Campus Tours - Further information

We're looking forward to meeting you at your upcoming campus tour! This page will provide you all the information you should need for your visit; from how to find us and what to expect to the health and safety precautions in place. 

What to expect

Campus tour

The tours will start on the campus where you will be studying (check your booking confirmation email if you're not sure) and will be a walking introduction to your campus. We'll take you around some of the common learning areas and general teaching spaces, and will do our best to point out where your course facilities can be found, but please note that these tours won't include access to course facilities or opportunities to speak to the tutors.

After the tour, there will also be an opportunity to view our Peel Park Quarter student accommodation. We'd advise allowing up to 90 minutes for the combined campus-accommodation tours or around 45 minutes for just the campus tour.

Please ensure you arrive prior to your dedicated time slot as tours will be setting off at the posted times. 

Choose your campus

Select your campus below to find out where to check in and where to park. If you're unsure which campus to choose, you'll find it on your booking confirmation email.

Peel Park campus

Chapman Building
Check-in location

When you arrive on campus please head to our Chapman building (number 11 on our campus map). There will be a check-in desk set up inside the entrance and you will be greeted by members of our recruitment team.

A large part of the Peel Park tours will be outside.

Where to park

If you’re joining us by car, we’ll have parking available for you in our Delaney and Lowry car parks (use postcode M5 4NQ)

MediaCity campus

MediaCity at night
Check-in location

When you arrive on campus please head to the reception in MediaCity (building number 26 on our campus map). There will be a check-in desk set up inside the entrance where you will be greeted by members of our recruitment team. 

There will also be an opportunity, after your tour to view the accommodation at Peel Park Quarter. We will be providing transport for you to the main campus, or you are welcome to make your own way. Do speak to the staff at check-in for further information. 

Where to park

There is no university parking at MediaCity, but there are several pay-to-park options available. The nearest is The Garage, which is a multi-story carpark, but there are also several surface-level car parks nearby.

Frederick Road campus

The Allerton entrance showing the Allerton sign
Check-in location

When you arrive on campus please head to our Allerton Building (building number 18 on our campus map). There will be a check-in desk set up inside reception and you will be greeted by members of our recruitment team.

Where to park

If you’re joining us by car, we’ll have parking available for you in our Mary Seacole/Allerton car parks (use postcode M6 6PU) 

 

 

Plan your Journey

We would always encourage you to make use of public transport wherever possible. The University is just 2km from Manchester city centre on the A6, is well-served by Salford Crescent train station and has regular bus services both into and out of Manchester.
Train

Salford Crescent train station is located in the middle of our campus, between our Peel Park and Frederick Road sites, making us very easy to get to by rail. Trains from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria run through the station regularly, as well as from Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield. The station is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles.

Bus

The Crescent/A6 runs alongside our campus and is a major bus route into and out of Manchester city centre. There are several stops for our campus, so see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer to find the best journey for you.

Car

If you are travelling by car, we have a number of car park across campus, see the campus map for information. Select your campus above to see your recommended car park. Car parking charges are in operation. Payments can be made via the paybyphone app. Further information is available here

Walking

If you feel like stretching your legs and want to get a feel for the area, we’re a 25 minute walk from Manchester city centre. From the Arndale Centre, head across the River Irwell to Chapel Street and take a left…that will bring you past Salford Central train station (on your left), Salford Cathedral (a bit further up on your right) and, about half a mile later, right to our doorstep.

By air

Manchester International Airport is 10 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses also link the airport and Manchester city centre. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.

Media City 

If you’re joining us at our MediaCity campus and are travelling by car, there are several pay-to-park options available there. The nearest is The Garage, but there are also several surface-level car parks nearby. For sat nat directions please use M50 2HE as the postcode.   

There is also a tram stop just outside our building and several bus stops nearby. For more info on how to find us at MediaCity, have a look at our MediaCity travel page.  

Once you’ve arrived at MediaCity, we’re located in Orange Tower, the same building as ITV and opposite The Dockyard.  

Important information - safety on campus

Group numbers

Tour groups will consist of your tour guide and up to 20 visitors but this will be adapted based on the sizes of the areas you're touring.

On campus

In line with the latest government guidance, masks are not mandatory on campus; however, you are welcome to wear one if you feel more comfortable doing so. You'll also find sanitisation points around our campuses, which you are very welcome to use.

If you develop Covid-19 symptoms

If you have booked a place but develop Covid-19 symptoms before you are due to visit, please stay at home and do not visit our campus. Symptoms of Covid-19 can be found here.

Need more info?

Student and her parent take a tour of the University campus

We are here  to support you and answer and any questions you have. You can email us on  enquiries@salford.ac.uk or call  +44 (0)161 295 4545 (10am - 4pm Monday to Friday) or take a look at our FAQs below. 

FAQs

Will I be able to speak to a tutor on the day?

  • The tours are conducted by student ambassadors and members of the student recruitment team.  There won't be any course content on our campus tours, as the tutors will not be available on the days. However our team will be able to answer any general questions you have about studying at Salford.

What time does my tour start?

  • Tours are staggered throughout the afternoon and will run every 60 minutes. Your allocated time will be on your booking confirmation email.

Can I bring family and friends?

  • Of course! We recognise that choosing a university is a big decision, so we'd encourage you to bring a guest. However, due to the popularity of the tours we would ask that you limit this to just one person on this occasion. 

Will I be able to see the accommodation?

Yes, you will be able to view a bronze room and the communal areas at Peel Park Quarter accommodation as part of the tour.  If you are attending the MediaCity tour we will be providing transport to the accommodation sites from the MediaCity check- in location. 

Do you have support for students with a disability?