Life on campus

Discover the perks of studying in a campus environment and find out what you can get involved with when you become a student here.

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Societies

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Cafés and food outlets

Salfood is our caterer and we have a number of food outlets across the University so you can recharge throughout the day. Whether you're after a coffee-to-go, a quick snack or a main meal, our cafés serve a range of hot and cold food and drink. Our main restaurant is based in Maxwell building, where you'll also find a Subway and snack shop.

Across the road from Salford Crescent station is a McDonald's, so if you're feeling like stretching your legs, head there for a fast food treat (or you can order straight to your accommodation!)

Student store

Our student stores, located in the heart of campus and also within our Allerton building, provide the daily living essentials for students. The shop on Peel Park campus includes a bakery where you’ll find fresh sandwiches, pastries and pies every morning, and at lunch time, hot dogs and meal deals will give you another option for satisfying your hunger.

Clifford Whitworth Library

Clifford Whitworth Library is the University’s main library, inspired by the historic Peel Park which runs alongside the building.

It's open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering group study spaces, quiet study areas, PCs, Macs and laptop loans. Our dedicated library support staff also offer a range of study skills sessions.

Faith Centre

No matter what your religion is, the University Chaplaincy is open to all faiths and none, staff and students alike. The Chaplaincy can offer a safe and confidential space to talk about any matter, providing spiritual help at times of need.

The Faith Centre is based on University Road behind Chapman Building, and is open Monday - Friday, 10am - 5pm, and Sunday 11am-3pm (swipe access only). See more information about opening times and services available.

Peel Park

If you enjoy the outdoors, then you'll find Peel Park, conveniently located next to Peel Park Quarter student accommodation, is the perfect place for an afternoon walk or an early morning jog before your studies.

The park was opened in 1846 and was one of the first public parks in the country. It has recently undergone a £1.6m refurbishment and features a play area, sports pitches and two sculptures which form part of the Irwell Sculpture Trail.