About Hornet

Hornet: Established 2004

The University of Manchester provides internet connectivity to the majority of the student study rooms in the Manchester halls of residence through the Hornet service. Connected rooms are fitted with a RJ45 socket that provides a high speed connection and most areas are also provided with wireless connection.


There is no cap to the amount of data that user can send or receive over the network. The University of Manchester does however police the network for users whose computers displaying erratic behaviour and making excessive use of the resources.

Hornet Pricing

The Hornet service is provided free of charge.

Further Information

The service includes connection to the Internet for the specified contract period and full support. The connection period depends on the length of the accommodation contract singed; however, this might vary in non-university managed halls.


Connection transfers between rooms and halls are possible. For more information please contact your local hall reception.

We currently provide Hornet service in following halls:

George Kenyon Hall
Horniman House
Whitworth Park
Wright Robinson Hall
Burkhardt House
Canterbury (Burgess and Allworthey)
Canterbury (Cobden and Pankhurst)
Dalton Ellis Hall
Hulme Hall
St Anselm Hall
Ashburne Hall
Oak House
Owens Park
Richmond Park
Sheavyn House
The Firs Villa
Unsworth Park
Woolton Hall