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Welcome to St Anselm Hall

Welcome to the website of St Anselm Hall, in the University of Manchester.

St Anselm Hall (also known as Slems) has an inclusive and cohesive community that forms a dynamic hall of residence. It blends tradition and innovation to create a unique and supported student living experience, whilst offering many opportunities to students. Through regular communal dinners, societies, sports and social events and with extensive pastoral support, the Hall engenders a family atmosphere and friendships made here often last a lifetime.

St Anselm Hall has a very active hall executive committee that organises and runs the Hall's sport teams, societies and social events. The St Anselm Hall Alumni Association also closely support the hall and provide an array of scholarships and career guidance.  The hard work and commitment of the committee was recognised by the Student's Union and  awarded the 'Committee of the Year' award in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. In 2024, the hall executive committee received the 'Activity of the Year' award for the Christmas events and were rewarded the 'Highly Commended Hall Exec Team of the Year' award.

Facilities include a library, active chapel, music room and squash court. The hall has its own bar which is now managed by the University, the St Anselm Hall Bar, formerly known as the Cellar Club run by students.

Slems has a unique history central to its identity today, showcased through its historical archives website. By living here as an Anselmian, you become part of an uninterrupted 115 year old history of collegiate living and friendship.

To find out more about hall life click here. If you would like to know more about the unique history of St Anselm Hall, click here or visit the Hall's Historical Archive Website.​​

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