Countdown to September
The summer will fly by and, before you know it, it will be time to make the big move to Salford. We’ve put this information together so you’ve got everything you need to know before term starts on Monday 27 September 2021.
We know that this has been a period of uncertainty for everyone, so we’ve also compiled a range of questions and answers on our FAQ page. You can also find out about our plans for teaching in September on our website. If you still have any questions, please get in touch using the contact details at the bottom of this page.
It’s been a strange year, and even though you may not have sat all your final exams, results day will soon be upon us. We know it may be the last thing you want to think about right now, but please take a few minutes to read through the information below so you know what to do on the day and you can get back to enjoying summer!
I’m studying A-levels, a BTEC or an Access course
We receive your results automatically for these qualifications via UCAS and you will be able to see our decision on UCAS Track on Tuesday 10 August, from 8.30am onwards.
If your place is confirmed, you will receive a text message and an email on Tuesday 10 August. Once this is shown as confirmed on UCAS Track, you don’t need to do anything more. Please note that, for some qualifications, we may receive your results earlier and so you may see an update on Track before this date. However, we will send out all confirmation messages on Tuesday 10 August.
If you don’t hear from us, and would like to check your situation, please call us on 0300 555 5030. Our phone lines will be very busy on the 10 August, so if your enquiry isn’t urgent, it might be easier to contact us on a different day.
I'm studying other qualifications
The most common qualifications for university entry are A-levels, BTECs and Access courses, and we will automatically receive your results for these via UCAS. If you’re studying something else, please see the UCAS website for a full list of qualifications that are received through UCAS and sent directly to universities.
If the qualifications you are studying are not on the UCAS list, you will need to send your results through to us once you receive them. Please send them as soon as possible as the last date we can receive these is 7 September.
You can keep an eye on the progress of your application on UCAS Track. To check if we have received your qualifications, please call us on 0300 555 5030.
I'm waiting for GCSE results too
We don’t automatically receive your GCSE results, so you must send these to us when you receive them.
It has been confirmed that GCSE results will be released on Thursday 12 August. Just before this date, we will send you an email detailing the address you must send your results to by the 7 September, so please keep them safe.
Once you have sent your qualifications, keep your eye on UCAS Track to check the progress of your application. We will also send you an email when everything has been confirmed.
If you don’t receive any update from us and would like to check your situation, please call us on 0300 555 5030.
I'm a private candidate and have been told I won't receive a grade
If you are a private candidate that has been studying for your Level 3 qualifications (A-levels or BTEC) or your Level 2 qualifications (GCSEs) and you’ve been told that you will not receive a grade from your college, you must let us know. We are not able to identify this from your UCAS application, so unless you tell us that you will not be awarded a grade, we will not be able to process your application once we get to the results period.
Please email us on email@example.com quoting your UCAS ID number, date of birth, and the details of your circumstance.
My offer is unconditional
Great news, you don’t need to do anything else! Just kick back, relax and enjoy your summer!
What if my results aren't what I expect?
Once we receive your results, we’ll make an assessment on whether you’ve achieved the grades that formed the conditions of your offer. If you do, we’ll confirm your place as soon as we can.
If you do not meet these conditions, we will take your full application into consideration, including any contextual information we might have – such as your interview performance or portfolio – before we make a decision on whether your place is confirmed. All applicants will be considered individually in this regard.
Please note that we will do our best to consider the impact of the pandemic, whilst also ensuring that we maintain the academic entry standards of individual courses.
Alternatively, we may make you an offer to study a different course that we think is a more suitable option, such as a course with a Foundation Year.
In some situations, we may not be able to confirm your place, and, in this scenario, your application will be rejected.
Arriving and settling in
Once you’ve got your results and your place at Salford has been confirmed, you can start getting your kit ready and preparing to move.
If you are staying in Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, our accommodation partner, Campus Living Villages, will email you later in the summer inviting you to book your time of arrival - there will be options to arrive outside of normal working hours, so no matter how far you’re travelling from, you’ll be able to move in at a time that suits you.
We want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, since lots of students will be arriving on campus, so please do confirm your arrival and read the guidance CLV will send to you carefully.
For details on the rooms we have available at Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, please click here. To contact Campus Living Villages directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 850 6664.
If you have chosen to stay in other student accommodation, you will be contacted regarding your move in options by your accommodation provider. For alternative accommodation options we recommend Manchester Student Homes, a free, university-run housing service for students. They offer free, independent housing advice and only advertise properties from accredited landords who have signed up to their Code of Standards.
Moving into your student room
After three years of living away at university, student blogger Seren has some great advice on making your new room a home-away-from-home!
Commuting to university
Lots of our students commute to the University, like Aya (Law student) and Eve (Psychology student). If you live close enough to campus that you’re planning on travelling in, why not read this Q&A by student blogger Emma, who caught up with Aya and Eve, or watch the video below to find out more?
Moving to university is exciting, but it can be a stressful time too. There is support available to you at the University of Salford whenever you need it. For any issues that you might be dealing with, you will have access to our dedicated support service, askUS.
If you would like to discuss any additional support you may need ahead of joining university, whether it’s for a disability, your wellbeing or learner support, please call askUS on 0161 295 0023 or find more information here.
We also have a peer support service called Rafiki, which is led by our students. If you experience any problems whilst studying at the University, they are here to listen and can also signpost you to other support services, both on and off campus. Rafiki is a drop-in service, so you don’t need to make an appointment.
Tips for settling into university
Moving to university can be a daunting time with so many thoughts and anxieties about how you will cope with the transition. Let Sasha help you through the process with her top tips to help you settle in.
How to have a stress-free welcome week
Starting university is a huge life step. Understandably, many people worry about whether they’ll make new friends, enjoy their course or miss home. So, before you get ready to join Salford in September, take a look at John’s tips for beating Welcome Week stress.
University of Salford Students' Union
Our Students’ Union (SU) works around the clock to make sure that you love your life at Salford. From their Advice and Wellbeing Centre to sports clubs and societies, through to amazing food, drinks and incredible events in the heart of campus at the Atmosphere Kitchen and Bar.
The SU is run by students for students, and will represent you during your time at Salford, so be sure to visit them and join in all the fun activities to make your time at the University a truly unforgettable experience.
For details on how to contact the SU, please visit this page. You can also follow the SU on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or join their Salford Campus Connections Facebook group to find out what they have in store for you this September.
Timetables and term dates
We know that you’ll be keen to see your timetable for your first year, and although this won’t be available until early September, and is subject to change as we monitor government and Public Health England advice with regard to Covid-19, we can give you some general information about what to expect.
We have worked with our staff and students to find out what they have enjoyed – and what they haven’t liked so much – about online learning during the pandemic. Consequently, we plan to continue the use of our most popular aspects of online learning and combine them with those essential, practical, in-person sessions that you would expect from your course.
We will share more detail on this in due course. For the time-being, please see our full statement on Teaching in September here.
We divide the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters, which are 14 weeks long including vacation periods. Click the link below to see an overview of the 2021/22 academic year, including a breakdown of each trimester. Please bear in mind that the majority of courses do not have teaching during trimester three. However, if you’re on an accelerated course, a course with a mid-year start, or a course aligned to a healthcare profession, you will be taught during this period.
Meet Our Teams
Watch these videos from the teams behind student services, the library, our sports centre and more! They’ll introduce themselves and give you their top tips for students starting this September.
Chat to our current Students
Want to know more about studying and living at the University of Salford? Chat with our current students and ask any questions you might have about their experiences at Salford. Click the arrow on the right to move through the student profiles.
We will be getting in touch with you to provide you with various pieces of information before you start at Salford. Take a look at the table below to find out when you can expect to hear from us.
We do not expect these dates to change, but we continue to be subject to Government guidance in relation to the pandemic. We will keep you updated with any changes.
|Early August||We will confirm any changes we have had to make to your course as early as possible. In most cases, we expect this information to be the same as we've already told you, but we understand it's important to have all the details before starting your course in September.|
|10 August||Results day! Look out for texts and emails from us, as well as something dropping through the letterbox in the next couple of weeks! (Check your details on UCAS are correct so you don't miss out).|
|16 August||We'll start sending out emails about Registration this week.|
|Early September||We'll send you information about your timetable.|
|13 September||Arrival slots for moving into accommodation start this week, and the Campus Living Villages team will have some activities for those of you moving in early.|
|20-27 September||Welcome and Induction Week - there will be a variety of welcome activities taking place to welcome you to the university, along with academic induction activities introducing you to your course.|
|27 September||Teaching starts!|
Keep in touch
Join our official Facebook group to find and chat with your future course mates, take part in live events and ask any questions you have about starting university. You can also follow us on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news from our campus.
You can also contact our Enquiries team with any questions you may have by emailing email@example.com or calling 0161 295 4545.
askUS Student Services
Accommodation (Campus Living Villages)
Enquiries and Admissions
Our Enquiries and Admissions teams are currently available to contact by phone, email or live chat from 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am-4pm on Fridays.
- Contact number: +44 (0)161 295 4545
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Live chat: use the red chat icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the page
Our Security team are available for advice and assistance 24 hours a day, please call 0161 295 4773.
Call our switchboard
Not sure which team you should talk to? Call our switchboard on 0161 295 5000 and they'll direct you to the right person.
Got any questions?
We've been asked pretty much every question you can think of about life at Salford over the years, and we've pulled together a few of the more commonly asked ones here. If you can't find the answers to your questions there, you are more than welcome to contact our Enquiries team by calling 0161 295 4545 or emailing email@example.com.