Skip to main content

Applicant Visit Day

Schedule and Information - Wednesday 20 March 2019

"Ask a lot of questions..."

"Staff and student ambassadors were very accommodating and went into a lot of detail in explaining the courses. They also allowed you to ask a lot of questions."

Feedback from Applicant Visit Day visitor

Your Applicant Visit Day is almost here! We’re looking forward to seeing you.

We’ve put this page together to give you a bit more information about the day but if you feel like we’ve missed anything, feel free to get in touch on 0161 295 4545, or @salforduni.

**ON CAMPUS TODAY - We also have our annual Varsity competition with the University of Chester taking place today, so campus will be buzzing with athletes and spectators. It's a great opportunity for you to see one of our largest student events of the year but please consider allowing a bit of extra travel time; especially if you're coming by car as the car parks will be in high demand.**

What’s happening

The overall schedule for the day is included below and you can download a copy too. Any optional sessions you’ve booked onto in the morning are confirmed in your booking confirmation email but we’ll send them again prior to your visit. 

  • 9:15am: Check-in starts at University House
  • 10am – 10:45am: Optional Session 1
  • 10:45am – 11:30am: Optional Session 2
  • 11:30am – 12:15pm: Optional Session 3
  • 12:15pm – 1pm: Lunch
  • 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Life at Salford talk
  • 1:45pm onwards: Course Sessions - Select your course below to see details. We'll take you from the Life at Salford talk to wherever your session is taking place and, don't worry, it won't start until everyone gets there.

We'll be based in University House (building 11 on the campus map) for the morning sessions and then, throughout the day, we'll take you to each of the optional activities and then your afternoon course sessions. Once you've found us, you shouldn't need to make your own way around campus but we will have our Student Ambassadors around in red tops if you need directing or have any questions about life as a Salford student.

Scroll down to find your course schedule to complete your day!


During the lunch break, we’ll be providing lunch for you and your guests – including vegetarian and halal options. 

Parents, Carers, and Supporters

We’ve also put together a general guide for Parents, Carers and Supporters to help you in your vital role of supporting your applicant through the application and decision-making process.

Course Schedule

Choose your course

Location and How to find us


Throughout the day we’ll take you from place to place depending on which sessions you’ve booked to attend, so don’t worry about needing to find your way around. We’ve included a map in the guide you’ll receive when you check-in and at the below link, though, to help you  get a feel for the campus.

If you are attending any of the optional sessions in the morning, you'll need to visit University House on our Peel Park campus - building number 11 on our campus map – where you can check-in and grab a drink before we split you off into these sessions.

If you are coming only for the Life at Salford talk and the afternoon course sessions starting at 1:15pm, this will take place in Chapman Building, building number 10 on the campus map.  

The afternoon course sessions will be taking place in several buildings on both our MediaCityUK and Peel Park campuses depending on which course you have applied for. We recommend that you attend the Life at Salford talk first as we will take you from there to wherever your course session is taking place. However, if you prefer not to attend this talk, please ensure you arrive at Chapman Building no later than 1:30pm or you may be unable to join your session.

How to find us

The University is just 2km from Manchester city centre on the A6 and is well-served by Salford Crescent train station – located right on campus, a 5-minute walk from where we'll be based throughout the morning and afternoon – and regular bus services both into and out of Manchester which stop right on campus.

While we do have on-campus parking, during term time the car parks are very busy so we'd strongly recommend that you make use of public transport where possible for this event as parking will be extremely limited.

More information on how to find the University:

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.

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 see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer to find the best journey for you.


This is quite a popular event and we expect our car parks to be very busy on the day. We would always encourage you to make use of public transportation wherever possible but even more so for this event.

However, if you do choose to drive, we have set aside places in the Old Police Station car park next to our Irwell Place car park for you to use free of charge for your visit today. Find it on our campus map or use the postcode M5 4WT. You will need to show the QR code on your booking confirmation email to use these spaces, so please ensure you have it either on your phone or printed when you arrive. Spaces are limited, though, so once they’re full, you’ll be redirected to one of our other car parks where you will need to pay to park.

You are welcome to use any of our other car parks on the day; however, you will need to pay to use these. The only free parking today will be in the designated section of the Old Police Station car park..

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.

Getting to MediaCityUK is easy, whether you’re travelling by car or public transport.

  • Tram
    • Trams run every six minutes in both directions between Manchester Piccadilly and MediaCityUK.
    • It takes approximately 30 minutes to travel between MediaCityUK and Manchester Piccadilly by tram.
  • Bus
    • The CityConnect number 50 bus, operated by Stagecoach, runs every 10-15 minutes from Manchester city centre to MediaCityUK between 7:00 – 23:00 Monday to Friday and 8:00 – 18:00 at the weekend. To plan your journey, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.
    • The X50 runs every 15 minutes from Manchester city centre to the Trafford Centre via Salford Quays. MediaCityUK is just a few minutes’ walk from the Imperial War Museum stop on Trafford Wharf Road. See the Stagecoach website for timetables.
  • Car
    • A new link road with the M602 motorway gives drivers the option to approach MediaCityUK from either end of Broadway. The M602 provides onward linkages to major routes leading in all directions.
    • We don’t have any parking at MediaCityUK, but the area is well served by public car parks. Use postcode M50 2HE to find the nearest one to our building.