University of Salford
The University is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading enterprise universities and is famous for its links with industry, commerce and the arts
Situated on a green riverside campus, the University of Salford currently has 20,000 students, including over 3,500 students from more than 130 countries around the world. The main university campus is located less than three kilometres from the centre of Manchester, only 16 km from Manchester International Airport, and just over 2 hours from London.
Not only is Manchester home to the largest student population in Europe, but many nationalities and ethnic groups from around the world have made Manchester their home, creating a richly diverse, open-minded, multicultural society with an inviting spirit and a vibrant international buzz.
The University believes in giving our students the best support we can. From September 2010 we will do this by offering one of the biggest scholarship schemes in the UK. With a total value of over GBP2.5 million and awards worth up to GBP5,000, our students can concentrate on achieving their career goals not their bank balance. To find out more see http://www.salford.ac.uk/international/scholarships.
The University is widely regarded as one of the UK's leading enterprise universities and is famous for its links with industry, commerce and the arts. Good links with employers mean that 74% of our full-time undergraduate courses offer work placements and the University enjoys an excellent graduate employment record. Salford graduates are prominent in business, industry, the public sector and non-governmental organisations worldwide.
Academic Research & Teaching
In the last government quality assurance inspection, the Universitys research performed strongly, with 83% being rated as internationally recognised, putting us in the top third of UK institutions. In Architecture and Built Environment, the University had the most world leading research of any institution
The University's media and popular music programmes are famous throughout the world. Salford is the only university in the UK with its own TV station which broadcasts on a terrestrial signal, Channel M.
The University is investing GBP150 million in new buildings, and the refurbishment and regeneration of two campus sites. Students have free access to the internet, email, and over 800 open access computers, and can log on 24-hours a day. On-campus there are four library sites with over 650,000 volumes as well as databases and an e-library system, and leisure facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna, sports halls, fitness rooms, an indoor climbing room, squash courts and all-weather sports pitches.
The University guarantees accommodation for all first year students and has 3,255 single bedrooms with free broadband internet access, contents insurance and membership of the campus leisure centre. Family accommodation is also available.
Once at the University, students have access to a range of resources such as the Student Assistance Office, Careers Service and an assigned personal tutor to help get the most out of their experience. Salford's international student advisors can provide assistance and support to international students on a range of issues, and there are free medical facilities and counselling available on the campus to all students.
The International Society enables students to meet new people from different cultures and organises events and visits to other parts of the UK and Europe. The Students' Union offers a variety of clubs and societies to cater for every interest. The world's major religions are all catered for and meeting places and prayer facilities are available on campus.
University of Salford
Tel: +44 (0)161 295 4545