Support for our students

Five students in conversation at the University of Salford

Student Support at Salford Business School

While we hope you enjoy your time here learning, we recognize that there may be occasions when you need a little extra support. Our helpful and personable team of support staff and tutors are available to assist you with any needs you may have, whether they relate to finding housing, adjusting to university life, money concerns or something else.


Salford Business School encourages their students to become the best versions of themselves. No matter your age, race, gender, religion or identity, you'll be welcomed with open arms and supported on your journey with us and into your future career. 

How We Support You

Support Your Wellbeing

We all have mental health in the same way that we all have physical health, it is part of us and we cannot ignore it or take it for granted. Like our physical health, we need to be aware of when we it deteriorates and try to keep it in prime condition. Like physical health, if we let it deteriorate it can lead to a range of problems that can affect our life significantly.

Mental health difficulties can be heightened through a lack of established support (friends and family). Students already living with a mental health difficulty can experience difficulties trying to adapt to a new environment and routine.

All students and staff have access to free counselling or sessions at the university. Counselling is a talking therapy that takes place in a safe, trusting non-judgemental environment. Everything that occurs within a counselling session, except in the most exceptional of circumstances, is kept confidential and information is not shared unless you give us permission or it is in your best interests that we do so.

Students looking for support can also contact our Wellbeing Service. This differs to counselling in that our Wellbeing Advisors have a good knowledge of mental health but are not in a position to diagnose mental health conditions. The advantage of seeing a Wellbeing Advisor is that you can discuss any personal issue and they will offer you a space to explore them, support you in looking at your options and help you to take any next steps.

Support Your Studies

Open Door Policy

Your lecturers are here to guide you through the course. No need to make an appointment between dedicated times, if you have an academic issue that needs to be discussed, your tutors will be on hand to talk to you and help resolve any problems.

Skills For Learning

Our Skills for Learning team offer online learning and workshops designed to help you develop study, research, digital and IT skills.

Student Progression Assistants

Within our professional staff team, programme administrators and assistants support students with questions on their studies, registrations, exam results etc.  Our Student Progression Assistants can help you with any problems or if you need extra assistance

Support Your Employability

Our dedicated team is here to offer support and advice on 

- Placement opportunities 

- Study abroad

- CV and cover letters

- Job applications 

- And much more! 

Find out more about how we support your career journey 

Support Your Ambition

Do you have a brilliant business idea but are unsure of the next steps? Are you thinking of going freelance? The University can help you turn your idea into reality and support you through all the vital steps of setting up in business.

Launch@Salford is the university's incubation hub for student start-ups. As well as providing academic and emotional support, Salford Business School also provides funds, resources and training for any student with a great business idea and the motivation to get it done. 

Finance and Money Matters

The cost of university can be a major concern for applicants and their supporters, but the most important thing to note is that there are no upfront costs for tuition fees, and any repayments will be linked to your graduate salary once you reach a certain threshold for payment. 

askUS is available for advice surrounding finance for housing and cost of living. 

Student Loans

Tuition fee loans are provided by the Student Loans Company and applications are made to Student Finance England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland as appropriate. We would encourage applicants to apply for their student finance as soon as possible to ensure their finances are in place for the new academic year.

Salford Business School - Student Support
Skills For Learning


We offer a wide range of face-to-face skills training. If you need to improve your IT skills, learn how to find information for your assignments or improve your study skills this is a great place to start.

All workshops are bookable through Advantage by clicking on the workshop title. Where a session has no remaining spaces you can add yourself to the waiting list.

IT Skills

We offer online training and trainer-led webinars and workshops to develop your IT knowledge and skills. These skills will help you improve your academic performance and boost your employability.

82% of all job vacancies require digital skills, and with our Microsoft Office Specialist certification programme you can gain the proof that you have the IT skills potential employers need.


APA 6th (Harvard) style is the main referencing style in use at the University. Law students should use the OSCOLA referencing style.

Learn how to correctly reference utilising our eLearning platform containing interactive videos and resources.

LinkedIn Learning

Develop your professional, technical and creative skills with Linkedin Learning. All University of Salford students and staff now have access to thousands of professionally produced online courses. 

LinkedIn Learning offers a broad suite of high-quality online learning to support your learning at University. Its library of 9,000+ videos is constantly updated as new technologies and workplace skills needs emerge.

You can access LinkedIn Learning on a desktop device or download videos to watch offline on your phone or mobile device.

One to One Appointments

If you’ve tried our eLearning and classroom sessions and need more help, you can request a one to one appointment for information finding, academic, writing or digital skills.

Student Stories...

Two members of staff in business school support room

Business Management with Law student, Safa Mirza, shares her appreciation for the SPA team and the support offered to her. 

"To those students who feel like they are going through a rough patch or need any sort of guidance/support, make sure you go directly to the SPA team as they will help. I can't explain how much [their] help meant to me. I was in a position where I was not sure where my mental health was heading - I was already suffering with anxiety and depression and [the team] helped me out in so many ways that I can't even explain. [They] supported me and guided me so much that I now have completed my BSc degree in Business Management & Law. I'm over the moon!"


Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham at the launch event

Meet Adina Nelu

Alumnus Adina was awarded the Santander CEO Fund for emerging businesses after taking part in our Launch@Salford Business Incubator. 

"Finding out that I was one of the three recipients of the award was especially motivating because it showed me that my work was being appreciated and was worth supporting. Receiving this award made a huge difference in the impact that the pandemic had on my wellbeing – an outcome that was impossible to guess at the time of my application."