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Social and leisure

Social and leisure

With two cities on your doorstep, you’ll never be short of things to do or places to go while you’re studying at Salford. We’re located just minutes from the cosmopolitan Manchester city centre and part of one of Europe’s largest student populations – and all the culture that comes with it.

Study Tours

The International Society is supported by the University of Salford, the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University and offers a range of trips to some of the most beautiful and interesting locations around England, Scotland and Wales. The trips are charged a little extra for non-members, so you may want to budget for some trips. Membership is only around £20 but runs with the academic year from September to August.

Sports and Gym Membership

There is a Sports Centre at the University of Salford and if you plan to use the University sports facilities regularly, a membership could save you money.

Read about our membership options to find out which will suit you best.

Personal Telephone

Mobiles, or cellular, phones are popular in the UK. Sim cards are available in phone stores, and supermarkets. Once you arrive and complete registration, you may wish to obtain a letter from askUS to verify your student status. Often exclusive deals are offered to students in the UK.

Police Registration

Depending on the terms and conditions of your visa, you may be asked to register with the police when you arrive. Charges may apply.

Additional Costs

How much you will spend as a student in the UK will vary according to your spending plans, but we estimate that students should budget for approximately £750 - 800 per month, covering accommodation, lighting, heating, food, and personal expenses. 

Please note: Students applying for a Tier 4 visa will be required to demonstrate that they have money for any course fees, plus living costs for each calendar month of your course.