University of Salford Manchester

Our location

There’s more to student life than your chosen course, and where you’re based makes a big difference to your university experience. With MediaCityUK right on our doorstep and Manchester city centre only a stone’s throw away, we couldn’t think of a better place to study than at Salford..

Manchester is one of the most exciting and largest student cities in Europe, having undergone significant regeneration over the last few years.

From music to football, shopping to art culture, there are so many different activities and experiences to get involved with, right in the heart of both Manchester and Salford.

Manchester is often regarded as the football capital of the UK, so getting down to Old Trafford to watch a game is a must. If music is your thing, there are tonnes of ways to explore Manchester’s music scene, with numerous bars and clubs and live music venues such as Bridgewater Hall and Manchester Arena hosting gigs and concerts throughout the year.

Our shopping centres are second to none, with Manchester Arndale and intu Trafford Centre boasting all the latest high street fashion stores, homeware departments and quirky boutiques. Restaurants are a plenty both within and around the city, spoiling forchoice when it comes to wining and dining.

From our University, it takes approximately 10 minutes on the train from Salford Crescent to Manchester city centre, so you’ll never be far from all that Manchester has to offer to our students.

Salford Quays offers it’s own culture of digital and tech-savvy businesses and organisations, including our very own MediaCityUK campus. BBC and ITV offices and studios, alongside over 80 other creative companies, surround the campus.

The Lowry theatre and gallery can also be found at Salford Quays, overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal, and across the way is the Lowry Outlet Mall. This houses a range of discounted clothes stores, restaurants and a cinema.

With Salford Crescent train station located close to our main University campus, getting out and about to locations across the UK couldn’t be easier.

Several of our favourite hotspots in the North West include Blackpool, Chester, Liverpool, the Lake District National Park and Southport, and offer a great day out for those looking to travel a little further afield for fun.

For inspiration of things to do in the North West, you can find a whole host of activities on the Lonely Planet website

Transport Links

Salford has excellent transport links, which makes it easy to get to the University from anywhere in the UK or overseas.We have our own train station, Salford Crescent, which provides a quick route into Manchester city centre and to Manchester international airport.

Getting to the University - from Manchester: walk (20 mins); train (10 mins); drive (10 mins). From Manchester Airport: train or drive (both 30 mins). From London: train (2 hours); drive (4 hours) plane (1 hour).

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