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.

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

Starting in January?

If you’re joining us in January 2024 and still need to arrange accommodation, we recommend you make arrangements as soon as possible. There are still places available in John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts (see Campus Living Villages information below) and 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

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.

Two student ambassadors talking outside a bar at a table
"Moving from Ireland alone, I was nervous about not knowing anybody. However, 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 Mc Dermott, BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism

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

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 on-campus 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 this 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 the on-campus accommodation, we’ve included some video content and photos on this page which should help show what the accommodation is like.

How do I apply for on-campus accommodation?

You can apply for on-campus accommodation through the CLV website. If you’re joining us in September 2023, room bookings are now open and are filling up quickly. Due to high levels of demand, rooms in Peel Park Quarter have now sold out. On-campus accommodation is still available in John Lester and Eddie Colman Court.

You can book a room even if you’re still waiting for an offer, or if you are still deciding whether to pick Salford as your firm choice. If you book a room now and change your mind, you’ll need to submit a cancellation request in writing before Friday 25 August 2023 to receive a full refund.

Our student accommodation is very popular and gets booked up quickly, so we recommend booking early, even if you’re not 100% sure what your plans are yet.

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.

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 want to apply for alternative accommodation, please visit the relevant website for that accommodation provider for information on how to apply. Information on alternative accommodation providers is available on this webpage.

I have a question about my accommodation application

If you have any queries about your application for accommodation, you can contact CLV directly on +44 (0)161 850 6664 or email 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.

If you're looking to apply for alternative accommodation, please visit the relevant website for that accommodation provider for information on how to apply.

Are there any other accommodation providers?

Manchester Student Homes are a free, university-run housing service for students who can help with your accommodation search. They offer independent housing advice and only advertise properties from accredited landlords who have signed up to their Code of Standards. For more information on their services, please visit their Manchester Student Homes website.

Some examples of other student halls in the local area include IQ, X1, Riverside HouseTrue Student and Tramways.

You can also contact them directly, by calling +44 (0)161 275 7680 or emailing

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 two common rooms, one in University House at Peel Park and another in Allerton Building at Frederick Road, have been created with commuter students in mind. They feature spaces for individual or group study, as well as areas to relax in, 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 students choose the 42 week contract which starts in September and runs through to June 2024. 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.

What’s the difference between the room types in CLV accommodation?

You can find all of this information on the CLV website, including photos and virtual tours. The majority of rooms on both sites are Bronze.



What are the costs for CLV accommodation?

These are all available on the CLV website.

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. You can make use of your accommodation year-round for the duration of your degree if needed.