Simon Harper

Simon Harper Research Scientist

University of Manchester,
School of Computer Science,
2.44 Kilburn Building,
Oxford Road Manchester,
M13 9PL, United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)161 275 0599
F: +44 (0)161 275 6213

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Find Me (IRL)

My building is in the central section of the campus, on the east side of Oxford Road (above oxford road on the map orientation) between the Precinct Centre and University Place. The School occupies two buildings numbered 39 (the Kilburn Building) and 40 (the Information Technology Building), on the campus maps. Entry to the Kilburn Building on Oxford Road is via the main lobby to the left of the building at about the point labeled 32 on the map, or an off road entrance – via the porters lodge – on the ground floor to the right side of the building. A bridge leads through to the Information Technology Building at the rear. My room is on the second floor on West Way South opposite the Print Room.

By Taxi

There are taxi ranks at each railway station / Fare to University £2.50 – £3.50 / Fare from Manchester Airport approximately £20.00

By Bus

From Piccadilly Railway Station: leave by the Fairfield Street exit and catch the 147 to our door. From Manchester Airport 43a and 45a

By Road

All approach routes to the campus are clearly signposted Universities / From M62 (East) Leave M62 at J12 and join M602 Salford for 4 miles. At motorway end, join A57 Manchester, joining A57M after 1 mile. Leave at A34 (signed Congleton), bear left (following signs for Universities), then get into the right hand lane. At traffic lights, turn right into Grosvenor Street, then left onto Oxford Road. From M62 (West) Leave the M62 at J18 and join the M60 Ring Road. Leave the M60 Ring Road at J22 and turn right at the traffic lights onto Oldham Road (A62). Continue along until the end of Oldham Road and join Great Ancoats Street (A665) via a sharp left turn. Follow signs for the Universities and join the Mancunian Way (A57M). Take the second exit off the Mancunian Way onto Higher Cambridge Street. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights onto Booth Street West and then right at the next set of lights into Oxford Road (B5117). The University is situated about 500 yards on the right hand side.

From M56

At motorway end, continue along A5103 Manchester for 4 miles. Turn right at traffic lights (signed Whitworth Art Gallery, Museum, Universities). At next lights, (Whitworth Pub) turn left onto Oxford Road, B5117.

From M67

At motorway end, continue along A57 for approx 3 miles towards City Centre. At roundabout (Apollo theatre on left hand side), take 2nd exit, signposted Universities. It is then approx half a mile to Oxford Road.

Maps and Other Directions