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Applicant Visit Day

Schedule and Information - 7 March 2018

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Your Applicant Visit Day is almost here! We’re looking forward to seeing you.

We’ve put this page together to give you a bit more information about the day but if you feel like we’ve missed anything, feel free to get in touch on 0161 295 4545, or @salforduni.

You’ll have seen the overall schedule for the day when you booked as well as in your confirmation email but we’ve also included it below if you’d like to have another look at it. Any optional sessions you’ve booked onto in the morning are confirmed in your booking confirmation email but we’ll send them again a few days before your visit.

  • 8:45am Park and Ride starts (the last park and ride pick up is at 1.00pm – please see below for more information)
  • 9:15am Check-in starts at University House
  • 10am – 11am: Optional Session 1
  • 11am – 12pm: Optional Session 2
  • 12pm – 1pm: Optional Session 3
  • 1pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
  • 1:30pm – 2pm: Welcome Talk
  • 2pm onwards: Course Sessions
  • 4pm Park and Ride recommences

During the lunch break, we’ll be providing lunch for you and your guests – including halal and vegetarian options. Or, if you fancy finding something for yourself, our Students’ Union run kitchen and bar – Atmosphere – is located in the same building and has a full menu of pizzas, burgers, salads, wraps and more.

Throughout the day we’ll take you from place to place depending on which sessions you’ve booked to attend, so don’t worry about needing to find your way around. We’ve included a map in the Applicant Visit Day guide, though, to help you get a feel for the campus. We’ll be based in University House for the morning sessions and we’ll then take you to your afternoon locations which will depend on your chosen course. We’ve put together a guide for Parents and Carers too.

Scroll down to find your Course Schedule to complete your day!

Your Course Schedule

Choose your course

Location and Parking


If you are attending any of the optional sessions in the morning, you'll need to visit University House - building number 11 on our campus map - for check-in and refreshments.

If you are coming only for the Welcome talk and afternoon course sessions starting at 1:30pm, please come straight to Mary Seacole Building, building number 14 on the campus map.

How to find us

The University is just 2km from Manchester city centre on the A6 and is well-served by Salford Crescent train station – located right on campus – and regular bus services both into and out of Manchester.

While we do have on-campus parking, we’d recommend you use public transport where possible as parking does become quite limited during term time. If you do choose to drive, be sure to read the Parking section below as we’ll be running a park-and-ride on the day.

More information on how to find the University.


We have multiple pay-by-app car parks on campus – any of which you’re welcome to use – but for our Applicant Visit Day visitors will be running a park-and-ride shuttle from our largest car park, Irwell Place car park (use post code M5 4WT).

We’d strongly recommend you use this as parking can become very limited on campus during teaching weeks. However, please ensure you arrive at least 20 minutes before your first session is scheduled to start to allow for transport to University House.

These shuttles will be starting at 8:45am and are running every 8-10 minutes throughout the morning, with the last one leaving Irwell Place car park at 1pm. If you are arriving after 1pm, we’d suggest you use our Mary Seacole car park (use post code M6 5ST).

You will need to pay for parking anywhere on campus. The parking app, PayByPhone, is used in all of our car parks and currently only Irwell Place and Allerton car parks have pay and display machines.

At the end of the day, the shuttles will restart at 4pm from our Frederick Road campus, returning to Irwell Place car park, and the final bus will leave at 5pm.