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Before arrival

Finance

Coming to university is a big financial commitment, and it is important to manage your money carefully.

Visit our new askUS student support website.

Accommodation

One of the most important decisions you need to make about your life as a student is where you are going to live. Whether you already live locally, are coming from further afield or are an international student - there's room for you at Salford! Here are your options:

Living in University Accommodation

University of Salford Student Village logoThere are two accommodation villages for you to choose from,  Peel Park Quarter and  Eddie  Colman  and  John  Lester  Court.

Eddie Colman & John Lester Courts

These flats are located across the road from main campus and are also the closest halls of residence to MediaCityUK, making it an ideal choice for those studying nursing, healthcare and media related courses. However, being just a short five-minute walk from the main University campus also makes it  a  popular  site  for  students  of  all  courses.

Facilities include: games room with pool table, multiple social areas, free on-site gym, communal kitchen and library.

Contact 0161 669 5750 for more information

Peel Park Quarter

Peel Park Quarter is the latest addition to our ever-evolving campus. Situated serenely beside the leafy park, Peel Park Quarter is our only on campus accommodation. Peel Park Quarter houses 1,367 en-suite bedrooms each with a three-quarter bed.

Facilities include: games room, multiple social areas, cinema room and a free on-site gym.

Contact 0161 667 5010 for more information

For more information and bookings:

Visit -  mystudentvillage.com/salfordstudentvillage
Email - salford@clvuk.com

  John Lester and Eddie Colman                                                 Peel Park Quarter                                                
Postcode                                                 M6 5HE M5 4NJ
Standard Contract                                                 42 weeks or 51 weeks 42 weeks or 50 weeks
Bathroom facilities                                                 Shared En-suite
TV?                                                 Yes Yes
Laundrette?                                                 Yes Yes
Gym?                                                 Yes Yes
Parking?                                                 Yes Yes
Bills included?                                                 Yes Yes
WiFi?                                                 Yes Yes
Bike storage?                                                 Yes Yes

Manchester student homes

Ok, so you might think that living on campus is a bit like mixing work and pleasure. You're young, you want to spread your wings and explore!

Well, you're in luck. Manchester is home to the largest student population in Europe! We recommend that you begin looking as soon as possible for off campus accommodation as the housing market becomes very busy around September/October time.

Advice warning klaxon! We STRONGLY advise you not to sign a contract or pay any money until you have visited the property!

To help you find safe, secure and legal housing the University has a relationship with Manchester Student Homes.

Faqs

Information about Accommodation at University from Endsleigh.

You can contact us at askUS-accommodation@salford.ac.uk for support.

Registration

New Students Registration

Before you can begin your studies at the University of Salford you must register as a student. This process is repeated each year to maintain your status as a fully-registered student.

Completing registration allows you to receive your student ID card and will fully activate your IT and Library accounts so that you can benefit from all of their services.

If you’re eligible for a student loan, registering with us and receiving your ID card also ensures that you can access your financial support. Once in receipt of your card the University will notify Student Finance England (SFE) of your status as a fully-registered student, which will allow funding  payment  to be released to your bank account.

The University offers programmes in collaboration with a number of partner institutions across the world and as such registration processes may vary. If you are unsure about registration and whether the process applies to you, please contact your home institution in the first instance.

When can I register?

New students

As a new student at the University of Salford, you must hold an unconditional offer before you can begin the registration process.

Once you are holding an unconditional offer you will receive an email from the University confirming your place. Shortly after this you will receive an email and text message inviting you to register.

This email will talk you through the steps to register, so please be sure to read this carefully and make a note of your registration log-in details.

Not received your registration email? Tell us here

How do I register?

Fast-Track Your Registration

Make sure you are ahead of the game and have completed all the necessary steps to ensure your registration is as quick and easy as possible. Register online by 5th September to ensure your ID card is ready and waiting for you on arrival at the University for Welcome Weekend, 16th-17th September.

Before starting the process you MUST:

  • Ensure you are holding an unconditional offer to study with us - If you are not sure about this and would like to talk to someone about your offer, please contact our Confirmation Team on 0300 555 5030 (option 2)
  • Check your email inviting you to register - Shortly after having your unconditional offer confirmed you will receive a SMS from SalfordUni or an email from registration@salford.ac.uk containing your student ID number (i.e. @01234567) and a PIN number. If you can't find this invitation to register, you can let us know here and we’ll resend it to you. Don't forget to check your spam or junk folders!
  • Ensure that payment for your tuition fees is in place - If you have applied to Student Finance you will need to sign and return your Declaration Form to Student Finance as soon as possible, to avoid any delay in receiving your financial support. If we haven’t received confirmation of your funding from Student Finance by the time you register, you will be asked to make arrangements to pay your tuition fees yourself (you can set up an instalment plan) before you can fully register and start your course. For more information about how to do this please visit our tuition fees pages
  • Have a passport-quality photo ready to upload during the registration process - It’s important to get this right first time as the photo will be used for your ID card. If there is a problem with your photo this could lead to a delay in you receiving your card and limited access to services on your arrival. Take a look at the guidelines about photo ID.

Once you have completed the above steps, please click below to proceed to the online registration portal

UK/EU registration timeline

Fast track registration

Make sure you are ahead of the game and have completed all the necessary steps to ensure your registration is as quick and easy as possible. Register online by 5th September to ensure your ID card is ready and waiting for you on arrival at the University for Welcome Weekend, 16th-17th September.

Before starting the process you MUST:

  • Ensure you are holding an unconditional offer to study with us and have used your CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) to apply for your visa. If you are not sure about this and would like to talk to someone about your offer, please contact our International Office on 0300 555 5030 (option 1)
  • Check your email inviting you to register - Shortly after having your unconditional offer confirmed you will receive an SMS from SalfordUni and email from registration@salford.ac.uk containing your student ID number (i.e. @01234567) and a PIN number. If you can't find this invitation to register, you can let us know here and we’ll resend it to you. Don't forget to check your spam or junk folders!
  • Arrange a payment plan with the University - Set up a payment plan with the University to cover your tuition fees. For more information about how to do this please visit our tuition fees pages
  • Have a passport-quality photo ready to upload during the registration process - It’s important to get this right first time as the photo will be used for your ID card. If there is a problem with your photo this could lead to a delay in you receiving your card and limited access to services on your arrival. Take a look at the guidelines about photo ID here.

Once you have completed the above steps, please click below to proceed to the online registration portal and upload your photo.

Before you arrive you MUST:

Book your appointment to check in, register and collect your ID card

You will receive an email from the University inviting you to book an appointment to complete check-in and registration. It is vital that you make and attend this appointment to ensure that Home Office UK Visa and Immigration requirements are met

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The University offers programmes in collaboration with a number of partner institutions across the world and as such registration processes may vary. If you are unsure about registration and whether the process applies to you, please contact your home institution in the first instance.

Before starting the process you MUST:

  • Ensure you are holding an unconditional offer to study with us - If you are not sure about this and would like to talk to someone about your offer, please contact our Confirmation Team on 0300 555 5030 (option 2)
  • Check your email inviting you to register - Shortly after having your unconditional offer confirmed you will receive a text and email from registration@salford.ac.uk containing your student ID number (i.e. @01234567) and a PIN number. If you can't find this invitation to register, you can let us know here and we’ll resend it to you. Don't forget to check your spam or junk folders!
  • Arrange a payment plan with the University - Set up a payment plan with the University to cover your tuition fees. For more information about how to do this please visit our tuition fees pages
  • Have a passport-quality photo ready to upload during the registration process - It’s important to get this right first time as the photo will be used for your ID card. If there is a problem with your photo this could lead to a delay in you receiving your card and limited access to services on your arrival. Take a look at the guidelines about photo ID

Once you have completed the above steps, please click below to proceed to the online registration portal

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Returning students

You will receive an email from the University inviting you to register as a returning student. Make sure you are ahead of the game and have completed all the necessary steps to reregister before your programme recommences.

Before you return to campus you MUST:

  • Ensure that payment for your tuition fees is in place
  • Check that you still have your student ID card from last year - If not you will need to purchase a new one through the University’s Online Shop

Once you have completed the above steps, please click below to proceed to the online registration portal

You will receive an email from the University inviting you to book an appointment to check in and register as a returning student. Make sure you are ahead of the game and have completed all the necessary steps to reregister before your programme recommences.

Before you return you MUST:

  • Book your appointment to check in, register and collect your ID card - Click on the link in your email inviting you to book an appointment to complete check-in and registration. It is vital that you make and attend this appointment to ensure that Home Office UK Visa and Immigration requirements are met
  • Ensure you have arranged a payment plan with the University for any outstanding tuition fees - You can pay any balance in full on arrival, or you can arrange to pay the balance in instalments. For more information about how to do this please visit our tuition fees pages
  • Check that you still have your student ID card from last year - If not you will need to purchase a new one through the University’s Online Shop

You will receive an email from the University inviting you to register as a returning student. Make sure you are ahead of the game and have completed all the necessary steps to reregister before your programme recommences.  

The University offers programmes in collaboration with a number of partner institutions across the world and as such registration processes may vary. If you are unsure about registration and whether the process applies to you, please contact your home institution in the first instance.

Before you continue your programme, you MUST:

  • Ensure that payment for your tuition fees is in place - Ensure you have arranged a payment plan with the University to cover your tuition fees. For more information about how to do this please click here
  • Check that you still have your student ID card from last year - If you have you need to purchase a new ID card please click here to place an order through the Online Shop

Once you have completed the above steps, please click below to proceed to the online registration portal

Returing after a interruption of studies

Returning studentsWhen you are due to return from your Interruption of study you will receive an email from registration@salford.ac.uk informing you of arrangements for return to study.

What if I haven’t received the email?

If you have not received the email at least 7 days prior your to return to study, please contact us at registration@salford.ac.uk stating your full name and student ID number.

What should I do when I receive the email?

Click on the appropriate link below to fast track your registration

What if I want to extend my interruption of study?

If you would like to extend your interruption of study, please let your School Office know so your student record can be correctly updated. You can telephone the University switchboard by dialling 0161 295 5000 and then ask for the relevant school.

If you have any questions about the dates of your interruption of study, or payment of tuition fees on your return to study, please contact the Student Administration Fees and Awards Team, stating your full name and student ID number:

e: sa-tuitionfees@salford.ac.uk

t: 0161 295 0023

IT Account

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Accessing your IT account

As a University of Salford student, we will provide you with an IT account. This will enable you to access essential online services throughout your time with us.

Your IT account details and University email address will be shown on-screen when you register online. They will also be sent to your chosen personal e-mail address from online-registration@salford.ac.uk

You will need your IT account details to access the majority of our IT systems, including Blackboard (the University’s virtual learning environment), the library catalogue, PCs and WiFi.

Follow the advice below to ensure you don’t miss any emails we send you:

  1. Check the junk or spam folder in your personal email account for a message from online-registration@salford.ac.uk
  2. If you use Gmail, Yahoo (including Sky and BT Yahoo), or Virgin, add online-registration@salford.ac.uk to your address book
  3. If you’re a Hotmail, Live.com, Outlook.com or BT Mail user, add online-registration@salford.ac.uk to your safe senders list.

If you have any problems please contact the IT Service Desk on 0161 295 2444 or email ITS-ServiceDesk@Salford.ac.uk

Staying secure

You are responsible for all activity that takes place under your username, so please don’t share your password with anyone else and just use common sense when on the internet or replying to emails. The University will never ask for your password in an email. You can find out more about the rules by checking the ICT Acceptable Use Policy.

If you feel your account details may have been compromised or if you haven’t already personalised your password within Online Registration, you can do this before your arrive by accessing the Password Reset page.

Accessing systems before you arrive

Whether you’re on or off campus, you can use our IT Access Portal to access online facilities and resources. You can access the Portal login page using your IT Account Username and password.

Get free access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus

As a student at the University of Salford, you’ll get free access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus. The package includes familiar office applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, and can be downloaded straight to your personal device.

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WIFI        

The University's wireless network name is UoS-WiFi. You connect to the WiFi using your IT account username and password.    

More information...

Get going

Check out “Get Going” Salford’s on-line introduction to studying at University.

Get Going will walk you through how learning is different at University and how to begin developing your academic learning skills to become an independent learner.

There’s also information on our Library and how you can access reading lists, our Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard) and how you can get Office 365 for free as one of our students.

We estimate that it will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

If you choose to return to the resource please try to use the same computer or device and choose to 'resume where you left off' so that your progress will be remembered.

Student Login

Student Login

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What to bring?

Bedroom

accommodation

  • Duvet - one with two different 'warmth' layers that fix together is best                          
  • Bottom sheets x 2                          
  • Duvet/quilt covers x 2 sets                          
  • Pillows x 2                          
  • Pillow cases x 4                          
  • Warm blanket/fleece throw                          
  • Underblanket/mattress protector                          
  • Bath towels and hand towels x 2                          
  • Family photos                          
  • Alarm clock or clock radio                          
  • Posters                          
  • Door wedge                          
  • Hot-water bottle                          
  • Desk lamp (check if one is provided)                          
  • Small rubbish bin (check if one is provided)                          
  • Coffee mug                

Clothes & laundry  

  • All the clothes you'll need                      
  • Swimwear, swim goggles and a swim towel                      
  • Laundry basket or bag for the corner of your room/bottom of wardrobe                      
  • Big nylon bag for carting stuff to the halls' washing machine or the local laundrette  
  • Small drying rack (check if this or a washing line is provided)              

Electrical    

  • Laptop. Get one that is light enough to carry around campus with you                        
  • Small printer. You will have access to printers in the uni library, but one in your room is always handy                        
  • Extension leads. Surge protected ones offer additional protection for your kit                        
  • Socket converter (if you're an international student)                        
  • USB memory sticks                        
  • Packet of white copy paper                        
  • Mobile phone plus charger                        
  • Headphones                        
  • Batteries              

Bathroom/Toiletries    

  • Prescription glasses                  
  • Contact lenses plus cleaning fluid etc                  
  • Copy of your glasses/contact lens prescription                  
  • Spare pair of glasses                  
  • Brace/retainer and accessories                  
  • Everyday moisturiser                  
  • Skincare wash                  
  • Lip balm                  
  • Shower gel, shampoo, soap                  
  • Shaving cream, razors                  
  • Toothbrush / toothpaste                  
  • Hairbrush, comb etc                  
  • Tampons/sanitary towels                  
  • Contraceptives/condoms                  
  • Make-up and make-up remover                  
  • First aid items                  
  • Painkillers                  
  • Antiseptic cream                  
  • Cold/flu remedy                  
  • Throat lozenges                  
  • Nail scissors                  
  • Tweezers                  
  • Plasters            

Stationery    

  • Pens, pencils and highlighters            
  • Noticeboard (all halls rooms should have one already)            
  • Push-pins            
  • A4 file paper / notebooks with tear out sheets            
  • Jotter or reporter pad            
  • Pen drive/memory stick            
  • Permanent all-surface markers            
  • Ruler            
  • Eraser            
  • Sharpener            
  • Tippex            
  • Pencil case            
  • Pen pot (a coffee mug or flower pot will do)            
  • White Tack or Blu Tack            
  • Scissors            
  • Sellotape            
  • Hole puncher            
  • Stapler/staples            
  • Paper clips            
  • Post-it notes or flag markers            
  • A4 ring binders            
  • Lever-arch folders            
  • Hole-reinforcers            
  • Paper/plastic wallets            
  • Envelopes and stamps            
  • Calculator            
  • Student planner/diary            
  • Calendar            
  • Address book            
  • Language dictionary (if relevant to your course)          

Documents    

  • Passport            
  • Driving licence            
  • Passport photos. Take at least four, and keep some on you. Also scan some on to your computer to get quick reproductions for less                  
  • National Insurance number            
  • NHS medical card                  
  • Details of your health insurance (overseas students)                  
  • Details of your vaccination history (make sure you have up-to-date vaccinations, especially for meningitis and measles, BEFORE you arrive and that you get a flu shot in the autumn term)                  
  • Insurance documents                  
  • Confirmation letters of your scholarship or bursary if appropriate. Any information from your LEA, the SLC (Student Loans Company) or Student Finance Direct                  
  • Your unconditional offer from the University                  
  • Any documents regarding your accommodation                  
  • Cheque book                  
  • Bank debit card                  
  • Paying-in book                  
  • Bank or building society details                  
  • Travel discount cards (16-25 Railcard etc)                  
  • CV and references                  
  • DBS check - applicant's copy (if required by your course)                  
  • Relevant exam certificates or results slips

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