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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.

August 2015

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.

September 2015

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.

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.

October 2015

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.

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.

The University of Salford Megalab from US - Student Life on Vimeo.

November 2015

State-of-the-art Shock Radio studios open

In University House, the doors opened to new state-of-the-art Shock Radio studios, after investment of £107,000 from the University and the Students’ Union.

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.

December 2015

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.

Winter graduation

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.

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