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The University of Salford – leading the way in social business

The University of Salford plays a leading role in social business among academic institutions. The social business model – directing the profit and benefits of business towards fulfilling human needs - perfectly complements our historic and existing activities in social benefit. Our university has strong community roots and social values, and social business is one of many tools we employ to live those values.

Social Enterprise MarkOur commitment has been recognised with the award of the Social Enterprise Mark. We are the only university to achieve this accolade in the north of England and one of only two in the whole of the UK.


The conferencing team take sustainability and the environment very seriously. We work closely with our colleagues in the university to continually improve our activities and minimise the impact that they have.

We are currently awaiting grading for our ‘Green Impact’ activity.  Green Impact is an environmental accreditation and awards scheme that brings students and staff together to bring about positive change. Run by the National Union of Students and now in its fifth year nationwide, this is the second year Green Impact will run at Salford.