Bedroom in student accommodation, with chair, desk, double bed and shelves

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

Whether you’re an undergraduate student coming to university for the first time, an international student, or a postgraduate student, we’ve got some great accommodation options to choose from.

Watch our video below to see where you could be living!

Birds eye view of Peel Park quarter accommodation at Salford

Campus Living Villages

In partnership with Campus Living Villages (CLV), we offer two accommodation villages exclusively for University of Salford students: Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts

New first year undergraduate students can live at either Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts. Returning or postgraduate students can live at John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts.

Both villages are staffed 24/7 with secure key card/fob access. They both offer free gyms, communal areas and study spaces. Utility bills and Wi-Fi are included in the rent. 

Both villages provide a safe, supportive and social environment where you can make new friends, join in with weekly events and activities, experience new things and feel part of our vibrant student community. 


Two student ambassadors talking outside a bar at a table

    "Peel Park Quarter became a home away from home. The friends you meet, along with the staff, create a friendly village I felt safe in."

    • Niamh McDermott, BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

    "There was never a dull moment at John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts as there were always activities for everyone to join! The facilities and services are top notch.

    • Sharon Omondi, MSc International Business


    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.


    Browse our accommodation FAQs below to check if your query has already been answered. If not, please contact us on

    About our accommodation

    How do I apply for partnered accommodation at Campus Living Villages?

    You can apply for accommodation through the CLV website. If you’re joining us in September 2024, room bookings are now open. You'll need your student ID number to book a room, this will be included on any of the emails you've received from us about your application.

    A deposit of £200 is required to secure your room. If you change your mind, or don't meet your offer conditions to study at Salford, bookings can be cancelled without rental liability until Thursday 22 August 2024. 
    If the website shows no rooms available at Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, it is because all rooms have been booked. In this case, we recommend that you visit our looking for student accommodation webpage for information and advice on the other accommodation options available to you.

    Can I book a flat with my friends?

    Lots of students can be nervous about making friends at university – but don’t worry – other students will be in the same boat as you, and there will be plenty of opportunities to meet people, for example during events run by our accommodation partners, as part of Welcome Week, your course, and clubs, societies and sports teams. 

    As you individually self-select rooms on the Campus Living Villages website when accommodation booking goes live, booking the same flat as your friends may be possible but will depend on whether rooms in the same flat are available at the time – unfortunately we cannot guarantee this. 

    Can I book a room in a single-sex flat?

    Once rooms are available to book on the Campus Living Villages website, you’ll be able to filter by single-sex rooms when searching, to see if there are any available. 

    If you need any support, please contact Campus Living Villages directly by emailing or calling 0161 850 6664. 

    Other purpose-built student accommodation providers also offer single-sex flats. Details are available on their websites, and we recommend you get in touch with providers directly if you have any questions. 

    I'll be commuting to Salford - what is student life like as a commuter?

    You may decide that living at home and commuting to University is the best option for you, and there are plenty of public transport links to help you get to our campus.

    Salford Crescent train station is situated right by our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses, connecting you to Manchester city centre and beyond. MediaCity is accessible by tram, and there are frequent bus services between all three sites and the wider Greater Manchester area.

    Our common rooms in University House and Peel Building on Peel Park campus, and in Allerton Building on Frederick Road campus have been created with commuter students in mind: they feature spaces to relax as well as areas to study, watch TV, and enjoy your lunch with friends.

    You can read more about the day in the life of a commuting student on our commuters webpage.

    My UCAS application states I want to stay at home, but I've changed my mind - can this be updated?

    Don’t worry if your UCAS application indicates you wish to live at home – it’s no problem if you’ve changed your mind and are now considering student accommodation.

    You don't need to take any action. This is something that UCAS include on the application form to gauge how many students are interested in accommodation vs commuting to study.

    What contract length do I need?

    The majority of undergraduate students choose the 42 week contract which starts in September and runs through to the following June. Some students prefer to stay throughout the year and choose a 51 week contract. For students studying Nursing courses, we recommend you consider the 51 week contract.

    How do the room types differ in partnered accommodation, and what are the costs?

    The prices of each room vary depending on the room type, you can find out more information on the CLV website. We have summarised the main differences between the room types below.

    Peel Park Quarter

    Room type Description
    Bronze The standard across most of Peel Park Quarter, ¾ bed, ensuite bathroom and plenty of desk and storage space. 
    Silver Adds a bay window giving slightly more floor space.
    Gold Additional desk and storage space at the bottom of the bed and an armchair is included. 
    Platinum The same layout as a Gold room but with a similar bay window to the Silver room. 
    Diamond A different room layout with additional furniture including a sofa bed. 

    John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts

    Room type Description
    Bronze The standard across most of John Lester and Eddie Colman, a single bed, desk, wardrobe and storage unit, shared bathroom and kitchen between two or three other residents.  
    Silver Identical to the Bronze rooms but more recently refurbished.
    Silver + lounge Same as Silver, but with a living space with armchairs/sofas and a TV. 
    Gold ¾ bed, some built-in furniture and more recently renovated. 
    Platinum Larger rooms and the flat is shared with only one other resident. A double bed and more recently renovated set of furniture is provided. 

    I'm a care experienced or estranged student. Is there any additional support available?

    If you are a care experienced 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

    If you need your deposit delayed until after your first Student Loan payment, or are having trouble finding a guarantor for your accommodation, then please contact the team on as we can help you with this.

    Can I cancel my room once I have booked it?

    Yes, for Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, you can cancel your booking for any reason and receive a full refund up until 22 August 2024. To cancel, please contact CLV directly on +44 (0)161 850 6664 or

    After 22 August 2024, Campus Living Villages' standard cancellation policy will apply. You will be liable for the full contract unless you find a replacement tenant.

    If you already know you won’t need your room, please don’t wait until 22 August 2024 to cancel it. Earlier cancellations mean we can offer more rooms to students who haven’t yet secured accommodation. 

    Other accommodation providers have varying cancellation policies and it is important that you read and understand the full terms of your contract before signing. If you need help understanding your contract or rental liability, Manchester Student Homes can advise you.

    I'm starting at Salford in June 2024, is there still accommodation available?

    If you’re joining us soon and still need to arrange accommodation there are rooms available at John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, as well as en suite rooms in Riverside House

    Alternatively, we recommend contacting Manchester Student Homes, who offer free house hunting advice, keep you informed of your rights as a private tenant and only promote accommodation providers that meet their strict Code of Standards.

    If you have any questions about accommodation, please get in touch at