Venue for Winter Graduation

Lowry in Summer, Salford Quays, large group (Larger image)

On this page, we cover how to get to your Graduation venue. Your Winter Graduation ceremony will take place at:

The University of Salford
Maxwell Hall
M5 4WT


Travelling by train

Salford Crescent station is located between our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses. From the train station it is approximately an eight-minute walk to Maxwell Hall (where Winter Graduation ceremonies take place) and a five-minute walk from Lady Hale Building (where graduates need to register). 

Direct services to Salford Crescent run to and from Manchester Airport, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria, as well as Blackpool, Bolton, Buxton, Blackburn, Southport, Preston, Lancaster and Barrow-in-Furness. Inter-city services normally use Manchester Piccadilly, which is about a ten-minute train journey from Salford Crescent.

Top tip: Don’t mistake Salford Central for Salford Crescent, otherwise, you’ll end up with a 20-minute walk ahead of you.

Arriving by car

If you're travelling to us by car, spaces in our car parks are limited, so please plan ahead of your visit. You can find information about parking on campus, including available car parks and costs on our Car Parking webpage.

From the North

  • M6: Leave the M6 at Junction 30 heading on to the M61, then follow directions from the M61 below.
  • M6: Leave at Junction 21a for M62 eastbound and follow directions for M62 below.
  • M61: Just after Junction 3, the inside lane becomes the slip road signposted A580 Manchester. Stay in this lane and join the A580 which then becomes the A6 signposted Salford/Manchester. Continue straight on. Ignore signs for Salford Shopping City and avoid the inside lane. After the underpass, look out for local signs to the University.

From the South

  • M6: Leave at Junction 21a for M62 eastbound and follow directions for M62 below.
  • M56: After Junction 4 stay in the inside lane and come off following signs for M60, signposted Stretford, Bolton, Leeds. After passing over ship canal bridge, with Trafford Shopping Centre on your right, leave the M60 at Junction 12 and follow signs for M602 (see instructions for M602 below).
  • M1: Exit at Junction 42 and follow M62 westbound.

From the East

  • M60: Leave at Junction 17 signposted Prestwich and Whitefield. Turn left on to the A56 (Prestwich/Salford/Manchester). Follow the A56 into Manchester. Turn right off the A56 onto A576 (Great Cheetham Street West). Head straight on to the second roundabout, then turn left onto the A6. Avoid the inside lane.

From the West

  • M62/M602: At Junction 12, carry straight on following signs for M602. Follow M602 to Junction 3 signposted Salford/Trafford Park. Keep in the inside lane and turn left on to A5063 (Albion Way). Follow signposts for Salford/Pendleton. At the second lights, turn left on to the A6 for Frederick Road, or right for Peel Park.

Within Manchester

  • From Manchester/Salford inner relief road: Leave at the exit for A6 Salford (Chapel Street). The University is half a mile away.
  • From Manchester City Centre: Follow signs for Salford and then more locally signs for the University of Salford, which will direct you to the A6 (Chapel Street/Crescent).
  • From A580 (East): Turn left off of the A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road), and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).
  • From A580 (West): Turn right off of the A580 on to A5185 (Lancaster Road) and then right on to A576 (Eccles Old Road).


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