All about your offer
If you have received an offer from the University you may be wondering what you need to do next. We've put together some useful information about accepting your offer and what to do next, and a joining checklist to show you key deadlines and what you need to do in the months and weeks before you start.
Applicant Open Days
We hold specific events for applicants and offer holders. These events will give you the opportunity to attend taster sessions and workshops to give you a flavour of what it’s really like to study here.
Once you have applied and/or received your offer we will send you further information about our applicant events. You can also find information about applicant events on our visit us pages .
Receiving your offer
If you have submitted your UCAS application by the 15 January 2012 deadline, you should have received your offer by the end of March 2013. However, offers for very popular programmes, or those where interviews are required may not be made until May 2013. Keep checking UCAS Track and if you still haven't heard anything by early May 2013 please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two types of offer:
• Unconditional – which means that you have already satisfied all the requirements for entry and we accept you as a student
• Conditional – which means there are some outstanding conditions you need to meet before we can accept you as a student. The conditions associated with your offer will be made clear in your letter on UCAS Track
Responding to your offer
Once you have received decisions from the universities or colleges you've applied to, and provided you have at least one offer, UCAS will contact you, asking you to look at 'Replying to Offers' on UCAS Track. This will list the decisions and the date you must respond to them. You must respond by the deadline you are given, otherwise your offers may be withdrawn.
You respond to your offers using UCAS Track. Your first choice of university should be a firm acceptance and your insurance acceptance is usually the offer you will take up if you don't achieve the grades for your first choice.
If you change your mind after you accept an offer, you should contact UCAS for advice.
When you have firmly accepted your offer from the University of Salford, you can apply for student finance and accommodation.
Applying for student finance
You can apply for student finance from 14 February 2013. Try to apply as early as you can – it can take a long time for Student Finance England to process all the applications and you don't want to start university with no money. Go to the Student Finance web pages at www.direct.gov.uk for full details and how to apply.
If you have applied for a healthcare or social work course you may receive support from the NHS. Healthcare students can receive a bursary for living costs and will have their fees paid by the NHS. Social work students receive a bursary for living costs and can apply for a student finance tuition fee loan. For more information on how to apply please visit the NHS student grant website.
Applying for accommodation
You can apply for student accommodation from May 2013. We will contact you to let you know we have started taking applications. You must apply online by 1 September 2013. As soon as you have met the conditions of your offer, we will be in touch with details of the accommodation that has been reserved for you. For more information on our accommodation, please visit out
Meet the conditions of your offer
The University will receive most exam results from UCAS – but there are some which you may have to send in yourself. Check the UCAS website for a full list. Once we have your exam results, and providing you have met all the requirements we set out, you will be sent an official email confirming your place at the University of Salford, together with your Get Ready guide. This contains all of your joining information, including where to go and what to do in your first few days as a student at Salford. Joining information will also be available on the Get Ready website.
Please note that you must meet all the conditions of your offer by 31 August 2013, otherwise we may not be able to hold your place open.
What happens next?
If you are joining the University in September 2013 don’t forget to take a look at our joining checklist.