Undergraduate Open Days

Open Day sign on campus

Choosing the right university is a really important decision. You’ll often hear students saying that their university ‘just felt right’ for them, and that’s something you can only experience if you visit different universities in person.

As well as finding out about the course you’re interested in studying (or more than one course if you haven’t decided yet), you’ll have the chance to take a tour of our campus, see our accommodation and chat to some of our current students to get the real story on life here at Salford.

Our next Open Days are:

5 & 19 October


What to expect on the day

Our Open Days normally run from 10am to 4pm and they’re structured to allow you the flexibility to plan your day to suit your needs. There will be talks and tours in both the morning and afternoon across all of our campuses, and you can plan your schedule by choosing to attend the activities at the times that suit you.

Most of our visitors want to find out more about the course they’re interested in studying as their number one Open Day activity, but we know everyone’s different. There’s lots to see and do on the day; you can:

Listen to a course presentation

Take a campus tour with our student ambassadors

Visit our accommodation sites

Find out more about finance and student support

Learn more about support for students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or mental health difficulty

Discover more about our Students’ Union

Speak to our students, staff and academics, and ask any questions you may have

Get a feel for our University and see whether it’s right for you

You’ll have time to plan your day beforehand, and we’ll help you out with some suggested itineraries a bit nearer to the time.

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How to get here

We are located just 2km from Manchester city centre and consequently have great transport links, regardless of whether you’re travelling from across Greater Manchester, across the UK or from further afield. This includes a train station located on campus and several bus routes into the city centre.

Our car parks are free for Open Day visitors, and you can view the campus map to see their locations. Closer to the day, we'll let you know where you need to check-in when you get here, and suggest which car park is best for you to use.

If you're planning to visit our MediaCityUK campus, we will run a free shuttle bus service between our main campus and MediaCityUK throughout the day. You can use our Irwell Place car park and hop on the shuttle bus at New Adelphi Building. The journey takes approximately 15 minutes between the campuses.

The University does not have any parking available at MediaCityUK; if you do choose to drive here, you will need to pay to park.


Getting around campus

We know being in a new place can be a bit overwhelming and we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction based on the primary course you chose when you booked onto the Open Day.

A couple of weeks before the event, we’ll provide you with information on which check-in point to attend when you arrive, to ensure you’re as close to your course session as possible.

If at any point you’re struggling to find your way around while you’re here, our Student Ambassadors (sporting red t-shirts) will be all over campus and are happy to help you get your bearings.

Make yourself at home in our city

If after the Open Day you want to get a feel for the city and its surrounding areas, there are plenty of things to see and do whilst you’re here.

The City of Salford is in the heart of Greater Manchester, with the University of Salford's main campus just 2km from Manchester city centre.

You’ll be just a short walk or bus ride from world-class music, sport, nightlife, food, shopping and culture, and you’ll also be joining one of the largest student communities in Europe, with around 100,000 students in total across Greater Manchester. It’s one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the UK, with people from all backgrounds and countries coming here to live and study.

For detailed information of things to see and do in the cities, go to Visit Salford and Visit Manchester.

We’ve got a lot to boast about, so here’s a quick overview of why we love Salford and Manchester:

Need some more info?

We're here to help support you and answer and queries you may have. Get in touch with our friendly team by emailing enquiries@salford.ac.uk or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.

Also take a look at our FAQs below for further information about our Open Days.

Open Day FAQs

Do I need to book a place?

Yes, you can now book on to our October Open Days. Once you’ve booked your place, we’ll keep you up to date with important information and schedules for the day.

Who can attend an Open Day?

Our next Open Days will be focused on people looking to start their studies in September 2020, but anyone interested in our undergraduate degree courses is welcome to attend.

What time does it start?

Our Open Days run from 10am to 4pm, and they’re structured to allow you the flexibility to plan your day to suit your needs. There will be talks and tours in both the morning and afternoon across all of our campuses and you can plan your schedule by choosing to attend the activities at the times that suit you.

Can I bring family and friends?

Of course! Choosing a university is a big decision, so we’d absolutely encourage you to bring anyone along who might support you with it.

Do you have disabled access?

You can let us know about your access requirements when you book onto our Open Days. We’ll then work with you to do everything we can to support your visit.

We have worked closely with AccessAble (the leading provider of access information for disabled people in the UK) to produce an assessment of our campus and facilities.

This work has provided detailed information about our access; find out more about their assessment of our campus and facilities.

Find out more about accessibility on campus or contact us on enquiries@salford.ac.uk.

Please contact disability and learner support for study related support.