Activities with colleges and sixth forms

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At the University of Salford, we know how important it is for students to find out as much information as they can about their career options. That’s why we work with you to create a bespoke programme of events to suit your needs, which will enable your students to gain an insight into university life.

We can deliver talks and provide guidance

Providing timely information and advice can be hugely beneficial to Year 12 and Year 13 students as they make important decisions about their future. We have created our range of talks to inform and encourage students, aiding the transition into Higher Education. See below for examples of some of the talks we provide.

Talks and guidance

Introduction to Higher Education

Choosing the right university and course is an important decision, but it can be difficult to know where to start with over 37,000 courses in the UK to choose from. Our introduction to HE talk will provide students with information on the benefits of university study, how to choose a course, finance, accommodation and the UCAS process.

Why study at the University of Salford?

Our courses open doors to rewarding and challenging careers in health, science, engineering, the arts, the built environment, media, law and business. This presentation includes details about the campus, accommodation, work placements and extracurricular activities available to students choosing to study with us.

Personal Statements: hints and tips

The Personal Statement is the one chance a student has to show passion for their subject area to universities. Our hints and tips presentation provides students with good and bad examples along with a step-by-step guide to structuring a Personal Statement that makes an impact.

Student finance and budgeting

Our ‘Student finance and budgeting’ talk encourages students to begin thinking about the outgoing costs of student living and how to successfully manage their finance throughout a degree. We will cover areas such as tuition fees and student loans, along with details of the scholarships available at Salford.

Studying at MediaCityUK

Salford is the only university with a campus at MediaCityUK. We’re neighbours with some of the biggest broadcasters including the BBC and ITV and over 80 companies from the creative and digital media sectors.

Discover, through this talk, more about the courses and facilities (which include TV & radio studios, a journalism centre and editing suites) available to our students studying at our MediaCityUK Campus.

Get in touch with us to discuss your requirements using the contact details at the bottom of the page.

Taster days and career conventions

We are happy to welcome school and college groups onto the University campus to provide an insight in to University life. We aim to make these visits unique to fit the requirements of your students, and can arrange subject specific taster sessions as part of the day.

A typical programme would take approximately two and a half to three hours and may include:

  • Campus tour with current students;
  • Talk from current students about their experiences at university;
  • 'What our University can offer you' talk;
  • Subject specific taster sessions.

Career conventions

In addition to our on-campus taster days, we are happy to attend school or college HE fairs and career events, and provide a stand to answer your student’s questions about studying at University.  To find out more, please use the contact details below.

Get in touch

For more information about any of our events or activities, please email