maps and travel
our maps and travel advice will help you make your way to and around the university of manchester.
the university is located on the south side of manchester city centre and comprises two main areas:
- the oxford road area – formerly the victoria university of manchester campus
- the sackville street area – formerly the umist campus
the central information point for all visitors to the university is the gift shop (no. 37 on the campus map), located in university place on oxford road.
you can find your way around our campus using our interactive map.
if you'd prefer a hard copy, you can download one of our printable maps in pdf format:
- accommodation map – a map of university-owned accommodation (327kb)
- city map – the location of the university in manchester (5.4mb)
- campus map – a map of the whole campus together with an index of buildings (8mb)
all of our buildings are in the same general area of the city and are within easy walking distance of each other, making getting around our campus simple.
there are regular shuttle buses to pick up and drop off students at various points around the campus. these are also highlighted on the campus map.
your safety and security on our campus is always our first priority. if you need to contact our security team, you can call at any time of day or night on 0161 306 9966.
our campus map shows the wheelchair-accessible route around the university. please note that the published route does not cover all areas of the campus due to ongoing/planned construction works. the route is likely to be modified as and when areas of the campus are redeveloped.
there is also an accessibility map for the university on the disabledgo website. it includes access guides for each building.
we've also worked with disabledgo on accessable – an app for your mobile device that will make it even easier to navigate campus. the app is available for android and apple devices – download it from:
we encourage students, staff and visitors to travel sustainable when possible. we've been recognised by transport for greater manchester for our efforts to improve air quality, tackle congestion and increase the health and well-being of our regional population.
find out how you can travel to the university by: