University News

Well-designed classrooms can boost learning progress in primary school pupils by16%, new research reveals

Tuesday 24 February 2015

For the first time, clear-evidence has been found that well-designed primary school classrooms can boost learning progress in reading, writing and maths.

Student art hand-picked by Class of ’92 unveiled at Hotel Football

Saturday 21 February 2015

Nearly 70 artworks created by University of Salford students and hand-picked by Manchester United legend Gary Neville for the Class of ’92’s new Hotel Football were officially unveiled at the venue on Friday 20 February.

Salford Students to Help Clean Up the City for ‘Student Volunteering Week 2015’

Salford students take part in 'Student Volunteering Week 2015'
Tuesday 17 February 2015

Green-fingered students from Salford University will be taking part in a litter pick and building bird boxes as part of a busy ‘Student Volunteering Week 2015’.

North West Regional Construction Awards 2015 set to highlight the Region’s booming construction industry

Professor Will Swann speaks at last year's North West Regional Construction Awards 2015
Friday 13 February 2015

The ninth annual North West Regional Construction Awards 2015, in partnership with the Centre for Construction Innovation and the School of Built Environment at the University of Salford, are set to take place on Thursday 4 June 2014 at the Palace Hotel, Manchester. 

Water supply successfully restored

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Update - Tuesday 2.00pm - Water fault successfully resolved 

Water has now successfully been restored to all affected buildings.

The Clifford Whitworth Library, the Sports Centre, University House, Constantine and Horlock Courts and the Newton Annexe will open from 3.00pm today.

All other affected buildings are having final checks and will open tomorrow as normal.

Classes which were previously cancelled remain cancelled for the rest of today.

Tomorrow will be a normal operational day. We apologise to all affected studenst and staff for the inconvenience caused and thank them for their patience.

University of Salford Launches New Library Fines System

Library launches new fines system
Tuesday 3 February 2015

The University of Salford has launched a new fines system whereby students will no longer be fined for returning a book late unless another student has requested the item.

Who wants a Blackberry these days? Millions in Africa and Asia!

Thursday 29 January 2015

BlackBerry, once the must-have device for the sweaty palms of executives and wannabe executives everywhere, has seen its global share of the smartphone market fall to below 1%. So would you still buy this unpopular phone? If you live in parts of Africa, India or Indonesia, the answer is “hell, yes”.

Salford Graduate Set to Run 35 Miles In Aid of Malawi Orphans

Mr Rendall on a previous visit to Malawi.
Wednesday 28 January 2015

A Salford fashion graduate is set to run a gruelling 35 mile ultra-marathon to raise funds to provide an education for Malawian orphans.

Fourth Sonic Fusion Festival brings international experimental music to Salford

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Cutting-edge contemporary and experimental music from Korea to Canada and beyond will be brought together next month when the University of Salford hosts the fourth Salford Sonic Fusion Festival.

Salford academic heads to Kenya to become British Athletics’ camp physiotherapist

Tuesday 20 January 2015

A University of Salford academic is heading to Kenya to work as the camp physiotherapist to the British Athletics team.

Salford and Glasgow Caledonian Universities build on Muhammad Yunus links with social enterprise workshop on tackling health inequalities

(from left to right);  Liz Weatherill of Enable2, Bradford, Chris Dabbs of Northern Soul, Michael Roy of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Maggie Pearson of the University of Salford’s Pro Vice Chancellor (Public Benefit) and Dean for Health & Social Care, (at the front) Rt Hon Hazel Blears, Member of Parliament for Salford and Eccles, Cam Donaldson, Yunus Chair in Social Business & Health, Glasgow Caledonian University, Colin McCallum, the University of Salford’s  Executive Director (University Advancement)
Tuesday 20 January 2015

The University of Salford held a workshop on understanding social enterprises and how they can tackle health inequalities, in partnership with Northern Soul and Glasgow Caledonian University’s Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health. 

Salford Research Aims to Help Develop Successful Gypsy Traveller Sites in Scotland

A Gypsy Traveller site in Scotland.
Monday 19 January 2015

Research conducted by the University of Salford published today (Monday 19 January) suggests that proper management, choice of location and communication are vital to ensuring the successful integration of Gypsy Traveller sites in Scotland.

Inspirational Clinician Appointed To Lead Digital Health Strategy

Friday 16 January 2015

The University of Salford has ambitious plans to become a world centre of excellence in patient-centred care utilising innovations in digital technology.

Walking bus smartphone app wins £10,000 award

Friday 16 January 2015

A smartphone app, developed by academics at the University of Salford and Lancaster University, to help families make journeys to school more convenient has won an award and £10,000 prize from Research Councils UK.

Professor joins ‘Is computer gaming a sport?’ debate on BBC TV

Professor Andy Miah Set To Appear on TV Debate
Thursday 15 January 2015

Professor Andy Miah, the University of Salford’s Chair in Science Communication and Future Media, is set to appear on a live, televised debate tonight (Thursday 15 January) at MediaCityUK where panellists will attempt to answer the question ‘Should computer games be considered sports?’