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A reminder to Keep It On Campus

08 Mar 2022

What to do if you are booking events and meeting spaces

Conferences

As we return to campus and some normality we would like to reiterate that events should only be procured in-house. We would like to remind colleagues that it has been agreed by the Finance Sub-Committee to use our own services and facilities wherever possible, thereby supporting our University’s financial sustainability.  All external suppliers have now been removed from the finance system and can no longer be used.

All of us with budgetary accountabilities have a responsibility to ensure that our University’s funds are spent wisely. This is increasingly important at a time when pressure on our budgets is growing. Further details on how you can help are outlined below.   

When planning meetings and events all staff are strongly urged to use the many spaces available across campus, which cater for a variety of events from small meetings to large conferences or dinners.

Spaces are bookable through the University Conferences and Venues team, who are on hand to support with the organisation of events in University venues, and who can advise on how each of the spaces or rooms can be used.

Dedicated meeting and event space is available year round – on South Campus at Core Technology Facility and Whitworth Art Gallery and on North Campus at Manchester Meeting Place and Barnes Wallis Building.  A number of other University buildings are available for use during evenings, weekends and vacation. The historic Oddfellows Hall located on Grosvenor Street next to Engineering A&B will be available from September 2022. 

To find out more about each of our venues, visit:

If you would like to speak to the University Conferences and Venues team, please contact:

If the Conferences and Venues team cannot offer availability on campus they will forward your request to the Key Travel events team who will be able to source an external venue.

Please remember if you Keep It On Campus, you will support our University to use its resources well and, in turn, prioritise our core goals through efficient use of our funds.

Please note that meeting rooms at the Hyatt must not be booked unless there are no suitable campus facilities available.

Booking hotel rooms at the Hyatt

Colleagues have preferential rates at this 19-storey hotel, located at the heart of our campus and adjoining our Executive Education Centre. It boasts a 212-room Hyatt Regency and a 116-room Hyatt House. By using our preferential rates, you will also benefit from 10% off food and beverages in the hotel.

  • Please book through our dedicated page to get preferential rates and not directly with the Hyatt.