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 Hall runs volunteering projetcs in the local community. University students volunteer to give a few hours each week to help in the educational and social development of young people in homework clubs. The programme is based on one-to-one mentoring together with sports and musical activities. This mentoring scheme provides skills in mathematics, science and English, while the activities foster team spirit and social awareness. A key factor underlying the success of the programme is the motivational inspiration that the university students provide as role models for young people with limited social expectations. For more information contact us!

Visits to the elderly and those in need are a great part of the social work encouraged by Coniston The purpose of these visits is to offer to the lonely and those in need the warmth of a friendly conversation. Students likewise, benefit from these visits since their eyes are opened to the needs of others, thereby increasing their awareness and experience of life, encouraging their solidarity and generosity when they come face to face with the needs of other people.


Coniston Hall has organised several social projects in Kenya, Poland, Estonia, Israel and Mexico. These projects are always carried out in cooperation with local NGOs that have a good knowledge of the needs of the beneficiaries targeted in each case. The projects bring British volunteers and students from different countries together to work side by side for 3 weeks in the summer. Before that, the student volunteers from Britain work with the project leader in the preparation of the project and in helping to raise the necessary funds, acquire a basic knowledge of the languages involved and get to know each other so as to form a balanced team that will work well together.


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.