Want to find out what university is really like? You've come to the right place. Learn more about university life from our student bloggers, then explore the careers you could get with a degree.
What can I do with a degree?
Whether you already know what career path you want to follow, or you're interested in exploring your options, learn more about our degrees and the types of jobs they can lead to, by using our course search.
Is university really like Hogwarts?
From getting your acceptance letter to making lifelong friends, student blogger Ann-Marie thinks moving to university is a lot like life at Hogwarts. Whether you’re clever like Hermione or clumsy like Ron, read Ann-Marie's blog to find out why.
Get experience while you study
When you get a degree from the University of Salford, you'll graduate with more than just a certificate - we help you to get the experience you need to step into your chosen career. But don't just take our word for it. Broadcast Journalism student, Tom, and Wildlife Conservation student, Laura, share their experiences.
Could this be your dream job?
If you've played our interactive game and want to find out what happens after you do a degree in media, sport or nursing, explore a selection of the career paths you could follow below.
If these options aren't for you, why not take a look at our other courses? We've got over 100 to choose from, which could start you on the path to becoming anything from an aircraft engineer to a fashion designer, and much more.
What if I study media?
If you're interested in studying media, there are a huge range of courses and careers available to you. If you study a degree like Television and Radio, Film Production or Broadcast Journalism, just some of your options after graduating could include working as a Producer, a Studio Manager, a Researcher or Presenter. Find out what's involved in these roles.
Whether working in TV, radio or the film industry, a producer oversees all aspects of the show, series or film they are responsible for. Some produces think up new programme or film ideas and pitch these to broadcasters and studios. All producers need to have a good head for business, as the role also involves managing budgets and negotiating contracts.
A studio manager makes sure that film, TV and radio recordings run to plan, that all sets, props and equipment are safe to use and working properly, and that everyone taking part in the recording knows their individual roles and how these fit in to the production. On a TV or radio show, they might also pass on cues to presenters and guests to make sure that the show runs on time.
Researchers usually work in TV or radio. They are responsible for organising, planning and coordinating the production of TV and radio programmes, doing relevant background research, writing briefing notes and scripts, and conducting interviews.
As a TV or radio presenter, you'll be the face or voice of the programme you're working on. Depending on the type of programme you're working on, you could be responsible for interviewing guests, interacting with the audience, linking between items or hosting the programme. You'll need confidence and charisma to be successful in this role.
What if I study nursing?
If you choose to study nursing at the University of Salford, you'll have the option to specialise in Adult, Children's, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities nursing. After graduating your career options could include working as a Charge Nurse, Ward Manager, Anesthetic Nurse or Research Nurse. Read more about these roles below.
If you're interested in healthcare and want to explore additional avenues to nursing, take a look at our degrees in Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Radiography, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
A charge nurse is in charge of a specific ward at a hospital. They are responsible for caring for patients, supervising staff and ensure that everything runs smoothly during their shift.
Ward nurse managers need to know about the care plans for every patient on their ward so that they can discuss these with their colleagues, the patient, and the patient's relatives. They act as a mentor to other nurses, developing the clinical and leadership skills within their team.
Nurse anesthetists work with surgeons, anesthesiologists, dentists, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals. They play a crucial role in the success of of medical procedures by administering anesthesia safely to patients.
Research nurses play a vital role in delivering research that improves patient care. Their role varies day to day but can include identifying and screening patients for research projects, supporting the principal investigator of the research, and providing support to patients while they participate in research projects.
What if I study sport?
Whether you want to improve the performance of sports teams and athletes, or you want to develop exercise and health programmes for members of the public, a sport-related degree like exercise, nutrition and health, sports science or sport rehabilitation, could be the right course for you. Take a look at some of the pathways a degree in this field can lead to.
Strength and conditioning coach
A strength and conditioning coach is tasked with improving the athletic performance of sports people by developing their speed, strength and power. They do this by developing specific training programs for both teams and individual athletes. They also help athletes with injury prevention.
A performance analyst monitors the performance of a team or athlete, then provides technical or tactical recommendations to improve their performance. They have a key role in the training environment and work closely with sports coaches.
Sports therapists use a range of techniques to make sure that sports people are competing safely. They provide treatment and rehabilitation when a sports person gets injured, and also advise on injury prevention.
A personal trainer designs and demonstrates exercise routines for clients. They also motivate clients to succeed in their exercise and fitness goals. They often educate their clients in other aspects of wellness, like nutrition. Qualified personal trainers often have their own specific area of expertise.
Life as a commuter student
Imagine living so close to university that you have the choice to stay at home. Law student, Aya, and Psychology student, Eve, chose to do just that. Student blogger, Emma, caught up with them to find out more about life as a commuter student.
Why I chose to study at Salford
There are lots of reasons that made student blogger Seren choose the University of Salford, from our location to accommodation, module options and so much more. Discover what made Seren want to study her degree in English Literature at Salford.
What's an open day and why should I go to one?
Student blogger Ahmed went to eight open days before starting university, so he knows a thing or two about them! Read his blog to find out more about university open days and why he thinks going to one is a good idea.