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Our facilities

At the University of Salford, we have a long history of providing people with the tools they need to succeed.

We’ve invested heavily in our facilities in the last decade, to ensure you’re using industry-standard facilities and equipment during your studies, meaning you’ll graduate with a working knowledge of the practical concepts that you’ll be faced with day to day. We’ve got ambitious plans for the future too and our campus continues to evolve and grow. Here’s just a taster of facilities on campus…

anechoic

One of the most unique spaces within the University, our anechoic chamber, also known as the quietest place on Earth, is used by our acoustics students and for commercial testing.The room, located in our Newton Building, is used for testing items including microphones and musical equipment. Once you enter the chamber and the doors, it’s said you can hear your own blood circulating!

For more information, visit our website.

bodmer

Our £3 million 'megalab' - named after Sir Walter Bodmer, one of the proposers of the Human Genome Project which mapped three billion pairs of human DNA - is our world-class facility for the School of Environment and Life Sciences. The labs feature an AV system that allows lecturers to be linked audibly and visually through the series of interconnected labs, meaning you can see and hear them wherever you are.

Clifford Whitworth Library

Clifford Whitworth library is our main library, which has recently undergone a £6.2 million refurbishment to bring you 'the library in the park', inspired by the historic Peel Park which runs alongside the building. The library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering group study spaces, PCs, Macs and laptop loans. Our dedicated library support staff also offer a range study skills sessions.

For more information, visit the library website here.

energyhouse

Salford’s Energy House is the only full-scale, climate controlled building in Europe, designed to allow researchers to find ways of improving energy efficiencies in British homes. Inside the chamber, academics can recreate weather conditions including wind, rain and even snow!

For more information, visit our website.

Human Performance Lab

The Human Performance Lab is a state-of-the art teaching and research facility, used by students on our sport and exercise courses, as well as physiotherapy, podiatry and prosthetics and orthotics. It’s one of the best equipped labs of its kind in the country, containing an extensive range of biomechanical and physiological equipment. Here, you’ll assess your client’s fitness and performance needs, design exercise programmes and more. As it’s a professional, working lab, you’ll have the opportunity to work with clients at all levels, from recreational exercisers to elite athletes.

TV studios

MediaCityUK houses our journalism centre, which includes a TV studio, newsroom, radio studio and editing gallery. Here, our journalism students produce digital content across multiple channels, developing and honing their reporting and content production skills.

There’s also our digital performance lab - an experimental performance and lecture space, perfect for showcasing computer gaming, animation and dance and equipped with one of the largest HD screens in Europe.

In addition to two HD TV studios, one with five cameras and one with three cameras, we have a green screen area equipped with cameras that can turn the studio into a 3D digital environment. This allows us to achieve effects like those seen on weather reports and children’s television. These facilities are industry-standard, and are regularly used by the BBC and other media organisations.

There is a regular bus service that runs between our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses and MediaCityUK on which students can travel for free, simply by showing their University ID card.

New Adelphi foyer

New Adelphi is the home of arts and culture on campus, designed to inspire your imagination and spark your curiosity. If you study music, performance, art, design or architecture, you’ll hone your skills in state-of-the-art facilities that mirror those used by professionals in the industry. 

The theatre is equipped with the latest lighting, PA equipment and high-powered projection, seating for up to 350 people, and can be adapted to different configurations to suit each individual event.

Our professional-quality screen acting studios allow you to film in front of high definition cameras, while the voice acting studio will give you the chance to master a variety of vocal performances used in radio or video game production.

New Adelphi theatre

Music students have access to six professional recording studios, built using specialist room-within-room construction methods and housing recording booths, Yamaha pianos, drum kits from DW and Gretsch and amplification by Ampeg, Fender and Vox. The adjoining control rooms are extensively equipped with hardware audio processors from Bricasti, Neve and Warm Audio and feature the first six new ‘Heritage Edition’ recording consoles in the country, manufactured by Audient. Primary monitoring is provided by ATC and PMC loudspeakers.

Budding photographers can experiment with new techniques in our professional photography studios, which feature lighting equipment, a dark room and the latest cameras and accessories. You can show off your best work to all those who visit New Adelphi in the foyer gallery.

Artists and designers have their own dedicated workshops, ranging from traditional model making tools to 3D printers and laser cutters. The printing lab contains specialist equipment from screen printers and lithotables to etching presses and felt looms.

For architecture students, our carefully designed open plan studio space provides you with an inspiring environment to develop your ideas, work collaboratively and share best practice.

Visit our website here.

Simulation suite

When you train to become a nurse, midwife or allied health professional at Salford, you’ll face real-life scenarios in the safe and supportive environment of our Simulation Suite, housed in the Mary Seacole Building. We were the first higher education institution to gain accreditation for the suite as a centre of teaching excellence by the North West Simulation Education Network. Set up just like a hospital ward, the suite is equipped with human patient simulators, including two adults, a newborn baby, a child and a birthing mum, all of which can breath, speak and have a heartbeat! The VR space can also recreate a variety of settings, from the back of an ambulance to a snowstorm.