University of Salford Manchester


Where will I live

One of the most important decisions you need to make about your life as a student is where you are going to live. Whether you already live locally, are coming from further afield or are an international student - there's room for you at Salford! Here are your options:

University of Salford Student Village logoThere are two accommodation villages for you to choose from, Peel Park Quarter and Eddie Colman and John Lester Court.

Eddie Colman & John Lester Courts

These flats are located across the road from main campus and are also the closest halls of residence to MediaCityUK, making it an ideal choice for those studying nursing, healthcare and media related courses. However, being just a short five-minute walk from the main University campus also makes it a popular site for students of all courses.

Facilities include: games room with pool table, multiple social areas, free on-site gym, communal kitchen and library.

Contact 0161 669 5750 for more information

Peel Park Quarter

Peel Park Quarter is the latest addition to our ever-evolving campus. Situated serenely beside the leafy park, Peel Park Quarter is our only on campus accommodation. Peel Park Quarter houses 1,367 en-suite bedrooms each with a three-quarter bed.

Facilities include: games room, multiple social areas, cinema room and a free on-site gym.

Contact 0161 667 5010 for more information

For more information and bookings, please contact our accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages:


 John Lester and Eddie ColmanPeel Park Quarter
PostcodeM6 5HEM5 4NJ
Standard Contract42 weeks or 51 weeks42 weeks or 50 weeks
Bathroom facilitiesSharedEn-suite
Bills included?YesYes
Bike storage?YesYes

Ok, so you might think that living on campus is a bit like mixing work and pleasure. You're young, you want to spread your wings and explore!

Well, you're in luck. Being over 13,000 strong, Manchester is home to the largest student population in Europe! We recommend that you begin looking as soon as possible for off campus accommodation as the housing market becomes very busy around September/October time.

Advice warning klaxon! We STRONGLY advise you not to sign a contract or pay any money until you have visited the property!

To help you find safe, secure and legal housing the University has a relationship with Manchester Student Homes.

Salford's campus is easily accessible however you travel. There's no need to worry about missing out on socialising either; we have Salford Crescent train station on site that can take you from the University to all over the North West. We also have a network of bus routes situated close by which can get you into Manchester city centre in just 5 minutes.

For students based at our MediaCityUK campus there is a bus that connects the two campuses and a regular tram service from Manchester Piccadilly to MediaCityUK.

Moving into your university accommodation can be a very rewarding and exciting experience. Here's a handy guide to help you remember what to bring!


  • Plates and bowls - A couple of each will do. That way, you can't build up a huge porcelain collection in your room or kitchen. Just try to wash them after each use.
  • Pots and pans – Yes, in the unfortunate event you may have to cook, these will help massively!
  • Cutlery – Again no need to go overboard, 4 of each should do, or if you're fancy, 2 sporks.
  • Mugs – A nice cup of tea will become an integral part of your university life. Some people can be very particular about mugs, so make sure you have a couple.
  • Baking tray – If you've ever tried cooking anything under 2 cm width without one of these, you will know why they are so necessary.
  • Tuppaware – Handy for storing food in your flat or if you're out and about.
  • Chopping board
  • Wok
  • Student cook book – You can get some really handy, easy-to-make and cheap recipes from student cook books.


  • Bed sheets - These will be your bed, duvet and pillow covers. Bring a spare set also for *when* one is in the wash – yes, 'when', not 'if'.
  • Pillows and Duvet
  • Alarm clock – Can't be missing those early lectures now can we?!
  • Coat hangers
  • Air freshener - You can thank us later.


  • Towels – Hand, face and body ones will do the trick. Two sets, in case one is in the wash.
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste – For obvious reasons.
  • Shampoo and conditioner – Bring your own, you don't want to be known as the shampoo stealer!
  • Plasters – You never know when you might need one.


  • Casual – For your lectures. Honestly, they're not fashion parades.
  • Smart – Going anywhere nice? Fancy night out perhaps? Smart attire would be a good idea.
  • Underwear – No explanation needed.
  • Waterproofs – Manchester does have a bit of a reputation, so bring your cagoule!
  • Trainers – Bring a few pairs, they're quite expensive to buy if you don't have any.


  • Laptop – So you can do your work where ever you are.
  • Power extension cable – There's only so many built-in plug sockets, remember that.
  • Phone charger – Easily forgotten, and you will miss it.
  • Earphones – Not to be used unsociably, but for when you're revising or having some quiet time.

Other bits

  • ID – You will definitely need a form of identification to prove who you are at some point. Whether it be in your welcome week or going out and about.
  • Bankcard – Essential also, for obvious reasons.
  • Stationery – You be surprised how many students forget to bring a pen and notebook.
  • Board games/ cards – Whether they're a drinking game aid or you're having some harmless fun, they will help break the ice either way.
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Bedroom in University of Salford accommodation Kitchen in University of Salford accommodation Living area in University of Salford accommodation Peel Park Quarter - University of Salford accommodation Communal space in University of Salford accommodation Communal space in University of Salford accommodation Bedroom in John Lester/Eddie Colman Courts Bedroom in John Lester/Eddie Colman Courts Pool table in John Lester/Eddie Colman Courts Kitchen in John Lester/Eddie Colman Courts Exterior view: John Lester/Eddie Colman Courts

These images are only representative of the Peel Park Quarter and Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts accommodation.