Undergraduate Open Days
Our next Open Days will be on:
Saturday 22 June 2019
Saturday 5 October 2019
Saturday 19 October 2019
We're not taking bookings for them yet but you can register your interest to attend and we’ll then be in touch nearer the time with details on how to book your place.
We are located just 2km from Manchester city centre and consequently have great transport links, regardless of whether you’re travelling from across Greater Manchester, across the UK or from further afield.
Salford Crescent train station is located in the middle of our campus, between our Peel Park and Frederick Road sites, making us very easy to get to by rail. Trains from both Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Victoria run through the station regularly, as well as from Manchester Airport, Blackpool, Southport, Wigan, Blackburn, Preston and Huddersfield. The station is fully accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles.
The Crescent/A6 runs alongside our campus and is a major bus route into and out of Manchester city centre. There are several stops for our campus, so to find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.
We have several large car parks on campus and parking for Open Day visitors is free. A bit nearer the time we’ll give you more information about where’s best to park based on the check-in location for the event.
If you feel like stretching your legs and want to get a feel for the area, we’re a pretty easy 15 minute walk from Manchester city centre. From the Arndale Centre, head across the River Irwell to Chapel Street and take a left…that will bring you past Salford Central train station (on your left), Salford Cathedral (a bit further up on your right) and, about half a mile later, right to our doorstep.
Manchester International Airport is 10 miles from the University. There are regular, direct train services to and from Salford Crescent station and Manchester Piccadilly. Buses also link the airport and Manchester city centre. To find the best journey for you, see Transport for Greater Manchester’s Route Explorer.
For visitors to our MediaCityUK campus, we will be running a shuttle bus from our Peel Park campus. We’d recommend you park there and take the shuttle bus as there is no university parking available at MediaCityUK.
If you’re coming from outside of Greater Manchester, we’d absolutely recommend making the most of your visit and seeing a bit more of the things that make this part of the country so great. There are plenty of places to spend the night in nearby Manchester city centre as well as a few in-and-around MediaCityUK.
Getting around campus
We know being in a new place can be a bit overwhelming and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction when you get here. We’ll send some more information about where our check-in points will be based a little nearer the time and if you’re struggling at any point when you get here, our Student Ambassadors will be out and about on campus in red tops and they’re happy to help you get your bearings.
Salford and Manchester
“My favourite place to go in Manchester is the Craft and Design Centre, followed by a big slice of cake and a brew at Home Sweet Home in the Northern Quarter. It’s so inspiring – lots of talented local artists in such a beautiful building.”
Sophie McNeill BSc Occupational Therapy
Ever wonder where Mancuanians get their unique street style? The Northern Quarter is home to the best independent, vintage and boutique shops, as well as Afflecks Palace, with four floors of alternative fashion. If vintage style is your thing, read our blog on the best places to find vintage fashion in Manchester. You can find all your high street favourites in Manchester Arndale centre, and designer labels in the city centre.
If you fancy getting out of the city, you can catch the bus to the Trafford Centre and spend the day shopping, bowling, watching a film, and of course, eating your lunch in the gloriously kitsch Titanic-themed food court.
“Being a Geordie it’s tough to admit it, but the Etihad Stadium is not only spectacular to look at but you can feel the love and joy for sports and athletics from the moment you step into the grounds. I would recommend everyone takes the opportunity to visit the stadium whilst here.” Eddy Reay, BSc Exercise, Nutrition and Health
It’s never just a game here – sport is in our blood.
We’re home to two of the biggest teams in football, Manchester United and Manchester City (the SU offers discounted tickets to some matches!) as well as Lancashire County Cricket Club at Emirates Old Trafford.
Sportcity at the Etihad Campus houses the National Cycling Centre and Velodrome, the National Squash Centre and regional Tennis Centre. Along Oxford Road you’ll find Manchester Aquatics Centre, boasting a 50m swimming pool, diving pool, gym and health suite.
If you like your sports a little less theatre of dreams and a little more grassroots, Manchester and Salford are also home to a community of active and enthusiastic non-league football teams, as well as rugby, hockey and roller derby teams.
If you’re a keen runner, check out student blogger Rebecca’s favourite running routes.
The Manchester music scene is more than Morrissey and Madchester (although Bez does still make an appearance now and again). Whatever your music taste, you’ll never be stuck for gigs in the city.
Check out Hollie’s top five venues on our student blog.
Salford and Manchester have a packed festival calendar, with student favourite Park Life held at Heaton Park; Sounds from the Other City at various venues along Chapel Street and three days of rock at Manchester Punk Festival.
Take a look at Ann-Marie’s top festival picks and start planning your summer!
Catch the biggest national and international acts at Manchester Arena, the Apollo and Manchester Academy, and see your favourite indie and underground artists at Norther Quarter venues Night and Day and Soup Kitchen. Manchester’s alternative music scene still roars, with gigs at Rebellion, the Star and Garter and DIY venue Partisan.
HOME is more than a cinema: it’s Manchester’s centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film, complete with a bar and restaurant. Discover your new favourite director, immerse yourself in foreign film and get involved in exciting events and exhibitions, with generous student discounts.
Islington Mill, just a ten minute walk from campus, is home to radical, subversive music and visual arts, with an eclectic mix of events and exhibitions to inspire and surprise you.
The Museum of Science and Industry, affectionately known as MOSI, is a must-see for engineering students, telling the story of Manchester’s pivotal role in the advancement of technology and industry.
Find out more about our students’ favourite places on our blog.
We admit it, we’re a bunch of foodies here – but you can find a lot more than avocado toast at one of Manchester’s many food and drink establishments.
Salford’s Chapel Street, just a few minutes’ walk from main campus, is home to a growing number of independent outlets including veggie favourite Deli Lama, authentic Italian pizza at Vero Moderno and beautiful brunches at Another Heart to Feed.
In the Northern Quarter it’s all about quirky diners, canteens and cafes– huge breakfasts at Koffee Pot, vegan junk food at V Rev, American-style burgers at Almost Famous and homemade cakes at Teacup.
Manchester’s Chinatown is the second biggest in the UK, with a host of Chinese, Korean and Japanese restaurants, as well as a number of speciality supermarkets. Just outside of the city centre you’ll find Rusholme’s famous ‘curry mile’ offering Indian, South East Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Weekly street food fair GRUB offers a rotating bill of the best caterers from around the country, and the indoor market at the Mackie Mayor brings you quality food and drink from local producers and brewers.
Coffee addict? Check out Hollie’s recommendations for the best caffeine fixes in Salford and Manchester.
Yes, please use the form above to book your place. Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a booking confirmation email straight away.
Our Open Days taking place during 2019 are aimed at those looking to start their studies in 2020. If you’re hoping to study in 2021 and you’re getting ahead of the game, you’re very welcome too.
Of course! Choosing a university is a big decision, so we’d absolutely encourage you to bring anyone along who might support you with it.
You can let us know about your access requirements when you book onto our Open Day. We’ll then work with you to do everything we can to support your visit. Below is some general accessibility information that you may find useful.
Access to buildings and routes around campus
We have worked closely with DisabledGo (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK) to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities.
This work has provided detailed information about our access, and you can find their assessment of our campus and facilities here.
Accessible car parking
We have accessible car parking spaces across campus.
All University building are equipped with a Deaf Alerter radio-based fire alarm warning and public address messaging system.
Salford Crescent train station
Salford Crescent train station is on campus, but is not part of the University. Access is by steps or lift.
Please contact Disability and Learner Support for study related support.
If you have any questions about our Open Day, then please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help. You can email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 295 4545 (lines are open Monday through Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 10am – 4pm).
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