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Accommodation

Accommodation

One of the most important decisions to make about your life as a student is where you are going to live. Whether you’re thinking of staying in University accredited accommodation, living off campus or commuting from home, it’s important to consider your options.

You have two options if you would like to stay in University accredited accommodation, both of which are managed by our accommodation partners, Campus Living Villages. You can choose Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts. Each of these options offers a wide variety of rooms and flat sizes and are located on, or within a short walk of Peel Park campus.

John Lester and Eddie Colman courts are ideally located if you are studying nursing, healthcare, or any courses based at MediaCityUK. Each self-contained flat includes a shared kitchen and bathroom, and is designed to accommodate two to four people. Facilities include: a games room with pool table; multiple social areas; a large courtyard with a half basketball court; a free on-site gym; a communal kitchen; a library; and a free gated car park. All-inclusive rates start from £88 per week for contracts starting from September 2017.

Peel Park Quarter is our newest on-campus accommodation hosting 1,367 private, en-suite bedrooms and offers luxury student living at an affordable cost. Flats vary in size, housing between four and ten people. Each flat includes a shared kitchen and lounge, and has a range of room sizes to choose from. Facilities include: a games room; multiple social areas; a cinema room; a communal kitchen; a study space; and a free on-site gym. Underground car parking is available at an additional cost. All-inclusive rates start from £121.50 per week for contracts starting from September 2017.

As a resident of John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts or Peel Park Quarter you will be able to take full advantage of Salford Student Village’s ‘village life’ event calendar as well as have the opportunity to travel the world with their ‘Go Explore’ programme – both of which are exclusive and free for all who live in either accommodation.

For more information, to book your room and to see the current all-inclusive rates please see the Salford Student Village website.

Our accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages (CLV), want to make moving into University accommodation as easy and comfortable for you as possible, so they have a higher allocation of flats for first year students. However, this does not guarantee you a room, so we suggest booking your accommodation early to avoid disappointment. If you do not achieve the grades you were hoping for, or cannot obtain a visa and can no longer attend the University of Salford, just let CLV know in writing within seven days of receiving your results or visa decision, and you will get a full refund of any payments you have made to secure a room.

Applications for accommodation are now open! All bookings should be made online via CLV’s website. Once on the site, you will need to follow this easy step-by-step process:

  • Register
  • Pick the contract length that suits your course
  • Choose your room
  • Sign your license agreement
  • Make the required payments to secure your booking

The latest date you can apply for accommodation is 1 September 2017.

If you have any specific requirements for your accommodation (be they medical, religious or single sex preferences), all you need to do is let CLV know and they will do their best to cater to your needs.

If you have a disability or need specific access requirements at your accommodation site, you can choose accessible flats at both John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, and Peel Park Quarter. If you contact CLV, they will give you more information about the best room for your needs.  

If selecting a suitable room presents additional costs to you, please contact your local council to find out what financial support may be available.

Greater Manchester has one of the largest student populations in Europe and offers a variety of accommodation at different price points. The housing market gets very busy in September and October so we recommend looking for somewhere to live and securing your accommodation early. We also advise that you don’t sign a contract or pay any money until you have visited the property.

If you’re only able to look for somewhere to live just before the academic year begins, try to allow some time before your course starts and book a hotel or hostel to stay in while you are viewing properties. You can access a list of nearby hotels and hostels, here.

An organisation called Manchester Student Homes can help you find safe, secure and legal student housing. All of the landlords listed with Manchester Student Homes are accredited, and the service can also help you with free, independent housing advice.

If you are thinking of commuting to university from home, our campus is easily accessible no matter how you are travelling. We are located a mile and a half away from Manchester city centre on a major bus route with services running every few minutes. Salford Crescent train station is situated at the heart of Peel Park campus, and we also have car-parking facilities.

Students based at MediaCityUK can catch the 50 bus for free from Peel Park campus. There is also a regular tram service running from Manchester Piccadilly to MediaCityUK.

If you’d like to get more information about student accommodation, you can speak to Campus Living Villages, who provide our onsite accommodation. You can contact them on salford@clvuk.com. Alternatively, you can call +44 (0)161 669 5750 if you’d like more information about John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, and +44 (0)161 667 5010 for details about Peel Park Quarter.