Studying at Hopwood Hall College
We are absolutely delighted that you have chosen to study at Hopwood Hall College, one of the University of Salford’s partner colleges, and we wish you an enjoyable and rewarding time here.
The facilities at the Hopwood Hall College campus in Middleton are outstanding for any aspiring sports student with a state-of-the-art gym, strength and conditioning suite, spin studio, personal training suite and sport science lab to name but a few. As a Foundation Degree student, you will have access to these facilities both within lectures and in your free time.
First things first...
Be sure to digest all the information below, as this will provide you with everything you need to know and what you need to do before you start at Hopwood Hall College.
Keep an eye out for your invitation to register email and/or text. Get ahead by following the link in your email/text to access our online registration portal. Don’t forget to follow the steps on-screen, ensuring your personal contact information is correct and your payment is in place. You will need to register at both the University of Salford and Hopwood Hall College, so please look out for both.
Hopwood Hall College registration - To register as a University of Salford Foundation Degree student at Hopwood Hall College, you are expected to attend an enrolment day at the Middleton campus. You can attend any of the enrolment days which begin from 13 August and continue throughout August, on weekdays only.
Applied for funding?
Be sure to complete your online declaration form for Student Finance to make sure your funding is in place.
Finding somewhere to live
If you’re moving away from home for the first time to start your studies, you might feel a bit worried about where you’re going to live. Don’t be. Having your own place can be part of the adventure – expect to make friends and learn about fridge politics. Head to our accommodation pages for more details.
If you’ve already booked your accommodation in Peel Park Quarter or Eddie Colman/John Lester Courts, you’ll be hearing from Campus Living Villages separately about moving in dates and anything else you need to know.
Settling into your studies
To get you settled in, we have highlighted some key activities to help you get a head start and to help you make the most of your studies.
Developing your academic skills
Our Get Ready to Learn at the University of Salford resource will give you a great introduction to studying here. As well as giving you a jump start with your academic studies, you’ll find information about the University’s Clifford Whitworth Library and Blackboard, our virtual learning environment, as well as how you can get Office 365 for free. Find out more on how to get started.
Get a job
If you need to find a job, we can help with that. Our recruitment agency, Unitemps, can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies and we have a full careers service that can help build your skills and get you ready for the world of work after graduating.
Be part of something bigger at university. Whether you want to play competitively, have fun with your friends, or just want to stay fit and healthy, you can join Team Salford by signing up to the University of Salford’s Sports Centre, or joining a Students’ Union Sports Club and Activity Group. We have it all; from Give Sport A Go, our no commitment drop-in sessions, to campus sport where groups of friends, accommodations and course mates battle it out for campus pride. Finally, make sure you keep your eye out for our annual major Varsity competition against the University of Chester, either by playing yourself or by getting a Varsity t-shirt and coming along to support!
Get all the answers you need
In between now and when you join us, if there’s anything else you’d like to know then askUS.
Hear from our students
For the real lowdown on student life before you arrive, visit our student blog – Made in Salford. This includes blogs covering topics from life on campus, eating on a student budget and how to make the most of your placement – all written by our very own students.
A warm welcome from Hopwood Hall College
Ben Cox, Programme Manager for Sport at Hopwood Hall College, wishes you a warm welcome:
Thank you for applying to study at Hopwood Hall College, we look forward to welcoming you to your new Foundation Degree. The Foundation Degree in Sports Coaching and Analysis has been running now for four years and during this time the course has proved to be very successful; it continues to evolve into an outstanding programme for those wishing to pursue a career within the sports industry. Myself and your tutors look forward to meeting you all in September 2021 and helping you achieve within your chosen career pathway.
If you have any questions or concerns, then do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
When will term start?
Induction starts during the week commencing 20 September, with lectures starting during the week beginning 27 September. Within the induction week, you will be invited to attend a full day* consisting of the following activities:
- Formal introduction to the programme led by Ben Cox – Programme Manager for Sport
- On site resource registration, to access IT and library resources
- Meet your tutors
- Campus tour
- Mini lecture activities using our facilities, for example the sport science lab and the strength and conditioning suite
*Lunch will be provide on Induction Day.
The day is a great chance for you to familiarise yourself with the environment and to meet your tutors and other students. You will receive a formal invitation towards the end of August to attend the Induction Day.