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    Peel Park Campus 

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    Anechoic Chamber 

    Silent and with no sound reflections, our anechoic chamber is used to test and measure the noise output from new products, and explore how humans perceive sound. These tests are used in the product design and development stages for everything from headphones and speakers, to car engines and building materials.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Acoustician / Acoustics Consultant

    Energy House

    Our on-campus Energy House is a unique testing facility that looks to improve energy efficiency, working collaboratively with industry to develop and test new technology. Physicists use the house as a testing environment to collect and analyse data on energy efficiency in housing.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Energy Researcher / Building Physics Engineer / Research Scientist

    Peel Park

    Looking after local wildlife in urban areas is essential to protect biodiversity and endangered species. The University of Salford is a hedgehog friendly campus: our sustainability team works to keep the campus litter free, build hedgehog houses, and create a joined-up habitat for local hedgehogs in our local Peel Park.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Environmental Officer / Conservation Officer

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    Living Wall (Ignition Project)

    The University of Salford is home to IGNITION project’s Living Lab, which aims to create a model for green infrastructure and increased biodiversity across Greater Manchester. For example, the green wall provides a habitat for insects and attract pollinators, which in turn attracts more birds to the area.

    Area of Study: Bioscience / Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Ecologist / Conservationist / Environmental Consultant

    The Bodmer Labs

    The Bodmer Laboratory is a specialist teaching and research facility that contains advanced scientific equipment used in industry. The high standard of facilities helps to strengthen our existing links with regional hospitals and research centres, and facilitate the development of clinical studies. 

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Biomedical Scientist / Infectious Disease Specialist / Pharmacologist / Research Scientist

    Manchester Airport

    Birds and large mammals can collide with in-flight aircraft, and smaller mammals, such as mice, climb into planes and chew wires, which can cause serious problems with aircraft systems. Airport wildlife biologists aim to reduce the attractiveness of airports to local wildlife to help ensure passenger safety.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Airport Wildlife Biologist / Airport Wildlife Manager

    Salford Royal Hospital

    From biomedical scientists, who run diagnostic tests on hospital patients, to research scientists developing global public health programmes, bioscience skills are essential for a range of roles in healthcare. Pharmacologists are involved in developing, trialling and manufacturing new medicines, while toxicologists assess new drugs for any potential side effects.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Biomedical Scientist / Pharmacologist / Epidemiologist / Toxicologist

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    The Etihad Stadium

    Football stadiums are designed to reflect crowd noise and help create atmosphere for fans and players. The work of acoustic consultants influences the design of curved roofs, and microphone and speaker systems are installed to enhance the experience inside the stadium and reduce the impact of noise on the local area.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Acoustician / Acoustics Consultant

    Greater Manchester Police HQ

    Forensic biochemists are employed by the police to carry out a variety of tests, working to solve crimes. These could include tracing the origin of a particular substance, testing evidence for DNA at a crime scene or tracking the spread of disease.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Forensic Scientist / Forensic Investigator


    Knowledge of microbiology is important to every aspect of the beer brewing process. In breweries microbiologists carry out tests to make sure that the end product tastes its best, as well as managing the yeast for fermentation and troubleshooting any problems with the brewing process.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Technical Brewer / Lab Technician / Microbiologist

    The River Irwell

    Although the River Irwell runs through urban areas, it provides a safe haven for ducks over winter and is an important habitat for many insects, fish, birds and mammals. In recent years conservation groups have cleaned up the river and improved the water quality, allowing more wildlife to return.

    Area of Study: Bioscience / Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Fresh Water Conservationist / Nature Project Officer

    The Urbis Building

    Physics research into energy transfer and efficiency has important implications for modern buildings. Home to the National Football Museum, the Urbis building is designed to be highly energy efficient, with an adiabatic cooling system for the summer and a heat recovery system for the winter.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Acoustician / Acoustics Consultant

    Bridgewater Hall

    A specially designed concert hall, the structure of the Bridgewater Hall floats free off the ground on almost three hundred, earthquake-proof isolation bearings or giant springs. This ensures the hall’s acoustics (the branch of physics which deals with the production of sound) is protected from all outside noise and vibration.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Acoustician / Acoustics Consultant


    Biochemists and biotechnologists skills are essential for research into bioenergy. Biofuel made from plants, algae or animal waste, releases much less harmful pollutants like carbon monoxide and sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The use of biofuel in cars is increasing as the UK aims to reduce its carbon footprint.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Renewable Energy Scientist / Biochemist / Biotechnologist / Biological Engineer

    Construction Sites

    Before construction begins, soil scientists are employed to analyse the soil and recommend appropriate use for the site. This is to the ensure that human development is balanced with environmental protection, to help to prevent flooding of the area, and protect and preserve areas with very biodiverse soil.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Environmental Soil Scientist / Agricultural Soil Scientist


    Before food arrives on supermarket shelves, it goes through processes of design, manufacture and testing. Biologists, biotechnologists and microbiologists play a key role in developing new food products, designing the manufacturing processes, working in inspection and control on production lines, and communicating issues related to food security and safety.

    Area of Study: Bioscience

    Typical Career Roles: Consumer Scientist / Biotechnologist / Product Developer / Environmental Health Officer

    Tower of Light

    An innovative source of sustainable energy, this sculpture-like structure is designed to provide a source of low-carbon heat and power. Using the science behind solar and wind power to fill the tower with light throughout the day, it provides energy to some of Manchester's most iconic buildings.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Renewable Energy Scientist / Renewable Energy Analyst

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    Marine conservationists and biologists have transformed Salford Quays in recent years, improving the quality of the water, introducing fish, and diversifying the habitat for wildlife; it's even possible to swim in the quays now. Regular monitoring tests the water quality, and the algae, fish, and bacteria levels in the water.

    Area of Study: Bioscience / Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Conservation Consultant / Water Quality Scientist / Environment Office

    Museum of Science and Industry

    The science and industry museum employs scientists to deliver fun activities and develop learning programmes to inspire the scientists of tomorrow. Many museums with historical collections also employ museum scientists to help identify and date objects, and find ways of preserving them for future generations.

    Area of Study: Bioscience / Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Museum Scientist / Learning Officer / Events Manager

    Chester Zoo

    Chester Zoo recruits talented zoologists and conservationists to manage many of its wildlife conservation programmes and research projects. It specialises in preventing species extinction through conservation and breeding management programmes, and leads many research projects relating to the health and wellbeing of all the wildlife of the zoo.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Zookeeper / Conservation Scientist / Research Officer

    Peak District

    Home to 161 priority conservation species, over a third of the Peak District National Park is protected for nature conservation. Wildlife organisations work to maintain, enhance, restore and expand the Peak District's diverse habitats, including decreasing pollution in rivers and streams to improve the water quality.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Conservation Officer / Conservation Consultant / River Restoration Manager

    The Sea

    Human activities have a devastating impact on our oceans, marine life and habitats. Marine biologists work to preserve ocean environments and ecosystems, implement conservation strategies, study marine life and its interaction with the environment, and measure human impact on the oceans.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Marine Biologist / Marine Conservationist / Marine Science Consultant

    Scout Moor Wind Farm

    As the UK works towards its goal of net zero emissions by 2050, sustainable energy sources such as wind power are growing in importance. Physicists carry out assessments to monitor the productivity of wind farms and research ways of making sustainable energy sources like wind power more efficient.

    Area of Study: Physics

    Typical Career Roles: Renewable Energy Scientist / Wind Energy Analyst

    Northern Roots Urban Farm

    Northern Roots Urban Farm includes a large biodiversity project. Conservation and ecology specialists are improving wildlife habitats such as introducing hedges and ornamental gardens, restructuring plantation woodlands, and expanding the woodland and wetland areas to support the diverse range of wildlife in the area.

    Area of Study: Wildlife

    Typical Career Roles: Conservation Specialist / Ecological Consultant / Environment Officer