housing Articles

Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council calls for “urgent action” on housing

Manchester City Council has called for urgent action to deal with the housing crisis. This includes both increasing the speed of current local plans, which includes social housing, and petitioning the government for “urgent action”.
“I can only afford to go to work one day a week”: How are students being affected by rising oil prices?

“I can only afford to go to work one day a week”: How are students being affected by rising oil prices?

Due to the Russian invasion there is a rise in oil prices so we look at how this has impacted students lives
7 out of 10 high-rise residents in Greater Manchester live in fear of fire in their building

7 out of 10 high-rise residents in Greater Manchester live in fear of fire in their building

Fire and finance amongst the things troubling those living in high-rise buildings the most in Greater Manchester
Manchester City Council review plans for city’s “first zero-carbon business district”

Manchester City Council review plans for city’s “first zero-carbon business district”

The plans will see Central Retail Park in Ancoats transformed into a business space
Manchester to add 100,000 people and 65,000 jobs by 2036

Manchester to add 100,000 people and 65,000 jobs by 2036

This building growth also promises increased attention towards homelessness in the city
‘Bulldoze the estates’: how local and national responses to poverty miss the point

‘Bulldoze the estates’: how local and national responses to poverty miss the point

George Walker argues that Rochdale is emblematic of the systemic national failure to address the deprivation in British towns
Rally to protect Manchester’s green sites draws thousands

Rally to protect Manchester’s green sites draws thousands

Proposals for new housing has received backlash due to the threat to Manchester’s green spaces
Mansion Point and the changing face of student accommodation

Mansion Point and the changing face of student accommodation

Fresh new halls are filling the huge void left by the emptying of the Owens Park Tower at the start of this academic year. Mansion Point is the latest of these additions to Fallowfield life, offering a renovated Allen Hall, the old postgraduate accommodation on Wilmslow Road, from the beginning of next academic year. It’s […]
Beetham Tower in disrepair

Beetham Tower in disrepair

The future of Manchester’s tallest building is unclear following
The profit mine of student housing

The profit mine of student housing

Sophie Marriott argues that The Mancunion’s recent revelations about student housing in Manchester reveals the deep rooted inequalities in higher education.
Students overpaying hundreds for housing as landlords inflate prices

Students overpaying hundreds for housing as landlords inflate prices

The Mancunion investigates the state of Manchester student housing prices in the wake of shocking research revealing how much students are overpaying by nationwide.
A guide on choosing a student property and reporting issues

A guide on choosing a student property and reporting issues

In the midst of student house hunting season, Sophia Ashby takes a look at the do’s and don’ts of choosing a property.
An Interview with ACORN Manchester

An Interview with ACORN Manchester

Isabel Oldman sits down with ACORN Manchester to talk private renting, activism and educating student tenants
Is Lendlease’s lease up? Call for contractor company to be suspended from council contracts

Is Lendlease’s lease up? Call for contractor company to be suspended from council contracts

Construction contractor, Lendlease, have been caught using the same type of cladding found in Grenfell Tower in their Manchester developments
Langdale Hall expansions opposed by local community

Langdale Hall expansions opposed by local community

A proposal to build six ‘townhouses’ with 36 bedrooms for students in Victoria Park has been turned down by Manchester City Council after opposition from nearby residents
New housing rules could increase rents and evict students

New housing rules could increase rents and evict students

A licensing regulations shake-up could see the number of rooms in properties reduced amid other measures
Student accommodation covered with Grenfell-type cladding

Student accommodation covered with Grenfell-type cladding

Hundreds of students living in un-safe accommodation due to defective cladding
‘Tinder’ for flatmates

‘Tinder’ for flatmates

‘Campusboard’ launches a new flat-share feature that helps university students find flatmates and spare rooms with just a few clicks
What to do if you are dissatisfied with your university home

What to do if you are dissatisfied with your university home

Living in private accommodation, and unhappy with your living conditions? You aren’t alone! Here are some general tips on how you can better your situation

Student launches petition for halls to house homeless

Creator encourages students to sign the petition “because it’s the right thing to do”

Copyright © The Mancunion
Powered By Spotlight Studios

0161 275 2930  University of Manchester’s Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PR