Date published: December 16, 2015
Semester Successes: A round-up of everything that's happened at your University
Semester one of 2015/16 has been one of the busiest and most exciting yet. We’ve loved hearing about your amazing success stories, we’ve loved having more and more of you on campus living in our new £81m accommodation and we loved giving you one of the best and biggest welcomes yet!
Starting from the summer, we thought we’d round-up everything that’s happened around your University this semester in a month-by-month timeline – we’ve wrapped all of your amazing student successes in another article coming soon.
National Student Survey results
In August, we found out that our overall institutional National Student Survey (NSS) score rose by five percentage points to 83 points – making us the second highest climber in the UK. Thanks to all who gave us feedback.
Welcome Week 2015
We held one of our biggest Welcome Week’s yet in September, bringing performers, football freestylers, freebies and much more to give you our biggest and best welcome yet. All this resulted in 94% of you saying that you felt welcome or very welcome this semester.
Salford uni is so good made the right choice coming here— Muneeb (@mvnhxn) September 23, 2015
Improved Wi-Fi across Campus
We hope you’ve all been enjoying using the new Wi-Fi service across campus. This improved service was launched by IT Services in September and provides improved roaming between buildings, more secure access and improved user-access, with students now only having to log into the Wi-Fi service once.
Atmosphere venue continues to impress
After major investment in the Students’ Union Atmosphere bar, this has grown from strength to strength becoming a central venue on campus. Your Students’ Union has continued to entertain you throughout the first semester, with a number of exciting and inspiring events.
Microsoft 365 made free to all Salford students
It’s been great to see so many of you take up our offer of free Microsoft 365. This has hopefully helped you to put together assignments, presentations and more. If you’ve not take advantage of this great offer, please go here.
81m Peel Park Quarter officially opens
Our new on-campus accommodation has been housing students since September and received its official opening on October 6 2015. It’s been great having more and more of you right at the heart of campus and we hope you’ve all been enjoying living in the luxury accommodation. More.
Just a little bit in love with Salford Uni's accommodation— ashley pavitt (@ashleypavitt_93) September 16, 2015
Cockcroft megalab opens
Since October, students in the school of Environment and Life Sciences have been enjoying using the new £3million Cockroft Megalab. Watch our exclusively produced video showing all its amazing facilities below.
State-of-the-art Shock Radio studios open
Biggest Careers event ever held on campus
On Wednesday 18 November, fifty-two employers came to the biggest careers fair ever held on campus. Your attendance matched this with over 500 of you coming down to network with the employers.
SALFOOD Outlets officially opened
We’ve loved seeing you relax and socialise in SALFOOD’s new-look outlets this semester. In December, the outlets were officially opened and there were special offers all day. More here.
Finally, we enjoyed celebrating the fantastic achievements of our students in our winter graduation. We did it all with real snow; we promise you it was not fake. More here.