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, including how to find us and what to expect on the day.
What to expect
Your campus tour will take place on the campus where your course is taught (check your booking confirmation email if you're not sure). We'll take you around some of the common learning areas and general teaching spaces. You will also be able to look around our accommodation sites. Please note in most cases we will not be able to offers tours of course facilities or the chance to speak with a course tutor. Campus tours are expected to last around 45 minutes. If you would like to view our accommodation sites after this, please allow for extra time.
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
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 Lowry car park (use postcode M5 4NQ).
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. 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 car park, but there are also several surface-level car parks nearby. We recommend using the postcode M50 2HE.
Frederick Road campus
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.
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.
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.
If you are travelling by car, we have a number of car parks 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 about car parking.
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.
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.
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 nav 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.
Need more info?
We are here to support you and answer and any questions you have. You can email us on email@example.com or call +44 (0)161 295 4545 (10am - 4pm Monday to Friday) or take a look at our FAQs below.
Will I be able to speak to a tutor on the day?
The tours are conducted by student ambassadors and members of the 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 at 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 for Peel Park and Frederick Road courses. MediaCity courses will take place at 14:00 only. 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.
Do you have support for students with a disability?
Yes. If you have a disability, please tell us your access requirements when you book. We’ll then work with you to do everything we can to support you on the day.
You can check our campus for its accessibility using AccessAble's assessment of our campus and facilities.
Please contact disability and learner support for study related support.