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Congratulations on your offer!

What's next?

Now that you’ve been made a clearing offer, you need to formally apply to the University. The email you received confirming your clearing offer has information on how to do this – please read it carefully and follow the instructions given.

If you’ve already got an application in the UCAS system, we aim to process your application within three working days. If you’re applying to us directly it may take a little longer as we need to check through the certificates you’ve provided. Please allow up to five working days for your application to be processed.

Once your application is fully processed, you’ll receive an email confirming this, and over the next few weeks we’ll keep in touch to make sure you have all the information you need before you start at Salford.

Applying at this time of year means that you might have to organise your accommodation, student finance and support and other activities a bit more quickly than other applicants. Please don’t worry, we’re here with you every step of the way, and you should be able to find all the information you need on this page.

If not, take a look at some other ways in which we can support you below:

Contact Us

If you have any more questions, please fill in the form below and we’ll direct your query to the most appropriate team.

    Visit Us

    We'd love for you to come and visit us:

    • Book a campus tour: We understand how important it is for our applicants to explore the campus that they will end up calling ‘home’. We’re proud of our campus and we'd love to show you around. Book your tour here.

    Key Dates

    When can you expect to hear from us?

    Early August We will confirm any changes we have had to make to your course as early as possible. In most cases, we expect this information to be the same as we've already told you, but we understand it's important to have all the details before starting your course in September.
    16 August We’ll start sending out emails about Registration this week.
    Early September We’ll send some information about your timetable.
    13 September Arrival slots for moving into accommodation start this week, and Campus Living Villages will have some activities for those of you moving in early.
    20-27 September Welcome and Induction Week - there will be a variety of welcome activities taking place to welcome you to the university, along with academic induction activities introducing you to your course.
    27 September Teaching starts!

    Useful links

    • FAQs: Our FAQs have been developed to support students looking to start their studies with us in September and provide up-to-date information on Fees and Funding, Accommodation, Campus Life and more.
    • Teaching in September: We're sure you'll be keen to learn how we plan to teach you in September and into the new academic year. Visit this page for the latest update and we will provide more information on this as we approach the start of term.
    • Official Facebook group: Join the community to find and chat with your future course and flatmates.
    • Follow us on social media for the latest news from our campus:

    Accommodation

    Living in student accommodation is a great way to get settled into university life, meet new people and immerse yourself in the student experience. Accommodation at Salford is managed by our partner, Campus Living Villages, and we have two sites:

    Peel Park Quarter student accommodation
    Peel Park Quarter 

    Peel Park Quarter (PPQ) is based on our main campus, just a stone’s throw away from University facilities and lecture spaces. PPQ was recently voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK by Student Hut and all rooms are ensuite. Prices start from £133.12 per week for Bronze rooms to £157.18 per week for Diamond rooms.

    Bedroom in John Lester accommodation.
    John Lester & Eddie Colman Courts

    John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts is situated around a ten-minute walk away from our Frederick Road campus and are the closest halls of residence to our MediaCityUK campus. Prices start from £99.50 per week for Bronze rooms and up to £129.50 per week for Diamond rooms.

    How to book accommodation

    There are rooms still available for September 2021. To arrange your accommodation, please contact Campus Living Villages. Accommodation contracts start on 13 September 2021 and you will be required to book a slot for arrival with Campus Living Villages - they will contact you about this nearer the time. 

    Please be assured that there will be options to arrive outside of normal working hours, so no matter how far you’re travelling from, you’ll be able to move in at a time that suits you.

    For some great tips and advice on feeling at home in Salford, take a look at Seren's blog on moving into your new room and Oliver's blog on moving to a new city!

    Living off campus

    If you are unable to secure a room within our Campus Living Villages accommodation or would prefer to live off-campus, we would recommend that you search for accommodation options using Manchester Student Homes. They are a free, university-run housing service that only advertises properties from accredited landlords. For more information, please contact them directly by emailing manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)161 275 7680.

    Commuting

    Many of our students choose to commute to University and with a range of onsite parking and excellent public transport links to each of our campuses – Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK – commuting here couldn’t be easier.

    tram

    We also have several commuter hubs on campus which have been designed to meet the needs of a commuter student, whether it’s a place to relax in between lectures, grab some food or socialise. If you live close enough to campus that you’re planning on travelling in, take a look at the blog below or watch the video to find out more!

    Group of students with umbrellas walking down the broadwalk on a rainy day

    Finance

    If you have already applied for your tuition fee and/or maintenance loan, it’s a really simple process to inform the Student Loans Company that you’re coming to Salford instead. Provided that you haven’t registered at another university, you can log into the Student Finance portal and change the institution to the University of Salford. You can find out more guidance on this online. If you’re a part-time applicant, you will need to contact the relevant funding body directly, rather than using the portal.

    If you haven’t yet applied for your tuition fee and maintenance loans, you will need to do this as soon as possible to ensure your funding is in place before you start your studies. Both loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate. If you’re a student from outside the UK, you can find a handy guide to applying for student finance on the Student Room.

    If you have any questions or need some help, please contact us using the form above.

    Inspire Support Scheme

    The Inspire support scheme gives all new undergraduate students £150 credit to spend in a dedicated online store if they are starting a foundation year or year one of an undergraduate degree that is based at the University. Through the online store, you’ll be able to buy learning resources, such as textbooks, electronics or stationery, to help give you the best possible start to your studies here at Salford.

    The scheme will run annually, so you’ll receive £150 of credit for each year of your undergraduate degree if you’re based on campus. If you’re from a low-income background, living in an area where participation with higher education is low, you may also be eligible to receive an additional £350 of credits, bringing the total to £500 each year – this will be based on your personal circumstances and is assessed once you register as a student here in September.

    Once you have registered as a student at the University of Salford, you will automatically be given access to your Inspire account. For more information on the scheme and the products you can buy, please visit the Inspire website. You can also see the full terms and conditions and some frequently asked questions on the website.

    Wellbeing and Support

    We understand that starting university is an exciting yet stressful time, especially this year. At the University of Salford, there is support available to you whenever you need it through our dedicated student support service, askUS

    askUS have a range of support services in place, including disability and learner support, wellbeing and counselling, and diversity and faith. The team can also advise you on a variety of areas, from finance to accommodation to employment and more.

    If you need support, it’s really important to let us know as soon as possible so that we can help you – to speak to a member of the team for more information, please call the Clearing Support Team on +44 (0)161 295 5880.

    Extra Support

    We also have a peer support service called Rafiki, which is led by our students who are here to listen and guide you should you experience any problems while studying at the University. 

    Students can also find support from Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. They have established a resource called 'transitions', to help guide you through the process of moving and settling into life at university.

    Explore your course

    If you would like to know more about your chosen course, from our facilities to student experiences to assessments in your first year, please click the relevant image below. 

    Term Dates

    The academic year is divided into three terms, known as trimester, which are 14 weeks long, including vacation periods. The majority of our courses do not have teaching during trimester three; however, if you’re on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start or a course aligned to a healthcare profession, you will be taught during this period. For a breakdown of the 2021/22 academic year, please click the link below.

    Chat to our current students

    Want to find out what it’s really like studying at the University of Salford? Speak to our students! Send a message to one of our ambassadors – they are happy to chat and answer questions about student life.