Our Present

A Traditional Hall of Residence for the 21st Century

Methodist International House, Manchester has extended a warm welcome and genuine support to International, European and Home students since 1956. Successive teams of Wardens, Advisers and Tutors have remained true to the founding vision for a community-oriented, multi-cultural and multi-faith residence in the heart of modern Manchester.


The imposing Hirstwood House dates back to 1880 and lends both character and class to the adjacent blocks -where, in most years, one can encounter residents from around 30 countries. Originally the mansion of the noted architect Edward Salomons, the site retains ample gardens and is in an ideal location -whether residents wish to explore the attractive Victoria Park district or have regular and easy access to the University Campus, City Centre and the main student venues.

The Halls community benefits from ’round-the clock’ oversight and the pastoral care provided by both resident Wardens, Tutors and ‘visiting’ External Advisers. Team-work on site is augmented by the real inclusion of the Student Committees and assorted volunteers. This linkage invariably guarantees a peaceful setting for residents to pursue their studies and related interests -and allows them to interact in a tolerant and safe environment. The over-all tone of life at MIHM is friendly and relaxed -quite an achievement in the ever busier urban setting of the inner city. These ‘key-notes’ have made the Halls a ‘favourite’ for post-graduate and mature students.

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