Venue Information

The University of Manchester

Situated on the south side of Manchester, across two sites, The University of Manchester is a highly respected Russell Group University with plenty to offer. With outstanding academic facilities, the University of Manchester is ideally located minutes away from Manchester city centre.

The conference sessions will take place in the Renold Building which is situated in the Northern Campus of the University. The conference venue is only a 15 minute walk away from Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Here you can find a wealth of quirky shops, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs. Alternatively, China Town is a ten minute walk away.

Found in the Sackville Street area of The University of Manchester, the Renold building is a fully equipped academic building. The Renold building is only 250m away from Piccadilly Train station and within walking distance of both the city centre, and the Oxford Road campus.


About Manchester

Originally shaped by its success during the industrial revolution of the 19th century, Manchester’s strong, pioneering character endures today – only now its achievements also include shaking up the music scene, nurturing artistic creativity and hosting international sporting events. Manchester is lively and culturally diverse with a reputation for setting the pace in sport, culture and industry. Most British people regard Manchester as the UK’s second city.

Click here to view a map of Manchester.


Local Attractions

The City of Manchester is rich in culture and entertainment. Home to four universities, two premier league football teams and hundreds of restaurants, Manchester has something on offer for everyone.

Whether it be the exciting music scene, the unique Northern Quarter or home to both BBC and ITV studios in Salford Quays, Manchester offers much to be explored. Manchester’s excellent transport systems make it easier than ever to travel around the wonderful city.

The University of Manchester features several inspirational visitor attractions including:

  • The Whitworth - an art gallery home to more than 55,000 works of art, ranging from textiles to some of the most famous British watercolours
  • Manchester Museum - featuring Ancient Worlds galleries which bring to life the great civilisations of Egypt, Rome and Greece
  • The John Rylands Library - a grade 1-listed, neo-Gothic library which houses 250,000 printed volumes

For further information on things to do and see during your time in Manchester please visit the following website:


Nearby Restaurants

Pizza Express

Italian Restaurant
0.4 miles from Renold Building

St James Buildings
79 Oxford Street
M1 6FQ

Tel: 0161 228 6665

Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:00 (Mon to Sat), 11:30 – 22:00 (Sun)

Giorgio Ristorante

Italian Restaurant
0.5 miles from Renold Building

133 Portland Street
M1 4PY

Tel: 0161 236 5544

Opening hours: 12:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 23:00 (Mon to Sat), 17:00 – 23:00 (Sun)

Turtle Bay

Caribbean Restaurant
0.5 miles from Renold Building

33-35 Oxford Street
M1 4WB

Tel: 0161 236 4101

Opening hours: 11:30 – 23:30 (Sun to Wed), 11:30 – 00:30 (Thurs), 11:30 – 01:30 (Fri to Sat)


Indian Restaurant
0.4 miles from Renold Building

98 Portland Street
M1 4GX

Tel: 0161 236 1313

Opening hours: 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 23:30 (Mon to Thurs), 12:00 – 15:00 and 17:00 – 23:30 (Fri to Sat), 13:00 – 22:00 (Sun)

TOPS Buffet

Around the World Buffet
0.5 miles from Renold Building

106 Portland Street
M1 4RJ

Tel: 0161237 1000

Opening hours: 12:00 – 15:30 and 17:00 – 22:30 (Mon to Thurs), 12:00 – 16:30 and 17:00 – 23:00 (Fri to Sat), 12:00 – 22:30 (Sun)


Alfro-Portuguese Restaurant
0.4 miles from Renold Building

The Quad
Oxford Road
M1 5QS

Tel: 0161 236 5600

Opening hours: 11:00 – 23:00 (Sun to Thurs), 11:00 – 23:30 (Fri to Sat)