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Undergraduate Mini Open Day November 2018


We're looking forward to seeing you soon for your Mini Open Day experience. There's plenty to see and do on the day, and we wanted to make sure you know what’s happening and where you’re going. For visitors to our MediaCityUK campus (as indicated in your reminder email) you’ll find specific information for you at the bottom of the page.

Three simple steps will make sure you’re Mini Open Day ready:


Read the Mini Open Day Guide to find out what’s happening;


Plan your journey so you know how to find us;


Think about the questions you’d like to ask when you get here. We like a challenge!

Welcome to University of Salford

We'll have Mini Open Day Guides ready for you to collect when you arrive, but in the meantime you can download a version before you arrive. You can use our campus map to help you orientate yourself before you get here. You can find the check-in point in the middle of campus on the map, and check-in will open at 1.30pm.

The following courses will take place at our MediaCityUK campus; for all other courses you will be based on our Peel Park campus. See below for further information for MediaCityUK visitors.

MediaCityUK courses: Animation; Digital Media; Film Studies; Film Production; Games Design and Production; Journalism (all branches); Media Technology; Post Production and VFX; TV and Radio.

Plan your visit

Download the Mini Open Day Guide before you arrive to find out what’s happening and plan how you want to spend your afternoon. Activities start at 2pm and our check-in will start at 1.30pm. Have a look at the map inside the guide to find the check-in point in the middle of Peel Park campus. The check-in for MediaCityUK visitors will be at our campus there, and we recommend you make your way there directly.

What's happening on the day

The Mini Open Day will be based primarily on our Peel Park Campus and will run from 2pm to 5pm on Wednesday 21 November. Tours of our campus and accommodation will be happening throughout the event and we’ll have information stands on student support and finance; accommodation; Sport at Salford and our Students’ Union.

Our academic staff will be available for the course drop in between 3pm-5pm and in some cases will be offering course talks. Alongside this you'll have the chance to:

  • Attend a Welcome and Information Talk and hear what makes Salford special;
  • Take a campus tour with our student ambassadors;
  • Visit our accommodation sites for a tour;  
  • Find out more about finance and student support at Salford;  
  • Ask about support for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health condition. We’re here to help;  
  • Talk to us! Ask any questions you might have about Salford, applications, UCAS, interviews… we like a challenge!  
  • Get a feel for the place, see whether you think it’s the right place for you

For the following courses, the Mini Open Day will primarily take place at our MediaCityUK campus:

  • Animation
  • Digital Media
  • Film Studies
  • Film Production
  • Games Design and Production
  • Journalism (all branches)
  • Media Technology
  • Post Production and VFX
  • TV and Radio

Your welcome talk will take place at MediaCityUK as well as your academic drop in session and in some cases, subject talks will be running too. We’ll be offering campus tours and you’ll have the chance to speak to our askUS team about student support and finance too. Accommodation tours will be available by coach and if you’d like to attend a student support and finance talk, these are offered on our Peel Park campus which is also accessed via the shuttle bus link. You’ll see a dedicated page in the guide for MediaCityUK visitors which explains this in more detail.

See more information below about how to find our MediaCityUK campus.

Finding US

Our Mini Open Day Guide will tell you where your sessions are taking place and our campus map will help you find your way around. We’d encourage you to make use of public transport where possible as the event is taking place on a teaching day and our car parks will be busy. The University is located just 2km from Manchester city centre and we have great transport links, regardless of whether you’re travelling from across Greater Manchester, across the UK or from further afield.

Salford Crescent train station is located in the middle of our campus, between our Peel Park and Frederick Road sites, making us very easy to get to by rail. Trains from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria run through the station regularly, as well as from Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield. The station is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles. 

When you exit the train station, turn left for Peel Park campus, and walk down the hill on University Road towards the large glass building, which is our New Adelphi Building. You'll see the check-in gazebos through the New Adelphi gateway.

The Crescent/A6 runs alongside our campus and is a major bus route into and out of Manchester city centre. There are several stops for our campus, so to find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.

We have several pay and display car parks on campus and you can also use the PayByPhone app (code 59323 covers all car parks on campus – the maximum cost is £4 for the whole day).

If you're coming by car, we'd suggest you park in Irwell Place car park (postcode: M5 4WT) which is the largest on-campus car park. Please note that it is a teaching day and the campus and car parks will be busy. Here’s a list of our car parks and their postcodes to help you. If you’re attending one of our courses at MediaCityUK, please see the MediaCityUK section below.

  • Irwell Place (415 spaces) - use postcode M5 4WT  
  • Lowry accommodation (204 spaces) - use postcode M5 4RB  
  • Delaney accommodation (115 spaces) - use postcode M5 4RB  
  • Allerton (351 spaces) - use postcode M6 6PU  
  • Mary Seacole (198 spaces) - use postcode M6 5ST  
  • Farmer Norton (400 spaces) - use postcode M3 6EQ  

*Please note that the car park in front of Salford Museum & Art Gallery does not belong to the University, so is subject to parking charges on the day.*

If you feel like stretching your legs and want to get a feel for the area, we’re a pretty easy 15 minute walk from Manchester city centre. From the Arndale Centre, head across the River Irwell to Chapel Street and take a left…that will bring you past Salford Central train station (on your left), Salford Cathedral (a bit further up on your right) and, about half a mile later, right to our doorstep.

Manchester International Airport is 10 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses also link the airport and Manchester city centre. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.

For our MediaCityUK visitors we’d encourage you to head straight there and check-in when you arrive at our campus.

The University doesn’t have any parking at MediaCityUK but it is well served by public car parks – please use postcode M50 2HE for your sat nav. There are a number of bus routes which link into MediaCity and the tram runs there regularly from Manchester Piccadilly.

To get to main campus to see the accommodation or attend a finance and student support talk, we will be running regular shuttles buses.


This Mini Open Day is focused on prospective students who are looking to start their studies in September 2019. If you have already made an application to study with us in 2019, we will be running Applicant Visit Days between February and April and invites will be sent to all offer-holders in the New Year. You’re still welcome to attend the Mini Open Day if you wish, but it will be focused primarily on prospective students who have not yet made an application.

Of course! Choosing a university is a big decision, so we’d absolutely encourage you to bring anyone along who might support you with it.

You can let us know about your access requirements when you book onto our Mini Open Day. We’ll then work with you to do everything we can to support your visit. Below is some general accessibility information that you may find useful.

Access to buildings & routes around campus

We have worked closely with DisabledGo (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK) to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities.

This work has provided detailed information about our access, and you can find their assessment of our campus and facilities here.

Accessible car parking

We have accessible car parking spaces across campus.

Deaf alerter

All University building are equipped with a Deaf Alerter radio-based fire alarm warning and public address messaging system.

Salford Crescent train station

Salford Crescent train station is on campus, but is not part of the University. Access is by steps or lift.

Further information

For further information regarding disabled access please see the University's information on DisabledGo or contact us on

Please contact Disability & Learner Support for study related support.

If you have any questions about our Mini Open Day, then please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. You can email us on or call 0161 295 4545 (lines are open Monday through Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 10am – 4pm).

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