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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.

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.