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My Application

I've applied - what happens next?

The application process can be a bit of a minefield - that's why we've put this page together to (hopefully) answer any questions you have.

If you're still unsure of anything, don't hesitate to get in touch with our friendly support team:

T: 0161 295 4545
E: enquiries@salford.ac.uk

The simplest way to monitor the progress of your application is via UCAS Track. This updates with any changes to your application status as soon as they occur. If you have any questions about your application, there are a number of ways for you to contact UCAS. You can also speak to our admissions team on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

As the parents, carers and supporters of our applicants we recognise the vital role that you play in supporting our applicants in their decision-making. We want to ensure that you feel comfortable in this role and to provide you with some key pieces of information to help you support our applicants in this transition period from school or college to higher education.

Read our guide for parents and supporters here.

askUS, our dedicated University support service, have also put together some information for parents, carers and supporters of students who are currently studying with us. You can find out more on their website.

Congratulations on being invited for an interview, we will send you detailed information about what to expect, and anything you need to prepare, ahead of your interview. We conduct interviews for the following courses and for related foundation year courses :

Arts and Media courses: Animation; Costume Design; Dance; Digital Media; Fashion Design; Fashion Image Making and Styling; Film Production; Film, TV and Stage Design; Fine Art; Games Design and Production; Graphic Design; Interior Design; Journalism; Music; Performance; Photography; Post Production and VFX; Television and Radio.

You can find further information about the interview process here.

Health and Society courses: Adult Nursing; Children and Young People's Nursing; Mental Health Nursing; Midwifery or Post RN Midwifery; Counselling and Psychotherapy; Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work; Physiotherapy; Social Work; Sport Rehabilitation.

You can find further information about the interview process here.

Wellbeing and support

Your university days can be the most exciting time of your life, but they can also be challenging. Whatever your personal circumstances, we want to make your Salford experience a positive one, which is why we’ve created our dedicated, specialist support service, askUs.

We can offer you help and advice on a wide range of issues, including wellbeing and counselling, disability support, money and finances, accommodation, faith, carer support and more.

Visit the askUs pages here.

If you have a disability, mental health condition or if you think you might need emotional support while you’re at university, have a look at our webpage for further information on getting support in place before you start. It’s really important that if you need support, we know about it as early as possible, so we can help.

Fuel your potential

Our students have put together a series of videos talking about some of the challenges they faced when coming to Salford. Take a look here.

Getting an offer

Click on the tabs below to find out what to do next after you've received an offer from us.

In the meantime, why not check out our Why Salford? page to help you make your decision? Here you'll find loads of information about life at Salford, accommodation, campus facilities and more.

There are two types of offer you can receive: an unconditional or a conditional offer. 

If you receive an unconditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours – you’ll be joining the University of Salford! 

If you receive a conditional offer from us and then decide to choose us as your firm choice, the place is yours provided you meet the specific conditions of your offer. You will be able to see these conditions on UCAS Track. It’s really important that you satisfy all the conditions of your offer, not just those that relate to your academic grades.

A few examples of the types of conditions you might have to meet include:

  • achieving 120 UCAS points or 3 Grade Bs in your A-levels
  • producing your GCSE certificates for Maths and English
  • producing a portfolio of work
  • paying a tuition fee deposit

If you’re unsure, you can check this with our admissions team by calling +44 (0)161 295 4545 (choose option 3). It’s really important that each of your conditions are met, so please make sure you read these carefully.

In some cases, where we cannot make you an offer on your chosen course, we may make you an alternative offer. This will normally be an offer on an alternative course which is related to your chosen course, or an offer of a place on a course with a foundation year instead. This may happen before or after your interview (if it is an interviewing course) and you will see this change on UCAS in the first instance. If you have any queries regarding this, please contact us on 0161 295 4545.

How to accept your offer

You should reply to your offers through UCAS Track. You do not need to reply to any offers until all five of the universities or colleges you applied to have notified you of their decisions. You can find out more about the different replies you can make, and when you need to do this, on the UCAS website.

Firm acceptance

This is your first choice and is the course you will enrol on when you meet the entry requirements that have been specified in your offer.

Insurance acceptance

This is your backup choice, in case you do not meet the entry requirements of your first choice. It’s a good idea to choose an offer with lower requirements as an insurance choice.

Decline

Once you have decided on a firm and insurance choice, you should decline all other offers.

Accommodation

One of the most important decisions you’ll make about your life as a Salford student is where you’re going to live.

Accommodation at Salford is managed by our accommodation partners, Campus Living Villages (CLV) and we have two accommodation villages.

Peel Park Quarter accommodation

Peel Park Quarter (PPQ) is our on-campus accommodation, based on our main campus just a stone’s throw away from lectures and other university facilities. All accommodation at PPQ is ensuite and rooms start from £130 per week for Bronze rooms up to £153.50 per week for Diamond rooms (prices based on 2019 entry and still subject to approval).

A room in Peel Park Campus

John Lester/Eddie Colman Court accommodation

These are based around a ten minute walk from our Frederick Road campus and are the closest halls of residence to our MediaCityUK campus. Prices for John Lester/Eddie Colman court start at £92.50 per week for Bronze rooms and go up to £119 per week for Diamond specification (prices based on 2019 entry and still subject to approval).

A room in John Lester Court

How to apply

Applications for both sites are made through the CLV website and you will require a £200 deposit to secure your room. If you have any queries about your application, you can contact CLV directly on salford@clvuk.com. The rooms here are popular and fill up quickly, so we'd recommend you book your place early. You'll need your student ID to make an application, which you can find at the bottom of any emails you've received from us.

If you’d prefer to look off campus for your accommodation while at Salford, our recommendation is that you visit www.manchesterstudenthomes who offer free house-hunting advice. They only work with fully accredited landlords and will help to keep tenants informed about their rights during their tenancy. There are a number of accredited accommodation choices within close proximity to the University.

Manchester Student Homes have also created an International Friendly Standard to recognise those landlords and private halls who provide a fair and transparent service to international students in regards to bookings and contractual terms, as well as going that extra mile in the level of service they provide to international students.

We’re ideally placed for public transport links, with Salford Crescent train station right on campus. There are regular bus routes along the Crescent into Manchester and it’s only a 20 minute walk into the city centre.

There's a Metrolink tram stop right outside our MediaCityUK campus building, and students can use their Salford ID cards to travel for free on the 50 bus between main campus and MediaCityUK.

If, for whatever reason, you have not been able to find a place to live, or if you’re having problems with your landlord, your house or anything else accommodation related, our askUS student support team can help. They can be contacted on askUS-accommodation@salford.ac.uk.

The University does not directly manage any accommodation and we can’t always resolve issues but we may be able to help in different ways and provide advice.

We’ve built our campus with everyone who uses it in mind – our students, staff, businesses and local residents - and created a space where everyone feels welcome. Our friendly security team is consistently recognised and accredited for their efforts in keeping everyone safe on campus. They're available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

We've recently become a founding member of the ProtectED scheme, a not-for-profit membership organisation which supports student safety, security and wellbeing. This means that we adhere to a strict code of practice that ensures students are protected not only while they are on campus, but throughout their entire student experience. 

You can find out more about ProtectED here: https://www.protect-ed.org/

Finance

When you come to university, it’s important to manage your money carefully. Our student support service, askUS, offers information and advice on all aspects of student finance, whether you’re a current or prospective student.  

You can find out more about student finance by contacting our course enquiries team on enquiries@salford.ac.uk or +44 (0)161 295 4545.

All full-time undergraduate degree courses at the University of Salford are £9,250 per year for UK/EU students starting their course in September 2019 or January 2020 (with the possibility of slight increases for subsequent years of study). Courses with a foundation year as the first year of study may have a reduced tuition fee for the duration of the foundation year of study only – this information can be checked online which is always the most up to date source of information on fees and funding. Course fees are on our course finder pages and money advice and guidance is on our money matters pages.

Applications for student finance will open in the spring, usually towards the end of February. We’ll let you know when applications open. Tuition fee loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate. To guarantee that your funding is in place by the time you start your course, you should apply before the end of May 2019. If you’re a student from outside the UK you can find a handy guide to applying for student finance on the Student Room.

If you have any queries about your eligibility for student finance, you should check this with the relevant funding body as appropriate. We do not make decisions about eligibility for loans; the decision lies with the funding body directly.

If you’re not paying your tuition fees via loan, or for more detailed information on student finance, visit our askUS finance page here.

The other major cost at university is living costs – this includes accommodation, utilities, travel, food, stationery and any course materials. If there are costs associated with your particular course of study this will be outlined on our course finder pages.

To support with meeting these costs, you’re entitled to apply for a maintenance loan. This is a means-tested loan and will take a number of factors into consideration including:

  • Household income – this means the total gross income of the students’ parent(s), caregivers or spouse living in the household where the student lives;  
  • Living arrangements – students living away from home are entitled to a higher maintenance loan than those staying in the family home;
  • Students with a dependent child(ren) or spouse may also be entitled to extra funding to support them such as a Childcare Grant, Parents Learning Allowance or an Adult Dependants’ Grant.

There are other factors taken into account but these are the major ones. There is a handy calculator on the Student Finance website which you can use to check eligibility for student loans.

You apply for your maintenance loan at the same time as your tuition fee loan and it is paid directly into your bank account in three instalments. The first instalment will be paid once your attendance at University has been confirmed – we use the date you collected your ID card as the confirmation  of attendance and it can take three to five working days after this before the monies are released.

Some basic budgeting skills will be important for all students. You’ll find a wealth of information online to support with this and we’ve created a guide to living costs at Salford too. Our student bloggers have also put together their advice on saving before starting uni and tips on money-saving whilst shopping which are well-worth checking out.

The Student Room is an excellent resource for applicants covering information on a wide range of topics. The Money Saving Expert website also has a dedicated page for students including budget planners, money saving tips, student bank accounts and discounts and deals for students.

If you have any further questions about finance at University, contact our course enquiries team on 0161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.

When you complete registration here on campus you'll automatically be given access to an Inspire account. The scheme is open to all new home and EU undergraduate students joining a foundation year or year one of an undergraduate degree based at the University, and gives you £150 of credit to spend in a dedicated online store. You'll be able to buy learning resources such as text books, electronics or stationery, to give you the best possible start to your studies here at Salford. This scheme will run annually, meaning you’ll receive £150 of credits each year of your undergraduate degree if based here on campus.

For students from low-income backgrounds and living in areas where participation in higher education is low, there will also be the opportunity to receive an additional £350 of credits, bringing the total to £500 each year. This will be based on your personal circumstances and will be assessed at the point of registering as a student here in September.

For further details on the scheme and to get an idea of what you can buy, visit the Inspire site. You can also see full terms and conditions and some frequently asked questions on the website.

Care leavers from the UK who are studying an undergraduate degree will be eligible for an annual bursary of £1,000. This  will be paid in two instalments of £500, the first in November and the second in April. To find out more, including full eligibility, please contact our Course Enquiries Team on 0161 295 4545 or enquiries@salford.ac.uk.

Key dates

15 January 2019This is the UCAS deadline, apply by this date to guarantee consideration. You can still apply after this date but we can't guarantee your application will be considered as some courses may close.

January 2019 

After applying, you should start thinking about student finance. You can see what finance is available to you using this online calculator. You can apply for student finance even if you’ve not accepted any of your offers yet. Aim to have applied for student finance by the end of May 2019, to ensure you receive your money at the start of term.        

1 May 2019

If you’ve heard back from all of the universities you have applied to by 31 March 2019, you must choose your firm and insurance choices by today.        

May 2019

If you plan on applying for a student loan, the deadline to submit your application is usually at the end of May in order to guarantee that you’ll receive your money at the start of the September term.        

15 August 2019

A-level results day        

22 August 2019

GCSE results day        

Mid September 2019

Welcome Weekend and Welcome Week (exact date TBC)

You can see an overview of the 2019/20 academic year here. This will show you the breakdown of each semester, the vacation times and so forth. Please bear in mind that the majority of courses do not have teaching during trimester 3, however if you are on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start, or a course aligned to a health care profession, you will be taught during this period.