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St Anselm Hall is far more than a place to sleep. The hall provides a unique communal experience which, in turn, feeds into strong pastoral provision. At St Anselm, you are known as an individual but are also part of something much greater. Going to dinner together every night brings the hall together in a way which is unrivaled and the opportunities offered to students, many of whom are fundamental to the running of the hall, really are unique. If you are looking for a small hall with a lot going on, then Slems is a definite winner.

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By member1140684
On 16th November 20

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Most helpful review

St Anselm Hall is far more than a place to sleep. The hall provides a unique communal experience which, in turn, feeds into strong pastoral provision. At St Anselm, you are known as an individual but are also part of something much greater. Going to dinner together every night brings the hall together in a way which is unrivaled and the opportunities offered to students, many of whom are fundamental to the running of the hall, really are unique. If you are looking for a small hall with a lot going on, then Slems is a definite winner.

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By member1140684
On 16th November 20

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Covid-19 Response

QUARANTINE PROVISION:
Not yet specified
TEACHING MODE:
Blended learning.
OPEN DAYS:
Selection of webinars on demand available online.
TEACHING NOTES:
Your studies will be predominantly in-person activities on campus supplemented with new recorded video content and other materials from your lecturers. The exact mix of activities will depend on what works for each subject area
This is the latest available data taken from the manchester.ac.uk website on 14th October 2021. Read all universities responses in our Covid-19 university response article.

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Hi, how is the daily transportation between St. Anselm hall and University centers like Arthur Lewis building?
By member1161923 On 24th August 21
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What do i need to put down on my accommodation choices to get given this one? I really want to go
By member656696 On 22nd April 21
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Hey, I am a postgraduate student joing in September 2019. My accomodation offer for a standard room at St Anslem is self catered but the hall website indicates that the hall is entirly catered. My preference is self catered. Clarify.
By member739948 On 26th June 19
Hi. Having just recieved my post-grad offer for the Lodge, St Anslem, I'm in the same situation. Did you get any further with resolving the catering/self-catering issue?
By member1140684 On 23rd July 19
Hi! It probably means that you are in the Lodge, which is a house separate to the main building of the Hall. It is entirely self-catered, but you can come along to some dinner if you like.
By SlemsGal On 21st August 19
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Hi, what is the weekly price of St Anselm hall? I saw £156 on the uni website, but it shows £112 here.
By member1339123 On 8th June 19
The Uni website it the most up-to-date. That is the correct one. But it may be subject to change over the years.
By SlemsGal On 21st August 19
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Hi, if friends go visiting is it possible to have them sleeping in your room?
By member635013 On 22nd November 18
Yes, you can have have up to one person visit at a time (officially) but people sneak more in on the sly.
By SlemsGal On 11th May 19
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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 16th November 20

St Anselm Hall is far more than a place to sleep. The hall provides a unique communal experience which, in turn, feeds into strong pastoral provision. At St Anselm, you are known as an individual but are also part of something much greater. Going to dinner together every night brings the hall together in a way which is unrivaled and the opportunities offered to students, many of whom are fundamental to the running of the hall, really are unique. If you are looking for a small hall with a lot going on, then Slems is a definite winner.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th November 20

St Anselm Hall isn't just a place to sleep in between lectures and parties, it's a home. For anyone interested in balancing the academic life with a social life it's the perfect hall. When I moved in it was the first year of it being mixed gender (although trans women had been allowed prior to 2017). The returning students (2nd and 3rd years) looked after us freshers so well, they provided a community in which we developed. The traditions may be seen as outdated by people looking in from the outside, but in reality they serve a greater purpose than making us look like Harry Potter. We have formal dinners because they allow for proper dinner time discussion, if people sit and eat together they bond so quickly and tightly it's something that dining alone in a gloomy flat in Fallowfield won't ever replicate. We also have our own bar (the cheapest in Manchester), gym, squash court, snooker table, chapel, music room, the list goes on! I loved every year in Slems, and highly reccommend it.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 15th November 20

One of the best halls at the University of Manchester. Everyone’s so friendly so it’s so easy to make friends. It has a very strong cohesive community feel. It even has its own bar that parties take place in ! Definitely choose St Anselm Hall if you’re planning to come to the University of Manchester

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 11th May 19

Slems is an amazing place to live, I’ve lived here for a year now and I will be coming back next year. It sounds odd to come back but that is the way Slems is. 40% of students are returners because people love it. If you want an experience of a “college” like Oxford (but better). There is an amazing community feel, everyone knows each other because there are only 130 people, as opposed to Owen’s Park where there are thousands. There are formal dinners every night (Mon to Fri) where you have to wear a gown (like a graduation gown) and be on time, but it’s actually a really good idea because it brings people together at the same time so you don’t just stick to your friends, and you can get to know everyone. There is a gym, a squash court, a snooker room, a TV room, a library, and a chapel with drums and piano for practice. There is also a really cheap bar which you can work in! Events like karaoke, themed socials and comedy nights. There are so many ways to be involved, rarely boring!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 9th March 19

takes the most time to reach any leactures from this location even though it is physically closer than fallowfield, as well as horrendous formal dinners forcing you to be present at exactly 6 15pm otherwise you will not be served dinner

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th January 19

The hall was very old and run-down as well as facilities. The heating was centralised so you either got frozen or suffocated, and it broke down often. People were nice but they lacked bathroom etiquette. You can find poop stains and even poop on the toilet seat (amazed by the fact that university students do not know how to use the toilets). People never flush the toilets so the bathrooms are a nightmare. But cleaning is only twice a week so very often we had to tolerate the super gross bathrooms for days. The kitchen is as well dirty and filthy as people never took out the rubbish when it was their turn, and housekeeping would just issue warning but did nothing to the bags of trash. Food was always stolen from the fridge but nothing had been done to stop the situation. You can report issues to a team of people called Reslife but they would simply tell you to report on the online maintenance system. Food was average but usually bad. In overall bad experience.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 1st December 18

Best place to live in Manchester by far, totally unique. Lots of traditions like daily formals, gowns and chapel- a very communal atmosphere. People are great, excellent facilities, quality rooms and a very cheap student run bar. And it's not Dalton Ellis

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 29th July 18

St Anselm Hall is an amazing place to live! It has great sense of community, people are very friendly and helpful! There are always people in common room which is well lit and has cozy armchairs. The hall has it's own bar which is open 3 days a week and is quite nice and cheap and where social events are frequently run. The rooms are quite big and have plenty of storage room and are just as good as in other halls. There's a library which is accessible 24/7, which has lots of books, several desktop computers and a printer. Common Spaces ( common room, corridors, kitchens and bathrooms) are cleaned twice a week by cleaning staff. Location is quite nice, there is a park in couple minutes walk, and hall itself is surrounded by greenery. Main Campus is 20 min walk. North campus is a bit far but there are bus stops right outside the hall which will take you to North campus ☺️

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 15th April 18

When i first walked into this hall, i was horrified at how old it was, the corridors are dark and it was very quiet. The rooms are pretty big, especially in summerfield, and there is a lot of storage and wardrobe space. However, the rooms are very old, carpets are quite dirty, and there are lots of gaps in the walls. The ground floor had cockroaches in, and building maintanance came round various times to clear them but they kept coming back. No social space, except the bar which is quite good and cheap. Kitchens are quite modern, but no nowhere to sit, and the catering is not great, often went hungry in this hall! Victoria park as an area is horrid, don't want to walk around at night alone as will probs get mugged, or at least followed home, which is horrible About a 25 minute walk to main Uni campus which isn't bad. Overall, not great but okay.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th December 17

This is a collegiate experience in an otherwise ordinary university - the community is tight-knit. It's catered every day of the week which allows people to get to know each other very easily. The hall has a lot of traditions that seem quirky and unnecessary at first, but do a lot to bring the residents together. It has its' own gym, squash court, snooker room, ping-pong table as well as large common rooms and its' own bar - The Cellar Club - run by the students. The socials are very frequent and well attended during term time which brings the community together even more. Overall I'd say this is the best place to live in Manchester, at least the best university accommodation available.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 20th September 16

History, camaraderie and intellectual stimulation - that plus the bar makes this place rock!

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