UCFB has partnered with Unite Students Mill Point to offer all UCFB Etihad students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Manchester. UCFB discounted prices will be available to all UCFB undergraduate and GIS postgraduate students when you request through the link below.

NOW OPEN - Click here to request accommodation for 2021/2022.

Mill Point is a huge residence which will make it really easy for you to settle in and make new friends from all around the world. You’ll be close to all of our central UCFB Etihad campus facilities and the Etihad Stadium is a short tram ride away.

Manchester has an amazing range of cultural activities, awesome nightlife and tasty places to eat, and as Mill Point is located centrally on Berry Street, you can immerse yourself in it all.

Mill Point is super safe and secure, because we have you covered with 24-hour security included in your rent. In fact, everything is included in your rent for ease – that’s your bills and Wi-Fi, too. Within the property, and the surrounding area, you will find everything you need to enjoy student life, including:

  • En-suite rooms with shared kitchens are available to share with your friends or meet new people
  • Large communal areas to socialise and study in
  • 12 minutes to Etihad Stadium
  • 5 minutes walk to UCFB Study Hub and Library
  • Communal garden area with BBQ facilities and outdoor furniture
  • Enjoy using market-leading WiFi speed
  • 24-hour security and on-site customer service and maintenance team

Mill Point is a huge residence which will make it really easy for you to settle in and make new friends from all around the world. You’ll be close to all of the fantastic universities around the city, including the UCFB Etihad Campus, as well as all of the fun things to see and do.

Manchester has an amazing range of cultural activities, awesome nightlife and tasty places to eat, and as Mill Point is located centrally on Berry Street, you can immerse yourself in it all.

Mill Point is super safe and secure, because we have you covered with 24-hour security included in your rent. In fact, everything is included in your rent for ease – that’s your bills and Wi-Fi, too.

Room types
Classic En-suite – £179.38 per week – 41 week contract

Feel at home in your en-suite room, which has a private shower room with sink and toilet, a comfortable bed and a large Wi-Fi connected study area. As well as a wardrobe, you'll find storage space under your bed and shelves and drawers to store your belongings. Your shared fitted kitchen and living area is an ideal space to relax with your flatmates.

*Prices correct for 2021/22.

What's included
Facilities
  • Bike storage
  • Vending machine
  • Recycling
  • Laundry
  • Car parking on site (extra charge)
Social and Study
  • Common area
  • Communal study space
  • Outdoor social space
Living Essentials (free)
  • Heating
  • Wi-Fi (communal areas)
  • Electric
  • Water
  • Wi-Fi (in your flat)
Safety and Security
  • CCTV
  • Onsite service team
  • Contents insurance
  • 24/7 assistance
  • Fire system

We help all students secure accommodation with our nominated partner, Unite Students. Our student accommodation and student services teams also work together to provide pastoral support to encourage a safe, secure and happy living environment and provide discreet support for students when they need help.

Payments

Payment Plan

Payment 1 - 26th October 2021
Payment 2 - 21st January 2022
Payment 3 - 26th April 2022

Funding

Applicants eligible to apply for a student maintenance loan can apply to receive up to £9,488 towards their cost of living and accommodation, please visit here for an approximate indication of how much you might receive.

In addition, applicants with a household income of less than £40,000 can also apply for a means tested bursary to be paid direct towards any of the above rooms. Please visit the UCFB Scholarships & Bursaries page for more information on this scheme.

UCFB Etihad accommodation bursaries are only available to students who book a nominated room with our partnered accommodation, Unite Students Mill Point. If you apply to live with our partnered accommodation and choose a non-nominated room you will not be eligible for an accommodation bursary. Please contact the bursaries or accommodation teams for more information.

Facilities Available
  • Common areas - a common room with seating equipped with a TV and playstation to sit back and relax with your friends.
  • Bike storage - Mill Point provides plenty of bike storage.
  • Outdoor space/ BBQ area - there is plenty of time to catch up with your friends in the sun, along with a fitted BBQ area.
  • Flats - include dust pan and brush, hoover, mop and buckets, two kitchen bins, television (students need to provide their own license with the communal area)
  • Laundry facilities - Mill Point offers a facility for students to do their laundry with quick step-by-step instructions.
Disabled Students

Accessible rooms can be made available on request, and we can allocate ground floor rooms to students with limited mobility.

Please ensure that within your request you mention any medical or other condition which need to be taken into account in the allocation of your accommodation. Such requirements should be indicated on your form, accompanied by written confirmation from a medical practitioner or other professional body, so that we can allocate rooms accordingly. All information provided will be treated confidentially.

If we are not provided with all relevant information at the time of requesting your room, we may not be able to change your allocation at a later date. There is no guarantee that suitable facilities will be available. Please make sure you mention anything that may have a bearing on your health and safety or the health and safety of those living around you.

Etihad accommodation FAQs
Is UCFB Etihad accommodation catered?

Mill Point is self-catered, with excellent facilities for students to cook to their own taste in modern flats.

As Mill Point is in the city centre, a large number of restaurants and cafes are only a short walk away, including many popular chains, independent retailers, not to mention China Town, to cater for all different tastes.

A large 24 hour Asda, Spar, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, are also close to the city centre, as well as many more family-run convenience stores.

Do students stay in halls for a number of years?

First year students are given priority over rooms in halls, but opportunities for second and third year students are available upon request.

How do I apply?

Please complete the online form to request your accommodation via the UCFB Etihad Campus Accommodation page.

If I’m holding an offer from UCFB as my insurance choice, should I still request accommodation?

You can still request accommodation, however, please always be aware of the cancellation terms and conditions with the accommodation provider directly.

Do I need to pay an application fee/deposit?

A deposit is not required. However, there is a payment of £200 towards your first rent instalment and is required at the point of booking. 

Is the advance rent payment refundable if I don’t end up attending UCFB?

You may cancel your booking within the first 7 days after you made the booking (the “7 Day Cooling-Off Period”). If you do that, Unite will return the payment of advance rent to you. If the 7 Day Cooling-Off-Period has expired, you will have to pay all amounts due under your Tenancy Agreement unless a replacement Tenant is found for your Room.

If you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and your offer of a place is withdrawn by UCFB as a result of you not achieving the required entry grades, you will be eligible to be released from this agreement. You may also be eligible to be released from this agreement if you are a prospective first year undergraduate student and you choose to go to a different University because you have exceeded your expected grades. To apply to be released from this agreement in the circumstances referred to above, you will need to supply Unite Students with the following:

  • A copy of your letter from UCFB withdrawing your offer or UCAS screen shot of your UCAS status which confirms that the required results were not achieved; or
  • A copy of the proof of acceptance of your new university by UCAS adjustment.
What are the accommodation options for students at UCFB Etihad Campus?

UCFB has partnered with Unite Students at Mill Point to offer UCFB Etihad Campus students vibrant, safe and centrally-located student accommodation in the heart of Manchester.

The accommodation is located just a short walk from Manchester Piccadilly or Deansgate station with direct links to the UCFB Etihad Campus. Manchester city centre and its abundance of bars, restaurants and shops are right on your doorstep enabling you to find everything you need to enjoy student life.

How do I arrange a tour of the accommodation?

Due to the government guidelines, viewings are not currently available.

If you would like further information, please contact us on +443332417416  or email accommodationetihad@ucfb.com.

How many weeks of the year will I be liable for?

All rooms at Mill Point are on a 41 week contract.

Who do I need to tell if I have a disability that affects the type of accommodation I require?

In the first instance you will need to tell our Student Recruitment & Admissions Office on +443330603180 or via email at study@ucfb.com.

Accessible rooms can be made available on request, and we can allocate ground floor rooms to students with limited mobility.

Please ensure that within your request you mention any medical or other condition which need to be taken into account in the allocation of your accommodation. Such requirements should be indicated on your form, accompanied by written confirmation from a medical practitioner or other professional body, so that we can allocate rooms accordingly. All information provided will be treated confidentially.

If we are not provided with all relevant information at the time of requesting your room, we may not be able to change your allocation at a later date. There is no guarantee that suitable facilities will be available. Please make sure you mention anything that may have a bearing on your health and safety or the health and safety of those living around you.

Student Services will also work closely with you throughout your time at UCFB.

Do I need to let UCFB know if I will be living at home?

No, this is not required and you can disregard any information you receive on UCFB accommodation.

What if I do not wish to live in Student Accommodation?

UCFB would encourage you towards staying in Student Accommodation to fully experience student and campus life. However, renting private accommodation is also an option for some students, such as students with families.

What happens if I defer my place at UCFB?

If you defer your place before confirming your accommodation bookings with Unite, please disregard any information you receive on accommodation for the current academic year. We will send you the information again for your deferred place at the appropriate time.

If you defer your place after you make the accommodation booking, you should contact us as soon as possible.

I haven’t received information about accommodation yet. What should I do?

You should have received accommodation information by the end of April. If you are a late applicant to UCFB you may receive accommodation information at a later stage.

If you are worried because you have not received any information, please contact our Accommodation Office on +443332417416 or via email at accommodationetihad@ucfb.com.

Can I be released from my Residence Agreement to move into private student housing mid-semester or to return to live at home?

Unfortunately, this is not usually possible. You will have accepted a contractually binding Tenancy Agreement direct with Unite Students for the entire academic session, on a 41 week contract.

If my son/daughter opts to commute but partway through the first term decides they would prefer to move into accommodation, would it be too late?

Rooms are subject to availability and UCFB will be happy to help with any arrangements should this be the case. Please email us at accommodationetihad@ucfb.com.

Is Mill Point the same building as Liberty Point?

Yes, Liberty Point was renamed Mill Point in 2019.

Contact

If you have any queries please contact our UCFB Accommodation Office on:

Telephone: +443332417416

Email: accommodationetihad@ucfb.com

Request your accommodation here

If you are a new or current UCFB student please click below to request your accommodation. Once logged into the Learner Portal click “My accommodation”

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