Countdown to September

Open day bunting hanging in peel park

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 Welcome and Induction week begins on Monday 9 September and teaching starts on Monday 16 September.

We'll send you more information about what to expect from Welcome and Induction week after results day on Thursday 15 August.

We know there's a lot of information to take in on this page, so for now, make a brew, sit back and start your Countdown to September!

We've compiled a list of common questions and answers on our FAQ page. If you still have a query, please get in touch with the team using the contact details at the bottom of this page.

What's next?

Over the next few months, we'll be sending out lots of important information to you. Check out the table below to find out what you can expect to hear from us and when.

15 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). We'll also send you more information about what to expect from Welcome and Induction week.
19 August We'll start sending out emails about Registration this week.
Early September We'll send you information about your timetable. 
2 September Most student accommodation tenancies start this week. You'll usually need to book an arrival slot in advance. Your accommodation provider will be in touch with you directly to tell you what you need to do.
9-15 September  Welcome and Induction Week - there will be a variety of welcome activities taking place to welcome you to the university, along with specific induction activities introducing you to your course.
16 September Teaching starts!
Get ready

Get ready to start your studies

Your subject of choice is your passion, and will form the basis of your Salford experience. We're sure you're excited to get started, so your future tutors have put together some optional content for you to get stuck into if you just can't wait to start your studies!

There's no pressure to do any of the work here, and you'll be given all the information you need once you get started with us. But, if you're just too excited to wait, then select your course from the drop-down menu below and get ready to start your studies!

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Getting started at university

Read 

  • Life: Science of Biology 
  • Brock Biology of Microorganisms 
  • The Cell 
  • Genetics: The Conceptual Approach 
  • Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Biomedical Science Practice (Fundamentals of Biomedical Science) 

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Browse

Online Platform NetAcad: www.netacad.com

Please email Faiz Jethwa (f.jethwa@salford.ac.uk) to be added to our taster module on this platform.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Database Systems – A Pragmatic Approach, 3rd Edition by Elvis Foster. Published in 2022. 
An Experiential Introduction to Principles of Programming Languages: For Java Programmers, by Hridesh Rajan. Published in 2022. 
Frontend Development: The Ultimate Guide, by Sufyan Bin Uzayr. Published in 2022. 

Watch

Introduction to Databases (CBT Nuggets)  
Database Tutorial for Beginners (Lucid Software)  
Intro to Java Programming – Course for Absolute Beginners (freecodecamp.org)  
HTML, CSS and Javascript in 30 minutes (devdojo)  

Browse

Using the Eclipse IDE for Java programming – Tutorial
In-Depth Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners
 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

The Building Magazine
Construction News (Journal)

Recommended

If you're local to Manchester, take a walk around the city and look at the developments taking place, the contractors and clients involved in delivering the projects, and take note of the information on the site hoardings. Billboards on the hoardings contain a wealth of insightful information such as proposed scheme details, the construction, health & safety information, and the impact the construction will have on the community.

We'd encourage all prospective students to gain some experience prior to starting university. Perhaps a day work-shadowing a professional in practice to better understand the role they play and the varying professionals they converse with in their day-to-day activity.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Engineering Circuit Analysis 9th Edition McGraw-Hill Education; 9th edition (21 Mar. 2018)

Watch 

What is PID control?

Browse

The IET
IEEE
Arduino

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Read

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Life: Science of Biology 
Brock Biology of Microorganisms 
The Cell 
Genetics: The Conceptual Approach 
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology 
The ultimate study skills handbook 

Watch

Whole Body Begins as a Single Cell 

What is physiology? 

Physiology: From Cells to Systems  

Why Microbiology matters

Browse

Royal Society of Biology 

Physiological Society 

Microbiology Society

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Computer literacy is increasingly becoming a necessary skill for Mathematics graduates. We will introduce you to Python and how it can be used in mathematical models. Don’t worry if you have never used a programming language before as no past experience is assumed.

What is mathematical modelling?
Why learn Python?

Watch

What's the Point of Maths? by Dr Nira Chamberlin and the Royal Institution
How to use Google Colab for Python Programming? 

Listen

(BBC) A Brief History of Mathematics
(BBC) The Mathematics of Elections

Browse

LearnPython Site - in case you want to delve deeper.
The Institute of Mathematics and it’s Applications - accredits the Mathematics course at Salford and has a lot of information on what it means to be a professional mathematician.  
MathsCareers - has profiles of mathematicans working in many different careers.
Chalkdust Magazine  - A magazine for the Mathematically curious.
The Magnetic Pendulum - written by a final year student and a lecturer at Salford.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

Database Systems – A Pragmatic Approach, 3rd Edition by Elvis Foster. Published in 2022. 
An Experiential Introduction to Principles of Programming Languages: For Java Programmers, by Hridesh Rajan. Published in 2022. 
Frontend Development: The Ultimate Guide, by Sufyan Bin Uzayr. Published in 2022. 

Watch 

Introduction to Databases (CBT Nuggets)  
Database Tutorial for Beginners (Lucid Software)  
Intro to Java Programming – Course for Absolute Beginners (freecodecamp.org)  
HTML, CSS and Javascript in 30 minutes (devdojo)  

Browse 

Using the Eclipse IDE for Java programming – Tutorial  
In-Depth Eclipse Tutorials For Beginners  
 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

  • Sound and Recording by Francis Rumsey and Tim McCormick
  • Sound on Sound Magazine (print or free online)

Watch

Listen

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read 

Books by the following authors are also great for background reading: George Schaller; Lucy Cooke; Stephen Jay Gould; Richard Dawkins; Robert Sapolsky; Matt Ridley; Frans de Waal; Steve Brusatte.

Watch

Listen 

Browse

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

An Introduction to Counselling (fifth ed., 2013) by John McLeod.

An Introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy : From Theory to Practice (second., 2018) by Andrew Reeves.

Basic Freud : Psychoanalytic Thought for the twenty-first century (2002) by Michael Kahn.

Critical Thinking in Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010) by Colin Feltham.

First Steps in Counselling: A Students' Companion for Introductory Courses (fourth ed., 2011) by Pete Sanders.

Person-centred Counselling in Action (2013) by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne.

Person-Centred Therapy: 100 Key Points (second ed., 2016) by Paul Wilkins.

Sigmund Freud (second ed., 2003) by Michael Jacobs.

Skills in Person-centred Counselling and Psychotherapy (third ed., 2017) by Janet Tolan.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Watch

Good Will Hunting (1997) - Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. Rated 15 for strong language – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Browse

Training and resources for counselling and psychotherapy  - Professor Mick Cooper - internationally recognised author, trainer, and consultant in the field of humanistic, existential, and pluralistic therapies. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Life After Prison: The Sit Down: Discover advice, inspiration, information, support, and entertainment for life after incarceration. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

The Secret Life of Prisons Podcast (Prison Radio Association): Uncover the hidden stories from behind bars through this thought-provoking podcast. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

Read

Criminology (third ed., 2017) by Tim Newburn (available on Amazon). 

Understanding Criminology' in Criminology, (third ed., 2017) by Tim Newburn. Pages 4-13. 

Introduction in Criminology: A Sociological Introduction, (fourth ed., 2020) by Carrabine et al. Pages 3-9. 

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis. 

British Society of Criminology Policing Network Blog: Insight from policing researchers in the UK and beyond. 

The British Society of Criminology Blog: Exploring current issues on crime, criminology and criminal justice. 

Watch

Criminology: A Very Short Introduction - Tim Newburn (Talks at Google) (YouTube). 

Studying criminology: why and how? (Oxford Academic) (YouTube). 

Time (series one and two) (BBC): Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

The Responder (BBC): British police drama series set in Liverpool, written by a former police officer. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Life After Prison: The Sit Down: Discover advice, inspiration, information, support, and entertainment for life after incarceration. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Sage Sociology(SAGE): Dive into the ideas, research, and aims behind some of the most influential papers in Sociology. Available on all major streaming platforms.

The Secret Life of Prisons Podcast (Prison Radio Association): Uncover the hidden stories from behind bars through this thought-provoking podcast. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms.

University of Oxford Centre for Criminology Podcast: Access talks covering topics such as rights and justice, politics, penal culture, crime and mental health, and immigration. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Read

Criminology (third ed., 2017)* by Tim Newburn (available on Amazon).

Introducing Cultural Studies (third ed., 2016)* by Brian Longhurst, et al.

The Story of Sociology by Gregor McLennan.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Browse

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.

Watch

I, Daniel Blake (2016): After surviving a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Rated 15 – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Sorry We Missed You (2019): Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Time (series one and two) (BBC): Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

The Responder (BBC): British police drama series set in Liverpool, written by a former police officer. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Equipment 

Nurse (fob) watch.

Waterproof black shoes, which cover the foot (e.g. Abeba Nursing Shoes - Salford Inspire).

Read

Mayes or Myles Midwifery textbook, the latest edition:

Myles' Textbook for Midwives (17th Revised edition - 2020)* by Jayne Marshall and Maureen Raynor (Paperback and eBook available through Salford Inspire). 

Mayes' Midwifery* by Sue Macdonald and Gail Johnson (15th edition eBook and 16th edition paperback available through Salford Inspire). 

Midwifery Digest - Midwives Information and Resource Service (MIDIRS): A quarterly journal of evidence-based original articles and reprints, clinical reflections, practice improvements and opinion pieces. 

The Practising Midwife Journal: A highly regarded resource for maternity workers, student midwives, midwives, parents and families across the globe. 

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

Browse

Student Midwife Studygram: Helpful revision resources for midwives. 

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) website and resources: Information and resources available as part of the RCM’s student midwife membership

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Code: Familiarise yourself with the professional standards that nurses, midwives and nursing associates must uphold to be registered to practise in the UK. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Occupied Podcast: Exploring all things Occupation, Occupational Science, and Occupational Therapy.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) podcast: Capturing conversations with members of the occupational therapy community.

Follow

X (formerly Twitter) accounts to follow:
@RCOT, @UoSOccTherapy@AbleOTUK, @BAMEOTUK, @LGBTQIAOTUK and @Shine_students.

Join our University of Salford Occupational Therapy Facebook Group.

Read

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC): Standards of code and ethics: The ethical framework within which HCPC registrants must work. 

HCPC: Standards of proficiency for occupational therapists: The standards the HCPC consider necessary to protect members of the public. 

Introduction to Occupational Therapy - Key Reading (RCOT): An introductory list of selected key texts, journals, and websites about, or related to occupational therapy, intended for prospective undergraduate occupational therapy students and those returning to practice.

RCOT #ChooseOT: Inspire future occupational therapists: Inspiring stories and information about becoming an occupational therapist.

RCOT: Professional standards and ethics: The professional standards and ethics for occupational therapy practice, setting out the essential practice, behaviours and values RCOT expects of members.

Blogs 

Finding me in OT: Shining a light on the true essence of Occupational Therapy – beyond the systems, medical model policies and procedure.

Equipment 

Post-it notes 

Highlighters

Black Pens

Tape measure 

Laptop or tablet device to access online learning materials from anywhere and headphones/camera/microphone to engage in online learning

Other 

Learn about your learning preferences, try something like a learning styles questionnaire (NC State University).

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Keep up with national and international news. 

Listen

Behind the Crime (BBC): Two forensic psychologists talk to people who have received court sentences for their crimes to understand what drove them to offend, and what might help them change. Available to stream on BBC Sounds

Inside Policing (College of Policing): Voices from across the police service share their knowledge and insight on critical issues in policing. Available to stream on Spotify

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

Documentaries 

24 hours in Police Custody (Channel 4): A landmark documentary series that captures real-life drama at its most intense, following police detectives around the clock as they investigate major crimes. Stream free on Channel 4

Visit 

Manchester Police Museum: Explore the collection of information about the history and development of policing in Greater Manchester. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice (seventh ed., 2020) by Neil Thompson.

Anti-oppressive Practice (second ed., 2024) by Prospera Tedam.

Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection (third ed., 2017fourth ed., - 2023) by Stella Cottrell.

Developing Skills and Knowledge for Social Work Practice by Michaela Rogers, Dawn Whitaker, et al.

Human Growth and Development: An Introduction for Social Workers by John Sudbery and Andrew Whittaker.

Introducing Social Work (second ed., 2023) by Jonathan Parker.

Modern Social Work Theory (fourth ed., 2014/fifth ed., 2021) by Malcolm Payne.

The Reflective Social Worker : A little practice book (2024) by Siobhan Maclean.

Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students (third ed., 2015) by Siobhan Maclean and Rob Harrison.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page. All texts can be found in the library or purchased through your Saford Inspire account.

Listen (Podcasts)

Community Care Inform Adults: Expert practitioners and academics discuss the implications of the latest research, theories, and practice models for social workers focusing on adult care. 

Community Care Inform Children: Insightful discussions by expert practitioners and academics explore the application of research, theories, and practice models in child welfare for social workers. 

Let’s Talk Social Work: The podcast from the British Association of Social Workers. 

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) Learning: Experts from the NSPCC and external organisations discuss various child protection issues. 

The Social Worker & The Mentor: Professional conversations from social care and education, offering insights, driving change, and presenting solutions. 

Websites

British Association of Social Work (BASW): The largest professional association for social workers. 

Social Work England: The social work regulator for England. 

Follow

@BASW_UK on X (formerly Twitter): Updates from the British Association of Social Work. 

@SiobhanMaclean on X (formerly Twitter): Social worker and author Siobhan Maclean's insights. 

@SocialWorkEng on X (formerly Twitter): Updates from Social Work England. 

Watch

Brene Brown: The call to courage (Netflix): Available to stream on Netflix.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

Sage Sociology(SAGE): Dive into the ideas, research, and aims behind some of the most influential papers in Sociology. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms.

Read

Introducing Cultural Studies (third ed., 2016) by Brian Longhurst, et al.

The Story of Sociology by Gregor McLennan.

Browse

The Conversation UK: The world's leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.

Watch

Sorry We Missed You (2019): Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

I, Daniel Blake (2016): After surviving a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight bureaucratic forces to receive Employment and Support Allowance. Rated 15 – visit the IMDB parents’ guide for more information.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Clinical Sports Medicine (third ed., 2017) by Karim Khan and Peter Brukner.

Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning (fourth ed., 2016) by Gregory Haff and Travis Triplett.

Gray’s Anatomy (40th ed., 2018) by Susan Standring.

Legacy: 15 lessons in leadership: what the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life (2013) by James Kerr.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Influencers

Physiotutors: Physiotutors offers evidence-based online courses, webinars, ebooks, apps and more.

Science for Sport: Exclusive courses focusing on the science behind elite sports performance. 

E3 Rehab: Physical Therapy Doctors who specialise in rehabilitation, pain, performance, and injury risk reduction.

Podcasts

British Journal of Sports Medicine Podcast: The official podcast from the leading sports medicine journal. Available on all major streaming platforms.

Pacey Performance Podcast: Roundtable podcast focusing on maintaining fitness in-season, managing and presenting data, and building strength and power. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and PodBean

Physio Edge Podcast: Clinical inspiration for Physiotherapists, Physical Therapists and health professionals. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Soundcloud.

Webinar

Prevention in Sports Symposium (Health and Safety in Sports): Explore the wide range of talks covering health and performance.

Films

Concussion (2015): In Pittsburgh, accomplished pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu uncovers the truth about brain damage in football players who suffer repeated concussions in the course of normal play. Rated PG13 for thematic material including some disturbing images, and language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Draft Day (2014): At the NFL Draft, General Manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. Rated PG13 for strong language and sexual references - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Icarus (2017): When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Moneyball (2011): Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Series

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Netflix): Drivers, managers and team owners live life in the fast lane — both on and off the track — during each cutthroat season of Formula 1 racing. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Resurfacing – Andy Murray (Amazon Prime): A documentary film that tracks the tennis star's devastating injury journey between 2017-2019. From the front lines of surgical theatres, to the intimate corners of his home, we live alongside and witness Andy at his most vulnerable. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Browse

Watch

Listen

Study

 

For Foundation Year Programme

 

Browse 

Watch 

Study 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Andrew Bennet and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory
  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Dix’s Beginning Film Studies
  • Richard Maltby’s Hollywood Cinema
  • Jill Nelmes’s Introduction to Film Studies
  • David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson’s Film Art
  • Northern School of Writing - brings together the work of staff and students at the University of Salford. In this biannual journal you will find our best student work in poetry, short story, the novel, screenplay, non-fiction, essay, and everything in between.

Below are some of the texts you'll study during the first year of the programme

  • Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • David Crystal’s The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language

  • Dan McIntyre et al’s The Babel Lexicon of Language

  • Geoffrey K. Pullum’s Linguistics: Why It Matters

  • Ray Jackendoff’s A User’s Guide to Thought and Meaning

  • David Adger’s Language Unlimited

  • Morten Christiansen and Nick Chater’s The Language Game

  • Northern School of Writing - brings together the work of staff and students at the University of Salford. In this biannual journal you will find our best student work in poetry, short story, the novel, screenplay, non-fiction, essay, and everything in between. 

  • Babel Magazine

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory

  • Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan’s Literary Theory: An Anthology

  • Jane Austen’s Emma

  • Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

  • Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

  • Northern School of Writing - brings together the work of staff and students at the University of Salford. In this biannual journal you will find our best student work in poetry, short story, the novel, screenplay, non-fiction, essay and everything in between. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

English Literature

  • Peter Barry’s Beginning Theory
  • Andrew Bennett and Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory
  • Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan’s Literary Theory: An Anthology

English Language

  • David Crystal’s The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language
  • Dan McIntyre et al’s The Babel Lexicon of Language
  • Babel Magazine

Creative Writing

  • Joe Moran’s First You Write a Sentence
  • Dorothea Brande’s Becoming a Writer
  • Michael Baldwin’s The Way to Write Short Stories

Drama

  • Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
  • Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
  • And go to the theatre!

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

  • Bowen, Christopher J., (2024), Grammar of the Shot, New York: Routledge
  • Bowen, Christopher J., (2023), Grammar of the edit, London: Routledge
  • Benedetti, J (2008). Stanislavski and the Actor: The Final Acting Lessons, London: Methuen
  • Merlin, B. (2007). The Complete Stanislavski Toolkit. Nick Hern Books Ltd
  • Penington, M. (2015). Let Me Play the Lion Too; How to be an actor. Faber & Faber
  • Tucker, P. (2015). Secrets of Screen Acting. Routledge

Listen

Watch 

  • Challenge yourself to watch one film a day throughout July and note down a one sentence summary.
  • Watch some films from different decades, study a certain director, cinematographer or performer. The best way to broaden your creativity and cinematic understanding is by watching the work you want to produce, so make this an ongoing practice and develop your cinematic knowledge. 

Visit 

  • Coronation Street: The Tour 
  • Emmerdale: The Village Tour 

Equipment

  • You don't need to have your own equipment - when you join the course you will gain access to the specialist equipment store, which holds top of the range filming equipment. Upon inductions you will gain permission to different levels of equipment. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen 

Watch 

  • As much live performance as you possibly can. 
  • BBC iPlayer - look at the materials available in the Arts section 
  • National Theatre - look at the materials available and watch recordings of past performances 

Read 

  • Delaney, S., Leeming, G., & Aston, E. (2008). A taste of honey ([New ed.] / with commentary and notes by Glenda Leeming and Elaine Aston.). Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
  • White, C. A. (2001). Technical theatre a practical introduction. Arnold.
  • Fraser, N., & Bennison, S. (2006). The handbook of stage lighting. Crowood.
  • Theatrecrafts.com
  • The Stage

Visit 

  • Museums, art galleries, cinema and exhibitions to gain contextual knowledge about the creative arts and historical knowledge.

Equipment 

  • Scale ruler with 1:25 scale
  • Propelling pencil-for precise drawing
  • Sketch book and notebook
  • Eraser
  • Swan Morton Scalpel handle no 3
  • 10A Swan Morton blades
  • Steel ruler-either a Maun Safety Ruler, a flat cork 30cm backed or simple 30cm steel ruler
  • Cutting mat
  • PVA glue and applicator (use a paint brush or nozzle applicator) PVA is easier to control than UHU or Bostik, easily painted over and much cheaper! We recommend Brian Clegg Black Label!

 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Equipment

What to wear?
  • Technique classes – Close-fitting dance clothes (eg. sports/yoga vest or long sleeve tight tops, leggings, unitard) any colour.  This best enables the detail of your movement to be seen and defined.
  • Practice wear - Looser fitting tops, leggings, tracksuits - any colour.
  • Appropriate supportive underwear.
Footwear
  • Contemporary Dance classes are usually taught in bare feet.
  • Trainers - suitable for outdoor fitness training or performance work.
  • Trainers – suitable for in-door studio classes such as hip hop and fitness training. (If necessary, these may be the same footwear as for outdoor work as long as the soles are thoroughly cleaned).
  • Ballet shoes soft/ thin soled (alternatively, suitable sports socks can be worn for ballet sessions).
  • Jazz shoes - (alternatively, jazz classes can be done with bare feet).

Other

  • Yoga mat - You can pick these up cheaply in super markets (middle isle!).

Tasks to help you prepare

  • Take part in regular dance and/or fitness classes. If available, the following sessions would be useful:

    • Contemporary, Ballet, Improvisation, Jazz techniques and/ or Yoga, Pilates, Fitness classes.
    • There are also a good range of classes online.
    • Strength training
  • Try to get out and see as many different varieties of live performance as you can – or watch online.

  • Don’t limit this to dance, you can be inspired and get ideas for collaboration by seeing other performances, too.

  • Visit art galleries; they are free and are great inspiration for creating work, as well as giving you understanding into how art has developed and influenced dance.

In addition, take some time to explore your own dance and movement range.

  • Experiment with some choreography –
  • Look a bit deeper into your favourite styles of dance and choreography and find out more about the history and culture behind it.
  • Then look into work of artists and companies that are completely new to you.
  • Do some online or library searches to explore a wide range of dance that happens locally, nationally and globally. Eg: to start you off –
  • Aim to find out about a variety of styles, histories and approaches applied by different creative artists and companies. Keep notes on what you discover.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

PREPARE FOR YOUR SUBJECT

Watch

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

PREPARE FOR YOUR SUBJECT

Listen 

Study

 

For Foundation Year Programme

 

Browse 

Watch 

Study 

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

PREPARE FOR YOUR SUBJECT

Listen 

Study

 

For Foundation Year Programme

 

Browse 

Watch 

Study 

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Cooke, B. & Williams, P. (2009) Construction Planning Programming and Control, London: Macmillan Press

GOETSCH, D.L. (2011) Construction Safety & Health. London: Pearson

GRIFFITH, A. and WATSON, P. (2003) Construction Management: Principles and Practice. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan

HARRIS, F. and MCCAFFER, R. (2013) Modern Construction Management. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Emmitt, S. & Gorse, C. (2014) Barry's Introduction to Construction of Buildings, Third Edition, Oxford: John Wiley & Sons

Watch

Building Skills for Net Zero

Browse

Chartered Institute of Building

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

Health and Safety Executive

Construction Industry Training Board

The importance of supervision on construction sites

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

The Art of Electronics - third Edition by Paul Horowitz and Winfield Hill

Digital Fundamentals 11Th Edition by FLOYD | 17 Mar 2017

Watch

The Complete MATLAB Course

You can learn Arduino in 15 minutes

Introduction to Digital Electronics

Browse

The Institution of Engineering and Technology 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Arduino

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

PREPARE FOR YOUR SUBJECT

Read

Biochemistry - by T.A Brown

Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry - by D.L. Nelson

BIOS Instant Notes in Organic Chemistry – by G. Patrick

Inorganic Chemistry – by Weller, Overton, Rourke, and Armstrong

Atkins' Physical Chemistry - by Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula and James Keele

Chemistry - by Andrew Burrows 

Watch/Listen

Brought to you by chemistry (podcast)

Browse

Royal Society of Chemistry

Royal Society of Biology

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

PREPARE FOR YOUR SUBJECT

Browse

The latest industry news on sites such as Construction Enquirer 

Create a profile on LinkedIn 

Have a search for the top construction industry contractors and consultants, and then search these company websites. You can find out about the type of company you want to work for, the role you want to go into, and even perhaps identify and apply for any vacancies.

Watch

Leading contractors and consultants put plenty of videos on YouTube about the different roles they offer, and what people in these roles do on a day to day basis. You can find the leading companies with the steps in the ‘Browse’ section.

Search for RICS and CIOB, these are just some of the leading professional bodies in the construction industry and offer a wealth of video, training, and broader knowledge content. You can also join as a student member.

Recommend

If you're local to Manchester, take a walk around the city and look at the developments taking place, the contractors and clients involved in delivering the projects, and take note of the information on the site hoardings. Billboards on the hoardings contain a wealth of insightful information such as proposed scheme details, the construction, health & safety information, and the impact the construction will have on the community. If you’re not local to Manchester, have a look around where you live at all construction works currently going on.

We'd encourage all prospective students to gain some experience prior to starting university. Perhaps a day work-shadowing a professional in practice to better understand the role they play and the varying professionals they converse with in their day-to-day activity.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

STUDY SKILLS

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen

  • Putting the radio on in the background for half an hour every morning will mean you soak up so much information without trying. 
  • Try your local BBC Radio station, as well as Radio 4's Today and 5Live Breakfast. LBC has some engaging phone ins. Radio 1 Newsbeat is also as well produced as any radio bulletin.
  • There are dozens of news and sports podcasts out there, listening to your favourite is no bad thing, but here’s a few to try. The Daily from The New York Times. The Rest Is Politics for analysis on the big stories of the day. Serial for excellent longform storytelling, the current is about Guantanamo.
  • Why not also have a listen to work our current students make for Quays Radio.

 

Watch

  • Try watch a TV news programmes every day, but if you can’t do that try and make it three times a week.
  • Your regional ITV programme is a great place to start and will give you the clearest idea of the stuff we’ll teach in the first year.
  • Channel 4 News and ITV’s 18:30 Evening News, excels at in depth reporting.
  • BBC Lunchtime will soon be moving out of London and joining BBC Breakfast right next door to us at MediaCity.
  • Keep across all your social apps and see how the likes of BBC, Sky and ITV use them to tell stories in different ways to a younger audience.
  • Take a look at the sort of shows you'll be making by checking out Quays TV on YouTube, here you can watch all the Newsday programmes we produce, as well as the extracurricular shows our students make. 

 

Read

  • Check out your local paper and it’s website and social media channels.
  • Any news and current affairs website you like will be informative, this could be The Guardian, The Athletic, The Daily Mail or Private Eye.
  • At Salford, you'll be working as a journalist, covering our home patch of Salford. It's a vital resource for the community, getting hundreds of thousands of hits from readers across the city and beyond. Head to Salford Now to check it out, and follow us on Twitter/X, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.

 

Visit

  • Rather than make a special trip to visit somewhere, try to look around your area through the lens of a journalist. Why is that pothole still in the middle of the main road? Why has the local baker shut up shop? There are stories all around us and just being aware of what’s happening on your street can get you thinking like a journalist.

 

Equipment

  • A good, big capacity, external USB hard drive or SSD will be your best friend. You’ll be making lots of stuff, creating audio, video, photos and having somewhere to back it up is essential and provide peace of mind.
  • We know it’s tough but try and clear some of the stuff you don’t need off your phone. Cloud storage is slow and unreliable, so having some physical space on your phone is essential.

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Listen 

  • The British Theatre Guide

Read 

  • Cartwright Jim. (1996), The Rise and Fall of Little Voice
  • Bogart, Anne. & Landau, Tina. (2005), The Viewpoints Book: A Practical Guide to Viewpoints and Composition, (New York: Theatre Communications Group, Inc).
  • Berry, C. (1991), Voice and the Actor, John Wiley and Sons
  • Benedetti, J (2008). Stanislavski and the Actor: The Final Acting Lessons, London: Methuen
  • Bermel, A. (2001). Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. London: Methuen.
  • Unwin, S. (2014). The Complete Brecht Toolkit. London: Nick Hern Books
  • The Stage – the industry standard paper/site full of reviews, features on current industry issues and the latest news about the UK stage.

Visit 

  • Local theatre performances 
  • Local theatre festivals 

Equipment

  • Comfortable clothes for practical work
  • Lightweight pumps

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Watch

  • Head over to 'Short of the Week' and start to immerse yourself in the world of short film. These are the length of films you will start to make, so start to see what you think works!

Read 

  • Film Art: An Introduction (Vol. 7) by David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson
  • Beginning Film Studies by Andrew Dix
  • Audio-Vision: Sound on Screen by Michel Chion
  • How to read a film: The World of Movies, Media, and Multimedia: Language, History, Theory by James Monaco

Equipment

  • External Hard Drive to save your film projects onto.
  • SD Cards are provided as part of the camera kit, however it might be worth purchasing one for yourself as it will come in handy over the three years.

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Equipment 

  • External Hard Drive to save your projects onto
  • SD Cards to use when you create your projects

If you're thinking of bringing your own computer, here are some free resources you might look at: 

  • DaVinci Resolve for editing
  • ScreenPal for presentations 
  • Fade In for scriptwriting

Visit 

  • HOME 
  • Factory International 
  • Co-op Live 
  • Manchester International Festival 
  • The Deaf Institute 

Study Skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Webinars

Wales at the 2022 World Cup: Preparation, Expectations, Challenges (YouTube): This webinar provides a quick view into a team’s performance operations heading into the most prestigious football tournament - FIFA World Cup 2022.

Supporting the Training Process in Elite Women’s Football (YouTube): This webinar focuses on strategies and techniques for supporting the training process in elite women's football, potentially covering topics such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and performance analysis.

Introducing athlete monitoring technology for local amateur sports (YouTube): This webinar introduces athlete monitoring technology tailored for local amateur sports, discussing how such technology can be implemented and its benefits for monitoring athlete performance and reducing injury risk.

Podcasts

Football Fitness Federation Podcast: This podcast likely covers a wide range of topics related to football fitness, including strength training, conditioning, nutrition, and injury prevention, featuring interviews with experts in the field. 

High Performance Podcast - 'Shaun Wane - England Rugby League Head Coach': This episode features insights from England Rugby League Head Coach, Shaun Wane, discussing topics such as coaching strategies, player development, and performance analysis. 

Pacey Performance Podcast - 'How the best football academies develop players': This episode delves into the methods and practices employed by top football academies to develop players, exploring coaching philosophies, training methodologies, and talent identification strategies. 

Huberman Lab guest series - 'How to assess and improve all aspects of your fitness' (YouTube): This episode focuses on assessing and improving various aspects of fitness, covering topics such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and cognitive performance. 

The Total Football Analysis Podcast: Covering all things tactics, analysis, scouting, data and more. 

Training Ground Guru: The go-to destination for the latest on Football Performance. Insights into coaching, conditioning and recruitment, plus tips from the top professionals.

The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast: Revered football tactics writer Michael Cox is joined by The Athletic's brightest tactics and data analytics writers.

Influencers

Sports Science influencers list on X (formerly Twitter): This list features key organisations and influential figures in the field of sports science.

Films

Moneyball (2011): Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more informationThe use of analytics and data to build a competitive baseball team. 

Icarus (2017): When Bryan sets out to uncover the truth about doping in sports, a chance meeting with a Russian scientist transforms his story from a personal experiment into a geopolitical thriller. Rated 15 - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information. Doping in sports and its implications on sports science and ethics. 

Breaking2 (2017): After six months of scientifically advanced training, three of the world's most elite distance runners set out to break the two-hour marathon barrier. Nike's project to break the two-hour marathon barrier, showcasing sports science, physiology, and endurance training.

The Game Changers (2018): A UFC fighter's world is turned upside down when he discovers an elite group of world-renowned athletes and scientists who prove that everything he had been taught about protein was a lie. Plant-based diets and their impact on athletic performance.

Free Solo (2018): Alex Honnold faces the biggest challenge of his career, climbing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. He pursues it Free Solo, which means climbing without a rope and alone. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more informationThe psychological and physical challenges of elite performance in climbing.

Guides

A Guide to Careers in Sport and Exercise Science (British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences).

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Follow

Follow the team on X (formerly Twitter) at @UniOSalfordTNA: Stay updated on what our programme team and learners from both our direct entry and apprenticeship routes are up to in university and placement. 

Read

The Nursing and Midwifery Council: The Code: The Code: Professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives, and nursing associates.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council Standards for Nursing Associates: Clarifies the role of nursing associates and defines their scope of practice.

Explore

Nursing Associate Case Studies (Nursing and Midwifery Council): Discover where nursing associates work and explore potential career paths.

Listen

“Just a sharp scratch” by Martyn Davey RNA: Bridging the information gap for Trainee Nursing Associates and Registered Nursing Associates in a light comedic way. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Read

Anti-Discriminatory Practice: Equality, Diversity and Social Justice (seventh ed., 2020) by Neil Thompson.

A-Z of Learning Disability (2016) by Angela Olsen et al.

Critical Thinking Skills: Effective Analysis, Argument and Reflection (third ed., 2017) by Stella Cottrell.

Modern Social Work Theory (fourth ed., 2014) by Malcolm Payne.

Theory and Practice: A Straightforward Guide for Social Work Students (third ed., 2015) by Siobhan Maclean and Rob Harrison.

*Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

Podcasts

Ciara's Pink Sparkle Podcast: Access insightful discussions on various topics, available on most major streaming platforms. 

Social Work England: Stay informed with key issues and developments in social work, available on most major streaming platforms. 

British Association of Social Workers (BASW): Let's Talk Social Work: Gain professional insights into social work topics, available on most major streaming platforms. 

YouTube

Social Work Student Connect (YouTube): Explore informative content on social work education and practice with the Social Work Student Connect channel hosted by Siobhan Maclean. 

Social Media

Follow the following accounts on X (formerly Twitter): 

@BASW_UK: Stay connected with the British Association of Social Workers for updates and professional insights. 

@DanceSyndrome: Stay updated on Dance Syndrome's latest activities and initiatives. 

@LearningDisEng: Get valuable resources and updates on learning disabilities from Learning Disabilities England. 

@MakatonLDND: Follow for insights and resources on using Makaton language. 

@SiobhanMaclean: Follow Siobhan Maclean for interesting discussions and updates on social work and related topics. 

@SocialWorkEng: Keep up-to-date with updates and news from Social Work England. 

Blogs

Learning Disability Nurses' Forum: Explore discussions, resources, and insights related to learning disability nursing. 

Social Work with adults (GOV.UK): Access information and updates on social work with adults from GOV.UK. 

Other reading

BASW Professional Capabilities Framework (PCF): Explore the competencies and capabilities expected of social work professionals. 

Future nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (NMC): Stay informed about the latest standards of proficiency for registered nurses. 

Social Work England Professional Standards: Understand the professional standards set by Social Work England for social workers. 

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Enjoy any break you have before you start university. We will need you to engage with the Onboarding team over the summer to gain medical and DBS clearance, but other than that, you do not need to do anything, and you don't need any equipment to start. 

Good luck with any exams you may have, and we are looking forward to seeing you in induction week and starting the course! 

- Physiotherapy Team

Study skills

Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

Salford Inspire Scheme

After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

Prepare for your subject

Watch

Comedian Alex Brooker visits the University of Salford (YouTube): Watch Alex Brooker's visit to the University of Salford.

Day in the Life of a DOCTOR Shadowing a PROSTHETIST (YouTube): Discover the daily activities of a prosthetist.

    Doctor Shadows an ORTHOTIST: Day in the Life (YouTube): Explore a day in the life of an orthotist. 

    The Paralympic Games - Paris 2024: Find dates and more information on the official Paris 2024 website.

    Read

    Anatomy of Movement (2007)* by Blandine Calais-Germain.

    Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics (2002)* by Katherine Ott, David Serlin and Stephen Mihm.

    British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics Ethical Code.

    British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics Standards of Best Practice.

    Health and Care Professions Council Standards of Proficiency for Prosthetists/Orthotists.

    Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (16th Ed., 2020)* by Gerard Tortora.

    The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger Civil War Soldier (2002) by Bob O'Connor.

    Therapeutic Communications for Health Professionals (3rd ed., 2010)* by Cynthia Adams and Peter Jones.

    *Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page.

    Browse

    British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics website: Access resources and information from the British Association of Prosthetics and Orthotics.

    Ossur Academy on YouTube: Explore educational videos on prosthetics and orthotics from Ossur Academy.

    Prosthetics and Orthotics in the news (BBC News): Stay updated with the latest news in prosthetics and orthotics.

    Equipment

    Large Plaster Shears*

    Long L-shaped 4mm Allen key*

    Safety Footwear (Steel Toe Cap Footwear)*

      * The Salford Inspire Fund once registered can help with these (find out more below).

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      How to read a Scientific Paper - Purdue University: Guidance on effectively reading and understanding scientific papers, provided by Purdue University.

      Critical Thinking in Psychology (second ed., 2020)* by R Sternberg and D Halpern: Available at John Smith's Student StoreRead the first chapter excerpt through Cambridge University Press

      The Conversation - Psychology: Access the latest news, research, and analysis in psychology from The Conversation. 

      *Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

      Listen

      PsyCrunch Podcast (British Psychological Society): e.g. Ep 34: 'How do you make friends as an adult?' 

      Speaking of Psychology (American Psychological Association): e.g. Ep 282: 'You can learn new things at any age, with Rachel Wu, PhD.' 

      The TED Interview - podcast series: 'How to turn grit into a lifelong habit' with Angela Duckworth. 

      Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

      Watch 

      How Stress Drains Your Brain — and What To Do About It (YouTube): A video explaining the impact of stress on the brain and strategies to manage it.

      Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet) [Subtitled]: A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. Rated PG for mild language, see here for IMDB parents’ guide.

      Memento (2000)A man with Anterograde Amnesia tries to uncover the perpetrator who killed his wife and caused him to sustain the condition. Contains adult themes, see here for IMDB parents’ guide.

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

       

      How to read a Scientific Paper - Purdue University: Guidance on effectively reading and understanding scientific papers, provided by Purdue University.

      Critical Thinking in Psychology (second ed., 2020)* by R Sternberg and D Halpern: Available at John Smith's Student StoreRead the first chapter excerpt through Cambridge University Press

      The Conversation - Psychology: Access the latest news, research, and analysis in psychology from The Conversation. 

      *Title linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

      Listen

       

      PsyCrunch Podcast (British Psychological Society): e.g. Ep 34: 'How do you make friends as an adult?' 

      Speaking of Psychology (American Psychological Association): e.g. Ep 282: 'You can learn new things at any age, with Rachel Wu, PhD.' 

      The TED Interview - podcast series: 'How to turn grit into a lifelong habit' with Angela Duckworth. 

      Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

      Watch 

      Criminology: A Very Short Introduction - Tim Newburn (Talks at Google) (YouTube). 

      Studying criminology: why and how? (Oxford Academic) (YouTube). 

      Time (series one and two) (BBC): Eric is a prison officer who tries to protect those in his charge. When one of the most dangerous inmates identifies his weakness, Eric faces an impossible choice between his principles and his love for his family. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

      The Responder (BBC): British police drama series set in Liverpool, written by a former police officer. Available to watch on BBC iPlayer

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies (first ed., 2012)* by Margo DeMello (second ed., 2021 available on Amazon). 

      How to read a Scientific Paper - Purdue University: Guidance on effectively reading and understanding scientific papers, provided by Purdue University. 

      If a lion could talk: how animals think (1999)* by Stephen Budianski (available on Amazon). 

      Critical Thinking in Psychology (second ed., 2020)* by R Sternberg and D Halpern: Available at John Smith's Student StoreRead the first chapter excerpt through Cambridge University Press

      The Conversation - Psychology: Access the latest news, research, and analysis in psychology from The Conversation.

      *Titles linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

      Listen

      PsyCrunch Podcast (British Psychological Society): e.g. Ep 34: 'How do you make friends as an adult?' 

      Speaking of Psychology (American Psychological Association): e.g. Ep 282: 'You can learn new things at any age, with Rachel Wu, PhD.' 

      The TED Interview - podcast series'How to turn grit into a lifelong habit' with Angela Duckworth. 

      Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

      Watch

      How Stress Drains Your Brain — and What To Do About It (YouTube).

      Fire of chimpanzees | Crickette Sanz & Dave Morgan | TEDxGatewayArch (YouTube).

      Dr. Maggie O'Haire on Human-Animal Interaction Research (UAZ College of Veterinary Medicine) (YouTube).

      Science in Human-Animal Interaction Research: Where we are now and a Vision for the Future (UAZ College of Veterinary Medicine) (YouTube).

      Kitchen Stories (Salmer fra kjøkkenet) [Subtitled]: A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him. Rated PG for mild language, see here for IMDB parents’ guide.

      Memento (2000)A man with Anterograde Amnesia tries to uncover the perpetrator who killed his wife and caused him to sustain the condition. Contains adult themes, see here for IMDB parents’ guide.

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      Essentials of Exercise and Sport Psychology (2021) by Zachary Zenko and Leighton Jones (Open Access Textbook PDF available via STORK). 

      The Conversation - Sport Psychology: Access the latest news, research, and analysis in psychology from The Conversation. 

      Listen

      The Sport Psych Show:  Dan Abrahams aims to demystify sport psychology for players, coaches and parents by speaking with some of the most influential people in sports performance today. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

      Slice of PIE: Exploring the application of Psychologically Informed Environment's (PIE) across sport, business, the military, education, and the performing arts with experts and leaders in these fields. Available on all major streaming platforms. 

      Don’t Tell Me The Score (BBC): The latest sport and debate including commentaries on the big games and sporting events. Available to stream on BBC Sounds

      Watch

      Sport psychology - inside the mind of champion athletes - Martin Hagger (YouTube). 

      Why we choke under pressure - and how to avoid it - Sian Leah Beilock (YouTube). 

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Webinars

      Supporting the Training Process in Elite Women’s Football (YouTube): This webinar focuses on strategies and techniques for supporting the training process in elite women's football, potentially covering topics such as strength and conditioning, injury prevention, and performance analysis.

      Introducing athlete monitoring technology for local amateur sports (YouTube): This webinar introduces athlete monitoring technology tailored for local amateur sports, discussing how such technology can be implemented and its benefits for monitoring athlete performance and reducing injury risk.

      Podcasts

      High Performance Podcast - 'Shaun Wane - England Rugby League Head Coach': This episode features insights from England Rugby League Head Coach, Shaun Wane, discussing topics such as coaching strategies, player development, and performance analysis. 

      Pacey Performance Podcast - 'How the best football academies develop players': This episode delves into the methods and practices employed by top football academies to develop players, exploring coaching philosophies, training methodologies, and talent identification strategies. 

      Huberman Lab guest series - 'How to assess and improve all aspects of your fitness' (YouTube): This episode focuses on assessing and improving various aspects of fitness, covering topics such as strength, endurance, flexibility, and cognitive performance. 

      The Total Football Analysis Podcast: Covering all things tactics, analysis, scouting, data and more. 

      Training Ground Guru: The go-to destination for the latest on Football Performance. Insights into coaching, conditioning and recruitment, plus tips from the top professionals.

      The Athletic Football Tactics Podcast: Revered football tactics writer Michael Cox is joined by The Athletic's brightest tactics and data analytics writers.

      Influencers

      Sportsmith: Discover high performance with the world’s best. Sportsmith provides unmatched experience from high-performance specialists: for coaches, for the athletes. Follow Sportsmith on X (formerly Twitter).

      Film

      Moneyball (2011): Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. Rated PG13 for strong language - visit the IMDB parent’s guide for more information. (This film focuses on the use of analytics and data to build a competitive baseball team.)

      Guides

      A Guide to Careers in Sport and Exercise Science - British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      The Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council): Familiarise yourself with the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. 

      Nursing calculations book - recommended texts: 

      Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses (2nd ed., 2020) by Neil Davison (available to purchase through Salford Inspire). 

      Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies (UK ed., 2016) by Claire Boyd (available to purchase through Salford Inspire). 

      Onboard

      Your programme includes a placement with important requirements to fulfil before starting your studies and placements. These include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Occupational Health checks, and immunisations. Please check your emails regularly and respond promptly. Visit our Student Onboarding DBS and Occupational Health page page for more information. 

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      The Code (Nursing and Midwifery Council): Familiarise yourself with the professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses, midwives and nursing associates. 

      Nursing calculations book - recommended texts: 

      Numeracy and Clinical Calculations for Nurses (2nd ed., 2020) by Neil Davison (available to purchase through Salford Inspire). 

      Nursing Calculations and IV Therapy For Dummies (UK ed., 2016) by Claire Boyd (available to purchase through Salford Inspire). 

      Onboard

      Your programme includes a placement with important requirements to fulfil before starting your studies and placements. These include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, Occupational Health checks, and immunisations. Please check your emails regularly and respond promptly. Visit our Student Onboarding DBS and Occupational Health page page for more information. 

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Listen

      Thinking Allowed (BBC Radio 4): Stay updated on the latest social science research with this engaging podcast. Available to stream on BBC Sounds and major streaming platforms. 

      Recommended episodes: 

      Digital intimacy: 'How the algorithms embedded in digital technologies are transforming our relationships.' 

      Guns: 'From gun sellers in the US to the impact of the gun on human progress.' 

      Rules and Order: 'Are we are more orderly society than in the past?' 

      Read

      Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates (1st ed., 2017)* by Erving Goffman (Available from Amazon). 

      *Title linked to the University of Salford Library Search page

      Browse

      The Conversation - UK: Access the latest news, research, and analysis across a range of academic fields. 

      Watch

      12 Angry Men - Best Movie Scenes (YouTube): A compilation of scenes from the 1957 film which follows the intense drama of a jury in a New York City murder trial grapples with skepticism and caution, leading them to meticulously evaluate the evidence before reaching a verdict. 

      Study skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Watch 

      Read

      • Joe Moran's First You Write a Sentence
      • Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer
      • Michael Baldwin's The Way to Write Short Stories
      • Ann Lamott's Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life 
      • Paul Bradshaw's The Online Journalism Handbook: Skills to survive and Thrive in the Digital Age
      • Nigel Warburton's The Basics of Essay Writing 
      • Christopher J. Bowen and Roy Thompson's Grammar of the Shot 

      Study Skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Listen 

      Watch 

      Read 

      • Dix, Andrew (2016). Beginning Film Studies (2nd ed). Manchester University Press
      • Senses of Cinema

      Visit 

      Study Skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read

      • Seth Godin's This is Marketing 

      Watch 

      • The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) 
      • Philip Defranco on YouTube

      Listen 

      Browse

      Study Skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Listen 

      Watch 

      Read

      • History Today 
      • History Extra 
      • The Age of Extremes by Eric J. Hobsbawm 
      • To Hell and Back: Europe 1914 - 1949 by Ian Kershaw 
      • Roller-Coaster: Europe, 1950 - 2017 by Ian Kershaw 
      • Aftermath: Life in the Fallout of the Third Reich, 1945 - 1955 by Harald Jahner 
      • Beyond the Wall by Katja Hoyer 

      Visit 

      • Local Museums 
      • National Museums

      Study Skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Prepare for your subject

      Read 

      • How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry and (every once in a while) change the world by Michael Bierut
      • How to be a design student (and how to teach them) by Mitch Goldstein 
      • How to be a graphic designer without losing your soul by Adrian Shaughnessy 

      Browse 

      Watch 

      Equipment

      • A3 Sketchbook 
      • Metal 300mm ruler 
      • Pencil, sharpener, rubber 
      • Fine liner pen 
      • Craft Knife/Scalpel 
      • Scissors 
      • A3 Cutting Mat

      Study Skills

      Studying at university is different to how you might have studied in the past and, as you make the jump to this next level, our academic support team are here to help you develop the skills and confidence you’ll need to succeed.

      You can find online modules on topics such as learning at university, preparing for assessments, referencing and academic writing to help you get started before you join us in September. We also run free online and on-campus workshops throughout the year and, if you need more specialist support, you can book a one-to-one appointment with one of the team.

      If English isn’t your first language, Learn English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) offers a range of free online workshops, help and support that you can benefit from while you study.

      You’ll also have an academic induction in September as part of your Welcome Week activity. This will provide you with essential information about your course, offer interactive tasks to get you prepared for the start of your modules, and provide the chance to meet your tutors and fellow students. We’ll send you more details about this via email as we get closer to the start of term.

      Salford Inspire Scheme

      After completing registration in September, you’ll receive an email inviting you to take part in the Salford Inspire Scheme. This provides most undergraduates with £150 of credits per year of your degree to spend in the Inspire online store. Here you’ll find deals on things like bikes, stationery, textbooks, clothing and footwear, memberships to University societies, books and technology.

      Receiving your results

      We know that most of you will be receiving your results on Thursday 15 August and, for the majority of qualifications, these will be sent directly to us. This isn't the case for all qualifications however, so please choose your qualification from the list below to see if there's anything you'll need to do on results day.

      Choose your qualification

      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 your UCAS Applicant Hub on Thursday 15 August, from 08:00 onwards.

      If your place is confirmed, you will receive a text message and an email on Thursday 15 August. Once this is shown as confirmed on UCAS Applicant Hub, 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 the UCAS Applicant Hub before this date. However, we will send out all confirmation messages on Thursday 15 August.

      If you don't hear from us, and would like to check your situation, please call us on +44 0300 555 5030. Our phone lines will be very busy on Thursday 15 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 4 September.

      You can keep an eye on the progress of your application on the UCAS Applicant Hub. To check if we have received your qualifications, please call us on +44 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.

      GCSE results will be released on Thursday 22 August. Just before this date, we will send you an email detailing the address you must send your results to by 4 September, so please keep them safe.

      Once you have sent your qualifications, keep your eye on the UCAS Applicant Hub 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 +44 0300 555 5030.

      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.

      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.

      You can see more guidance on navigating your next steps on results day on the UCAS website.

      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, we can give you some general information about what to expect.

      We divide the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters - each trimester is 13 weeks (39 weeks in total). The dates that your course starts and finishes within these weeks will vary, as all courses vary slightly in length. It is typical for undergraduate courses to be taught over two trimesters only, but some courses, e.g. healthcare related, may include teaching during all three trimesters.

      See our term dates page for an overview of the 2024/25 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.

      Welcome week

      Welcome Week starts on Monday 9 September, and we’ve put together a packed week of activities to help you get settled in, meet your teaching staff, learn more about your course, make friends, and have a fun-filled start to life at the University of Salford.

      There’ll be essential induction activities to introduce you to your course, tutors and support staff, and the opportunity to meet other students on your course.

      There will also be a whole week of fun events to help you settle in and make friends including bungee jumps, bandeoke, wellbeing walks and much more! 

      Watch the video below to get a taste of what you can expect to experience during Welcome Week!

      Students walking on campus welcome week thumbnail

      Life on campus

      Check out the video below where Salford graduate Sam shows you around all three of our campuses here at Salford, from Peel Park to Frederick Road and MediaCity. You can even take your own virtual tour to get a feel for the facilities on your course, or read more about our study spaces which are great for group work, grabbing a bite to eat or simply having some downtime!

      Tour of the University of Salford campus 2024

      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.

      We want to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible, since lots of students will be arriving on campus, so please read the guidance CLV will send to you carefully and follow their instructions to book your arrival time.

      If you are staying in different student accommodation, your accommodation provider will be in touch with you directly with information and instructions for your arrival. 

      If you are planning to move for university and haven’t yet booked accommodation, please visit our looking for student accommodation webpage to help you with your search. 

      "Try and make your new room as ‘homely’ as possible - bring some decor, bedding and photos on the wall that remind you of friends and family." 

      • Max – BSc (Hons) Broadcast Journalism 

      "Creating a checklist ensures you don't forget essential items and helps you stay organised during the move. Include everything from bedding to kitchen utensils to avoid last-minute panic."

      • Connor – BSc (Hons) Criminology with Security

       

      Getting Support

      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 +44 (0)161 295 0023 or find more information on the askUS page.

      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.

      Student Minds

      Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity. They have established a resource called Transitions to guide you through the process of moving and settling in to life at university.

      University of Salford Students' Union

      Open Day 2020 Students' Union Image

      Our Students’ Union (SU) works around the clock to make sure that you love your life at Salford. The SU is run by students for students, and will represent you during your time at Salford. Be sure to visit them when you arrive on campus and join in all the fun activities to make your time at Salford a truly unforgettable experience.

      "The biggest advice I'd give is to try everything! You are entering a whole new chapter of your life - meet new people, try out different hobbies, attend events you would normally miss. You never know what you might discover!" 

      • Max  – BA (Hons) Digital Video Production and Marketing  
      Students stretching and warming up in a gym

      Commuting to university

      University of Salford student

      There are many things that make Salford unique, but our location really sets us apart. Many students choose to commute from home - if you're planning to do so, we encourage you to take advantage of our public transport links. View Transport for Greater Manchester's journey planner for our University, or our on-campus car parking policy,  

      Learn more at the link below, or on Rachael's video below.

      Group of students with umbrellas walking down the broadwalk on a rainy day

      Tips from our students

      Three students talking at a table with coffee

        "It’s okay to feel scared when starting at university. Everyone will be in the same boat so you are not alone. There are plenty of events including the welcome fair and Induction Week which are amazing opportunities to meet people for the first time."

        • Ellie-Mae  – BA (Hons) English and Drama

        "Familiarise yourself with local amenities such as supermarkets, corner shops, and pharmacies. Knowing where to find essential services will make your day-to-day life more convenient and stress-free."

        • Arslan - BSc (Hons) Computer Science
        Undergraduate student at Salford

        "Try and find your flatmates and course mates before starting by joining the official Facebook group for Salford. It allowed me to talk to my flat and course mates before I even moved in, which definitely made it so much easier to talk to them in person."

        • Tia – BA (Hons) TV and Radio Production 

        "Walk around the university to get to know the different buildings and explore Salford. Knowing your surroundings can help you settle in better." 

        • Yewande – MA Digital Marketing  

        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 student FAQs. If you can't find the answers to your questions there, you are more than welcome to contact our Applicant Services team by calling +44 (0)161 295 4545 or emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk.

        Our official Facebook group is a great way to find and chat with your future course mates and ask any questions you have about starting university, or you can follow us on TikTok and Instagram for the latest news from our students and campus.

        Not sure who to contact? Check out the list below to find contact details of the different teams you might need.

        Useful contact details

        askUS Student Services

        askUS are currently available to contact by phone, email or via live chat on their website 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday

        Accommodation

        If you are booked into Peel Park Quarter or John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts, you can find the answers to most questions on the Campus Living Villages (CLV) website. If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can contact CLV by phone or email:

        The contact details of other student accommodation providers can be found on their websites. Visit our looking for student accommodation webpage for a handy list of local accommodation providers with links to their websites. 

        Enquiries and Admissions

        Our Applicant Services team is available to contact by phone or email from 10:00-16:00 Monday to Friday

        Security

        Our security team are available for advice and assistance 24 hours a day, please call +44 (0)161 295 4773.

        Call our switchboard

        Not sure which team you should talk to? Call our switchboard on +44 0161 295 5000 and they'll direct you to the right person.