Join the New Students' Scavenger Hunt

Students walking on campus to complete the Scavenger Hunt

Get to know our campus and settle into university life with our New Students' Scavenger Hunt. Designed for new students starting in January 2024, this hunt will get you out and about learning more about our campuses and services. Most of the Scavenger Hunt is a quick series of questions followed by a final task at a mystery location. It could be pretty quick to complete if you've been paying attention to the information we've sent you! Plus, you could win either £50 Inspire credit or a £10 Salfood voucher if you complete one of the hunts correctly.

Scavenger Hunt details

The Scavenger Hunt is open from 12:00noon Monday 15 January to 23:59 Sunday 2 February 2024. You have to: 

  1. Read the instructions in our Scavenger Hunt checklist.
  2. Choose a campus Scavenger Hunt to complete. You can complete one or all of them.
  3. Find the answers to the questions and note them down.
  4. Look at the first letter of each answer. They will spell out the name of the location you'll need to go to for the final challenge.
  5. Take a selfie at the location.
  6. For a bonus entry to the prize draw: upload your photo to Facebook, X or Instagram and tag us (details below), also using #SalfordScavengerHuntComplete
  7. Complete our  Scavenger Hunt online entry form to enter the prize. (And get a bonus point by adding a link to or a screenshot of your post on social media.) 

Scavenger Hunt checklist 

We have put together some questions about the University to answer. The first letter of each correct answer spells out a location. To enter the prize draw, you’ll need to take a selfie at this location to upload to your entry form. You can complete one hunt or all of them. For each one you complete correctly, you'll be entered into the prize draw. 

For a bonus point: upload it to Facebook, Instagram or X, tag us on one of our student-facing accounts (details below) and use our hashtag (#SalfordScavengerHuntComplete). Tag us on @studentsuos on Facebook or @uos_students on X and Instagram. You’ll need to share the link or a screenshot in your entry form.

Hunt 1: MediaCity campus

  1. Name the building where the Careers Hub is.
  2. What's the name of the bar and brewery on Peel Park campus? (Tip: don’t include ‘The’ in your answer.)
  3. What’s the name of the SU fair held every September and January where you can meet societies and grab some freebies? 
  4. If you witness or experience anything concerning, what platform should you use to report it to us? 
  5. askUS has two colours. One is grey, what’s the other? 

Hunt 2: Frederick Road campus 

  1. Salford Crescent station is a station home to what type of transport? (Hint: you need to go through barriers to access it.) 
  2. What is the name of the bar and brewery on Peel Park campus? (Tip: don’t include ‘The’ in your answer.)
  3. How many totem poles are outside Allerton building?
  4. What’s the name of the building that looks like a big black box located on Frederick Road campus?
  5. In what building is the campus GP located? 

Hunt 3: Peel Park campus

  1. What’s the surname of Friedrich, the bearded statue who sits in Chapman Square? 
  2. What building sits opposite Cockcroft, and is also named after a famous physicist? 
  3. What rhymes with swim and can be found in our Sports Centre? 
  4. What’s the name of the building that looks like a big black box located on Frederick Road campus?
  5. What building is the Careers Hub in? 
  6. What free app allows you to contact Security when you need to report urgent incidents or concerns? 

Eligibility and prizes

New students starting the University of Salford in January 2024 can take part. 

There are three prizes to be won: £50 Inspire credit for first place, £10 Salfood vouchers for second and third place.