How to report an issue

All repairs, maintenance and pest issues need to be reported using the buildings maintenance system relevant to your hall.

Crisis help

If you or someone you know is in a crisis, call: 

  • Emergency services on 999
  • University Campus Support and Security on +44 (0)161 306 9966
  • Speak to your reception if you're in leased halls (Brook Hall, Daisy Bank, Denmark Road, Park View, Parkway Gate, Rusholme Place, Salford Student Quarter, Weston, Wilmslow Road)

Please report all repairs and maintenance issues using the building maintenance system.

If you live in leased halls (Brook Hall, Daisy Bank, Denmark Road, Park View, Manchester Gardens, Rusholme Place, Salford Student Quarter, Weston), you'll need to contact your local reception to find out how to report issues.

How to report issues on the Building Maintenance System

Log into the building maintenance system.

Once you have logged on, select the relevant boxes. Then on the following page use the drop-down boxes and the text box to report your issue. Please give us as much detail as you can to ensure job is resolved as quickly as possible.  

You will receive an email confirmation, and your job will be filtered to the appropriate team. You can check your job, which will enable you to see when it has been allocated and who it has been assigned to. If it is allocated to an external contractor, you will see the job as being complete when you log onto the system. If you require further information about your job, please contact your domestic team. 

If you aren’t satisfied with the repair, you can re-open the fault or report it again. Please be specific about why the job hasn’t been completed satisfactorily so that we are able to resolve any outstanding issues. 

The maintenance team work between 8:00am and 3:30pm on weekdays. Jobs entered/reported on Friday after 3:30pm will not be assigned until Monday, unless they are an emergency repair.  


Weekdays 8am – 6pm Local reception 
Weekdays 6pm – 8am and weekends ResLife Advisor 

They will determine if a call-out is needed. Please also make sure you report the emergency issue on the Building Maintenance System. 

Jobs requiring access to other accommodation 

Some repairs cannot be resolved in the room where the fault occurs e.g. a leak into a bedroom below. In these instances, access to the relevant room may be obtained without permission to prevent delays, interruption to services or further damage. 

Calling Cards 

When you log a job on the building maintenance system, give permission for the maintenance team and their contractors to access your room. Whenever they attend your room a calling card will be left informing you of the work status and if further work is required. Calling cards for general work will be left on the notice board in the kitchen. 

How long does it take to get an issue fixed? 

Repairs are issued on a priority status from emergency through to non-urgent. Emergency repairs will be fixed within four hours.

If you are having difficulties or experiencing a persistent maintenance issue, visit your local reception with the details of the recorded issue and the job number. Some repairs are more complex and can take longer to fix, for example, some jobs might require multiple teams to complete. In these instances, it may be necessary to temporarily relocate you so that you can continue to enjoy your time in accommodation. 

Below are some examples of issues, what type of priority they fall under and how long the wait times are:

Routine maintenance checks

Under the UUK code, we are required to carry out routine maintenance checks. If issues are identified during routine inspections, a building maintenance request will be submitted on your behalf. You don't need to be present during these checks.

Pest Control

The University has a proactive pest control regime with 8 visits undertaken by our nominated contractor throughout the year. The contractor also responds reactively to deal with issues that may arise from rodents, flying insects, birds, cockroaches and bed bugs. If you discover any pests please report them using the buildings maintenance system.

Students are advised to maintain good hygiene in all areas of the hall and can minimise attracting pests by disposing of waste and recycling regularly, keeping kitchen surfaces clean and free of food debris and dirty pots, storing foods appropriately, putting waste in external bin areas and not leaving litter around site.

Our nominated contractor will provide feedback on estates remedial repairs and or student behaviour when carrying out their visits.

Help us to keep your environment safe and pest free.