I’m Kenson from Hong Kong. I am a third year student studying Music in the University of Manchester. I have been living in Greygarth for two years. Greygarth Hall is a unique student residence because of its size and Catholic ethos. The Greygarth community is like a family, everyone is very friendly and caring. Having a chaplain in the house means I have easy access to pastoral care and guidance. I would not have got through my university life without the support of the Greygarth community.
I was living in Greygarth during my Erasmus exchange programme in Manchester. I couldn’t imagine a better residence hall. As an exchange student, I wanted to make out the most of my time in United Kingdom. The fact that Greygarth is a catered hall was beneficial both for my convenience as well as my palate. Apart from accommodation and meals, Greygarth provides an excellent, familiar, atmosphere not only for studying but also for, let’s say, “sustainable development of a human”. The three study rooms definitely don’t lack the conditions to focus and all necessary facilities like printer or lamps, but nothing prevents you from working in your room as well (apart from short cleaning time on weekdays). Studying, however important, is not the only activity endorsed in Greygarth Hall. Guest speakers are coming every Monday to share their knowledge on various topics such as classical music, history of October revolution or public inquiry in English law. There are also some spiritual activities if you’re interested. Lots of excursions, shorter and longer ones, are being organized regularly. The full equipped music room is so amazing that sometimes I even considered moving in permanently. And nothing relaxes more than some workout after a long day at the uni, especially if you don’t need to pay for the gym. If you’re looking for a student accommodation in Manchester do not hesitate to apply for a room in Greygarth, as it may help you to spend the time here more valuable. I wish they could also turn off the rain sometimes!
I'm from Spain and I'm studying Aerospace Engineering at the University of Manchester. I'm now in my second year and I've been living in Greygarth since I came here. The best thing about Greygarth is the people I live with. You will make true friends and the activities, excursions, birthday celebrations, get-togethers and everything we do are just amazing. Apart from that, thanks to the study environment that the house provides, you will make the most out of studies and your time in Manchester. Trust me, Greygarth is the place to live if you come to Manchester.