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Information for Clearing Offer Holders

Clearing Offers

Congratulations on securing a place at the University of Salford! We look forward to welcoming you to our campus very soon.

We recognise that for some people coming to University can be a daunting prospect, especially if you are coming to us through clearing. You may have to address your finances, accommodation and readiness for your course much more quickly than others. Please don’t worry, we pride ourselves on the support we offer to our students, whatever your circumstances, and we’re here with you every step of the way.

If you have questions about your offer specifically, please contact the Confirmation Team on 0300 555 5030 (choose option 2) or fill in our call back request form.

If you have any other questions regarding other aspects of starting at university, just askUS! Created in coordination with students, our dedicated askUS service is our one-stop shop for student support encompassing wellbeing, counselling, financial advice, disability support, accommodation, careers and enterprise, specialist and inclusive services, international and faith support.

Contact us on 0161 295 9000, and choose option 7 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, or drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk or fill in our call back request form.

Our askUS team can also help you with your Welcome, Registration and Induction into the University. Contact us on 0161 295 9000, and choose option 7 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk or fill in our call back request form.

If you’re eager to get going then have a look at our Welcome website too – it’s got everything you need to get started at Salford.

Join our Facebook group to find and chat with your new course mates, take part in live events and ask us any questions.

Follow us on Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram for the latest news from around campus.

Accommodation

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

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 £126 per week for Bronze rooms up to £148.50 per week for Diamond rooms.

John Lester/Eddie Colman 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 £87.50 per week for Bronze rooms and go up to £124 per week for Diamond specification.

You can book your accommodation directly with Campus Living Villages via their website. If you have any questions about our University Partner accommodation, please contact CLV on 0161 667 5010 or salford@clvuk.com.

You can book your accommodation directly with Campus Living Villages via their website. If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact CLV on 0161 667 5010 or salford@clvuk.com.

You will need:

  • Your Clearing Application ID number – this is a 6 digit unique number on your clearing offer email. If you cannot find this, please use your UCAS ID number as an alternative.
  • A refundable deposit of £200 and an initial payment of 2 weeks’ rent (costs depend on which room you have selected). You will then pay for the remaining accommodation balance in three instalments which are timed to coincide with your maintenance loan payments.

At this time of year our partner accommodation is very close to capacity and you may need to look elsewhere for accommodation, or alternatively this might be your preference. Please don’t panic about this, we have a number of students living in accommodation off campus. We recommend that you search for accommodation options using Manchester Student Homes who offer free house hunting advice and work only with fully accredited landlords.

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 you intend to drive and would like to get a car parking pass, students have the option to purchase an annual session from the online shop or to register with PayByPhone for daily or monthly parking. Our Estates website has more information available about parking for students.

Disabled students who are blue badge holders and require the use of a motor vehicle to enable them to travel to and from the University are exempt from any fee. You must display your blue badge clearly on your vehicle.

Please don’t worry, we’re here to help. Contact the Clearing Support Team for assistance with securing your accommodation on 0161 295 9000 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk or fill in our call back request form.

Finance

If you have already applied for these during the application process, it’s a really simple change to inform the Student Loans Company that you’re coming to Salford instead. Provided you haven’t registered at another university first you can log into the portal and just change the institution to the University of Salford. If you’re a part time applicant you will need to contact the relevant funding body directly, rather than using the portal.

If you haven’t yet applied for your tuition fee and maintenance loan you will need to do this quite swiftly to ensure your funding is in place before you start your studies. Both loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate. If you’re a student from outside the UK you can find a handy guide to applying for student finance on the Student Room.

When you complete registration here on campus in September 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.

Please don’t worry, we’re here to help. Contact the Clearing Support Team for assistance with sorting out your finance on 0161 295 9000 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk or fill in our call back request form.

Wellbeing, support and settling in

We’re here to help with your transition to university and help you feel at home as soon as possible. Our student support service askUS is here to help, and we’d recommend you join our 2018 student Facebook group to meet your classmates too.

If you’re a clearing applicant who needs support with a disability, mental health condition, or if you think you might need emotional support while you’re at university, have a look at our dedicated webpage for further information on getting support before you start.

It’s really important that if you need support, we know about it as soon as possible so we can help you during your studies.

We know that the transition to university can be a challenging one for many students, and as a clearing applicant, you might feel worried about coming to university. Please know that we’re here to support you during your transition to university – our best advice is to talk to us and we’ll help the best way we can. Please don’t be concerned about sharing how you’re feeling, we’re here to help, and we guarantee you won’t be the only one feeling that way.

You can also check out Student Minds, which is the UK’s student mental health charity. They’ve set up ‘Transitions’, which is a great resource for info and tips to help you through the process of moving and settling into university.

Our student bloggers have shared some of their thoughts on how they handled the move to university too:

How I made myself at home in a new city

How to battle homesickness

Our student blog, Made in Salford, is a great resource to have a browse through to both read and watch stories and updates from our current students about their life and experiences here at Salford.

Fuel your potential

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

Please don’t worry, we’re here to help. Contact the Clearing Support Team on 0161 295 9000 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk or fill in our call back request form.

Key dates and information sources

10 September onwards

You can move into accommodation at Peel Park Quarter or John Lester/Eddie Colman accommodation from Monday 10 September onwards and you’ll receive more information on this from CLV directly. You will need to book a time slot for this.

15 September

Welcome and registration activities start and will run through to the 23 September.

17 September

Your academic induction will take place the week beginning the 17 September. You’ll find the timetable for this on the Welcome website.

Monday 24 September

Teaching commences.

You can see an overview of the 2018/19 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 may be taught during this period.

Other information sources you might find useful

askUS

askUS is our dedicated student support service. Created in coordination with students, it's a one-stop shop for student support encompassing wellbeing, counselling, financial advice, disability support, accommodation, careers and enterprise, specialist and inclusive services, international and faith support.

Contact us on 0161 295 9000 to speak to our dedicated Clearing Support Team, or drop us an email on askUS-clearing@salford.ac.uk.

Check out the askUS website here.

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