Salford is part of Greater Manchester, a thriving region in the North West. The university's main campus is close to the centre of Manchester. Salford and Manchester are diverse cities full of history, culture and sport, and have a large student population.
Nightlife and culture
- The Warehouse Project attracts clubbers and DJs from all over 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.
- Manchester boasts many excellent art galleries, museums and theatres, including the Whitworth Art Gallery, and multi- art form centre, HOME.
- With its rich literary legacy, Manchester is home to impressive libraries including Manchester Central Library and Cheetham's, the oldest public library in the world.
- Watch Premier League powerhouses Manchester United and Manchester City, or see international and country cricket fixtures at Emirates Old Trafford.
- 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 2019/2020
£93- £154 per week
- 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. It is Salford and Manchester's biggest student radio station.
- The university's two accommodation sites are just a short walk away from the 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, being well 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.
- A dedicated team of staff source part-time job opportunities direct from employers, along with internships, placements and more.
- An annual part-time jobs fair gives students the opportunity to find part-time vacancies.
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