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Applicant visit day

"The University as a whole feels like a home away from home. The facilities were amazing and I know I’ll be happy there."

Feedback from an Applicant Visit Day attendee in 2018

Our Applicant Visit Days give offer-holders a real flavour of what life is like as a Salford undergraduate student.  

Once you have applied, if you receive an offer to study with us, you’ll be sent an email invitation to book onto one of these days. They’re held here at the University on Wednesdays and Saturdays. 

With a schedule you can tailor to suit your interests, these days offer you the best opportunity to explore the campus and learn more about your course. You will have the opportunity to attend taster subject sessions and speak with staff and students about studying at our institution. You will also be able to find out further information about our accommodation, student finance, the Students' Union, Sports Centre, student support services and more.

Why should I come to one?

Our Applicant Visit Days are the next step on from our Open Days but are exclusive to applicants who have been made an offer to study with us.

Choosing the right university for you is one of the most important decisions you will make for your future. Even if you have attended an Open Day, we would strongly advise you to attend one of these events as they provide valuable insight into what it will be like to study and socialise at the University of Salford.

As an offer-holder for one of our courses, you have already narrowed down your choices and we’re thrilled to have made it onto your shortlist. We tailor these days to help you gather as much information as possible and hope that it makes it easier for you to make that important final decision.

Additional Information

Where will the Applicant Visit Day take place?

The majority of your Applicant Visit Day will take place on the campus on which your chosen course is predominantly based. We have three campuses – Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK. To allow you to see the accommodation and student support services, each Applicant Visit Day will include some activity on Peel Park campus and we’ll have coaches on hand to transport you to our other campuses if your course activities are taking place there.

Once you have booked your place, we’ll send you an email closer to the day with specific instructions of how to find us and where you’ll need to be.

Who can attend an Applicant Visit Day?

The Applicant Visit Days are more focused than an Open Day so they are for offer-holders only. Within a week of being made an offer to study with us, you should receive an invitation to book your place. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have been to an Open Day before, you will receive more of a subject focus at the Applicant Visit Day and it will give you a chance to have another look round.

You’re welcome to bring along your parents, guardian or anyone else who will be supporting you in your decision to come to University.

During the subject sessions, we’ll have an information session for parents, guardians and supporters and plenty of tea and coffee to keep them occupied.

For most courses, parents and supporters can attend the subject sessions if they would prefer, but for some subject sessions it may not be possible due to either space constraints or the type of activity that is happening (e.g. dance or performance courses).

Don’t worry, we’ll look after them – tea and coffee will be provided in plentiful supply and we’ll have staff around to chat with about the various aspects of supporting applicants during the application process.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about Applicant Visit Days or any other aspect of your application, please contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or 0161 295 4545.