Clearing Offer Holder Hub

Applicants walk down the university boardwalk

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 via our applicant portal, 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 we hope you'll be able to find all the information you need on this page. 

Take a look at some other ways in which we can support you below. If you still have any questions, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this page

    Countdown to September

    Once you've read through the information on this page, you can start getting ready to join us on campus. We’ve put together a dedicated webpage for you containing everything you’ll need to know to prepare to start your studies. You’ll find information about student support and wellbeing, suggested activities from your tutors to help you prepare for your studies, and hints and tips from current students on how to settle into life on campus.

    Key Dates

    When can you expect to hear from us?

    17 August The welcome website launches!
    21 August We’ll start sending out Registration emails this week so keep an eye on your inbox.
    Early September We'll send you information about your timetable.
    4 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.
    11-17 September Welcome and Induction Week - there will be a variety of welcome activities taking place to welcome you to the university, along with course induction activities introducing you to your course.
    18 September Teaching starts!

    Your Accommodation

    Peel Park Quarter student 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.

    Campus Living Villages

    Our on-campus accommodation at Salford is managed by Campus Living Villages. If you have secured a place, accommodation contracts start on 4 September 2023 and you will be required to book a slot for arrival with Campus Living Villages - they will contact you about this nearer the time. 

    CLV have two sites:

    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 voted the second-best halls of residence in the UK in 2020 by Student Hut and all rooms are en-suite. Prices start from £141.18 per week for Bronze rooms to £166.70 per week for Diamond rooms.

    John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts

    John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts are situated around a ten-minute walk away from our Frederick Road campus and are the closest halls of residence to our MediaCity campus. Prices start from £113 per week for Bronze rooms and up to £143 per week for Platinum rooms.


    Situated approximately a 15 minute walk off campus, there are a variety of cluster en-suites, with a private bathroom and shared kitchen, dining and living area. There is a modern communal area, on-site laundry room, secure bike storage and on-site parking. Utility bills are included in the rent and as well free Wi-Fi and broadband. Rooms are available from £190 per week.

    Manchester Student Homes

    Manchester Student Homes is a free university-run housing service for students.  MSH is a student-focused service providing housing and community related information and guidance to students in Manchester and Salford. MSH runs a landlord accreditation scheme and offers support to students in relation to property searches, housing inspections and provides housing advice and contract checking service. They are a free, university-run housing service that only advertises properties from accredited landlords.

    How to book accommodation

    If you are interested in a property in Campus Living Villages or Riverside, please call our Clearing Support Team on 0161 295 5880. For MSH properties, we would recommend contacting them directly by emailing or calling +44 (0)161 275 7680

    CLV contracts start on 4 September 2023 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, 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!

    Birds eye view of Peel Park Quarter with text 'Accommodation: Peel Park Quarter and John Lester and Eddie Colman'


    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 MediaCity – commuting here couldn’t be easier. We also have several common rooms 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, click the link to learn more about commuting and watch the video below to find out how our student Rachael finds her daily journey to campus.

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

    Finance and Funding

    Student 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. 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 on

    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 contact askUS on +44 (0)161 295 0023.

    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.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Three female students chatting and laughing while walking through Chinatown, with Chinese archway in the background

    University life isn't just about lectures and labs - the city you live in also shapes how you learn and the person you become.

    Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a thriving, diverse city-region in the north-west of England. Our main campus is just 2km from Manchester city centre, so our students get to enjoy the history, culture, bars, and restaurants of two fantastic cities.

    Take a tour in the video below - from our university to Manchester city centre and beyond - discovering all the best spots our neighbourhood has to offer along the way.

    Where on Earth is Salford?

    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.

    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.

    You can also contact us by calling +44 0161 295 4545 or emailing

    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.
    • Countdown to September: Find out everything you need to know before you start in September, from receiving your results to arriving and settling in.
    • 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: