Make the most of student life

Graduation might feel like it's right around the corner or a lifetime away. Either way, your time as a Salford student is an opportunity to try new things, find new passions, explore your environment and make friends for life. Here are just a few things you can do to make the most of student life.

Get involved in Welcome Week

Welcome Week isn't just for new students! And this year, you won't want to miss out. We've got a bucking bronco coming to Peel Park campus, alongside a main stage that will feature performances from singers, dancers and comedians. You'll have the opportunity to try out new skills and activities, from pilates and archery to zine making and gardening, and get to meet our teams. Plus, you can pick up lots of free food and other goodies.

Check out the full lineup on StartSmart and log in or create an account to view the full event details. You can even personalise your profile and save posts and events you’re interested in so you won't miss a thing.

The fun doesn't end after Welcome Week. Check our What's On page, the Students' Union website and your weekly student newsletter for events taking place throughout the year.

Looking to grow your social circle?

University brings with it lots of opportunities to meet new people who could become lifelong friends. Here are just a few things you can do to find new friends while studying at Salford:

What's on campus?

If you're coming back to campus, make the most of the facilities on offer. Whether you're based on Peel Park, Frederick Road or MediaCity campus or you're studying online, there are spaces and resources available for you to use outside of your classes.

  • If you're looking for a place to make a brew with friends, heat your lunch or get your head down to study, check out our list of student spaces on campus.
  • There are lots of places to grab a bite to eat on campus including our Salfood outlets, Atmosphere, the Coffee Hut and the brand new Old Fire Station where you can pick up fresh treats daily.
  • Join the Sports Centre on Peel Park campus for as little as £14 per month. With five fitness suites, a 25 metre pool, dance studio, 30+ fitness classes a week and more, you can keep fit for less.
  • The Faith Centre has lots of unique spaces for group worship, private prayer, personal reflection, social activities, pastoral support and relaxation. Whether you have a faith or not, the Faith Centre is open to you.

Our on-campus facilities can be especially handy if you're a commuter student. If you're on campus for a lecture, don't feel like you have to go straight home afterwards. Why not take a class at the Sports Centre, grab a bite to eat or get started on your assignments while you're here?

Students shopping in Manchester city centre outside Selfridges

Explore your city

If you're studying on campus, you're right on the doorstep of two vibrant cities. Manchester and Salford are famous for many things: the architecture, the culture, the music to name just a few. Explore our guides below to help you get to know the cities you call home.

You might be considering finding part-time work to earn some money alongside your studies this year. Head to an upcoming part-time jobs fair to see what opportunities are on offer, or reach out to Unitemps. Unitemps offer both temporary and permanent roles at the University and surrounding businesses that will boost your CV and provide valuable workplace experience. Towards the end of your final year, the team will also work with you to find a graduate role that matches your skills.

For international students who would like to work during term time, the team at Unitemps can help you with visa enquiries and can advise on what opportunities would suit you.