RNCM Accommodation

The Sir Charles Groves Hall, owned and managed by Liberty Living, is purpose-built with all modern amenities.

A truly cost-effective place to live, you will be able to walk to lectures or rehearsals in just a few minutes.

RNCM students occupy the majority of the 612 rooms in the Hall, giving an even greater opportunity to be part of a safe student community and make friends as soon as you arrive.

You will have your own en-suite room in a shared flat for four, sharing a fully-equipped lounge/kitchen. As a purpose-built residence, the rooms allocated to RNCM students allow you to practise in your room between the hours of 9am and 9pm. Pianists can even arrange to have a loan piano in their room.

There is always someone to turn to in the Hall, as welfare and support of RNCM student residents is overseen by two senior student residents and a member of staff.

We’re here to help make sure you feel at home in Halls, and that there is someone for you to speak to if you have any problems or concerns.

Rhiain Taylor, Senior Resident, Sir Charles Groves Hall of Residence


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  • Self-catering student rooms in flats of four, with en-suite facilities, each flat having its own fully equipped lounge/kitchen and a TV aerial point
  • Secure accommodation monitored by 24 hour security staff and security surveillance cameras. Swipe card readers control access
  • Common room/leisure facility and launderette is exclusively for the use of RNCM students
  • Internet access is available in every study bedroom
  • Separate study space in every bedroom
  • Telephones in each room
  • You can practise in your room between 9am – 9pm

Information about how to apply for accommodation in the RNCM Hall of Residence will be sent to all students who accept the offer of a place at the College.

Hall Charges

Charges for self-catering in the undergraduate flats during the 2019/20 academic year (51-week let) are £173.50 per week inclusive of utility costs and internet access but exclusive of personal telephone calls.

There is a 2% discount for those paying in full. Alternately payment can be made over three instalments by post dated cheques or credit/debit card. (There is a 2% charge for all credit card transactions). Further information on booking information and charges is available on the Liberty Living website.

Private Accommodation

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You may prefer to rent a flat or share a house. Local rents can range from £60 – £150 per week, but there are extras to consider such as household bills. Manchester Student Homes (MSH) is the RNCM’s official source of privately rented accommodation. If you prefer to share a house with other students, live with an owner in their home, rent a flat or live in a private hall of residence with other members of Manchester’s student community, MSH can help you find somewhere. MSH landlords commit to a Code of Standards, guaranteeing quality, safe, secure accommodation and good working practices. MSH offer housing advice and can help resolve any issues that arise with registered landlords and their services are free to RNCM students.

Homes are listed at www.manchesterstudenthomes.com

You can contact MSH on 0161 275 7680 or manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or call in to their offices at Unit 1-3, Ladybarn House, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6ND.

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