New students guide
Congratulations - you’ve made it to the very start of the academic year! There’s a lot to take in when you start at uni. That’s why we’ve put everything you need to know during your first few weeks here in one place. Get started by following the steps below.
New starter checklist
Now you're officially a Salford student, where should you start? Use this checklist to ensure you're ready for this new chapter and to help you settle into your studies. Don't worry, it's quick and easy to follow. We've also separated the list into sections, so you can tackle one thing at a time.
- Make sure you have registered before teaching starts. If you don’t might have delays with starting your course and receiving funding (if eligible). Read our blog on how to register.
- Register with our Disability Inclusion Service (DIS) if you have a disability, long-term condition or learn difficulty. DIS can help you get the right support.
- Check your induction schedule. Induction activities for new students are essential to attend so you're ready to start your course.
- Check your timetable weekly, so you know when you'll have classes and can see if any changes have been made.
- Plan your travel to campus (if you'll be on campus).
- If you have a child or are about to become a parent, get familiar with our support for students with families.
- Check in to academic sessions: Once classes have started, register your attendance for all lectures and seminars via Study Goal. Remember: you must not ask someone to sign in on your behalf or sign in for someone else. This is a breach of Student Code of Conduct and if you do, you will face the Student Misconduct Procedure.
- Keep a note of our services here to support you throughout your studies.
- Moving to campus or close by? Register with our on-campus GP.
- Are you up to date with vaccinations? Make sure you have received your MMR, MenACWY and HPV vaccines to help protect yourself and others against potentially serious illnesses including meningitis, measles and cervical cancer.
- Like keeping active? Get your membership sorted at the Sports Centre. Membership starts from £14.
- Download SafeZone. This safety app enables you to access emergency aid or ask for help when you’re on campus.
- Keep a note of Report & Support. If you witness or experience concerning behaviours or incidents we want you to let us know via Report & Support.
- If you need support with your mental health, get in touch with our Wellbeing and Counselling team.
- Use our budget management calculator to get started with creating yourself a budget.
- Need some help with financial wellbeing or managing your money? Take a look at our Money resources.
- Keep an eye on your student email inbox during the year as we'll contact you directly about bursaries we provide. Find out more about the resources we provide to help you with the cost of living.
- Undergraduate UK and international students in years 1, 2 and 3 receive £150 online credit to spend in the Inspire Store every year you study with us. Visit the Inspire Store to get your course supplies (or a treat!).
- From a low income background? You could be eligible for one of our Donor-Funded Bursaries and Scholarships