Accreditation Plus (A+) is our highest level of accreditation. Landlords who achieve this standard receive preferential advertising on the Manchester Student Homes website. Adverts from A+ landlords appear higher in the search results when students search for accommodation.
Please email applications for Accreditation Plus to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landlords who are interested in participating in community events, whether or not you are applying for the A+ standard, are more than welocme to volunteer at any of the events taking place.
If your volunteering is in relation to the A+ standard please download the certificate, get it completed and signed by the event holder, and then send a copy to Ayesha Hussain via e-mail or bring it into the office.
Write an article for MSH website
We are always looking for new and exciting articles to feature on our website and our social media platforms, highlighting all the good work of MSH accredited landlords.
Landlord Q&A for the MSH website or Testimonial
We recently interviewed a number of our landlords about their role as MSH accredited landlords. If you would like to be interviewed about your experiences and what landlord volunteering means to you, we would like to feature this on our website and social media channels.
Many of our landlords have undertaken research on key areas and submitted their findings in the form of a report. This research could be carried out on a number of areas, for example:
- Student safety issues
- Property security
- Best practice for welcoming students to their new home
- Putting together the ideal Welcome Pack
- Affordable housing
- Under-represented groups in student housing e.g. families or those with disabilities
You can give us a call to discuss any other research ideas you may have!
Can you offer your guidance to others? We’ve had landlords speaking on popular podcasts as well as hosting sessions to provide advice and guidance on their area of expertise.
Get in touch for more advice about how you could pursue this as a volunteering opportunity.
Supporting the ongoing maintenance and DIY of the Withington Bathhouse. Volunteers are needed to help with different maintenance issues eg removing old paint from the building, painting, sanding etc.
(Please note this is an ongoing opportunity)
Photos of the area
As you are aware, we encourage our students to get to know and be a part of their local community. MSH are constantly on the lookout for images of off campus areas that we can include in our literature and campaigns. If you have any pictures of community assets or parts of the local community that mean something to you - we’d love to see these.
MSH developed the Hidden Gems project which features 25 of the local artistic, cultural, environmental and historic ‘gems’ that play an important part in the lives of local community members in Fallowfield and Withington. You may want to follow the Hidden Gems map and take pictures for forthcoming Gem tours. Perhaps you could take pictures of hidden gems in other off campus areas such as Rusholme, Victoria Park or Mosside for example.
For more information about Hidden Gems:
Advice to your younger self
This year MSH will be embarking on a project with the Universities’ Alumni and staff as part of our Halls 2 Home project. We’re asking “what advice would you give to your younger self when moving into your own home?”.
This could be a good opportunity to reflect back on your own experiences! We’d be looking for no more than 150 words and a picture of yourself (if you have picture of you in your first home it would be a bonus!)
Friends of Platt Fields hold a regular volunteer afternoon, known as 'Volunteer Sunday' at 1.00pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month. Everyone is welcome to attend, and they attract a wide mix of people who are keen to do things to improve their local park.
At these events there is a mix of gardening (weeding, planting, pruning), construction (fencing, raised beds, repairing the pizza oven, etc.), artistic projects (sculptures & mosaics) and clearing (wind blown leaves, soil, & rubbish). The cleaning of the lake (in waders) is one of the most popular activities! Friends of Platt Fields are believed to be one of the older 'Friends of a Park' groups in the country.
It was established by local people in 1994, initially as a response to the proposed closure of the very popular 'Pets Corner' in the park, the group now exists to promote Platt Fields Park, encourage improvements to its physical environment and stimulate greater use of the Park by local people as a place for activities, events, recreation and leisure.
We’ll supply the hi-vis jacks and the litterpicks, and maps too - help make the local area sparkling!
Run by Southway Housing Trust Community Time Bank allows volunteering to share their skills across the Community in South Manchester! For more information click here, or simple click here for a more visual description.