Social and economic impact

Students at a University of Salford postgraduate open day

We have always done the unexpected. Our forward-thinking approach has powered progress for nearly 125 years. Today, our work is strengthened by countless industry initiatives and innovative research programmes, helping us build a thriving education community in Salford and beyond.

Our city, our region, your university

The University of Salford has a global reach, but we also share a history that is firmly embedded in the industrial past of Greater Manchester. As we have grown as an institution, so too has our impact. Whether we’re transforming lives through education and research or working with partners to address major challenges like poverty, homelessness, low carbon and health innovation, our success stories are your success stories.

About this report

The economic data in our Social and Economic Impact Report comes from an assessment by Viewforth Consulting taken on our behalf. This report was compiled during the summer of 2018. The most recently available data was used, which came from the financial year 2016/17.

Other statistics have been taken from a range of sources, including the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DHLE), UCAS and the National Student Survey (NSS).

For more information, please contact our Public Affairs Manager, Charlotte Morris.