Live college life to the full!

There’s more to college than just your course. In this section, we let you know about some of the main college facilities available to you. Many services will be available at the campus you study at. You’re also welcome to use the services at any other campus.

Cafes, canteens and coffee bars

There are canteens, cafes and coffee bars across the college. We provide friendly service and freshly made food, sourced locally where possible. We follow college healthy living guidelines and actively promote fair trade.

We provide breakfast, lunch and afternoon services, offering a full range of hot and cold food and drinks. All meals are freshly prepared daily by our team of professional caterers. Snacks and drinks are available during opening hours.

Please check with the catering staff at your campus for opening times. Any feedback or ideas are more than welcome.


Our superb restaurants offer the finest quality food in comfortable surroundings, at a fraction of the usual cost. Our themed evenings and private functions give our students realistic working experience. All the restaurants offer imaginative meals, made from high quality regional produce.

Bistro East

Ashton Old Rd, Openshaw, Manchester M11 2WH

0161 920 3663

The Restaurant at Ashley Lane

Ashley Lane, Moston, Manchester M9 4WU

0161 920 4407

Restaurant 141

141 Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2PQ

0161 611 7410

3rd Floor Restaurant

Wythenshawe Campus, Walney Road, Wythenshawe M22 9TG

0161 611 7832

We have health and fitness facilities at five of our campuses. You’re welcome to use the facilities at any campus, not just the campus you study at.

Moston Campus

0161 920 4239

  • multi‑activity sports hall
  • fully equipped fitness suite
  • spa
  • sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • steam room

Nicholls Campus

  • extensive football centre including full artificial pitch, grass pitch and pavilion (0161 920 4811)
  • fully equipped fitness suite (0161 920 4839)
  • two cricket nets (0161 920 4811)
  • multi‑activity sports hall (0161 920 4839)

Openshaw Campus

0161 920 3452

  • modern, air‑conditioned, fully equipped fitness suite
  • fitness testing laboratory
  • five‑a‑side football pitch
  • table tennis area
  • basketball shooting area

Northenden Campus

0161 614 8154

  • modern, air‑conditioned, fully equipped fitness suite
  • multi-use games area
  • full size grass pitch
  • dedicated outdoor changing rooms

North Manchester Sixth Form

0161 920 3240

  • modern, air‑conditioned, fully equipped fitness suite

Wythenshawe Campus

0161 611 7824

  • modern, air‑conditioned, fully equipped fitness suite

Our sports, health and fitness facilities are attended by qualified staff, available for support and advice at all times.

For opening times, access arrangements and equipment, please contact the appropriate centre.

Volunteering opportunities in sports

The Manchester College is part of the Manchester Volunteer Bureau. If you’re interested in volunteering in sports events and coaching you can use volunteer hours towards sports qualifications and awards. Check with the site managers for more details.

urban style is a modern salon and spa experience at The Manchester College. Relax in style in our bright, comfortable salons across Manchester. Our students, supervised by professional practitioners, offer hair, beauty, barbering and spa treatments at reduced prices.

At urban style we’re passionate about good service. Whether we’re creating your new look or pampering you in our spa, every customer is an individual. Our services include:

  • hair
  • beauty
  • nails
  • barbering
  • spa
  • African hair
  • media hair and make-up

You can make an individual appointment or come as a group of students with your tutor. Chat to your tutor for more information.

The salons are open most days and some evenings (please check opening times with the salons). You can visit any urban style salon, not just the one at your nearest campus.

Book your appointment now!

Moston Campus

0161 920 4236

Northenden Campus

0161 614 8230

Openshaw Campus

0161 920 3388

St Matthew’s Centre

0161 920 4608

Wythenshawe Campus

0161 611 7824