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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 and run 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, the Students' Union, Sports Centre, student support services and more.

Dates for your course

You can view available dates for your course below. Once you have received an offer to study with us, you’ll be sent an email inviting you to book your place on one of the relevant dates.

Choose a course to view available dates:

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.

Before you book

You will have the opportunity to build your own Applicant Visit Day by selecting what you’d like to do during the day.

The Wednesday events will include optional talks and tours in the morning, followed by a welcome talk and course-related activities in the afternoon. When you fill in the booking form, you’ll be asked to select the morning sessions you’d like to participate in and you can find short explanations of each of them below. All of them will run about 45 minutes.

Take a tour of our campus with one of our friendly student ambassadors. All tours in the morning will take place on our Peel Park campus which includes the library, sports centre and student accommodation buildings.

If your course is based at a different campus, we’ll include a tour of that campus later on in the day as part of your subject session.

You’ll have the chance to visit both our accommodation sites, Peel Park Quarter (based on campus) or John Lester/Eddie Colman (based a 10 minute walk from campus, but we’ll take you by bus).

If you’re not sure which accommodation site you want to see, have a look at the further information on our accommodation partner Campus Living Village’s website.

Don’t worry, we’ll let you know when accommodation bookings open for new 1st year students.

Your time at Salford won’t all be about study – meeting new people, joining clubs and societies and getting involved in student representation are all important parts of your university experience.

Hear from our Students’ Union team about the Union at Salford and your opportunities to get involved with extra-curricular activities.

We’ll include a tour of the Sports Centre in this session too.

Financing your studies can feel like a minefield, but our askUS team are here to help.

This talk will take you through all the relevant information about applying for student finance and we’ll also talk you through all the support services available at the university.

Our askUS team are on hand to help with queries throughout the morning too, on topics such as careers, wellbeing and counselling, diversity, academic support and more.

Please note that if you have specific enquiries about your eligibility for student finance, these questions are better directed to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate.

Our dedicated Disability and Learner Support team is here to support any applicants with a disability or learning difficulty to make sure appropriate support is in place before you start your university studies.

We’ll talk you through the process and tell you about the support services available here to you as a student with a disability.

If you are a student with a disability or learning difficulty, we’d encourage you to book a 1- to-1 appointment with one of our disability advisers and chat through your specific circumstances.

They can provide confidential, tailored guidance about how to ready yourself for starting at university and ensure support plans are in place before you arrive.

Once you have booked your place, your confirmation email will contain your personalised schedule for the day. Depending on the activities you select, the day could start as early as 9am and may run as late as 5pm.

The Saturday events will have the same welcome and course-specific activities but will be running in the morning, with the additional talks and tours taking place after these. Unlike the Wednesday events, there is no need to confirm in advance which additional sessions you will be attending. Once you’ve booked onto the event, we’ll confirm the schedule a little nearer the time to give you a chance to consider in advance how you would like to spend your day.

For both Wednesday and Saturday events you’ll also have the opportunity to attend a welcome talk giving an overview of the university and, the most important bit, your course taster session.

Generally, the specific content of the course activities will vary by course, but will typically include:

  • A more detailed look into your course, the way you will be taught and how you will be assessed  
  • The course session is your opportunity to speak with current or past students about their experiences, both on your course and as a student at the University of Salford  
  • A tour of the specialist facilities (if applicable) and a chance to get hands-on

The course session is your chance to find out what it’s really like to study your chosen course and we’d encourage you to come along armed with questions, talk to the staff and any student helpers and hoover up as much info as possible about what it will be like when you get here.

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 afternoon when the subject sessions are taking place, 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.