Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a thriving region in the North West. The university's main campus is 2km from Manchester city centre. Salford and Manchester are diverse cities full of history, culture and sport, with a large student population.
Nightlife and culture
- The Warehouse Project attracts clubbers and DJs from across the world. Manchester Arena is a top concert venue for international megastars.
- The bars and clubs of the Northern Quarter host bands and DJs with a niche following. Many a comedy act has cut their teeth in the Frog and Bucket on Oldham Street.
- Salford Quays, where the university’s MediaCityUK campus is based, has many popular bars and restaurants including the Alchemist, the Botanist and Wagamama.
- Salford and Manchester boast excellent art galleries, museums and theatres. These include the Lowry theatre and art gallery; and HOME, a film, art and theatre venue.
- Watch Premier League powerhouses Manchester United and Manchester City, or see international and country cricket fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford.
How is this affected by coronavirus?Flexible start dates are available in specific circumstances. A COVID refund policy for 2021 entrants has yet to be decided. *These provisions may change.
- University accommodation is either based on campus or a short distance away. It is operated by Campus Living Villages.
- Costs include utilities, contents insurance, 24/7 security and use of all on-site facilities.
- Depending on the accommodation site, facilities can include a gym, launderette, cinema and outside sporting areas.
- Accommodation is available for couples and students with extra needs, including adaptive rooms for students with disabilities.
- Accommodation is also available through Manchester Student Homes, a free housing service for students.
Accommodation costs 2020-2021
£99- £159 per week
How is this affected by coronavirus?Online social events include comedy, quiz and games nights, creative craft workshops, workout classes and wellbeing sessions. *These provisions may change.
- There are over 50 societies to suit every interest. Students can start new societies if something isn't already offered.
- The Students' Union is home to some of the biggest events on campus, including club nights and cultural celebrations.
- Shock Radio broadcasts to over 20,000 people. Students can get involved in a range of roles, including producing and presenting.
- The university's two accommodation sites are just a short walk from teaching buildings at Peel Park campus.
- There is a free bus service between the university's Peel Park and MediaCityUK sites during term time.
- Manchester has an enviable public transport system, served by bus, train and tram. Cycling is also a realistic option.
- Road and rail links are good. Manchester is 184 miles from London and trains take 2 hours 10 minutes.
- The airport is 10 miles south of the city and offers international and domestic flights. It is easily reached by rail or bus.
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