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Online Applicant Event - School of Arts & Media - 20 May 2020

"Staff and student ambassadors were very accommodating and went into a lot of detail in explaining the courses. They also allowed you to ask a lot of questions."

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Our online Applicant Event includes a range of different sessions aimed at providing you with the information, advice and guidance you need to make the right decision about your higher education experience. As an applicant for one of our Arts and Media courses, today's sessions will offer you the chance to find out more from course tutors about your chosen course of study, as well as an opportunity to ask any questions you need answering. 

This webpage is your hub for the event; all sessions are available here and you will move back and forth between the sessions and this page during the event. There’s an FAQs section below or, if you need any support or have any other questions, our team will be available throughout the event to chat with via the ‘Speak to the Team’ option below or by using the chat box in the lower right corner.

Please note for the best experience, we'd strongly recommend that you access all sessions using Google Chrome on a laptop or desktop computer. Other browsers and devices will work but our presentation 'rooms' work best on Chrome.

If you have any questions before or after the event, please feel free to contact us by emailing, use live chat on the right hand side of this page or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Plan your day

Your course session will take place at 2pm and will offer a great opportunity to find out more about it from our tutors. To enter your course session please select your course in the section below

In addition to your course session, we are running campus tours and Q&A sessions throughout the afternoon to help you find out more about what you want to know about Salford. Click on the boxes below to find more information and to join the sessions.

Your course session

Choose your course from the drop-down list below to enter your course session. All sessions start at 2pm and will last around an hour.

Find out more

Open day map

Offer-Holder Hub

Our Offer-holder Hub is jam-packed with content including 360 views of the campus and facilities, interviews with staff and students, finance and accommodation info, and much more.



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Chat with our current students

During today's event you can chat with our current students and ask any questions you might have about their experiences at Salford. Click the arrow on the right to move through the student profiles.


This page is your hub for the day, and everything you want to do can be done from here. When you click on any of the session links, they’ll open in a new tab, and when that session is finished just close the tab and you’ll be back here.

The system we’re using for the event is called Blackboard Collaborate. Blackboard is the virtual learning environment we use at Salford, and you’ll become very familiar with it when you start your course.

Using Google Chrome, just click on the link for the session you want to access. When you click on any of the links, it will open in a new tab and leave this event hub page open for you.

When you join your first session, you’ll be asked to add your name and that’s all you need to do. You may also see a microphone and camera test pop up the first time you open a session – you don’t need to worry about this, we have disabled microphones and cameras.

If you experience audio problems when you enter any of the sessions, you can also dial into the session using your mobile phone. To do this please click on the menu button in the top left hand corner and select 'use your phone for audio'. This will provide you with a unique phone number and pin that will allow you to dial into the session.

You don’t need a microphone or a camera for this event, the only thing you will need is to use Google Chrome as your browser.

During the sessions there is a chat function on the right-hand side of the screen and you can type questions there. You won’t be able to ask questions verbally as all microphones are disabled. To access the chat function, click on the pink two arrows symbol in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and this will open a chat box. Please be aware that any questions you type here can be seen by other participants.

No. Other participants can see your name, and if you type any questions in the chat, they can see these too.

We’ll be here from 2pm to 4pm but the length of your event depends on what you’d like to do. All course sessions take place at 2pm but all other sessions run throughout the afternoon so you can drop-in whenever suits you.

If you are having any technical issues or problems during the event, please use the live chat to speak to a member of the team who will assist .

We know things are still quite unclear for you all at the moment, but if you have any questions we’ll do our best to help. You can ask us a question either by clicking on the link in the plan your day section, email us on or use the live chat facility.

Yes, just as they may have attended a face to face event with you, your supporters can join the online event. We're running some Q&A sessions for parents and supporters so they can ask any questions they might have.

We are following the Government and Public Health England’s guidance on coronavirus closely, and as this is an ever-changing situation, we have provided some FAQs here to keep you up to date.