Financial Support

Limited financial support is available

Limited financial support from the COST Action MP0905 is available for some of the WG participants. All requests for financial support indicated in the registration will be evaluated by a selection committee. After the evaluation, participants will be informed and receive an invitation from the e-COST system indicating if financial support will be granted or not.Please note, that in case financial support is granted, the participant has to officially accept this in the e-COST system to allow for the reimbursement to take place.

Local Organizers

Robert Ferdman
Anthony Rushton

Sofia Tuhkanen
Ulrike Wyputta
Silke Britzen

Location and Transportation

Conference Venue

The 4th Working Groups Meeting of the COST Action MP0905 Black Holes in a Violent Universe will be held at:

The University of Manchester
Schuster Building, Brunswick Street
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

and the 3rd Management Group Meeting will be held at:

The University of Manchester
Alan Turing Building Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL
United Kingdom

Conference venue, location and Travelinformation

Conference dinner: Eastzeast

Travelling into Manchester

Manchester Airport

Manchester International Airport is located approximately 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre. It is one of the busiest airports in the UK. Despite this, however, it is fairly simple to navigate:

  • A full list of airport maps available online can be found here.
  • For those iPhone users, information about the (free!) Manchester Airport app can be found here.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train - The airport's three terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24 hour train link to Piccadilly station. We recommend that you travel from the airport to the city centre by train during regular hours. The trains are at frequent intervals, mostly taking 15 mins (quicker than a taxi at most times of day and much cheaper). A standard open return is currently 8.20 GBP (Though single off-peak time tickets can cost as low as 3.50 GBP each way). The trains usually run all night although at reduced intervals but you should check close to the time in case of engineering works. The Alan Turing Building on the University of Manchester main campus is approximately a 15-20 minute walk from the station. Train times and status can be found on the National Rail and/or Manchester Piccadilly Station websites.
  • Taxi - A taxi from the airport to the City Centre will cost approximately 20-25 GBP.
  • Bus - Local buses also run to Sackville Street area of the city which is where Lambert Hall residence is located.

Manchester Piccadilly Rail Station

Manchester Piccadilly is the principal rail hub in Manchester. It is within walking distance to the University of Manchester campus, as well as Manchester city centre. We recommend that participants arriving from the airport travel into Manchester city centre via train to Manchester Piccadilly.

For details of timetables, tickets and other rail information, please visit: National Rail Enquiries or the Manchester Piccadilly Station website. Train times can also be found in Deutsch, English, Francaise and Italiano here. Train times and advance tickets can also be purchased on-line at Virgin trains. A map of Piccadilly station can be found here.

Travel by Coach

National Express coaches serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly Rail station and a short walk from Lambert Hall.

Information about the National Express Manchester station can be found here.


For those travelling into Manchester by car, parking is available at the multi-storey Charles Street car park, located very near to Lambert Hall, at the corner of Sackville Street and Charles Street. Current rates on the multi-storey car park on Charles Street are:

  • Up to 3 hours: 3 GBP
  • Up to 6 hours: 5 GBP
  • Up to 10 hours: 8 GBP
  • Up to 24 hours: 10 GBP
  • After 4pm and weekends: 2 GBP

Drivers using this car park should collect a ticket on entry and pay at one of the machines prior to collecting their vehicle at the end of the day. Those with SATNAV/route based systems can enter M1 3BB as the post code. This will direct you to Charles Street, which runs adjacent to Sackville Street.

For more information about parking in and around the University of Manchester, please visit the Car Park Services website.

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