Skip to main content

Mature students

Mature Students - Over 21s

You may be returning to University, or this may be your first time, though you may be classed as a mature student, that doesn’t mean that there is any less support available.

The university encourages students from all backgrounds to succeed to the best of their ability, regardless of what time they choose to join us. Everyone has different circumstances, challenges and support needs, so don’t feel pressured into acting alone, when dealing with some of the issues that  are likely to arise during your study.

We would like for you to feel a part of our student community and there are a range of staff and student lead services available at the University that can be of benefit to you during your studies, whether you’re 21 or 70.

Alternative Entry Scheme

The University acknowledges that prospective students returning to Higher Education may not have gained the traditional entry requirements. The Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES) has been developed to offer students who have gained the knowledge, skills and experience that are equivalent to the  academic entry route, the ability to continue in their education.

Applicants seeking entry onto their chosen course through SAES can do so by applying to their chosen course via UCAS. If you are a candidate for SAES, then you will be contacted by our admissions team. For more information about the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme, click here.

University Life

A good way of meeting people with similar interests is to join student societies, who are open to anyone regardless of your age group, although some societies may be subject to some restrictions. For more information you can visit:

If you would like to find out more about University support, or can't find the help you are looking for, please contact the Student Support Team on

Accreditation of Prior Learning

You might be able to use your prior learning to count towards your qualification with us. Find out more here.

Important Documents

Contact for support

t: 0161 295 0023

Please email if you would like to book an appointment