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Photo of the manchester meeting placeTravel

The Manchester Meeting Place is set a little way off the road, in our Sackville Street Campus. If using sat nav / Google Maps or similar, do not use the postcode. Searching Google Maps for ‘Manchester Meeting Place’ should work here (or bookmark this link: The venue will be well signed on your approach.

Directions from train stations, car parking info and a local map are available in .pdf format here: MMP & Campus Map 2017

More general information about travel to the University of Manchester is available here:


Hotels Information

The conference will be held in The Manchester Meeting Place, Sackville St, Manchester M1 3AL.

Two relatively cheap hotels are available, only a few minutes’ walk from the conference venue. They are Ibis, Charles Street, Manchester and Holiday Inn Express, 2 Oxford Road, Manchester. Both are chains who have other hotels locally so check you have the right place before booking.

There is information about Manchester hotels at We’re told that delegates can request a 10 per cent reduction in hotel bills if they visit, and we’ll be interested to gather people’s experiences with this.

There are two hostels only slightly further away, and still within walking distance of the conference venue:

  • Hatters, Newton Street, Manchester
  • Hilton Chambers, Stevenson Square, Manchester.

These are both part of the same chain, with Hilton Chambers being slightly more upmarket and thus slightly more expensive (but still pretty cheap). Both can be accessed via