University News

New project - Cultural Heritage and Urban Sustainability

Thursday 8 October 2015

The SURF Centre has secured resources for scoping work on the relationship between cultural heritage and urban sustainability.

Salford Scientist welcomes £80k dementia funding boost

Thursday 8 October 2015

A research team in our School of Environment & Life Sciences has been awarded just over £80,000 for a pioneering project into a rare form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia.

Salford duo amongst most influential HE professionals on social media

Wednesday 7 October 2015

Two academics from the University of Salford have been named in the UK’s top-50 most influential higher education professionals on social media. 

£81m Peel Park Quarter officially opened

Peel Park Campus residences
Tuesday 6 October 2015

PEEL PARK Quarter, our brand new, state-of-the-art student accommodation complex, was officially opened today by the University and Salford Vilage Limited.

The Salford Viewpoint: Ofcom’s massive price hike could cost us and the UK telecoms industry dearly

Friday 2 October 2015

If you thought your phone bill was expensive, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom just announced an inflation-busting price hike that will triple the licence fees paid by UK mobile network operating companies. The likes of EE, O2, Vodafone and Three must pay the government to use the 900MHz and 1800MHz radio frequency spectrum bands, which from October next year will cost the industry £199.6m per year.

£1.6m research project to 'make sense of sounds'

Thursday 1 October 2015

ENGINEERS have been awarded £1.6M by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council to help the UK make better use of millions of hours of sound recordings.

The Salford Viewpoint: Corbyn plots a social media course to grow Labour movement

Thursday 1 October 2015

In his speech to the 2015 Labour conference, Jeremy Corbyn, the party’s new leader, spoke of a new kind of politics. This includes using social media to spread his message, rather than old media. A team led by deputy leader Tom Watson will be dispatched to work out how to do it. Luckily for him, some evidence is emerging on how you translate online support into real-world action.

The Salford Viewpoint: Traveller people forced to ‘prove’ ethnicity under new planning rules

Monday 28 September 2015

Any attempt to subsume diverse groups under one label is going to be fraught with tension – and this is certainly true in terms of the word “Traveller”. Used as an umbrella term, “Traveller” encompasses an array of people and groups, among them Romani Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travellers living in the UK.


The Salford Viewpoint: Not all online catfish are bad, but strong communities can net the ones that are

Monday 28 September 2015

The “catfish” phenomenon in which people take on different identities on social media and establish relationships with others who are unaware of their real identity is often cast as a black and white issue – a deception that is inevitably meant to cause harm.


The Salford Viewpoint: Why England can’t lose from hosting the Rugby World Cup

Monday 28 September 2015

Tills are ringing in pubs and hotels all over London, Cardiff, Exeter and Newcastle as rugby fans in town for the 2015 World Cup toast victory or drown their sorrows, racking up a tidy bar bill as they go. At least that’s the happy picture being painted by promoters of the tournament who are keen to highlight the economic benefits of hosting it.

Cycling in the City and for the City

Friday 25 September 2015

Dr Graeme Sherriff of the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences co-hosted the annual international Cycling and Society research symposium on 14 and 15 September with Gabriele Schliwa from the University of Manchester.


Director of BBC England and Culture Minister announced as keynote speakers at the 2015 Nations and Regions Media Conference

Friday 25 September 2015

The four keynote speakers at this year’s Nations and Regions Media Conference (NARM), the centrepiece event of this year’s Salford International Media Festival (SIMF), have been announced.  

The Salford Viewpoint: Why pound shops are good news for your high street

Friday 25 September 2015

Budget shops are big business. The recently approved £55m merger of low cost retailers Poundland and 99p Stores is just the latest manoeuvre in their battle to conquer our high streets.

Ordsall creativity celebrated at the University of Salford event

Thursday 24 September 2015

An event celebrating the fantastic achievements accomplished by those involved in the University of Salford led ‘Ideas4Ordsall’ initiative was held at the University’s Old Fire Station on Saturday.

Academic appointed to chair Breast Cancer Care partnership

Tuesday 22 September 2015

Dr Julie Wray has been appointed Chair of Service User Research Partnership (SURP) with support charity Breast Cancer Care.