University News

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.

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.

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.

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?’

Salford Academic Takes On Olympic Task

Professor Andy Miah (below) Chosen to Lead International Olympic Committee Course
Tuesday 13 January 2015

An academic from the University of Salford has been chosen to lead a prestigious online course in sports and media run by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Robotics in Dementia care

Monday 12 January 2015

Hannah Smith, of the University of Salford's Quays News, reports on the links between technology and dementia, and how the Salford Institute for Dementia hopes to use technology such as robotics in its future work.

Dog that helped University of Salford student to walk again nominated for Crufts award

Tuesday 6 January 2015

Faye, a black Labrador who has helped Salford student Natalie Preston to walk again for the first time in over a decade, has been nominated for the Kennel Club’s prestigious Eukanuba Friends for Life award.

Institute for Dementia holds Christmas lunch

Tuesday 6 January 2015

The University of Salford’s Institute for Dementia held its first successful Christmas lunch event for local people living with dementia and their carers or partners on Christmas Day.

Christmas and New Year holiday closure details

Friday 19 December 2014

The University – including MediaCityUK - will close for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 24 December and will re-open after the New Year on Monday 5 January.


University of Salford apprentice wins BBC accolade

Tuesday 16 December 2014

A student has been awarded the BBC Technology Apprentice of the Year award and, thanks to taking part in an innovative apprenticeship partnership with the broadcaster, is promised a bright career in the broadcast industry.

Academic takes new role of Her Majesty’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Probation

Monday 15 December 2014

The University of Salford’s Director of the Centre for Social Research has been appointed to the newly created role of Her Majesty’s Deputy Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales.

Happy 1st Anniversary to Salford Institute for Dementia

Friday 12 December 2014

The University of Salford’s ground-breaking research Institute dedicated to improving the lives of people living with dementia has celebrated its first anniversary, with news that it has exceeded £1m in donations to fund its work.