Mature Students

Mature Students make up a large and important part of our University Community. In some course mature students make up the majority of students! We recognise that what you want and the support you need maybe different to someone who has just left school or college.

We offer additional support to students with families and who have caring responsibilities. You might also be able to use your prior learning to count towards your qualification with us

Alternative entry scheme

We acknowledge 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.

University life

A good way of meeting people with similar interests is to join student societies that are open to anyone regardless of age, although some societies may be subject to some restrictions. For more information you can visit the Salford Students website.

If you would like to find out more about University support, or can't find the help you are looking for, please contact our Specialist Advisers at

Contact us if you need any support while at Salford.
Phone: +44 (0)161 295 0023