Returning Students Guide

The new academic year is finally here and we can't wait to welcome you back! We know there's a lot to remember as you get back into the study mindset after a long break. That's why we've put everything you need to get settled back into studying, make the most of student life and start planning for the future - all in one place. Grab a brew and check out the links, blogs, and e-learning guides below to make sure you're ready for the new Trimester.

Prepare to return: key things you need to do

There's lots to do before you start the new academic year. To help you, we've created your uni checklist below with the key things you need to do to ensure you can continue your studies and set yourself up for success. Don't worry, it's quick and easy and, once your uni checklist is complete, you're ready to get back into your studies.


Your admin

Are you ready to start the academic year? You need to:


Your health

It can be easy to focus on your studies or social life but your health is important - don't neglect it!

  • If you've moved to campus or close by, make sure you register with our on-campus GP so you can get help if you need it. 
  • Are you up to date with vaccinations? Before term starts, make sure you have received your MMRMenACWY and HPV vaccines to help protect yourself and others against potentially serious illnesses including meningitis, measles and cervical cancer.


Your finances

Managing your money as a student can be tricky, especially during the current cost of living crisis.

  • Learn to manage your money effectively with our free budget management tool.
  • Find out about the resources we provide to help you with rising costs.
  • Undergraduate and international students in years 1, 2 and 3 receive £150 online credit every year you study with us to spend in the Inspire Store. Visit the Inspire Store to get your course supplies (or a treat!).


Your wellbeing

Our teams are committed to helping you stay safe and well while you study with us.

If you need support with your mental health, get in touch with our Wellbeing and Counselling team. If you are in crisis, please visit our Urgent Problems webpage to be directed to the most appropriate support.

Students speaking to askUS Advisers

Now is a good time to familiarise yourself with our teams and support services. Whether you need money advice, help with your mental health or support in taking the next steps in your chosen career, visit our webpage to learn how we can help you.

That's all for your uni checklist - once it's complete, you're ready to start the new academic year. We'll be in touch to help you throughout the year by sharing advice, as well as the latest opportunities and events to help you make the most of student life here at Salford. Keep up to date by checking your weekly student newsletter, Blackboard, the Student Hub and following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.