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Festival of Research

We all contribute to research - join the celebration

17 June to 12 July 2019

About the festival

Our month-long programme will showcase the research being carried out across the University of Salford.

The festival brings together academics, students, industry and the public to discuss and develop the future research strategy. At the heart of the festival is the Postgraduate Research flagship conference SPARC, where festival goers can enjoy performances, music, family friendly fun and opportunities to meet with students and staff, share research interests and experiences.

Café Research

Join us at our Café Research pop-up to discuss all things research over a coffee or cocktail! Our pop-up will make an appearance at our Peel Park campus and at partner outlets in central Manchester throughout the duration of the Festival.

Join the conversation now #salfordresearchfest

View the full programme now – all our events are free.

What's on

Explore our full schedule of events and activities below.

Check back daily for updates…


Festival Media Channel

Explore the festival online through videos and short clips from our researchers and community activists.


Café Research

Welcome to Café Research

Research can be social and our Café Research provides an excellent opportunity to find out about research over a coffee or cocktail. Our Café Research pop-up will be making an appearance across the campus and at partner outlets in central Manchester over the duration of the festival.

Follow us on Twitter: @Festivalofrese1, Facebook: Festival of Research and Instagram: Festivalofresearch

Explore our Café Research events in full:


Offers and discounts

Take advantage of the special Festival of Research offers with Research Rewards.

The Hard Rock Cafe Manchester            

Enjoy 2 for 1 on cocktails Sunday – Thursday between 4pm – 7pm, and Friday & Saturday – 9pm until close!

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The Lowry Outlet Mall                        

Discount booklets for Lowry Outlet will be distributed throughout the Festival containing vouchers for all retailers, and are valid until 30th November 2019. Pick up your booklet at one of our fantastic Festival events!                       

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Sports Centre        

20% off the ALL inclusive month pass. Usually £25, show your Research Rewards voucher and get the pass for £20 during the festival.        

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Atmosphere Kitchen & Bar      

15% off all food and drink during the festival.


Print or download the festival Research Rewards voucher and show to the retailer to access each offer.

Download the Research Rewards voucher (pdf)


Get in touch

We would love to hear from you…


Twitter: @Festivalofrese1
Facebook: Festival of Research

Join the conversation #salfordresearchfest