During the application window we send a number of different communications out to our offer-holders. Some of these are general information, hints and tips, some will relate to their offer and some are practical communications which need the applicant’s action.
When communicating with the University during the application phase, it makes things a lot easier for us if an applicant identifies themselves using their full name, course of application, UCAS Personal ID number and date of birth. The curse of modern technology is that we often get very brief emails ‘sent from my iPhone’ providing very limited information which means it takes us longer to respond. We will always verify an applicant’s identity before responding to an enquiry about the status of an application.
All applicants are issued with a student ID number on application to the University – this is an eight digit unique identifier and it starts with an ‘@’ sign. You will find this on the initial ‘thanks for your application’ email and then it is used as a footer on every communication we send. This number is needed for accommodation applications and we’d encourage all applicants to keep this number handy when contacting the University. This student ID number will stay with the student throughout their time at Salford so they’ll memorise it soon enough! Before we get to results day, we strongly advise all our applicants to check their contact information on UCAS and make sure it is up to date.
Often applicants will use a school or college email address at the point of application but then find it is no longer accessible when they’ve finished college. We’d also recommend adding our email address to any ‘safe senders’ list on email accounts to avoid anything going into junk emails. Most of our emails come from firstname.lastname@example.org and registration communications will come from email@example.com
When your child applies to university, we are unable to provide any information about their application to you as their parent, carer or supporter, without the express permission of the applicant. This is in keeping with the terms of the Data Protection Act 2018 and all universities operate in the same way. We appreciate that this can be quite a challenging transition, and if your son or daughter would like you to discuss their application with us, they will need to provide consent to us on firstname.lastname@example.org