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Founded in 1896, the University of Salford has a rich history of innovation in the community and economy. Set in 18 square miles of parkland, it has more than 20,000 students and 3,400 postgraduates.
The University has just opened a unique digital teaching, learning and research space at MediaCityUK. It is located at the heart of six national BBC departments, ITV and hundreds of creative, digital and media organisations. This places Salford students in prime position for digital and media careers.
The University is also making a major investment over the next few years to make the campus an even more vibrant, modern and pleasant place to live and study - including a new £38m Arts Building, which will include theatre and studio spaces.
The university is separated into three colleges containing 10 individual schools:
College of Arts & Social Sciences
- School of Art & Design
- School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
- School of Media, Music & Performance
- Salford Business School
- Salford Law School
College of Health & Social Care
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
College of Science & Technology
- School of Computing, Science & Engineering
- School of Environment & Life Sciences
- School of the Built Environment
The libraries have extended opening hours including weekends and 24/7 periods. They have over 600,000 library items with almost 18,000 electronic books and more than 30,000 journal titles.
IT and Computing
Students have access to 2,000 study places at the libraries, with 900 PC work stations and additional PC suites around cmapus. There are also laptop loans at the library sites.
The Sports Centre boasts some excellent, recently refurbished facilities; including a 25 metre, 5 lane, deck level swimming pool complete with sauna and spa.
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Advice is available at Student Life, which is located in University House, at any time from Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 5.00pm. The support offered includes counselling, assistance with issues related to equality and diversity, crime prevention, as well financial advice, help with grants and loans etc.
Most students will register with a GP at the Maxwell Health Centre
The huge amount of shops in Manchester are just 15 minutes away and the Trafford Centre is just down the road. There also lots of local shops near by such as Salford Shopping City in Pendleton which is just 10 minute walk away.
There is a free university bus around campus, which has a 30 minute long circular route, stopping at Seaford Road, Castle Irwell, the leisure centre, Salford Crescent, the main reception, Adelphi, Bramall & Matthias Courts, Crescent House and Frederick Road regularly. It also stops at John Lester/Eddie Colman courts a few times a day. There is also now free transport for students to the University's campus at MediaCityUK.
The Careers & Employability Service helps students find employment while studying and upon graduation. The team also offer services such as careers information, careers development workshops and employbability skills training, access to details of voluntary work and self employment and enterprise support.
Access to part-time job vacancies and information is available from the Careers & Employability Service.
All the major religions are represented in Salford and Manchester. On campus there are meeting places and prayer facilities, as well as Anglican and Roman Catholic Chaplains in residence.
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Bars, Pubs and clubs
Salford's nightlife is mainly centered around pubs. The Salford Crescent and The Old Pint Pot (opposite and next to the Peel Park campus) are two of the more popular ones. The on-campus Student's Union building houses a Union-run cafe and pub called 'Yours'. It is often busy at lunch times, and has weekly quiz nights. For clubs and bigger events, Manchester is the place to go. Taxis to/from Manchester cost around £6-£8 during the day and evening, and closer to £10 at night. Trains also run from Salford Crescent till 11pm-midnight to various stations in Manchester. There are hundreds of student nights in Manchester. To name a few of the more popular/well-known: Tiger Tiger, Pure, Opus, Revolution and 5th Avenue. There are also smaller bars, if clubs aren't your thing. Pure runs a Roller Disco each Wednesday, Revolution has a 'Headphone Disco' (think Reading & Leeds festivals' Silent Disco!) every Tuesday, and there are many more regular nights.
Clubs and societies
http://www.salfordstudents.com/minisites/?cat_id=3613 A huge range of clubs and societies are available to all. From kayaking to mountaineering to roller hockey, there's something for everyone to try. Most operate a try before you buy scheme, allowing you to come along and see what it's about.
There are over 3,200 rooms available in University and University partner accommodation.
All first year students are guaranteed a place in University or University Partner accommodation, provided you apply by 1 September and are joining the University in September.
All accommodation sites have free university bus access to travel around the campus. The rent is inclusive of bills, unlimited internet access, membership of the sports centre and contents insurance.
Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts These 2 blocks of flats contain 755 rooms in total, and each flat is shared between 2, 3 or 4 people. The 2-person flats are more expensive. The flats are the closest accomodation to Salford Shopping City, which has a Tesco Metro, Iceland, Wilkinsons and a few clothes shops, amongst others. The flats all have shared bathrooms, typically one shower and one toilet for each flat. There are communal rooms on the ground floor of each building, with TVs, pool tables and an Xbox. There is also a laundry room in each building, and a library planned to soon open (October 2011).
Horlock and Constantine Courts Constantine Court is the only ensuite (and therefore the most expensive) university-owned accomodation. Horlock, however, is not ensuite. Constantine Courts consists of 80 rooms in 7 houses. This accomodation is located in the centre of the main university campus, and is situated close to the Student Union shop and Salford Crescent train station.
Bramall and Matthias Courts These flats are located close to the Adelphi campus. Bramall is typically occupied by undergraduates, whereas Matthias tends to be postgraduates. The prices are similar to those for Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts. Matthias flats are usually shared between 2 or 3 people, and Bramall flats are shared between 2, 3 or 4.
Castle Irwell Student Village The student villlage is the largest area of accomodation. There are both houses (shared between 10-12 people) and flats (6 people). CI is a popular choice for first years. This accomodation is the furthest from the Adelphi campus (about 25-30 minutes walk), but the free university bus runs every half an hour, calling at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. There is a taxi rank right outside Castle Irwell, and it is near to 3 small corner shops, a Spar, Subway, Post Office & a few other shops.
iQ Student Quarter This is the newest accomodation, consisting of a square of houses around a central reception, lounge & laundry building. Each house contains 6 flats, which are typically shared by 6 people. All rooms are ensuite. There are also some 'deluxe' rooms available for an extra cost. This accomodation is only a minute or two from Castle Irwell and is next door to the Spar and Subway. The free university bus calls here just before Castle Irwell. This accomodation is very secure - a key fob is needed to get into the main gate, then into your house (and your fob can only be used for your house). A key is then needed to unlock the flat door, then your bedroom door.
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