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Applicant Visit Day - Wednesday 5 February 2020

"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


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. 

9:15amCheck-in opens at Chapman Building
10am – 10:45amOptional Session 1
10:45am – 11:30amOptional Session 2
11:30am – 12:15pmOptional Session 3
12:15pm – 1pmLunch will be provided for you and your guests – including vegetarian and halal options
1:15pm – 1:45pmLife at Salford talk
1:45pm onwardsCourse 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 Chapman Building (building 10 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!

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


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.


We would always encourage you to make use of public transportation wherever possible. Salford Crescent train station and several of the nearby bus stops are actually slightly closer to today's Applicant Visit Day than many of our car parks, so please do consider them if at all an option for you.

However, 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. Select your course above and you’ll find your suggested car park under the WHERE DO I NEED TO BE heading.

Please note that the Museum & Art Gallery car park is not owned by the university, so is not free today.

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.

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.

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.