of your life. You also make friends who you will keep for life. This is an opportunity not to be missed!

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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.