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22 February 2020

Applicant Visit Day - Saturday 22 February 2020 9.30am-4pm

"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.

During the day, all our courses will have one course session, either in the morning or the afternoon. Choose your course below to see when yours is taking place as well as where you need to check in, where to park and view the schedule for your specific session. When you arrive and check in, we’ll provide you with a full visitor’s guide for the day – which you can also download alongside your course schedule - but the overview below will give you a good idea of what will be happening and allow you to plan your day in order to make the most of your visit.

We'll have plenty of Student Ambassadors, staff and signs throughout campus to help you find your way around but you may also want to have a look at our campus map to familiarise yourself before you visit. (Most of our campus - and even the inside of a few of our buildings - is also on Google Street View if you prefer to have a more interactive look around!)

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

Schedule of the day

Scheduled activities taking place at set times


Check in opens

There will be check in points on Peel Park campus and at Frederick Road campus

9.45am and

Life at Salford Talk

The Life at Salford talks will be held at:

  • Peel Park Campus – Maxwell Hall (9.45am only)
  • Peel Park Campus – New Adelphi Theatre (1.15pm only)
  • Frederick Road Campus – Mary Seacole Building


Morning course sessions

Select your course below to see whether your course is morning or afternoon, along with which campus you’ll be based on and where you’ll need to check in when you arrive.

11am and

Parents and supporters Q&A session

For any parents and supporters who would prefer not to attend subject sessions, or for subject sessions where parents cannot attend, we’ll be holding Q&A sessions – ask us anything about finance, accommodation, the application process and student support.

11.30am and 2.30pm

Finance & Student Support Talk

These talks cover fees, funding and all things finance as well as the various support services we have in place for our students.


Mature learners’ drop-in

Returning to study after a break? Come along to our mature learners’ drop-in to chat with the recruitment team and some of our current students who’ll share their experiences and answer any questions you might have.


Afternoon course sessions

Select your course below to see whether your course is morning or afternoon, along with which campus you’ll be based on and where you’ll need to check in when you arrive.

Drop-in activities taking place throughout the day

11am onwards

Campus tours

Take a 30-minute, student-led tour around either our Peel Park or Frederick Road campuses.

12pm onwards

University of Salford Students' Union drop in

Love your time at Salford - get involved! Discover the many ways to join in; from Student Reps, campaigns, sport, activity groups, socials and events - the Union is here to help you settle in and make the most of your free time.

All day

Accommodation drop in – Peel Park Quarter

Our accommodation at Peel Park Quarter is open all day to drop in and have a look round. We have a coach running all day; bus stop locations will be confirmed on the day.

10am onwards

Accommodation drop in – John Lester & Eddie Colman Courts

John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts are also open all day for you to drop in and have a look at the accommodation there. We have a coach running all day; bus stop locations will be confirmed on the day.

All day

askUS drop in

Throughout the day our askUS student advisers will be available for you to ask any questions about student support, finance, disability, wellbeing careers and employability.

All day

Disability and wellbeing one to one drop-in

The Disability and Learner Support team is here to help students with disabilities, mental health needs, medical conditions and specific learning difficulties. The team will be on hand to answer your questions about the support available here at Salford.

All day


If you have any questions about your application or anything else we haven’t yet answered, please visit any of the check in desks and one of the team will be able to assist.

Parents, Carers and Supporters

We’ve also put together a general guide for Parents, Carers and Supporters to help them in their vital role of supporting you through the application and decision-making process. Please consider sharing with them if you think they would find it helpful.

When, What & Where

Select your course from the below list to find out more about when to arrive, what’s happening on the day and where you need to be.

Travel Award

We want you to be able to make an informed decision when you’re choosing where to study and know that the best way to do that is to get out and visit. The financial cost of doing that can add up quickly, though, so to help offset your visit to us, we’d like to reimburse you for some of your travel expenses.

If you live in Greater Manchester, we'll contribute £15 to the cost of your visit; for anyone coming from further afield, we'll contribute £40.

For more details – including how to make your claim after the Applicant Visit Day – have a look at our Travel Award leaflet.


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.

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.