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IT Services

Operator services and external routes

Inbound Calls

Inbound telephone routes to the University are reached by international DDI number series +44 (0)161 295 xxxx.

The external number for contacting the University switchboard operators is +44 (0)161 295 5000. Callers may ask to be directed to individual subscribers by name; operators will direct calls as requested, provided that the called subscriber is listed in the staff directory.

External callers can call the majority of University extensions directly, by dialling the extension number preceded by ‘0161 295’ within the UK, or ‘+44 161 295’ from outside the UK.

Outbound Calls

From University phone extensions that are allocated to an individual or a team, outbound calls to UK numbers can be placed by dialling ‘9’ followed by the external number.

Unless the calling extension has been specifically authorized to originate them, international calls can be placed only by calling the operator (dial ‘0’), who will take details from the caller before placing the call on their behalf. The cost of the call will be charged to the caller’s department.

Calling the Operator from a University Internal Extension

Dial ‘0’.

Operator Services Opening Hours

Monday – Friday, 0830h-1700h, except University closure days.