Meet the Team: iQ Manchester Gardens, Manchester

Manchester iQ life

The most recent addition to the iQ Manchester family, Manchester Gardens is a great place to base yourself if you want peaceful surroundings and a bit of outdoor space, while still being a short hop from the city centre and universities. A short walk from Birchfield Park and the ornate Victoria Baths, as well as plenty of useful local amenities, it’s ideal for socialising with pretty gardens and a barbecue area. That's the situation... but what are the team like? Let’s find out.

 

Hey, it’s Rachael!

I’m Rachael, Assistant Manager at Manchester Gardens.

What makes Manchester Gardens a special place to live?

The staff and the green gardens!

What are your favourite places to go in Manchester?

Running in the local parks and grabbing a coffee on Oxford Road.

What’s your favourite band/ TV show/ movie?

Band – Kasabian, TV show – First Dates, Movie – A Star is Born.

Where is the best place you have travelled to recently?

New Zealand.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Holding events for the residents.

Any interesting facts about yourself?

I play football for Salford City Ladies.

If you could give your younger self some advice about student life, what would it be?

Embrace it all.

 

Hey, it’s Dawn!

I’m Dawn, the Operations Manager at Manchester Gardens.

What makes Manchester Gardens a special place to live?

The quiet and tranquil surroundings.

What are your favourite places to go in Manchester?

The local park for a bit of fresh air.

What’s the nicest thing a resident has said to you?

Every time anyone says ‘thank you’ it makes my day!

Where is the best place you have travelled to recently?

L.A.

If you could give your younger self some advice about student life, what would it be?

Grab every opportunity as these are the best years of your life.

Bob

Hey, it’s Bob!

I’m Bob, Maintenance Technician at Manchester Gardens.

What are your favourite places to go in Manchester?

Haughton Green, dog walking. The scenery is beautiful.

What are you looking forward to this year?

Meeting all the new residents.

What’s your favourite band/ TV show/ movie?

Bee Gees/ Only Fools and Horses/ Get Carter.

What’s the nicest thing a resident has said to you?

Thanks for doing my maintenance so quick!

 

Hey, it’s Sarah-Jane!

I’m Sarah-Jane, I’m an Assistant Manager at Manchester Gardens.

What makes Manchester Gardens a special place to live?

The beautiful grounds.

What’s your favourite band/ TV show/ movie?

Bon Jovi/ Game of Thrones / Forgetting Sarah Marshall.

Where is the best place you have travelled to recently?

The USA.

If you could give your younger self some advice about student life, what would it be?

Enjoy having no bills to pay.

Any interesting facts about yourself?

I’m a 2nd Dan black belt in karate, and a singer-songwriter.

What’s the nicest thing a resident has said to you?

Thank you so much, you are truly amazing.

Claudia

Hey, it’s Claudia!

I’m Claudia, part-time Customer Service Adviser.

What makes Manchester Gardens a special place to live?

The nice outside space, the quiet and peaceful environment and the friendly staff.

What are you looking forward to this year?

To meet students, make them feel at home and have fun together at events.

What’s the nicest thing a resident has said to you?

I got a box of chocolates as a ‘thank you’ for opening a can of tuna!

What’s your favourite TV show?

The Big Bang Theory.

Where is the best place you have travelled to recently?

Barcelona, I loved it! Weather, food, people, the beach…

If you could give your younger self some advice about student life, what would it be?

Enjoy every single day of this great experience, make new friends, go to parties, do not get too stressed. Make the best of it.

 

Thanks to the team for giving us the lowdown on Manchester Gardens. Look out for another Meet the Team very soon.

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