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Online Applicant Event Saturday 25 April 2020 9am-5pm

"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

Our online Applicant Event includes a range of different sessions aimed at providing you with the information, advice and guidance you need to make the right decision for you about your higher education experience. 

This webpage is your hub for the event, all sessions are available here and you will move back and forth between the sessions and this page during the event. You'll find more information on this in the FAQs section below. If you need any support or have any questions, the team will be on hand throughout the day to chat. 

Please note for the best experience, we'd strongly recommend that you access all sessions using Google Chrome on a laptop or desktop computer. Other browsers and devices will work but Blackboard Collaborate works best on Chrome.

The sessions on offer include a Life at Salford talk and a subject session which will contain course information, a taster lecture as well as an opportunity to chat with academics and students from your chosen course. There will also be presentations on student finance and support as well as accommodation on offer and you will have the chance to ask our tutors, students and recruitment support team any questions you may have.

If you have any questions in the meantime please feel free to contact us by emailing, use live chat on the right hand side of this page or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Plan your day

Your course session will take place at a dedicated time during the day, and you can find the time of this using the drop-down menu slightly further down the page. To help you work out how to plan your day we've created some sample itineraries, based on the time of your course session. You'll find these in the choose your course section below, when you select your course. In addition to your course session, we are running a variety of talks and activities to help you find out everything you need to know about Salford. Click on the boxes below to find more information as well as the times of each of the sessions.

Choose your course

Choose your course from the drop-down list below to find the time of your subject session. We've also created some sample itineraries to suggest how you could spend your day:

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Offer-Holder Hub

Our Offer-holder Hub is jam-packed with content including 360 views of the campus and facilities, interviews with staff and students, finance and accommodation info, and much more.



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Chat with our current students

During today's event you can chat with our current students and ask any questions you might have about their experiences at Salford. Click the arrow on the right to move through the student profiles.


This page is your hub for the day, and everything you want to do can be done from here. When you click on any of the session links, they’ll open in a new tab, and when that session is finished just close the tab and you’ll be back here for your next activity.

We’ve given you a suggested itinerary that fits in with your course session (see course section above) but you’re free to make your own itinerary if you prefer.

The system we’re using for the event is called Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard is the virtual learning environment we use at Salford, and you’ll become very familiar with it when you start your course.

Using Google Chrome, just click on the link for the session you want to access. When you click on any of the links, it will open in a new tab and leave this event hub page open for you.

When you join your first session, you’ll be asked to add your name and that’s all you need to do. You may also see a microphone and camera test pop up the first time you open a session – you don’t need to worry about this, we have disabled microphones and cameras.

If you experience audio problems when you enter any of the sessions, you can also dial into the session using your mobile phone. To do this please click on the menu button in the top left hand corner and select 'use your phone for audio'. This will provide you with a unique phone number and pin that will allow you to dial into the session.

You don’t need a microphone or a camera for this event, the only thing you will need is to use Google Chrome as your browser.

During the sessions there is a chat function on the right-hand side of the screen and you can type questions there. You won’t be able to ask questions verbally as all microphones are disabled. To access the chat function, click on the pink two arrows symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and this will open a chat box. Please be aware that any questions you type here can be seen by other participants.

No. Other participants can see your name, and if you type any questions in the chat, they can see these too.

We’ll be here from 9am to 5pm but the length of your event depends on what you’d like to do. All course sessions take place just once, and we’ve provided a suggested itinerary for you to give you some ideas of how to spend your day.

If you are having any technical issues or problems during the event, please use the live chat to speak to a member of the team who will assist .

We know things are still quite unclear for you all at the moment, but if you have any questions we’ll do our best to help. You can ask us a question either by clicking on the link in the plan your day section, email us on or use the live chat facility.

Yes, just as they may have attended a face to face event with you, your supporters can join the online event. We're running some Q&A sessions for parents and supporters so they can ask any questions they might have.