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University of Salford

University of Salford accommodation

Student.com offers student accommodation near the University of Salford in Greater Manchester that will allow students to make the most of living in one of the UK’s most vibrant and diverse cities.

Some of our student housing near Salford University offers both shared and private student accommodation that will allow you to rent a student room with roommates of your choice or enjoy your own company with a self-contained studio flat.

You can learn more about the student properties we offer by giving us a call or by sending us a quick message via the live chat function on the bottom right-hand corner of this page.

Where is Salford University located? 

The University of Salford is spread across several campuses. The main Peel Park campus is less than 2 miles (3 kilometres) from the Manchester city centre in the town of Salford. The Frederick Road and Adelphi campuses are within one mile of Peel Park. The newest addition is the MediaCityUK campus which was opened in 2010.

Although the university has multiple campuses, travelling to and from each location is made quite easy thanks to convenient transportation links. The Salford Crescent railway station is located between the Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses. Also, the number 50 bus provides easy travel between Adelphi Street and MediaCityUK. What’s more, University of Salford students can travel on this bus for free when they show their university ID card.

How close is Salford to Manchester city centre?

Salford is part of the Greater Manchester area, and the University of Salford sits in the heart of it, within walking distance from the Manchester city centre. From the Peel Park campus, it takes about 30 minutes to get to the Manchester city centre on foot and about 15 minutes on public transport.

Greater Manchester is a dynamic and diverse city region in the northwest of England. It has a large, lively, and diverse student population of around 95,000. So, you’ll find people from all cultures, faiths, and backgrounds in Salford and the wider Manchester area.

The city on a whole is full of life and has plenty of events and activities for students to explore whether it’s the buzzing nightlife of Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the wide range of music, art, and theatre, an amazing shopping scene, and some of the best sporting events in England.

Exploring Salford Quays

The MediaCityUK campus is located in the Quays, where students can discover many great bars, restaurants, and shops.

The tranquillity of the Quays offers a peaceful diversion from the hustle and bustle of the Manchester city centre. It is a perfect social hangout spot and an ideal location for a great Instagram shot.

For a post-lecture treat, you can explore coffee shops, bars, and restaurants such as The Botanist Media City and The Alchemist, which has some breath-taking views overlooking the Quays.

The Lowry Theatre and Quayside Media City

The venue, which is named after Salford alumnus and renowned artist LS Lowry, puts on a range of shows throughout the year, including musicals, opera, ballet, comedy, and music, at its three theatre spaces.

The Quayside Media City outlet mall has great bargains and discounts on high street brands and also houses a cinema and a variety of restaurants.

Studying at the University of Salford 

Once at the centre of Britain’s Industrial Revolution and now at the heart of 21st-century creativity and learning, the University of Salford combines the best of theory and practice to help equip its students for the challenges of the working world.

The university is divided into four schools. These are:

  • School of Arts and Media
  • School of Science, Engineering and Environment
  • School of Health and Society
  • Salford Business School

The university offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctorate, distance-learning, and certificate programmes in diverse disciplines including law, health, engineering, economics, business, management, zoology, psychology, accounting and others.

High-quality learning facilities

The university boasts a beautiful 160-acre main campus (Peel Park) along the banks of River Irwell that features state-of-the-art academic, administrative, support, and recreation facilities including a gymnasium, several cafeterias, restaurants, food outlets, theatres, and green spaces.

The Clifford Whitworth Library holds a wide collection of printed and digital resources as well as access to laptops and PCs. It provides quiet learning and study spaces around the clock, all days of the week.

Impactful research

Salford is also at the cutting-edge of collaborative research investing in multi-disciplinary programmes that address real-world challenges such as improving healthcare provision and global sustainability.

The real-world impact from the university’s research was recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) where several of its long-established research areas were rated as world-leading or internationally excellent quality.

Career advancement

The university uses its partnerships and staff networks to create opportunities for its students to gain hands-on experiences that will help them to develop the professional and personal skills that employers value. The majority of courses offered have work placements, giving students a quick start to their professional careers.

Salford University student life

University life shouldn’t be all about studying, and at Salford Uni you can make sure it won’t be.

There are plenty of things to do and get involved in across the university’s three campuses from joining a club or society to socialising with friends in the Atmosphere bar and café.

There are over 70 student-run clubs and societies that organise and stage various events and competitions on and off campus to keep students engaged, as well as promote cultural unity and relationship building.

Cafés and food outlets

You won’t have to venture off campus to satisfy your hunger either. Salfood has several food outlets across the university. Its cafés serve a range of hot and cold food and drink. You’ll also find a Subway and snack shop in the university’s main restaurant in the Maxwell building. If you feel like having some fast food, a McDonald’s outlet is right across the road from Salford Crescent station.

The student shop on Peel Park campus includes a bakery that offers fresh sandwiches, pastries, and pies every morning, and hot dogs and meal deals at lunchtime. So, whether you’re after a coffee-to-go, a quick snack, or a main meal, you’ll have many options to choose from.

Support and sports

The Students’ Union has a range of facilities that students can use and provides a high level of support throughout their time at Salford Uni. The university’s global alumni network is robust, allowing graduates to connect with professionals in their respective fields worldwide.

If you’re athletic and into sports, the university’s sports centre houses a 25m swimming pool, spa, sauna, and a multi-purpose hall for Pilates, yoga, and Zumba classes.

Faith Centre

No matter what your religion is, the Faith Centre is open to students of all faiths, providing spiritual help to those who need it. It offers a safe and confidential space for students to discuss any matter.

Escaping campus

When you require a change of scenery, Salford is just a stone’s throw away from the buzz of the Manchester city centre. Or if you’re in search of a more tranquil alternative, nature will also be on your doorstep. Whether it’s a picnic in a park or accessing the countryside a little further afield, you’ll have options for a peaceful break from your studies.

Heaton Park, a 600-acre country park with open grass spaces, an animal centre, and a café, is just a 15-minute drive from Salford’s main campus. With the park being the host of the popular Parklife Festival, you’ll not only have a scenic space to escape to, but also one of the UK’s most popular music festivals to enjoy each year.

Peel Park is also conveniently located close to campus featuring a play area and sports pitches. It’s a great option to enjoy afternoon walks or early morning jogs.

History of the University of Salford

The university’s history is rooted in the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century when demand for new industrial skills led to the formation of the Pendleton Mechanics Institute in 1850 and the Salford Working Men’s College in 1858.

Both institutions merged at the end of the century to form the Royal Technical Institute, Salford in 1896. It was renamed the Royal Technical College, Salford in 1921 before being split into two - The Royal College of Advanced Technology and Peel Park Technical College in 1958. Three years later, Peel Park Technical College became Peel Park Technical Institute.

On February 10, 1967, Queen Elizabeth II handed over the Royal Charter and the Royal College of Advanced Technology became the University of Salford.

Thirty years later, and exactly 100 years after the formation of the original Royal Technical Institute, the University College Salford and the University of Salford merged into a single institution.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Salford University

How can I book student housing on Student.com?

Use the search filters on our website to find your ideal student property. Make your selection and click on the ‘View rooms’ button to go to the property page to choose your room type.

Once you’ve chosen the type of room you’d like to book, click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’. A booking consultant will soon call you to take you through the next steps and answer any questions you may have.

Why should I choose to live in private student accommodation rather than in student halls?

Living in a private student accommodation rather than in university halls provides several advantages. You can choose the type of room you’d like to live in, whether you prefer to share with roommates or have a studio flat just for you.

You can also freely choose the area you’d like to live in. So, whether you’d like to live in Salford right next to your campus, or if you’d prefer to live more centrally in the Manchester city centre, you can find options on Student.com.

Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer a great range of amenities to their inhabitants. These typically include things like a great calendar of social events for socialising and making new friends, in-house gyms where you can stay fit right at home, and cinema rooms where you can organise film nights with your new mates.

What are the different types of student rooms you list?

In Shared Rooms you’ll share a bedroom with at least one other roommate. The bathroom and other living facilities will be shared with that roommate as well as with other student tenants from other rooms.

In Private Rooms you’ll get a private bedroom and, in some properties, also a private bathroom. Other living facilities will be shared with students living in other rooms.

With an Entire Place, you’ll get a fully self-contained studio flat with your own living facilities. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen without having to share anything. The perfect choice if you love your privacy!

Are bills included in the rent?

Bills are included in the rent in most of the properties we list in Salford and Manchester. However, check on the property page if this is the case with the property you’re interested in.

Are the flats you list fully furnished?

Most of the flats we list are fully furnished. Whether the property you like is rented furnished is another thing you can check on the property page.