University of Salford students

University can be a little different to what you're used to, which is why we've developed StartSmart, an exclusive online space created especially for new students starting at Salford.


You'll find loads of useful information on our StartSmart platform, including advice and guidance from our expert support teams, to help you settle in and navigate your first few weeks at University. We'll help you:

  • Settle in
  • Manage your money
  • Set yourself up for study
  • Understand your responsibilities as a student
  • Take care of yourself and each other
  • Start thinking about your career

StartSmart services


Videos giving you the inside scoop on what you need to know as you start at Salford


Recommendations for how best to settle in and what you need to know about being a Salford student


Information and resources you can read now and bookmark for later


Advice and guidance from our expert support teams


Tips and tricks from current students and recent graduates


Event listings for all of our Welcome activities

Events and activities

During Welcome Weeks (9-20 January) you will have the chance to meet new people and learn more about Salford through activities and events provided by different teams across the University. You can find event listings and how to join on StartSmart.