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Applicant visit days

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Applicant Visit Day attendee

Once you have applied, if you receive an offer to study with us, you’ll be sent an email invitation to book onto one our Applicant Visit Days. They’re held here at the University on Wednesdays and Saturdays through February, March and April and, with a schedule you can tailor to suit your interests, they offer you the best opportunity to explore the campus and learn more about your course. You will have the opportunity to attend taster course sessions and speak with staff and students about studying here at Salford. You will also be able to find out more about our accommodation, student finance, the Students' Union, student support services and more.

These events are only for applicants who have been made an offer to study here at Salford, so they’re also a great opportunity to meet other students in the same application stages as you… many of whom could end up being your future classmates!

Travel Award

We know that the best way for you to decide whether Salford is the place for you is for you is to visit us and find out more about what it's really like to study your chosen course. Our Applicant Visit Days (AVDs) aim to do just that, and to make it easier for you to get here we're offering travel awards – up to £40! – to offset some of the cost of travelling to your AVD to encourage you to come along and find out what it's all about. (See below FAQs for more details.)

Dates for your course

Once you have received an offer to study with us, you’ll be sent an email inviting you to book your place on one of our Applicant Visit Days. The dates of our Applicant Visit Days for your chosen course will be included in the email you receive, so make sure you read this thoroughly before you book.

Choose a course to view available dates:

Why should I come to one?

Our Applicant Visit Days are the next step on from our Open Days but are exclusive to applicants who have been made an offer to study with us.

Choosing the right university for you is one of the most important decisions you will make for your future. Even if you have attended an Open Day, we would strongly advise you to attend one of these events as they provide valuable insight into what it will be like to study and socialise at the University of Salford.

As an offer-holder for one of our courses, you have already narrowed down your choices and we’re thrilled to have made it onto your shortlist. We tailor these days to help you gather as much information as possible and hope that it makes it easier for you to make that important final decision.

Things you can do at an Applicant Visit Day

  1. Attend our 'life at Salford' talk and course-specific activities, which will give you a taster of what you can expect once you start your studies with us.
  2. Take a tour of our campus with one of our friendly student ambassadors and have a look around where you will be studying, as well as the Library, Sports Centre and student accommodation buildings.
  3. You’ll have the chance to visit both of our accommodation sites: Peel Park Quarter (based on campus), and John Lester/Eddie Colman (a 10-minute walk from campus, but we’ll take you by bus).
  4. Students’ Union and Team Salford talk and tour: Your time at Salford won’t all be about study: meeting new people, joining clubs and societies and getting involved in student representation are all important parts of your university experience.
  5. Financing your studies can feel like a minefield, but our askUS team are here to help. In this talk, we’ll take you through all the relevant information about applying for student finance, as well as talk to you about all the support services available.
  6. One-to-one disability support: Our dedicated Disability and Learner Support team is here to help any applicants with a disability or learning difficulty, to make sure appropriate support is in place before you start your studies.


Need further information?

We're here to help support you and answer and queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Also take a look at our FAQs below for more information about our Applicant Visit Days.

The majority of your Applicant Visit Day will take place on the campus on which your chosen course is predominantly based. We have three campuses: Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK. To allow you to see the accommodation and student support services, each Applicant Visit Day will include some activity on Peel Park campus and we’ll have coaches on hand to transport you to our other campuses if your course activities are taking place there.

Once you have booked your place, we’ll send you an email closer to the day with specific instructions of how to find us and where you’ll need to be.

If you have been offered a place to study with us, you'll be notified when you can book onto an Applicant Visit Day. Applicant Visit Days take place on either a Wednesday or a Saturday.

You can find out your dates by selecting your course above.

Applicant Visit Days are more focused than an Open Day, so they are for offer-holders only. Within a week of being made an offer to study with us, you should receive an invitation to book your place. It doesn’t matter whether or not you have been to an Open Day before, you will receive more of a subject focus at the Applicant Visit Day and it will give you a chance to have another look round.

For most courses, parents and supporters can attend the subject sessions if they would prefer, but for some subject sessions it may not be possible due to either space constraints or the type of activity that is happening (e.g. dance or performance courses).

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. We’ll give you more details about how this will work on the day of your AVD but you’ll need to provide us details of a UK bank account by filling out a short form which will be emailed to you after your visit.

If you have any queries, drop us a line on