Advice for new students

Students at the University of Salford

The sooner you start using the library, the better. Research has shown that the more a student engages with the library, the greater likelihood of them getting a higher grade degree.  

We've gathered together all the key information we think you'll need to get started. If you need help with anything, please get in touch - we're here to help.

Learn about the Library

Attend a library welcome webinar

Attend an hour long online webinar and get an introduction to the services and resources offered by the Library to new students at the University of Salford. Book your place below.

October dates
Wednesday 7th, 2pm
Wednesday 14th, 2pm
Wednesday 21st, 2pm

Enrol on UniSkills

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To get up to speed academically we recommend you enrol on UniSkills - an online learning course designed to develop your study, research and digital skills and empower you to respond positively to the challenges of studying in higher education and your lifelong learning journey.

What to expect in the Library

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We've put a few very important measures in place to ensure that your learning can continue in a safe environment.

Take an eLibrary tour

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Learn about the resources and support we provide - whenever and wherever you're studying.

Stay in touch with your Library

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Follow us on social media and stay up to date on the latest announcements and Library information.

Activate your print account

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Send a document to the Salford Print option from a University PC. You don't need to print it - simply sending it to print will activate your printing account on the system meaning you can use your student ID card to log into the printers. As a new student, you will have £2 free print credit.

Get connected to the library

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Join the Library's Teams site and keep connected virtually. You can make video calls with library staff, share screens so we can help with your studies and work together even though we're apart.

Using IT

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All IT services can be accessed via links within the Student Hub.

Student Email - We send our emails to your University email account.

Blackboard - The University of Salford’s virtual learning environment (VLE) where you'll find resources for your programmes and modules, including lecture notes and assignment details. 

Collaborate - A web conferencing tool where staff and students can interact in an online environment in real-time. Chat using a headset and see each other using a webcam. Your lectures and tutorials may take place in a virtual classroom and sessions can be recorded by the tutor for later viewing.

Contact Digital IT for IT help with passwords, email, Blackboard and more, by phone: +44 (0)161 295 2444 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00 GMT) and email:

IT Essentials - How to get connected