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Applicant Visit Day

Schedule and Information - Saturday 23 February 2019 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.

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, enquiries@salford.ac.uk or @salforduni.

What’s happening

Select your course below to see 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 but the information 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!

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.

Schedule of the day

TimeActivityDescription
9amCheck in opens

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

9.45amWelcome talk

The Welcome talks will be held at:

  • Peel Park Campus – Maxwell Hall
  • Peel Park Campus – Chapman Square (for courses in Wildlife and Biology, Biomedicine, Chemical Sciences and Geography and Environmental Management only)
  • Frederick Road Campus – Mary Seacole Building
10.30amSubject sessions

Subject sessions will begin at 10.30am and are designed to give you an in-depth taste of your chosen course. Select your course below to see which campus you’ll be based on and where you’ll need to check in when you arrive. You’ll find a full programme of activity for your course in the Applicant Visit Day Guide folder you’ll receive upon arrival. For the most part parents and supporters are welcome to attend along with applicants, but in some of the more practical courses such as performance-based courses, parents cannot attend. Please see below for options.

11amParents 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 a Q&A session on Peel Park campus – ask us anything about finance, accommodation, the application process and student support.

1.30pm and 2.30pmFinance & Student Support Talk

Peel Park Campus

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

2.30pmDisability and Learner Support - How is it different in higher education?Peel Park Campus

Hear from our Disability and Learner Support team about how they can work with you to ensure you get the best support available to you. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions or go visit them in New Adelphi building for a one to one chat.
11am onwardsCampus tours

Campus tours are available from 11am onwards on both campuses. Campus tours last around 30 minutes and are delivered by our Student Ambassadors.

12pm onwardsUniversity of Salford Students' Union drop inPeel Park Campus

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 dayAccommodation 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 onwardsAccommodation 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 dayaskUS drop in

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

All dayDisability one to one drop-inThe 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 dayQ&A

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.

Your Course Schedule, How to Find Us and Where To Go

To see where you can park, check in and the details of what you’ll be doing in your course session, choose your course from the drop-down below:

Choose your course

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Campus Info

Travel Info

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

Parking

While we’d encourage you to take public transportation where possible, if you do choose to drive, we have multiple pay-by-app car parks on campus – listed below – any of which are free to use for your visit today. Please note that the Museum & Art Gallery car park is not owned by the university so is not free today.

Car Park

Number of Spaces

Use Postcode

Irwell Place

515

M5 4WT

Delaney (student accommodation)

115

M5 4RB

Lowry (student accommodation)

204

M5 4NJ

Mary Seacole

198

M6 5ST

Allerton

351

M6 6PU

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.