Find out what it’s really like to study at the University of Salford.
If you thought Salford was all about flat caps, factory smog and Coronation Street, then think again
With famous visiting professors, MediaCity:UK coming to Salford Quays, and a massive campus investment programme, the future for Salford – and its students - couldn’t be brighter.
Just one and a half miles from Manchester, Salford University offers all the benefits of one of the most exciting cities in Europe – along with cost-effective accommodation in cheaper, neighbouring Salford.
And the area is on the up, with the BBC moving up to MediaCity:UK at Salford Quays, and the University investing over £150m in the campus. It’s all part of a massive regeneration scheme for Salford.
It’s certainly attracting the big names. Last year Johnny Marr - ex-Smiths guitarist and member of Modest Mouse - became Visiting Professor of Music, and will be passing on his expertise to students on the Popular Music and Recording course.
And Salford’s graduates haven’t done badly either. Comedian Peter Kay, painter LS Lowry, ASDA CEO Andy Bond, and international rugby player Ieuan Evans are just some of the University’s world-famous alumni.
Employability is where Salford’s major strength lies, with three quarters of all undergraduate programmes offering a work or study placement – and courses designed in consultation with employers, to ensure that graduates go on to get great careers.