Support Sessions

Students socialising in Maxwell restaurant.

We know that in the current situation, you can’t visit us on campus as you may have planned, or listen to a talk at your school or college. It is very important to us that you still have access to all the key information to make an informed decision, so here, you can access a range of presentations and online Q&A sessions to help introduce you to some of the key topics around going to university.

Alongside the events and presentations listed on this page you can also chat directly to our current students if you want to find out what it’s really like studying at the University of Salford.

If you work in a school or college and would like us to present the content live with a follow up Q&A session, please do get in touch on

Live Presentations

We really miss visiting schools and colleges across the country, so we’re holding weekly 5pm support sessions for any students wanting to find out more about the options open to them.

Perhaps you're in your first year of college and already thinking what you might do next, or you might be in your final year and have only recently started considering university as an option. As well as member of the Recruitment Team, we’ll have Student Ambassadors online to talk about their own experiences and they’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have?

Parents and supporters are more than welcome to join the sessions if they’d like to find out more about your journey to higher education too – be it this year, next or a way off in the future yet.


There’s no need to book, just CLICK HERE at 5pm on the date of your chosen session – the topics are listed below and vary by date, they are repeated every couple of weeks.


*Please note that although the hyperlinks are live, there won’t be any visible content until 4:45pm on the session dates.  We do have pre-recorded sessions for you to watch in the meantime.

Live presentations - subjects and dates

Making the most of virtual events

We really miss visiting schools and colleges across the country to chat with students face to face; it's just not the same online for any of us! However, virtual events can open up a world of opportunity and this session looks at how you can really make the most of all the different types of events on offer.



Tuesday 9th March @ 5pm

Tuesday 13th April @ 5pm

Late Applications & UCAS Extra

Perhaps you didn't initially think university was for you, or your plans have changed - it's not too late to apply for 2021 entry! Join us to find out more about the options open to you. This session will also look at how UCAS Extra works for those students that have already applied but don't receive any offers by March or haven’t received an offer that they wish to accept. Colleagues from our School of Arts, Media & Creative Technology will also be available to discuss courses and availability during these sessions.



Thursday 25th March @ 5pm - chat to representatives from our English, Politics & Contemporary History courses

Thursday 15th April @ 5pm - chat to a representative from our Performance courses

Tuesday 27th April @ 5pm - chat to representatives from our Dance and Music courses

Thinking about University...?

This session is aimed at anyone considering university for 2022 entry or beyond and gives a brief introduction to how to choose a course and the application process. We'll have student ambassadors on hand to talk about their decision-making process and information for mature students returning to education.


Please note, whilst anyone thinking of 2021 entry is welcome to join this, you may find our "Late Applications" session more beneficial.



Thursday 18th March @ 5pm

Thursday 22nd April @ 5pm

Pre-recorded presentations

Keeping your options open

Unsure of what to study at University? Find out more about the range of options available to you at Salford. 

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Introduction to Higher Education

A whistle stop introduction to higher education covering topics including how to choose a course, how to apply and student finance. 

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Writing your Personal Statement

Make an impact with the personal statement. We provide a step-by-step guide to structuring a personal statement, including hints and tips for what to include - and what to avoid!

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Student Finance

An introduction to tuition fees, maintenance loans, bursaries, scholarships and loan repayments, along with some handy budgeting tips.

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Why Salford?

Find out more about what Salford has to offer you.

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Online Q&A Sessions

  • Wednesdays 12pm – 2pm

Join us for one of our weekly live chats to ask any questions you might have about our postgraduate courses, accommodation, student finance, or any other queries you might have relating to postgraduate study and the University.

If you drop us an email to register your interest in the next live chat (please specify it is for the postgraduate session) we will send a reminder along with the link to the chatroom on the morning of the event.

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Pre-recorded sessions

Overview of postgraduate study

If you are looking to advance your career or have your sights set on a particular job, a postgraduate qualification can give you the extra experience and knowledge to excel. We cover what a postgraduate qualification can offer, the differences to undergraduate study and what being a postgraduate student at the University of Salford is really like.

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Applying for postgraduate study

This presentation covers every step of the application process, highlighting how it differs from undergraduate applications. We also look at what a personal statement should highlight and how you can use the direct application to your benefit.

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Postgraduate fees and finance

Over the past few years the amount of funding widely available for students wishing to study at postgraduate level has dramatically increased. We take you through how to apply for funding and how the repayment scheme works alongside your undergraduate student loans.

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