Transition to study event information

staff talking to guests

Welcome to our Transition to Study day! We're so excited to welcome you onto campus and give you the chance to take a look around. We're running the event on two days:

Tuesday 27 August for those starting courses in the School of Health and Society. For this event, your check in location will be in the Allerton Building (building number 19 on our campus map). 

Wednesday 28 August for courses in the School of Science, Engineering and Environment, Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology and Salford Business School. For this event, your check in location will be in the SEE building (building number 12 on our campus map).

Make sure you use the information on this page to plan your day including how to get here, where to park and what to expect on the day.

Event schedule

Time Session Details
09:00 - 09:30 Check in See details above regarding your check in location on the day. Throughout the event we’ll direct you where to go, along with meeting your group's designated Disability Inclusion Advisor(s) for the day.  
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction to the day Your designated Disability Inclusion Advisor will talk you through your group's schedule, length of sessions, and where you’ll be for each of these.
09:45 - 11:45

Workshops with:

  • The library
  • Disability Inclusion Service
  • Respect, Cultures and Behaviours team
  • Langworthy Medical Practice - University GP

Each of these support teams will deliver a talk/workshop introducing their service and the support they offer to students.

You’ll also have the chance to ask them any questions you might have.

11:45 - 12:00 Introduction to the afternoon sessions Your designated Disability Inclusion Advisor will guide you through the afternoon’s sessions and accompany you to our lunch area.
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch/drop in Lunch will be provided for you, and there will be a drop-in space where you can interact with various internal and external services. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the available support, register for assistance, and ask any questions you might have.
13:30 - 15:30 School session All our courses sit within one of four schools at the University. Your school will guide you from here, giving you the opportunity to explore some of the spaces you might be using and engage with key contacts within your school.
15:30 - 16:00

Wrap up session and final drop in with the Disability Inclusion Service.

The Disability Inclusion Service will provide any last-minute information you might need before you leave, along with a final drop-in session for any last questions you have.

Chat to us!

On the day of the events, you’ll find plenty of staff members to assist you. Whether you need directions to the right building, or have questions about the support services, we’re here to help.

Additionally, your group for the day will have a designated Disability Inclusion Advisor, who will be your main point of contact throughout the day.

We’ll also have various current and recent graduate students helping us. Feel free to pick their brains on how they find life at Salford and their course.

If you need any adjustments to the day (such as specific seating, support to access the sessions etc) and didn't indicate these on the booking form, please contact us directly by email at disability@salford.ac.uk or by phone on +44 161 295 0023 (option 1, option 2).

Lunch

We’ll provide lunch, details of which will be confirmed with you closed to the time. Our lunch options will try to cater to various dietary requirements, but if you have any specific dietary needs, please let us know using the details above and we’ll do our best to accommodate them.

Don’t forget to bring a water bottle – we have water fountains available for refills.

Calm rooms

Across our campus we have three permanent calm rooms. These are designed to offer a low sensory environment, providing a quiet and peaceful retreat for individuals seeking a break from sensory stimulation. We’ll be talking to you more about these during the events.

We’ll also be hosting pop-up calm rooms to give you a taster and offer a space away from the main hub of events when you need it.

How to find us

If you’re joining us by car, we have a number of car parks available.

For those attending on Tuesday 27 August, we recommend parking in our Lowry and Delaney car parks (M5 4NJ) which are right by our SEE Building. We also have parking at our Irwell Place car park (M5 4PE) which is just a short walk from our Peel Park campus.

For those attending on Wednesday 28 August, please use Mary Seacole car park (accessed from Broad Street/the A6) or Allerton car park (accessed from Frederick Road). For both these car parks, use postcode M6 6PU.

Parking is chargeable and can be paid for by PayByPhone app or pay and display machine on site. See our campus map above to see our car parks and building locations. 

We also have Salford Crescent train station and several bus stops on campus. For more info on how to find us, have a look at our travel page.

If you would like to check our campus for its accessibility, we have worked with AccessAble (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK) to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities

You can also view our campus map on the link below to see where our buildings and food and drink outlets are.

FAQs

What time does the event run?

The Transition to Study days both run from 09:00-16:00.

Can I bring family and friends?

Of course! Starting university is a big transition, so we'd absolutely encourage anyone who is supporting you to get involved and join you. 

Do you have support for students with a disability?

You can let us know about your access requirements when you book onto the event. We’ll then work with you to do everything we can to support you. The team will also be on hand throughout the day for questions at designated drop in sessions. 

If you would like to check our campus for its accessibility, we have worked closely with AccessAble (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK) to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities. This work has provided detailed information about our access; find out more about their assessment of our campus and facilities.

For more details or to talk about the support you might need during the day, contact us directly by email at disability@salford.ac.uk or by phone on +44 161 295 0023 (option 1, option 2).