Venue, Accommodation and Travel

Buildings and Rooms

The conference will take place on the Ground and First Floors of the Graduate School, located in the Ellen Wilkinson Building at The University of Manchester. A map featuring the building’s location may be found below and on The University of Manchester website.

The Ellen Wilkinson Building has several entrances; the one closest to the Graduate School is Entrance C.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with a ramp and power-assisted doors at the front entrance. The First Floor can be accessed via a lift and power-assisted doors. There are accessible, gender neutral toilet facilities on the Ground Floor of the Graduate School. Further information may be found here.

The venue does not have hearing induction loops installed. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this in advance.

Personal Assistants

If you are a disabled person with a personal assistant, they are welcome to attend free of charge. When you register for the conference, please let us know for catering purposes.

Assistance and Guide Dogs

Assistance and guide dogs are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to discuss arrangements in advance.

Prayer Rooms

The University has a number of prayer rooms, including one in the Ellen Wilkinson Building (C2.7). Further information may be found here.

Travel and Parking

The closest stations are Oxford Road Station and Piccadilly Station. The University is accessible via bus from the city centre, most of which start from Piccadilly Gardens, but also outside Oxford Road Station. Buses that are £1.50 for a single fare include The Magic Bus numbers 142 & 143 and First Bus numbers 41 and 42. Please check the Transport for Greater Manchester website, especially the Journey Planner section, for more details and bus timetables.

Further detailed information about travel and transport to and around The University of Manchester campus can be found on the University’s website. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Free parking is available at the venue for Blue Badge holders and does not need to be booked in advance. The designated spaces are between 58m and 75m from the main entrance. Further information may be found here.

Accommodation

There a number of hotels close to The University of Manchester:

Holiday Inn Express Manchester Oxford Road

Double Room (Advance) (with Breakfast) – Approx. £80.00

Double Room (with Breakfast) – Approx. £92.00

Approximately 16 minutes walk from the Ellen Wilkinson Building.

See here for a map including the hotel’s location.

Ibis Hotel Manchester Centre Princess Street

Double Room (without Breakfast) – Approx. £69.00

Double Room (with Breakfast) – Approx. £78.00

Approximately 18 minutes walk from the Ellen Wilkinson Building.

See here for a map including the hotel’s location.

Travelodge Manchester Upper Brook Street

Double Room (with Breakfast) – Approx. £57.50 – £73.50

Double Room (no Breakfast) – Approx. £38.00 – £54.00

Approximately 10-15 minutes walk from the Ellen Wilkinson Building.

See here for a map including the hotel’s location.

Other hotels in Manchester may be found at the Visit Manchester website. Please contact us if you have any questions; we may be able to offer further advice or recommendations.

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