Moving In to Student Quarter

Moving In

Your tenancy starts on Saturday the 10th of September. This start date tends to be the main move in day and the team will be on site between 9am and 4pm to welcome you. If you think you might arrive outside of these times on that Saturday or plan to arrive on a Sunday, you will need to arrange this with us by giving us a call during normal office hours – please do this as soon as possible.

Aside from weekends, you can arrive Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

When you arrive at Student Quarter, come and introduce yourself at reception so we can welcome you, sort out your keys and direct you to your room. Move in days can get really busy so please bear with us if you have a bit of a wait to get settled; we will have some important things to go through when you first arrive so there can sometimes be a queue.


What To Bring

You can find a full list of things you will need to bring here.


Directions To Student Quarter

Our address details:
Student Quarter
Seaford Road
M6 6FN
If you are arriving by car
There will be a small amount of parking on site that you can use and you will be shown to a space when you arrive. Unfortunately because of the number of people expected to be there you will only be allowed to use the space for 20 minutes to unload your car, you will then be asked to park off the premises. The closest Pay and Display car park is located in Salford Shopping Centre. It is a 20 minute walk from Student Quarter.
If you are arriving from Manchester Airport
If you are arriving into Manchester Airport, there is a train that brings you direct to Salford Crescent station which is a short walk from Student Quarter. The train will cost between £3.50 and £6.00 depending on when you travel. The service is 24 hours with two trains per hour during peak times.
A taxi from Salford Crescent would cost approximately £4.00, and a taxi from Manchester Airport would cost about £25.
If you are arriving into Manchester Piccadilly Station
If you arrive into Manchester Piccadilly Station, you can jump on a train to Salford Crescent in about ten minutes.
Alternatively, a taxi from Manchester Piccadilly to Student Quarter will cost approximately £10.
If you are arriving into Salford Crescent Station
We are about a 15 minute walk away from Salford Crescent Train Station:
  • From the station, cross Salford University campus on University Road, heading North.
  • When you reach Wallness Road, turn left.
  • Turn right onto Frederick Road, and then take the second left onto Seaford Road.
  • You will find us on the right hand side.
A taxi from Salford Crescent would cost approximately £4.00.
Taxi Numbers
  • Mainline Taxis - 0161 777 7777
  • Lowry Taxis - 0161 401 2468
  • Quays Taxis - 0161 660 6666


Paying Your First Instalment

If you are not paying your rent by Direct Debit, you can pay by credit or debit card online by logging into the online portal or by contacting us on 0161 736 6501 to make the payment over the phone. Alternatively you can pay by bank transfer, though payments can take longer to process so please allow enough time for the funds to reach our account. You’ll need to bring your bank receipt as proof of payment when you move in.
Please note you will not be able to check into your room until your first instalment is received.
The first rent payment is due on the 1st August 2016. The second instalment is due on the 3rd October 2016 the third instalment is due 9th January 2017 and the final instalment is due on the 29th April 2017.


Once you have checked in, you will be able to review an online inventory of all the items in your room. It’s a good idea to do your inventory as soon as you arrive or at least within 48 hours of your arrival.

You can check your inventory by using the online portal, to make sure there are no disputes at the end of the tenancy.


Getting To Know Your Neighbours

Part of the fun of living in iQ Student Accommodation is meeting like-minded people and making friends. It’s a good idea for you to introduce yourself to your neighbours and your fellow iQ residents when you move in. Not only can they end up being life-long friends, but if you start a good relationship with your neighbours right at the beginning you always know who to turn to when you run out of milk!

Get a head start making friends and meeting your flatmates and neighbours using our Student Quarter Tenant 2016-17 Facebook group.

Things To Do When You Move In

You can find a full list of  things to do when you move in here.