Accommodation

Students walking through student accommodation

Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience.

No matter whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student looking to live in halls, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from, including Peel Park Quarter - which was voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK in 2020 by Student Hut.

Watch our video below and take a tour of our accommodation with students David and Jacob.

Information if you are struggling to find accommodation

There is a shortage of student accommodation in both halls and accredited private accommodation this year across Greater Manchester. This is affecting students of multiple universities. We recommend that you check all the accommodation provider websites and the Manchester Student Homes website daily as room and houses will be released all the time. If you are having trouble finding accommodation or you have special requirements, please contact askUS. We will be able to help you in your search.

If you choose to go with a landlord that is not accredited with Manchester Student Homes, then it is important that you don't sign a contract until it is checked. Our askUS team are offering this service for free, so please contact them directly if you would like their advice.

Housing scam warning

There's been reports of people (fraudsters) contacting students about private housing, tenancy agreements and accommodation providers. In these instances, the caller knew the name of the students. Local numbers include 0161 243 3058 and 0161 243 1455. Please be vigilant and do not provide personal information over the telephone.

Accommodation at Salford video, featuring Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman. Birds eye view of Peel Park Quarter accommodation.

Campus Living Villages

We work with our accommodation partners, Campus Living Villages (CLV), who manage two accommodation villages: Peel Park Quarter, and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

If you are applying for your first year at University, you can choose to live at either Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts. If you are a returning or postgraduate student, you can apply only for John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

Either way, you can experience student life with plenty of space, just a stone’s throw away from your studies.

About our accommodation

Why should I live in student accommodation?

Student accommodation is often more than just a place to catch up on sleep after a hard day of working and studying; it's also a place to socialise, make new friends and relax in a safe and comfortable environment. Both of our accommodation villages include amenities such as Wi-Fi, on-site social areas and a free on-site gym, as well as 24-hour security.

You'll be able to view our accommodation at one of our Open Days, or if you're an offer holder, at one of our Applicant Visit Days.

If you've not yet been able to visit our accommodation, we’ve included some video content and photos on this page which should help show what the accommodation is like, and you can always ask our students as many of them stayed in accommodation during their first year.

How do I apply?

You can apply for both Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts through the CLV website. Room bookings for those joining us in September 2023 will open in the spring. We'll email all applicants when this happens.

You will be able to book a place, even if you haven't yet received your offer, or decided if Salford is your firm choice. You'll need your student ID number to book a place, this should be included on any of the emails you've received from us about your application.

When you sign up for accommodation you will need to pay a £200 deposit within seven days of making your application. The first two weeks rent will then be payable by early September 2023. If you change your mind, you'll need to submit a cancellation request in writing before late August 2023 (exact date TBC).

Accommodation does get booked up quickly, particularly at Peel Park Quarter so we’d recommend early booking, even if you’re not 100% sure what your plans are yet.

I have a question about my application

If you have any queries about your application for accommodation, you can contact CLV directly on +44 (0)161 850 6664 or email salford@clvuk.com. The rooms here are popular and fill up quickly, so we'd recommend you book your place early. You'll need your student ID to make an application, which you can find at the bottom of any emails you've received from us.

Student on the sunny terrace of the The Alchemist at MediaCityUK, with the BBC studios in the background
"I could not believe how quickly I settled into the accommodation. I was nervous about feeling too old, but there were a mix of ages in my flat which made the experience even better."
  • Oliver Potter, BA (Hons) Film Production

Unite Scholar-ship

If you are a care leaver or an estranged student, you may be eligible to apply for a Unite scholarship which could cover the cost of your accommodation. Contact our askUS team for more information by emailing studentdiversity@salford.ac.uk.

Settling in

Whether you’re a UK or an international student, studying at university is a big change in lifestyle.

There are plenty of reasons why moving to a new city and meeting new people can be one of the most exciting and also daunting times of your life, so we want to help you settle in as quickly as possible.

From taking part in Welcome Week activities, to joining societies and socialising with students in your accommodation or on your programme of study - there’s loads of ways to meet new people. Remember, everyone else is in the same boat as you!

The University's student support service, askUS, is here to help you throughout your time at the University. You can also speak to our dedicated Wellbeing team, should you have any concerns or queries as you settle in and adjust to life at Salford.