Countdown to September

Open day bunting hanging in peel park

The next few weeks will pass quickly and, before you know it, it will be time to make the big move to Salford! As there are a lot of tasks for you to do in a short space of time, we’ve put this important information together, so you know what you need to do.

  • It's important to know that visa processing times are slower than usual, so you need to act quickly to secure your place on the course for this year.
  • Your Welcome and Induction week begins on Monday 11 September and teaching starts on Monday 18 September.

Please read the below instructions carefully, so you are able to join us as planned.
 

Getting your results and Student visa

What you need to do next depends on what qualification you are studying or how you applied to study here. Please choose your qualification and application method from the list below to see what you need to do on results day. 

Choose your qualification

I applied through UCAS and I’m studying A-levels, International Baccalaureate, or a BTEC

Getting your results

We get your results automatically for these qualifications via UCAS and you will be able to see our decision on UCAS Applicant Hub on Thursday 17 August, from 08:00 onwards, as long as you have met all of your other offer conditions, for example, submitting your English language documents and paying your deposit.

If you got your results last year, then you must send them to us separately, as we only get this year’s results automatically.

If your place is confirmed, you will receive an email to confirm your place. Once this is shown as confirmed on UCAS Applicant Hub, you have an unconditional offer.

Getting your Student visa

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should start preparing your documents and finances for getting your CAS now. By the time you get your results, you must have all your documents ready, including the money in your bank account for 28 days, so you can apply for your CAS immediately after you get your results.

Read all the information on our CAS and Visa page carefully and follow the instructions. If you applied through an agent or counsellor, you can ask them to assist you with this.

I applied through UCAS but I'm studying other qualifications

Getting your results

The most common qualifications for university entry are A-levels, BTECs and Access courses, and we will automatically receive your results for these via UCAS. If you’re studying something else, please see the UCAS website for a full list of qualifications that are received through UCAS and sent directly to universities.

If the qualifications you are studying for are not on the UCAS list, you will need to send your results to us immediately when you receive them to secure your place on the course. Please email your results to our Admissions Team with the words “Exam results” and your full name and UCAS Personal ID in the subject line. In the email, you should also include your full name and your date of birth so we can identify you as quickly as possible. Failure to do this could cause delays and consequently mean you won’t be able to join us in September. You can find the contact details for our Admissions Team below:

If you have other outstanding conditions you need to meet, e.g. sending us your English Language qualifications and paying your deposit, you must do this as soon as possible, so that you can get an unconditional offer.

You can keep an eye on the progress of your application on UCAS Applicant Hub. To check if we have received your qualifications, please call us on 0300 555 5030.

 

Getting your Student Visa

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should start preparing your documents and finances for getting your CAS now. By the time you get your results, you must have all your documents ready, including the money in your bank account for 28 days, so you can apply for your CAS immediately after you get your results.

Read all the information on our CAS and Visa page carefully and follow the instructions. If you applied through an agent or counsellor, you could ask them to assist you with this.

I'm waiting for GCSE results too

Getting your results

We don’t automatically get your GCSE results, so you must send these to us immediately when you get them.

If you have other outstanding conditions you need to meet, e.g. sending us your English Language qualifications and paying your deposit, you must do this as soon as possible, so that you can get an unconditional offer.

Once you have sent all of your qualifications and paid your deposit, keep your eye on UCAS Applicant Hub to check the progress of your application. We will also send you an email when everything has been confirmed.

Getting your Student Visa

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should start preparing your documents and finances for getting your CAS now. By the time you get your results, you must have all your documents ready, including the money in your bank account for 28 days, so you can apply for your CAS immediately after you get your results.

Read all the information on our CAS and Visa page carefully and follow the instructions. If you applied through an agent or counsellor, you can ask them to help you to do this.

I applied via the portal because I applied for BSc Nursing (Top-up)

Getting your results

We don’t automatically receive your results so as soon as you get your results, you must upload them to the Application Portal immediately. If you have other outstanding conditions you need to meet, e.g. uploading your English Language qualifications and paying your deposit, you must do this as well. You must upload all your documents and meet all your conditions by 31 July at the latest, to secure your place on the course.

If you applied via an agent/counsellor, you can ask them to assist you with this.

Getting your Student Visa

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should start preparing your documents and finances for getting your CAS now. By the time you get your results, you must have all your documents ready, including the money in your bank account for 28 days, so you can apply for your CAS immediately after you get your results.

Read all the information on our CAS and Visa page carefully and follow the instructions. If you applied through an agent or counsellor, they can guide you through the process.

My offer is unconditional

Great news!

If you require a visa to study in the UK, you should start preparing your documents and finances for getting your CAS now. By the time you get your results, you must have all your documents ready, including the money in your bank account for 28 days, so you can apply for your CAS immediately after you get your results.

Read all the information on our CAS and Visa page carefully and follow the instructions. If you applied through an agent or counsellor, you can ask them to assist you with this.

What if my results aren't what I expect?

Once we receive your results, we’ll make an assessment of whether you’ve achieved the grades that formed the conditions of your offer. If you do, we’ll confirm your place as soon as we can.

If you do not meet these conditions, we will take your full application into consideration, including any contextual information we might have – such as your interview performance or portfolio – before we make a decision on whether your place is confirmed. All applicants will be considered individually in this regard. Please be advised that there may be a delay while we consider your application, but rest assured we will update you on our decision as soon as we can.

Alternatively, we may make you an offer to study a different course that we think is a more suitable option.

In some situations, we may not be able to confirm your place, and, in this scenario, your application will be rejected.

What to do when you get your unconditional offer

Once you have your unconditional offer, give yourself a big cheer, woohoo! But you can’t relax yet as there are more tasks you need to complete before you can become an official University of Salford student.

Below is a checklist of things you need to do once you have an unconditional offer.

  • Apply for your Visa as soon as you have your CAS
  • Book your accommodation
  • Book your travel to arrive in time to complete International Check-in on campus before Welcome and Induction Week starts
  • Start Online Registration
  • Book your International Check-in Appointment
  • Work through the StartSmart website
  • Pack your essential documents and belongings and travel to the UK if you aren't already here
  • Collect your biometric residence permit (BRP) within 10 days of arriving in the UK
  • Attend your international Check-in appointment face-to-face on our campus
  • Pay your tuition fees in full to get a 3% discount or set up a payment plan
  • Complete online registration by filling in your personal details
  • Access your university learning systems
  • Join your on-campus induction and Welcome Week starting on Monday 11 September

Timetables and term dates

We know that you’ll be keen to see your timetable for your first year, and although this won’t be available until early September, we can give you some general information about what to expect.

We divide the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters, which are 14 weeks long including vacation periods. Click the link below to see an overview of the 2023/24 academic year, including a breakdown of each trimester. Please bear in mind that the majority of courses do not have teaching during trimester three. However, if you’re on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start, or a course aligned to a healthcare profession, you will be taught during this period.

Learn more about the academic year by week 2023/24.

Get ready to start your studies

Choose your course from the list below to learn more about your chosen course and help you prepare for your studies.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Getting started at university

Read 

  • Life: Science of Biology 
  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms 
  • The Cell 
  • Genetics: The Conceptual Approach 
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Biomedical Science Practice (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science) 

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Browse

Online Platform NetAcad: www.netacad.com

Please email Faiz Jethwa (f.jethwa@salford.ac.uk) to be added to our taster module on this platform.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Database Systems – A Pragmatic Approach, 3rd Edition by Elvis Foster. Published in 2022. 
An Experiential Introduction to Principles of Programming Languages: For Java Programmers, by Hridesh Rajan. Published in 2022. 
Frontend Development: The Ultimate Guide, by Sufyan Bin Uzayr. Published in 2022. 

Watch

Introduction to Databases (CBT Nuggets)  
Database Tutorial for Beginners (Lucid Software)  
Intro to Java Programming – Course for Absolute Beginners (freecodecamp.org)  
HTML, CSS and Javascript in 30 minutes (devdojo)  

Browse

Using the Eclipse IDE for Java programming – Tutorial
In-Depth Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners
 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

The Building Magazine
Construction News (Journal)

Recommended

If you're local to Manchester, take a walk around the city and look at the developments taking place, the contractors and clients involved in delivering the projects, and take note of the information on the site hoardings. Billboards on the hoardings contain a wealth of insightful information such as proposed scheme details, the construction, health & safety information, and the impact the construction will have on the community.

We'd encourage all prospective students to gain some experience prior to starting university. Perhaps a day work-shadowing a professional in practice to better understand the role they play and the varying professionals they converse with in their day-to-day activity.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Engineering Circuit Analysis 9th Edition McGraw-Hill Education; 9th edition (21 Mar. 2018)

Watch 

What is PID control?

Browse

The IET
IEEE
Arduino

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Read

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Life: Science of Biology 
Brock Biology of Microorganisms 
The Cell 
Genetics: The Conceptual Approach 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 
The ultimate study skills handbook 

Watch

Whole Body Begins as a Single Cell 

What is physiology? 

Physiology: From Cells to Systems  

Why Microbiology matters

Browse

Royal Society of Biology 

Physiological Society 

Microbiology Society

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Computer literacy is increasingly becoming a necessary skill for Mathematics graduates. We will introduce you to Python and how it can be used in mathematical models. Don’t worry if you have never used a programming language before as no past experience is assumed.

What is mathematical modelling?
Why learn Python?

Watch

What's the Point of Maths? by Dr Nira Chamberlin and the Royal Institution
How to use Google Colab for Python Programming? 

Listen

(BBC) A Brief History of Mathematics
(BBC) The Mathematics of Elections

Browse

LearnPython Site - in case you want to delve deeper.
The Institute of Mathematics and it’s Applications - accredits the Mathematics course at Salford and has a lot of information on what it means to be a professional mathematician.  
MathsCareers - has profiles of mathematicans working in many different careers.
Chalkdust Magazine  - A magazine for the Mathematically curious.
The Magnetic Pendulum - written by a final year student and a lecturer at Salford.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

Database Systems – A Pragmatic Approach, 3rd Edition by Elvis Foster. Published in 2022. 
An Experiential Introduction to Principles of Programming Languages: For Java Programmers, by Hridesh Rajan. Published in 2022. 
Frontend Development: The Ultimate Guide, by Sufyan Bin Uzayr. Published in 2022. 

Watch 

Introduction to Databases (CBT Nuggets)  
Database Tutorial for Beginners (Lucid Software)  
Intro to Java Programming – Course for Absolute Beginners (freecodecamp.org)  
HTML, CSS and Javascript in 30 minutes (devdojo)  

Browse 

Using the Eclipse IDE for Java programming – Tutorial  
In-Depth Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners  
 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

  • Sound and Recording by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
  • Sound on Sound Magazine (print or free online)

Watch

Listen

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

Books by the following authors are also great for background reading: George Schaller; Lucy Cooke; Stephen Jay Gould; Richard Dawkins; Robert Sapolsky; Matt Ridley; Frans de Waal; Steve Brusatte.

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

An Introduction to Counselling (fifth ed., 2013) by John McLeod.

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy : From Theory to Practice (second., 2018) by Andrew Reeves.

Basic Freud : Psychoanalytic Thought for the twenty-first century (2002) by Michael Kahn.

Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010) by Colin Feltham.

First Steps in Counselling: A Students' Companion for Introductory Courses (fourth ed., 2011) by Pete Sanders.

Person-centred Counselling in Action (2013) by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne.

Person-Centred Therapy: 100 Key Points (second ed., 2016) by Paul Wilkins.

Sigmund Freud (second ed., 2003) by Michael Jacobs.

Skills in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (third ed., 2017) by Janet Tolan.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Watch

Good Will Hunting (1997) - Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. Rated 15 for strong language – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Browse

Training and resources for counselling and psychotherapy  - Professor Mick Cooper - internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Life After Prison: The Sit Down: Discover advice, inspiration, information, support, and entertainment for life after incarceration. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

The Secret Life of Prisons Podcast (Prison Radio Association): Uncover the hidden stories from behind bars through this thought-provoking podcast. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

Read

Criminology (third ed., 2017) by Tim Newburn (available on Amazon). 

Understanding Criminology' in Criminology, (third ed., 2017) by Tim Newburn. Pages 4-13. 

Introduction in Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, (fourth ed., 2020) by Carrabine et al. Pages 3-9. 

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis. 

British Society of Criminology Policing Network Blog: Insight from policing researchers in the UK and beyond. 

The British Society of Criminology Blog: Exploring current issues on crime, criminology and criminal justice. 

Watch

Criminology: A Very Short Introduction - Tim Newburn (Talks at Google) (YouTube). 

Studying criminology: why and how? (Oxford Academic) (YouTube). 

Time (series one and two) (BBC): Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

The Responder (BBC): British police drama series set in Liverpool, written by a former police officer. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Life After Prison: The Sit Down: Discover advice, inspiration, information, support, and entertainment for life after incarceration. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Sage Sociology(SAGE): Dive into the ideas, research, and aims behind some of the most influential papers in Sociology. Available on all major streaming platforms.

The Secret Life of Prisons Podcast (Prison Radio Association): Uncover the hidden stories from behind bars through this thought-provoking podcast. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms.

University of Oxford Centre for Criminology Podcast: Access talks covering topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health, and immigration. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Read

Criminology (third ed., 2017)* by Tim Newburn (available on Amazon).

Introducing Cultural Studies (third ed., 2016)* by Brian Longhurst, et al.

The Story of Sociology by Gregor McLennan.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Browse

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.

Watch

I, Daniel Blake (2016): After surviving a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Rated 15 – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Sorry We Missed You (2019): Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Time (series one and two) (BBC): Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The Responder (BBC): British police drama series set in Liverpool, written by a former police officer. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Equipment 

Nurse (fob) watch.

Waterproof black shoes, which cover the foot (e.g. Abeba Nursing Shoes - Salford Inspire).

Read

Mayes or Myles Midwifery textbook, the latest edition:

Myles' Textbook for Midwives (17th Revised edition - 2020)* by Jayne Marshall and Maureen Raynor (Paperback and eBook available through Salford Inspire). 

Mayes' Midwifery* by Sue Macdonald and Gail Johnson (15th edition eBook and 16th edition paperback available through Salford Inspire). 

Midwifery Digest - Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS): A quarterly journal of evidence-based original articles and reprints, clinical reflections, practice improvements and opinion pieces. 

The Practising Midwife Journal: A highly regarded resource for maternity workers, student midwives, midwives, parents and families across the globe. 

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

Browse

Student Midwife Studygram: Helpful revision resources for midwives. 

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) website and resources: Information and resources available as part of the RCM’s student midwife membership

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code: Familiarise yourself with the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold to be registered to practise in the UK. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Occupied Podcast: Exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) podcast: Capturing conversations with members of the occupational therapy community.

Follow

X (formerly Twitter) accounts to follow:
@RCOT, @UoSOccTherapy@AbleOTUK, @BAMEOTUK, @LGBTQIAOTUK and @Shine_students.

Join our University of Salford Occupational Therapy Facebook Group.

Read

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Standards of code and ethics: The ethical framework within which HCPC registrants must work. 

HCPC: Standards of proficiency for occupational therapists: The standards the HCPC consider necessary to protect members of the public. 

Introduction to Occupational Therapy - Key Reading (RCOT): An introductory list of selected key texts, journals, and websites about, or related to occupational therapy, intended for prospective undergraduate occupational therapy students and those returning to practice.

RCOT #ChooseOT: Inspire future occupational therapists: Inspiring stories and information about becoming an occupational therapist.

RCOT: Professional standards and ethics: The professional standards and ethics for occupational therapy practice, setting out the essential practice, behaviours and values RCOT expects of members.

Blogs 

Finding me in OT: Shining a light on the true essence of Occupational Therapy – beyond the systems, medical model policies and procedure.

Equipment 

Post-it notes 

Highlighters

Black Pens

Tape measure 

Laptop or tablet device to access online learning materials from anywhere and headphones/camera/microphone to engage in online learning

Other 

Learn about your learning preferences, try something like a learning styles questionnaire (NC State University).

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Keep up with national and international news. 

Listen

Behind the Crime (BBC): Two forensic psychologists talk to people who have received court sentences for their crimes to understand what drove them to offend, and what might help them change. Available to stream on BBC Sounds

Inside Policing (College of Policing): Voices from across the police service share their knowledge and insight on critical issues in policing. Available to stream on Spotify

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

Documentaries 

24 hours in Police Custody (Channel 4): A landmark documentary series that captures real-life drama at its most intense, following police detectives around the clock as they investigate major crimes. Stream free on Channel 4

Visit 

Manchester Police Museum: Explore the collection of information about the history and development of policing in Greater Manchester. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice (seventh ed., 2020) by Neil Thompson.

Anti-oppressive Practice (second ed., 2024) by Prospera Tedam.

Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection (third ed., 2017fourth ed., - 2023) by Stella Cottrell.

Developing Skills and Knowledge for Social Work Practice by Michaela Rogers, Dawn Whitaker, et al.

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers by John Sudbery and Andrew Whittaker.

Introducing Social Work (second ed., 2023) by Jonathan Parker.

Modern Social Work Theory (fourth ed., 2014/fifth ed., 2021) by Malcolm Payne.

The Reflective Social Worker : A little practice book (2024) by Siobhan Maclean.

Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students (third ed., 2015) by Siobhan Maclean and Rob Harrison.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page. All texts can be found in the library or purchased through your Saford Inspire account.

Listen (Podcasts)

Community Care Inform Adults: Expert practitioners and academics discuss the implications of the latest research, theories, and practice models for social workers focusing on adult care. 

Community Care Inform Children: Insightful discussions by expert practitioners and academics explore the application of research, theories, and practice models in child welfare for social workers. 

Let’s Talk Social Work: The podcast from the British Association of Social Workers. 

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Learning: Experts from the NSPCC and external organisations discuss various child protection issues. 

The Social Worker & The Mentor: Professional conversations from social care and education, offering insights, driving change, and presenting solutions. 

Websites

British Association of Social Work (BASW): The largest professional association for social workers. 

Social Work England: The social work regulator for England. 

Follow

@BASW_UK on X (formerly Twitter): Updates from the British Association of Social Work. 

@SiobhanMaclean on X (formerly Twitter): Social worker and author Siobhan Maclean's insights. 

@SocialWorkEng on X (formerly Twitter): Updates from Social Work England. 

Watch

Brene Brown: The call to courage (Netflix): Available to stream on Netflix.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Sage Sociology(SAGE): Dive into the ideas, research, and aims behind some of the most influential papers in Sociology. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms.

Read

Introducing Cultural Studies (third ed., 2016) by Brian Longhurst, et al.

The Story of Sociology by Gregor McLennan.

Browse

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.

Watch

Sorry We Missed You (2019): Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

I, Daniel Blake (2016): After surviving a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Rated 15 – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Clinical Sports Medicine (third ed., 2017) by Karim Khan and Peter Brukner.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (fourth ed., 2016) by Gregory Haff and Travis Triplett.

Gray’s Anatomy (40th ed., 2018) by Susan Standring.

Legacy: 15 lessons in leadership: what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life (2013) by James Kerr.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Influencers

Physiotutors: Physiotutors offers evidence-based online courses, webinars, ebooks, apps and more.

Science for Sport: Exclusive courses focusing on the science behind elite sports performance. 

E3 Rehab: Physical Therapy Doctors who specialise in rehabilitation, pain, performance, and injury risk reduction.

Podcasts

British Journal of Sports Medicine Podcast: The official podcast from the leading sports medicine journal. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Pacey Performance Podcast: Roundtable podcast focusing on maintaining fitness in-season, managing and presenting data, and building strength and power. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and PodBean

Physio Edge Podcast: Clinical inspiration for Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists and health professionals. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.

Webinar

Prevention in Sports Symposium (Health and Safety in Sports): Explore the wide range of talks covering health and performance.

Films

Concussion (2015): In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Rated PG13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Draft Day (2014): At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Rated PG13 for strong language and sexual references - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Icarus (2017): When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Moneyball (2011): Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Series

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix): Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Resurfacing – Andy Murray (Amazon Prime): A documentary film that tracks the tennis star's devastating injury journey between 2017-2019. From the front lines of surgical theatres, to the intimate corners of his home, we live alongside and witness Andy at his most vulnerable. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Webinars

Wales at the 2022 World Cup: Preparation, Expectations, Challenges (YouTube): This webinar provides a quick view into a team’s performance operations heading into the most prestigious football tournament - FIFA World Cup 2022.

Supporting the Training Process in Elite Women’s Football (YouTube): This webinar focuses on strategies and techniques for supporting the training process in elite women's football, potentially covering topics such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and performance analysis.

Introducing athlete monitoring technology for local amateur sports (YouTube): This webinar introduces athlete monitoring technology tailored for local amateur sports, discussing how such technology can be implemented and its benefits for monitoring athlete performance and reducing injury risk.

Podcasts

Football Fitness Federation Podcast: This podcast likely covers a wide range of topics related to football fitness, including strength training, conditioning, nutrition, and injury prevention, featuring interviews with experts in the field. 

High Performance Podcast - 'Shaun Wane - England Rugby League Head Coach': This episode features insights from England Rugby League Head Coach, Shaun Wane, discussing topics such as coaching strategies, player development, and performance analysis. 

Pacey Performance Podcast - 'How the best football academies develop players': This episode delves into the methods and practices employed by top football academies to develop players, exploring coaching philosophies, training methodologies, and talent identification strategies. 

Huberman Lab guest series - 'How to assess and improve all aspects of your fitness' (YouTube): This episode focuses on assessing and improving various aspects of fitness, covering topics such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and cognitive performance. 

The Total Football Analysis Podcast: Covering all things tactics, analysis, scouting, data and more. 

Training Ground Guru: The go-to destination for the latest on Football Performance. Insights into coaching, conditioning and recruitment, plus tips from the top professionals.

The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast: Revered football tactics writer Michael Cox is joined by The Athletic's brightest tactics and data analytics writers.

Influencers

Sports Science influencers list on X (formerly Twitter): This list features key organisations and influential figures in the field of sports science.

Films

Moneyball (2011): Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more informationThe use of analytics and data to build a competitive baseball team. 

Icarus (2017): When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information. Doping in sports and its implications on sports science and ethics. 

Breaking2 (2017): After six months of scientifically advanced training, three of the world's most elite distance runners set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Nike's project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, showcasing sports science, physiology, and endurance training.

The Game Changers (2018): A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. Plant-based diets and their impact on athletic performance.

Free Solo (2018): Alex Honnold faces the biggest challenge of his career, climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He pursues it Free Solo, which means climbing without a rope and alone. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more informationThe psychological and physical challenges of elite performance in climbing.

Guides

A Guide to Careers in Sport and Exercise Science (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences).

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

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Listen

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Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Dix’s Beginning Film Studies
  • Richard Maltby’s Hollywood Cinema
  • Jill Nelmes' Introduction to Film Studies
  • Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory
  • David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s Film Art

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • David Crystal’s The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
  • Dan McIntyre et al’s The Babel Lexicon of Language
  • Geoffrey K. Pullum’s Linguistics: Why It Matters
  • Ray Jackendoff’s A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning

Babel Magazine

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory
  • Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan’s Literary Theory: An Anthology
  • Jane Austen’s Emma
  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

English Literature

  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory
  • Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan’s Literary Theory: An Anthology

English Language

  • David Crystal’s The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
  • Dan McIntyre et al’s The Babel Lexicon of Language
  • Babel Magazine

Creative Writing

  • Joe Moran’s First You Write a Sentence
  • Dorothea Brande’s Becoming a Writer
  • Michael Baldwin’s The Way to Write Short Stories

Drama

  • Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
  • Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
  • And go to the theatre!

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Bowen, Christopher J., (2024), Grammar of the Shot, New York: Routledge
  • Bowen, Christopher J., (2023), Grammar of the edit, London: Routledge
  • Benedetti, J (2008). Stanislavski and the Actor: The Final Acting Lessons, London: Methuen
  • Merlin, B. (2007). The Complete Stanislavski Toolkit. Nick Hern Books Ltd
  • Penington, M. (2015). Let Me Play the Lion Too; How to be an actor. Faber & Faber
  • Tucker, P. (2015). Secrets of Screen Acting. Routledge

Listen

Watch 

  • Challenge yourself to watch one film a day throughout July and note down a one sentence summary.
  • Watch some films from different decades, study a certain director, cinematographer or performer. The best way to broaden your creativity and cinematic understanding is by watching the work you want to produce, so make this an ongoing practice and develop your cinematic knowledge. 

Visit 

  • Coronation Street: The Tour 
  • Emmerdale: The Village Tour 

Equipment

  • You don't need to have your own equipment - when you join the course you will gain access to the specialist equipment store, which holds top of the range filming equipment. Upon inductions you will gain permission to different levels of equipment. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen 

Watch 

  • As much live performance as you possibly can. 
  • BBC iPlayer - look at the materials available in the Arts section 
  • National Theatre - look at the materials available and watch recordings of past performances 

Read 

  • Delaney, S., Leeming, G., & Aston, E. (2008). A taste of honey ([New ed.] / with commentary and notes by Glenda Leeming and Elaine Aston.). Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
  • White, C. A. (2001). Technical theatre a practical introduction. Arnold.
  • Fraser, N., & Bennison, S. (2006). The handbook of stage lighting. Crowood.
  • Theatrecrafts.com
  • The Stage

Visit 

  • Museums, art galleries, cinema and exhibitions to gain contextual knowledge about the creative arts and historical knowledge.

Equipment 

  • Scale ruler with 1:25 scale
  • Propelling pencil-for precise drawing
  • Sketch book and notebook
  • Eraser
  • Swan Morton Scalpel handle no 3
  • 10A Swan Morton blades
  • Steel ruler-either a Maun Safety Ruler, a flat cork 30cm backed or simple 30cm steel ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • PVA glue and applicator (use a paint brush or nozzle applicator) PVA is easier to control than UHU or Bostik, easily painted over and much cheaper! We recommend Brian Clegg Black Label!

 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Equipment

What to wear?
  • Technique classes – Close-fitting dance clothes (eg. sports/yoga vest or long sleeve tight tops, leggings, unitard) any colour.  This best enables the detail of your movement to be seen and defined.
  • Practice wear - Looser fitting tops, leggings, tracksuits - any colour.
  • Appropriate supportive underwear.
Footwear
  • Contemporary Dance classes are usually taught in bare feet.
  • Trainers - suitable for outdoor fitness training or performance work.
  • Trainers – suitable for in-door studio classes such as hip hop and fitness training. (If necessary, these may be the same footwear as for outdoor work as long as the soles are thoroughly cleaned).
  • Ballet shoes soft/ thin soled (alternatively, suitable sports socks can be worn for ballet sessions).
  • Jazz shoes - (alternatively, jazz classes can be done with bare feet).

Other

  • Yoga mat - You can pick these up cheaply in super markets (middle isle!).

Tasks to help you prepare

  • Take part in regular dance and/or fitness classes. If available, the following sessions would be useful:

    • Contemporary, Ballet, Improvisation, Jazz techniques and/ or Yoga, Pilates, Fitness classes.
    • There are also a good range of classes online.
    • Strength training
  • Try to get out and see as many different varieties of live performance as you can – or watch online.

  • Don’t limit this to dance, you can be inspired and get ideas for collaboration by seeing other performances, too.

  • Visit art galleries; they are free and are great inspiration for creating work, as well as giving you understanding into how art has developed and influenced dance.

In addition, take some time to explore your own dance and movement range.

  • Experiment with some choreography –
  • Look a bit deeper into your favourite styles of dance and choreography and find out more about the history and culture behind it.
  • Then look into work of artists and companies that are completely new to you.
  • Do some online or library searches to explore a wide range of dance that happens locally, nationally and globally. Eg: to start you off –
  • Aim to find out about a variety of styles, histories and approaches applied by different creative artists and companies. Keep notes on what you discover.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Chat to our current students

Want to know more about studying and living at the University of Salford? Chat with our current students and ask any questions you might have about their experiences at Salford. Click the arrow on the right to move through the student profiles.

Accommodation and settling in

If you are staying in Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, our accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages, will email you closer to the start to term to invite you to book your time of arrival. There will be options to arrive outside of normal working hours, so no matter how far you’re travelling from, you’ll be able to move in at a time that suits you.

We want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, since lots of students will be arriving on campus, so please do confirm your arrival and read the guidance CLV will send to you carefully.

If you have chosen to stay in other student accommodation, you will be contacted regarding your move-in options by your accommodation provider.

If you don't yet have your accommodation booked, you should have a look at our advice about accommodation which also details some rooms with availability in the local area.

Keep in touch

We will be sending you a digital welcome guide at the end of July to give you more information about how to get started at the university, so keep checking your emails.

Join our official Facebook group to find and chat with your future course mates and ask any questions you have about starting university. You can also follow us on TikTokInstagram and Twitter for the latest news from our campus.

You can also contact our Enquiries team with any questions you may have by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or calling +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Useful contact details

askUS Student Services

askUS are currently available to contact by phone, email or via live chat on their website 10:00-16:00 (UK time) Monday to Friday

Accommodation (Campus Living Villages)

Campus Living Villages are currently available to contact by phone, email or via live chat on their website:

Enquiries and Admissions

Our Recruitment team is currently available to contact by phone, email or live chat from 10:00-16:00 (UK time) Monday to Friday

Security

Our security team are available for advice and assistance 24 hours a day, please call +44 (0)161 295 4773.

Call our switchboard

Not sure which team you should talk to? Call our switchboard on +44 0161 295 5000 and they'll direct you to the right person.