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Your Questions Answered

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED - 7 OCTOBER OPEN DAY

Thanks for coming to our Open Day on Saturday, we hope you enjoyed the day! Below you’ll find some of the presentations which were delivered on the day – our Welcome Talk and information about support, fees & funding. You’ll also find answers to the FAQs which were asked during the welcome presentations. They’re quite an interesting set of questions and if you have any more, you can drop us a line on enquiries@salford.ac.uk, phone us on 0161 295 4545 or tweet us at @SalfordUni.

You can find some of the videos played during the Welcome Talk on our vimeo page as well as many others highlighting our students, our staff, our alumni and more.

Presentations

FAQs

Entry requirements are listed individually on each course page. You can find these on our website here. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 0161 295 4545 and we will be more than happy to assist you.

Manchester has such a range of nightlife that there really is something for everyone. Depending on what you’re after, you can find yourself in Factory, Venue, Fifth, 42s or one of the many places on Deansgate Locks! Depending who you ask, you’ll get a different recommendation for the best night out in town!

You can also take a look on Visit Manchester to see the places they suggest.

The University is situated just 2km from Manchester city centre - so close that you can walk in about 15-20 minutes.

Salford Crescent station is located on our campus between Peel Park and Frederick Road. Direct services run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness.

There are also many bus services running through campus and the number 50 bus runs through our main campus and continues on to our MediaCityUK campus.

Manchester is a big city and, like all cities, it has its challenges. That being said, it’s home to the largest student population in Europe and the vast majority of students enjoy living here safely. At Salford we are committed to providing a proactive security service that ensures our campus and surrounding community is a safe place in which to study, live and work. Our security team is award-winning, and we pride ourselves on our students being able to study and socialise in a safe environment.

It is true that Neil is only 50! Neil joined the University of Salford in March 2017 as Dean of Students. You can find out more about Neil, his role as Dean of Students and his history with higher education.

For those of you who attended a welcome talk at our Peel Park campus, these were delivered by Professor Sam Grogan. Sam joined the University of Salford as Dean of Students in May 2014 and then moved into the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Experience in September 2016. Find out more about Sam and his role in supporting our students.

The Nursing Simulation Suites are based on the second floor in the Mary Seacole building, Frederick Road Campus. You can walk between Peel Park and Frederick Road campus in 5-10 minutes.

Alongside the Simulation Suites, the University does also have other hidden gems that make life here exciting! Hopefully, during your visit you were able to check out the Anechoic Chamber or the Octave.

Of course! Our gym is open to all students and staff. You have the option of two different types of membership;

  • ‘All in’ membership = 'all inclusive' allows members to gain access to the five newly refurbished fitness suites, the swimming pool area (including sauna and spa), all the fitness classes and squash court hire.
  • ‘Choice’ membership = members get the choice of one of the following  - the five fitness suites, swimming pool area(including sauna and spa), all the fitness classes or squash court hire.

You then have the option of 2 payment methods: annual or monthly direct debit.

You can find more information about the Sports Centre and gym at www.sport.salford.ac.uk.

The University does have a personal tutoring policy which sets out the respective responsibilities of the Student, the Personal Tutor and the School. The basis of this policy is that each student shall have personal tutor support to provide general guidance on both academic and non-academic issues and problems and to suggest other sources of help.

Our askUS team are also on hand to provide a range of support to our students. This includes: assistance with finances, wellbeing & counselling, visas & immigration, disability & learner support, careers, diversity & faith and academic support.

Our accommodation is managed by our partners, Campus Living Villages. Full information on options and pricing can be found on their website.

For our Peel Park Quarter accommodation, the prices are;

Room Type

42 week contract

51 week contract

Bronze - en-suite room with a small double bed

£121.50

£121.50

Silver - en-suite room with great views

£125.50

£125.50

Gold - en-suite room with armchair

£135.00

£135.00

Accessible - wheelchair accessible en-suite

£143.00

£143.00

Platinum - large en-suite room with armchairs

£143.00

£143.00

Diamond - spacious en-suite room with a sofa

£143.00

£143.00

Along with your room and flat, these prices include: amenities (including water, electricity and Wi-Fi), access to social lounges, access to cinema room, gym use, bike storage, access to laundry room, multi-faith room 24-hour security, parcel service and contents insurance.

For our John Lester & Eddie Colman accommodation, the prices are;

Room Type

42 week contract

51 week contract

Bronze - room with a single bed in a 3 or 4 bed flat

£91.00

£88.00

Silver - enhanced room with a single bed in a 3 or 4 bed flat

£99.00

£95.00

Silver + lounge - enhanced room with a single bed in a 3 bed flat with inclusion of lounge

£102.00

£100.50

Gold - highest spec single room, fully modernised, premium bed in a 3 or 4 bed flat

£105.00

£101.00

Platinum - highest spec single room, fully modernised, small double bed in a 3 or 4 bed flat

£110.00

£106.00

Diamond - highest spec & largest room, fully modernised, double bed in a 2 bed flat

£119.00

£115.00

Along with your room and flat, these prices include: amenities (including water, electricity and Wi-Fi), access to social lounges, access to laundry rooms, BBQ area, basketball court, cycle storage, library, security & CCTV, gym use and free parking.

For full time undergraduate courses, applications are made through www.ucas.com.

For part time undergraduate courses, applications are made directly to the University and you can find information about this here.

The deadline for applications is the 15 January 2018.

We certainly do! In December, we will be having a Christmas Social Event for applicants. This is an opportunity to come and visit the University in a relaxed environment and find out more about life at Salford and Manchester. This event isn’t based around academic sessions and is purely an opportunity to get a taste of what we have to offer. Invites will be sent out to applicants during November.

We will also be having Applicant Visit Days between February and April 2018 for offer holders. If you have a conditional or unconditional offer for one of our courses, you’ll be invited to attend one of these events shortly after your offer has been made. The Applicant Visit Days will give you the chance to explore our campus and facilities, tour our accommodation, and get a more detailed insight about the course or subject area that interests you.

No, please don’t worry! Parking on our main campus is free on our Open Days.

You can find out more about car parking charges at the University on our website. Most students who need parking facilities tend to buy a monthly pass as it offers greater flexibility for vacation periods and will save you some money.

An SME is a phrase coined to describe a small or medium-sized enterprise/business. SMEs are said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors. We connect with a large number of SMEs to provide our students with work placement opportunities, internships and live briefs.