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.
Campus Living Villages
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Peel Park Quarter
This village overlooks the beautiful Peel Park on our main campus, meaning you can be out of the door and into your lectures in a matter of minutes. You’ll also be a stone’s throw away from other campus facilities, such as the student store, library, sports centre and Atmosphere bar and café.
There are a number of amenities included, such as a cinema room, gym, games room and social area. Student safety is paramount to us: residents of Peel Park Quarter can access the accommodation building using a key fob, and there’s also 24-hour security on site.
In the main foyer, staff are on hand to help with any queries, as well as sign for parcels and deliveries.
John Lester and Eddie Colman
These are the closest halls of residence to our MediaCityUK campus and health buildings, so they’re a great choice if you’re studying nursing, healthcare and media-related programmes. They’re also just a short walk from our main campus, making it easy for you to get to the University, as well as Salford Shopping City, where you can do all of your grocery shopping.
John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts have a number of facilities available for you to use at your leisure during your stay in the accommodation, including a gym, reading room, common room and basketball courts. The accommodation also features 24-hour security, free Wi-Fi and parking facilities.
"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
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.
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