Off campus study

A student studies at home.

Whether you are studying part-time, a distance learner, on a placement or one of our students based overseas you have access to thousands of high quality resources, helping to keep your studies and research on track.

Please note: Some services may be restricted to UK-based, registered Salford students in order to comply with certain licensing restrictions. If you are studying on a University of Salford programme at one of our partner colleges, see our information for Partner students.

Using IT

A student works at a computer

All IT services can be accessed via links within the Student Hub.

Student Email - Your University email account is where we send our emails to you.

Blackboard - The University of Salford’s virtual learning environment (VLE) where you'll find resources for your programmes and modules, including lecture notes and assignment details. 

Collaborate - A web conferencing tool where staff and students can interact in an online environment in real-time. Chat using a headset and see each other using a webcam. Your lectures and tutorials may take place in a virtual classroom and sessions can be recorded by the tutor for later viewing.

Contact Digital IT for IT help with passwords, email, Blackboard and more, by phone: +44 (0)161 295 2444 (Mon-Fri 08:00 - 17:00 GMT) and email:

IT Essentials - How to get connected