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Campus highlights

You won't be spending every waking moment of your university life in lectures, labs and late-night study sessions; there's loads to do on campus during your free time.

Here are just a few highlights...


The Maker movement has found its home at the University of Salford, with our new Maker Space open to staff and students. Here you can try out a range of new technologies such as laser cutting, 3D printing and waterjet cutting with the help of our experts.

MediaCityUK at night

We are the only University to have a campus at MediaCityUK, the home of TV, digital and creative businesses in the north, including the BBA and ITV. It’s a lively, professional environment, with a wide range of restaurants, bras, shops and leisure facilities, which is expected to double in size in the coming years as the second phase of planned development is completed.

New Adelphi theatre

The theatre, located in the New Adelphi Building on our Peel Park campus, showcases work from established, internationally touring companies and from emerging artists. The programme aims to reflect the diversity of our performing arts courses, our film and media, creative writing, playwriting and scriptwriting courses and our art and design courses.

At its heart, our vision is committed to nurturing the emerging talents of our graduates, supporting the work of our postgraduates and fostering partnerships with regional, national and international artists.

Peel Park

Our main campus sits right next to Peel Park, which was the first public park in the United Kingdom funded entirely by the people’s subscription to officially open. Created in 1846, it was free to use and brought all Salford residents together. Currently undergoing a £1.6 million transformation, the park provides a beautiful green space to relax outside of lessons.

Salford Museum and Art Gallery was the UK’s ‘first free public library’, which opened in January 1850. The building was a mansion house known as Lark Hill, which had been built in the 1790s and has given its name to our famous Lark Hill Place; a Victorian street within the museum.

Today, Salford Museum and Art Gallery presents an exciting programme of permanent displays and changing contemporary exhibitions from its home adjacent to our Peel Building on Peel Park campus. We’d also recommend a visit to the gift shop, which showcases work from local artists and designers, and don’t forget to sample one of the cafes homemade cakes!

Atmosphere bar image

Once you register at the University of Salford, you’ll automatically become a member of our Student Union (SU). The SU is run by and for students, independently of the University, to help you love your life at Salford.

There are over 50 student-led societies covering all kinds of activities and causes – and if you can’t find one for your particular interest, the SU can support you to start your own!

The SU also runs Atmosphere bar and café, offering a place to relax with your friends after lectures with a great range of food and drink at affordable prices. The bar also hosts DJs, pub quiz and karaoke nights, sports screenings and other events.

Visit the Students' Union website here.


Team Salford unites all sports and physical activity at Salford, with the aim of making exercise accessible and fun for everyone. So whether you’re already playing in a team or have never even set foot in a gym, we can help you find the right sport for you.

Find out more about the SU Sports Clubs and activities here.

Our sports centre offers newly refurbished fitness and strength and condition rooms; a 25 metre swimming pool with spa and sauna; a multi-use sports hall, and a range of classes including yoga, Zumba and Pilates.

Our health club offers discounted massage treatments to help you recover after training sessions and relax after exam stress.

For more information, visit the sports centre website here.