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Student accommodation in Rusholme, Manchester

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The Whitworth


Birchfields Park


The University of Manchester






The Whitworth


Birchfields Park


The University of Manchester


About student living in Rusholme


Rusholme student houses are well-situated, less than a fifteen-minute walk away from the University of Manchester. With many bus routes running through the area, you can also reach Manchester Metropolitan University and the Royal Northern College of Music in less than fifteen minutes on public transport, making the area popular with students.


There are two parks within walking distance of Rusholme student accommodation. Head to Whitworth Park to relax with friends on the green, or to Birchfields Park to explore the unique stone garden or take a jog along the running track. A leafy park that first opened in 1988, Birchfields Park is a beautiful escape from the buzz of the city.

Food and Drink

Rusholme is famous for the ‘Curry Mile’ which runs down Wilmslow Road. The Curry Mile is the largest concentration of Asian restaurants in the UK, sporting an extensive selection of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan restaurants which illuminate the street with plenty of neon lighting! Some restaurants stay open as late as 1am or 2am, making them extremely popular with students. Be sure to check out Mughli, Ziya Asian Grill, Chit’n’Chaat, Walnut, and Rusholme Chippy for some fantastic flavours.


The Whitworth Art Gallery is within walking distance of student houses in Rusholme, offering a range of exhibitions and events. If you venture outside the gallery, you can also find artwork outside in the surrounding art garden and the sculpture garden. Rusholme has a strong community feel, and this shows more than ever in Birch Community Centre. The centre becomes the Birch Tavern on the first Friday of every month, offering craft ales, fine wines, and wood-fired pizza, as well as a range of community events.


Although Rusholme might not be your first stop for a shopping spree, there are still plenty of places to pick up your essentials near Rusholme student accommodation. Head to Lidl, Poundland, Worldwide Food, or the selection of off-licenses to grab everything you need in a pinch.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Rusholme has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are Rusholme student properties to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Rusholme and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Rusholme

Is Rusholme a student area?

As it is so close to the universities in Manchester and offers affordable student accommodation, Rusholme is a popular student area.

Is Rusholme a nice place to live?

With a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of restaurants, Rusholme is a great place to live. Rusholme Manchester student accommodation is popular due to its affordability and proximity to university campuses.

Is Rusholme safe?

You should feel secure living in Rusholme Manchester student accommodation. Current and former residents report that it is a safe area.

Where is Rusholme in Manchester?

Rusholme is south of Manchester city centre, next to Victoria Park and Fallowfield.

Is the Curry Mile in Rusholme?

The Curry Mile refers to the part of Wilmslow Road that runs through the centre of Rusholme.

Is Rusholme affordable for students?

There is student accommodation in Rusholme to suit every budget. Rusholme student houses are typically more affordable than properties in areas like Didsbury or the city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Rusholme are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Rusholme can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Rusholme are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Manchester.

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