Coronavirus information for prospective International students

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This page was updated on 19/01/2021

We have created this page for all of our prospective international students and offer holders who want to study at the University of Salford in 2020/21. 

We will keep this page updated with answers to your frequently asked questions.

The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and partners is our number one priority. So, we are continuing to follow the guidance of the UK government, Public Health England and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and taking the necessary steps to keep our vibrant community safe.

We are aware of fake news reports being circulated on social media. Please ignore these fake reports and instead keep checking our advice on this page and on our official social media channels for the latest information. 

    Find our latest advice for prospective international students below, this will include information about: 

    • The UK and the University of Salford’s response to COVID-19 
    • Information for students starting in January/February
    • International travel
    • Airports and travelling to your accommodation
    • Prepare for self-isolation
    • Test to Release Scheme to reduce self-isolation days
    • Teaching and facilities 
    • English language requirements
    • Tuition fee deposits, scholarships and discounts
    • CAS, ATAS, and Student Route Visas
    • Accommodation
    • Resources for your safety

    As well as Prospective International Students FAQs found below, you can also find information at:

    • Undergraduate courses changes due to COVID-19 - check if your course has been affected in terms of content, duration, method of assessment/delivery or anything else.
    • Postgraduate courses changes due to COVID-19  - check if your course has been affected in terms of content, duration, method of assessment/delivery or anything else.
    • International Offer Holder Hub – explore what life at Salford is like to help you make your decision, and to understand your next steps. Find information on funding your course, get a glimpse of where you could choose to live in your first year, and speak to some of our current students.
    • Current Student Hub – if you are a current international student please refer to the advice on the Student Hub.
    • Welcome website - for new students who are starting in January/February. The information on here includes your timetable, welcome and induction activities, information on registration/visas and what to bring with you.
    FAQS FOR ALL PROSPECTIVE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS & OFFER HOLDERS

    The UK and the University of Salford’s response to COVID-19 

    What is the current situation in the UK concerning COVID-19? 

    All citizens must continue to follow this simple advice:

    • HANDS - wash your hands
    • FACE - wear a face covering
    • SPACE - keep a 2-metre distance from other people where possible

    From 4 January, the UK Government introduced new national restrictions in England to avoid the spread of the virus.
    The new measures include that everyone must stay a home as much as possible.
    You must not leave or be outside of your home, except for specific purposes; a few examples include buying food or seeking medical care.
    For more information about the national restrictions visit the 
    Government website.

    What is the current situation in the University of Salford concerning COVID-19? 

    You can read all the safety measures in place at the University on our Stay Safe website.

    Based on the current information available about the roll-out of the vaccination programme and Government statements about the gradual lifting of restrictions, we believe it is unlikely that on-campus teaching will be allowed to restart before the end of March.

    To give you certainty with your programme of study:

    • Unless there is a change in UK Government advice, all teaching will continue to be delivered online up until the Easter vacation period (22 March)
    • Exempt courses (for example, health care and social work) will continue to receive face-to-face teaching during this time.
    • Our aim is to deliver blended teaching (both online and face-to-face) as soon as possible and, dependant on UK Government advice, we aim to tell you two weeks in advance.  
    • Students starting courses in January/February should consider whether they need to travel to the UK at this time, and if travel arrangements can be rearranged without undue costs. See more advice below under the section Information for students starting in January.

    Information for students starting in January/February

    Summary of dates, induction and teaching

    January intake programme

    Programme start date

    International Foundation Year 

    Teaching starts 11 January
    Teaching will be online until at least 12 April

     

    Salford Business School –
    Masters and GCIM

    School of Science, Engineering and Environments – Masters

    University induction – 25 Jan
    Teaching – From 1 February
    Teaching will be online until at least 12 April

    MSc Advanced Physiotherapy

    University induction – 25 Jan
    Compulsory course induction – 28 January
    Teaching – From 1 February
    Teaching will be online for the first 3 weeks then blended learning.
    Please be ready for on-campus teaching by 22 February

    MA Nursing
    BSc Nursing

    University induction – 25 Jan
    Teaching – From 1 February
    Teaching will be online for the first 3 weeks then blended learning.
    Please be ready for on-campus teaching by 22 February

    BSc Nursing Studies (top-up)

    University induction – 25 Jan
    Teaching – From 1 February

    Simulated Practice sessions are timetabled to be on-campus from 22 February
    Please be ready for on-campus teaching sessions by 22 February

    Advice for registration, starting your studies, and travel
    As you will not need to come onto campus until face-to-face teaching resumes, we advise you to consider whether you need to travel to the UK at this time. You should consider delaying if travel arrangements can be rearranged without undue costs.

    • Your programme start date and university induction dates have not changed.
       
    • You must have completed online registration in good time before the university induction and your programme start date. If you have not received your visa you can register with your CAS numbers. You can find out more about registration on our Welcome website
       
    • If you haven’t booked your travel/accommodation for the UK, you should start your programme online from your home country.
       
    • If you have booked your travel/accommodation for the UK, and you can amend it without incurring any undue cost, you should amend your travel/accommodation and start your programme online from your home country.
       
    • If you have booked your travel/accommodation for the UK, and you cannot amend it without incurring any undue cost, you are permitted to travel to the UK. Please note that you will not be able to come to campus and you must start your programme online.
       
    • You should still apply for your visa, you will then be ready to travel when the guidelines allow.
       

    Support for students starting in January/February who are travelling to the UK
    For students who have booked travel/accommodation, and in line with UK Government guidance, our support services are in place, including our free airport transfer service from Manchester Airport, and international buddy scheme for those in self-isolation.
    See sections International Travel, Airport arrival and travelling to your accommodation, Prepare for self-isolation, Test to Release scheme, on this page for more information.

    International Technology Bursary students starting in January/February
    We are pleased to announce that we are giving all eligible international students starting in January/February 2021 a £300 bursary to spend on a device for learning.
    We understand it can be difficult for some of our international students to start their course online if they don’t have the required technology.
    This fund will help you to purchase a laptop and data to be able to start your course online.
    The £300 will be automatically deducted from your tuition fees. Please be aware of the following:
    - If you have already registered, and already paid full tuition fees, the amount will be refunded to you.
    - If you have already registered, and not paid your tuition fees in full, the amount will be deducted from your tuition fees owed. The amount will reduce your instalment payments.
    - If you have not registered for your programme – register now! The amount will be deducted only after you have registered.
    The bursary is only available to international students on a full-time, on-campus course who are self-funding their studies which is either International Foundation Year, undergraduate and postgraduate taught Masters for January/February intake.
    The bursary is not available for sponsored students or partnership students.
    The International Technology Bursary is in light of the UK Government Guidelines and national lockdown.

    REMEMBER: You must complete the online registration to receive the bursary.
    We have just launched the bursary, so it will take us a bit of time to make the refund. If you want to confirm your refund you can contact Income-Treasury-2 Income-Treasury2@salford.ac.uk

    If you are starting in January/February and are awaiting a Draft CAS/Final CAS – The Admissions CAS team are working through all documents that were uploaded to 3rd January. If you are concerned that you do not have your CAS, contact salford-international@salford.ac.uk

    Remember to also check the Welcome website. The information on here includes your timetable, welcome events, induction activities, information on registration/visas, what to bring with you and lots more.

     

    International travel

    Before you travel you must:

    • Review the official guidance of your home country relating to travel to the UK
    • Review the latest UK Government guidance at UK Government – Entering the UK 
    • You must present a negative PCR Covid-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. See About the Mandatory COVID-19 test to enter the UK in this section 
    • Complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form and bring a copy with you. You may be denied entry to the UK or fined if you do not follow this rule. See About the Public Health Passenger Locator Form in this section
    • Confirm your accommodation and travel from the airport
    • Prepare for 10 days self-isolation (quarantine). See the section Prepare for Self-Isolation on this page.
    • Optional - If you want to reduce your self-isolation days, you can opt-in to the Test to Release scheme. The University is offering this free at our approved clinic.  See the section Test to Release Scheme on this page
    • Bring a face mask and hand sanitiser
    • Bring an international credit or debit card to avoid using cash and to use during your self-isolation period
    • Check your travel and health insurance

    International travel and guidance are subject to change, often at very short notice, so it is important that you keep up to date throughout your international travel planning.

    Follow the rules  
    If you’re a resident or visitor travelling to the UK from any country, you must follow the UK Government advice for England.
    You may be fined if you are found to not be following the rules. For example, you may be fined up to £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details.
    You may be fined more if you break this rule more than once.
    You may also be fined up to £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate, or you could face further action.

    About the Public Health Passenger Locator Form
    You must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form online before you travel to the UK. The form includes your passport details, travel details, and the address you’ll be staying at for your first 10 days in the UK, and details of someone who can be contacted if you get ill while you’re in the UK.
    You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you’re due to arrive in the UK.
    You will need to show a copy of the completed form, so print out a copy and keep it with your travel documents, or have it available on your phone.
    Border Force officers will use the QR code at the top of the document to check you have completed the form successfully.
    The government will use the information you give to contact you if you or someone you’ve travelled with develops COVID-19 symptoms, and to check that you are self-isolating at your specified address.

    Mandatory COVID-19 test to enter the UK
    All international arrivals to England, including UK nationals, are required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure.
    You will need to present the valid proof of your negative test before you board your plane.
    You will be subject to an immediate fine of £500 if you fail to comply with the new regulations on pre-departure testing.
    You will still be required to complete the Public Health Passenger Locator Form, and complete 10 days self-isolation.
    You may be able to reduce the number of self-isolating days using from Test and Release scheme. See the section Test to Release Scheme on this page.
    * You can keep up to date on the requirements at
    COVID19: testing for people travelling to England.
     

    Airports and Travelling to your accommodation

    Travelling to Manchester Airport
    When arranging your air travel, you should travel to Manchester Airport. This is the nearest airport to the University of Salford.
    Airlines vary from country to country including British Airways, Virgin, KLM, Air France, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Hainan.

    Travelling to the UK and transferring to Manchester Airport
    If you are travelling to a London airport (or any other airport except Manchester), you should arrange a connecting flight from London to Manchester Airport.
    It is recommended to arrange this as part of your international flight.

    You would go through immigration in London, and then transfer on a connecting flight to Manchester. Flights from London to Manchester are approximately 40 minutes. 

    You should book the free airport taxi transfer to the University of Salford campus or to your student accommodation in Salford or Manchester using the details of your arrival in Manchester. See Airport Taxi Transfer Service in this section.

    Travelling to the UK with a long connection and transferring to Manchester Airport
    If you are travelling to a London airport (or any other airport except Manchester), you should arrange a connecting flight from London to Manchester Airport as soon as possible. 
    However, if you have a long connection time, the rules are that if it is necessary, you can stop overnight in safe accommodation (for example, an airport hotel) before continuing your journey.

    For example, if you arrive late at London Heathrow and your flight to Manchester is not until the next day you can stay in an airport hotel for one night, and then travel onward to Manchester Airport and start your self-isolation/quarantine from Manchester.
    You would need to book the airport hotel in advance. Airport hotels can be expensive so plan your budget accordingly.
    You must go straight to your airport hotel, and you must not leave until you need to return to the airport for your connecting flight.
    You must provide the address of the airport hotel on your Public Health Passenger Locator Form in addition to your declared accommodation address.
    So, you would enter both addresses – the airport hotel, and your accommodation in Salford/Manchester.

    Travelling from Manchester Airport to your accommodation in Salford or Manchester
    If you are travelling into Manchester Airport, you can get a free airport taxi transfer to the University of Salford campus or to your student accommodation in Salford or Manchester.

    Airport Taxi Transfer Service - You must book at least 72 hours in advance using the booking form on the welcome site. You will need your University ID, flight details and accommodation address to complete the booking form.

    Travelling from London (or any other airport except Manchester) to your accommodation in Salford or Manchester 
    If you are travelling to a London airport (or any other airport except Manchester), you should arrange a connecting flight from London to Manchester Airport.
    It is recommended to arrange this as part of your international flight.
    You should book the free airport taxi transfer from Manchester Airport to the University of Salford campus or to your student accommodation in Salford or Manchester using the details of your arrival in Manchester. See Airport Taxi Transfer Service in this section.

    Travelling from the airport when staying with friends or family in other cities outside Salford or Manchester 
    You should arrange for your friends or family to collect you by private car.
    Your friends or family will not be allowed in the airport building, so please arrange to meet them at the car in the designated area.

    Please remember, if the UK Government regulations require you to self-isolate you must go straight to your accommodation and not stop in any other place on the way. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. 

    REMEMBER You must wear a face-covering in the airport, transport hubs and on public transport in England. You will be breaking the law if you fail to do so and could be fined. 

    Prepare for self-isolation (quarantine)

    About self-isolation (quarantine)
    When you arrive in the UK, you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave until 10 days, as per the UK Government Guidelines. This is known as ‘self-isolating’.

    When you arrive in the UK, it is very important that you stay in your accommodation for 10 days. This is called self-isolation (quarantine) and is necessary because it can take up to 10 days for you to develop coronavirus symptoms after you catch the virus and in this time you can unknowingly pass it on to others, even if you don’t have symptoms.

    You must self-isolate at the address you provided on the Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

    During your self-isolation period, you won't be able to attend the University of Salford, see other people or leave your accommodation except for very limited reasons.
    You should prepare for the self-isolation period in advance and 
    read the UK Government advice.

    Self-isolation in your accommodation
    You must book accommodation for the duration of your studies at the University of Salford before you travel, not just for your 10 day self-isolation period.

    You can self-isolate in your student accommodation, at the home of your family or friends, private accommodation (for example, a private house share) or hotel.
    Whatever your accommodation is for self-isolation, you should stay in a well-ventilated room with a window to the outside that can be opened, separate from other people.

    Self-isolating at Campus Living Villages accommodation - If you are staying within a Campus Living Villages (CLV) accommodation building, and you need to self-isolate, please contact CLV on salford@clvuk.com to let them know you will be self-isolating.  your two week self-isolation period. 

    Self-isolating in other student accommodation - If you are staying in alternative purpose-built student rental accommodation, and you need to self-isolate, contact your accommodation provider before you travel. 
    Accommodation Providers:
    Tramways - (Sanctuary Student Homes): 
    Tramways@sanctuary-students.com
    Riverside House: info@portergatepm.com
    IQ Student Accommodation: Studentquarter@IQstudent.com
    Mears Group – Bramall Court: student.bramall@mearsgroup.co.uk
    X1 The Campus & X1 Chapel Street: eleanor@x1management.com
    Manchester Student Homes: manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk

    Self-isolating when staying with friends and family - If you are staying with friends or family, you need to contact your friends or family before you travel to let them know you will be self-isolating for 10 days. You should go straight to your accommodation from the airport.  
    Even though you will be self-isolating for 10 days, your friends and family do not need to stay at home (unless they travelled with you).
    Please remember: if you self-isolate with friends and family outside the Salford area you must ensure you have booked accommodation in the Salford area for after your self-isolation period. You will be expected to live within commutable distance from the University of Salford and failure to comply with this will result in your visa being withdrawn.

    Self-isolating in private rental accommodation - If you need to self-isolate, and you are staying in a private flat or house, you need to contact your landlord before you travel to let them know you will be self-isolating for 10 days. Your landlord or flatmates may be able to tell you about the facilities in your accommodation, including internet access and local food shops with delivery options, which can help you prepare for your self-isolation period.
    You must stay away from others who didn’t travel with you, so you should avoid shared spaces as much as possible, including kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas.
    For example, your room does not have to have a bathroom attached, but you should consider other people in the house and use the amenities at different times and keep all areas clean. You can read about self-isolating in 
    shared (multi-occupancy) accommodation.

    If you have any concerns, you should consider staying in a hotel for your self-isolation period for 10 days before taking up your accommodation. Depending on the start date of your signed contract, this will be an extra cost and you will need to budget for this. 

    Self-isolating in hotel accommodation - If you need to self-isolate, and you are staying in a hotel or guesthouse, you need to confirm with your hotel that you will be self-isolating for 10 days.
    You must stay away from others who didn’t travel with you, so it’s important that you don’t use shared areas such as bars, restaurants, health clubs and sports facilities.

    Support from the University while you are self-isolating
    When you arrive in the UK, you must register with the University as self-isolating, which will ensure you receive support from another student during your quarantine.
    Complete this form and Salford students can chat to you during your self-isolation.
    Our peer support volunteers are friendly, good listeners, and can help you with practical issues like getting groceries.

     

     

    Test to Release scheme to reduce self-isolation days

    Subject to UK Government Guidance, under the Test to Release scheme you may be able to reduce your self-isolation period from 10 days to 5 days.  
    You choose to pay for a private COVID-19 test, to be taken after 5 days. If the result is negative, you can stop self-isolating.

    The University of Salford is working with a private clinic to provide the test for free for international students completing self-isolation in the Salford/Manchester area.

    To benefit from the Test to Release scheme for free, you must book a Test and Release appointment at least 72 hours before you travel at our partner clinic, Healthwork, in Manchester.
    You must follow the instructions to book - How to book an PCR Test to Release Appointment with Healthwork.
    You must include details of your appointment on your Passenger Locator Form.

    The University is unable to pay for Test to Release for family members or dependants.  
    However, you can pay for additional tests for your family members or dependents at the same clinic when you book your test.

    The University is only offering the test for free at the Healthworks clinic in Manchester and no other clinic. If you are self-isolating with family in another part of the UK, you are not eligible for the test. You can arrange and pay for the Test to Release scheme with another approved clinic.

    You can keep up to date on the requirements at COVID19: testing for people travelling to England.

    Teaching and facilities

    Further to the Government’s announcement on 4 January 2021 of a new national lockdown, we are now in a position to provide details on what impact this will have on the facilities and services available for you on campus, as well as advise you on changes to teaching, to encourage those of you accessing campus to use our mass testing facilities and to provide an update on accommodation concerns.

    Teaching and learning
    Unless there is a change in UK Government advice, all teaching will continue to be delivered online up until the Easter vacation period (22 March)
    Exempt courses (for example, health care and social work) will continue to receive face-to-face teaching during this time.
    You can find more information on the Student Hub

    For new student starting in January/February who have not registered, see the section Information for students starting in January/February on this page.

    Please note that teaching and assessment advice relates to taught students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

    Postgraduate research students have received separate advice from the Doctoral School.

    Library and learning spaces
    In line with government advice, we will continue to provide access to some socially distanced general learning spaces, IT facilities and a click and collect service in the Clifford Whitworth Library.
    A wide range of library services will continue to be available to you online, including access to digital learning resources and training and support to help you develop your study, research, digital and IT skills.
    You can find more information at Library.

    Student support  by askUS
    askUS is your one-stop shop for all your student support needs outside of your studies, including wellbeing, counselling, disability and learner support, money advice, careers and enterprise, faith, proof of study letter requests, visas and immigration, diversity support and much more.
    The askUS team now provide student support services remotely via telephone, instant chat and email, available 9am to 7pm Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4pm on Fridays, 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
    You can find more information at askUS.

    Group activities
    Other than the limited range of health programmes approved for on-campus teaching by government, there will be no other group activities on-campus. This means that there will be no access to group workspaces. Specialist learning facilities will remain closed for non-exempt courses until further notice.

    Students’ Union
    Most of the Students' Union staff are working remotely. You can still get in touch with the SU and the Advice Centre without visiting campus. Find out more about how to get in touch on the SU website.

    Sports Centre
    During the national restrictions, the Sports Centre will be closed.  However, you can find a range of exercise videos to workout at home on their website.
     

    English language requirements

    We accept a range of qualifications as evidence of English language.
    Please go to 
    English language requirements to find out more.

     

    Tuition fee deposit, scholarships, discounts

    I have an offer and I have paid my tuition fee deposit, however, due to concerns on COVID-19 I would prefer not to travel and study away from home. What are my options? 
    We understand the changing position of COVID-19 may affect your decision to study.
    1. You can defer your admission to the next intake. Please go to your 
    course page to find the next available intake.
    2. If you prefer to decline your application due to COVID-19 concerns, your tuition fee deposit will be refundable. Please email 
    applications@salford.ac.uk  including your name, student ID number, course you have applied for, and request a refund of your deposit. 

    Scholarships for international students
    Over the past five years, we have awarded more than £5 million in scholarships and bursaries to support high-achieving international students. You could be a scholarship award winner. Explore our scholarships.

    Discounts on tuition fees for international students 
    If you choose to pay in full, we offer a prompt payment discount of 3% on the net fee remaining after any scholarship has been applied.  
    If you pay your tuition fees in full, you are advised to pay the net amount minus the 3% discount before you apply for your CAS as this can show positively on your visa application.  

    CAS, ATAS, and Student Route Visas

    I have my visa, but I applied for my visa expecting to be studying full-time on-campus in January. Will my visa be invalid?

    The UK Government guidance allows special visa concessions for the ongoing provision of online learning for the duration of the academic year 2020 to 2021.
    You also have the University’s Home Office Compliance team to help you with any visa-related concerns. You can email the team at homeofficecompliance@salford.ac.uk

    I am worried about my BRP and how to obtain it. What will happen to my BRP if I delay my travel to the UK?
    The UK Government guidance advises that students will not be penalised for being unable to collect their Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) while Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures are in place.
    You also have the University’s Home Office Compliance team to help you with any BRP related concerns. You can email the team at homeofficecompliance@salford.ac.uk

    Although I will start my studies online in January 2021, now I will arrive after the UK national lockdown. Will I still be eligible for the Graduate Immigration Route?

    Yes you will be eligible for the Graduate Immigration Route as part of the UK Government guidance – Visa concessions if you are studying a master's as long as you arrive in the UK by 27 September 2021.
    The guidance is “
    Students who commence a one-year master's programme in January 2021 will benefit from this concession if they enter the UK before 27 September 2021 and complete the final semester of their studies In the UK.”
    You also have the University’s Home Office Compliance team to help you with any visa-related concerns. You can email the team at homeofficecompliance@salford.ac.uk

    Are Visa Offices open for appointments? 

    Visa Application Centres are open across most locations. For the latest updates go to TLS Contact if you’re in Europe, Africa and parts of the Middle East, or visit VFS Global for all other countries.

    Can you issue a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)? 

    Once you have fulfilled your academic conditions and paid your deposit, the CAS team will contact you to start the CAS process.

    I need an ATAS. How do I apply?

    You must apply to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). 
    Applications are now being accepted and there is up to a 30-day wait so please complete your application as soon as possible to meet the conditions of your offer.

    When will there be any more details on the new Graduate Immigration Route (post-study work visa)? 

    The UK Government’s immigration update in April confirmed that a new graduate immigration route will be available to international students who have completed a degree in the UK from summer 2021. You’ll be able to work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to 2 years. You can find more information on the UK Government's factsheet.

     

    Accommodation

    I am starting my course in January 2021, and I have already booked accommodation and I can't change the date without incurring a cost. Can I still travel to my accommodation in the UK?

    If you have booked your accommodation in the UK, and you cannot amend it without incurring any cost, you are permitted to travel to your UK accommodation.
    Please note that you will not be able to come to campus and you must start your programme online.
    The airport transfer service and international buddy scheme is still operating. Find more information about the airport transfer service on our welcome site. For information on the international buddy scheme, go to "Prepare for Self-isolation" on this page.

    I am starting my course in January 2021, what accommodation is available?

    If you want to live on-campus, Campus Living Villages have lots of rooms available. Use this guide for booking CLV accommodation in January 2021.

    You may prefer to find your own private accommodation. We recommend using Manchester Student Homes who only work with fully accredited landlords and offer free advice.

    For support with booking accommodation, visit our accommodation page or email askus-accommodation@salford.ac.uk

    What are the local student accommodation providers?

    Campus Living Villages (CLV) manages our on-campus accommodation at Peel Park, John Lester Court and Eddie Colman Court
    Other nearby student accommodation include:
    Tramways - (Sanctuary Student Homes): Tramways@sanctuary-students.com
    Riverside House: info@portergatepm.com
    IQ Student Accommodation: Studentquarter@IQstudent.com
    Mears Group - Bramall Court: student.bramall@mearsgroup.co.uk
    X1 The Campus & X1 Chapel Street: eleanor@x1management.com
    Manchester Student Homes: manchesterstudenthomes@manchester.ac.uk

    Do I need to book accommodation before I travel?

    Yes. You must book accommodation for the duration of your studies at the University of Salford before you travel, not just for your 14-day self-isolation period.
    You must include the address of your accommodation on both your visa application and your Public Health Passenger Locator Form (which if the form you must complete before you travel to the UK).

    If you haven’t secured accommodation before you travel you must arrange temporary hotel accommodation. This list of temporary accommodation might be helpful.

    Below is a list of local hotels where our students have previously stayed. You can select the dates you need to match with your flight arrivals, giving you more flexibility.
    You will need a credit card to secure your booking

    Ibis Manchester Centre – Princess Street
    To Book, please email: H3143@accor.com

    Ibis Styles – Portland Street
    Book here.

    Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre (Aytoun Street)
    Book here.
    They are also offering a special offer.

    I am travelling from a country where I will need to self-isolate (quarantine), can I self-isolate in my accommodation?

    For information about self-isolation, please see the section below called “International travel, travelling from the airport and self-isolation".

    Resources for your safety

    NHS COVID-19 Track and Trace app/GP facilities/Testing centre

    If you are living on campus or nearby, you should register with the University of Salford's Medical Centre or check some alternative options.

    To help keep you and everyone else on campus safe and informed, we ask that you please download and use the NHS Contact Tracing free app. The app is the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk of coronavirus. You can also find advice, check your symptoms, arrange a test, and avoid contact tracing forms using the QR scanner at public venues. Download the app.

    If you have COVID-19 symptoms, you can get a free test via the NHS. Find out more. On this page, you’ll also be able to book an appointment to get tested at the new Salford-based Covid-19 testing centre located on the ground floor of Humphrey Booth House in Salford Crescent and open from 8 am to 8 pm, seven days a week.

    Where can I find information on the safety measures at the University?

    We have put together a special Stay Safe resource page to provide new students with an induction to our safety measures.
    Current students will also find updated information on the Student Hub (if you aren't a current student you won't be able to access this, and should use the Stay Safe page.

    Where can my parents find information about the safety measures at the University? 

    We have put together a special Family and Friends page to provide your family and friends reassurance on our safety measures. 

    Need more support?

    If you have any questions which aren’t covered here, please email our friendly international team at international@salford.ac.uk who will be able to support you. We will continue to add more frequently asked questions to this page as they are received.

    We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and we are sending our support and well-wishes to everyone around the world.