Public and Community Engagement

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The University of Salford has a long history of public and community engagement, working with local, regional and national partners to create extraordinary experiences. We combine our expertise and passion with our physical and digital spaces to co-create unique and inspirational events that resonate, inform and entertain.

We are a university that engages with society to bring positive benefits for all. We work in partnership with the people of Salford, Greater Manchester and the global community to educate, inspire, empower and transform lives. Through our civic commitment, we bring value to our city region and respond to society’s challenges in ways that are relevant to our city, and the wider UK and international community.

We work collaboratively for the benefit of local, regional, national, and global stakeholders, capitalising on our key areas of strength in education, research, enterprise, and industry partnership.

During the 2022/23 academic year, we...


Delivered 547 public events, projects and activities with over 1.5m attendees


Landed 76% of the activity in partnership with external organisations


Contributed 3,150 days of staff and student time spent to engagement activities

Cultural and Civic Activities

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Together with Salford City Council, Arts Council England and The Lowry, we deliver Salford’s strategy for culture, creativity and place.

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We are proud to be an anchor institution for Salford and as a civic university supporting our students, our local community and our wider city-region. We've joined forces with the four other higher education institutions and mayor Andy Burnham to commit to a Greater Manchester Civic University Agreement that will generate real-world impact in terms of social, economic and environmental change area.

Services for the community

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We provide a number of services to support the needs of our local community in Salford and Greater Manchester. These can mostly be accessed for free or at low cost: