Undergraduate Open Days
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.
If you’re looking to start your studies in 2020, you can register your interest now for our upcoming Open Days, which will take place on 22 June, 5 October and 19 October.
If you’re hoping to start your studies in 2019 and want to come and have a look around campus first, why not book onto one of our upcoming campus tours?
If you’re an applicant for 2019 entry, we’ll also be running Applicant Visit Days in April. Once you have been made an offer, you will be emailed an invite to book your place.
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, including:
- 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.
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.
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 are running a free shuttle bus service between our main campus and MediaCityUK throughout the day. Use our Irwell Place car park and hop on the shuttle bus at Maxwell Hall. 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’ve chosen 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 main campus just 2km from Manchester city centre.
You’ll be just a short walk 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545.
Also take a look at our FAQs below for further information about our Open Days.
Do I need to book a place?
Yes, please use the form at the top of the page* to book your place. Once you’ve booked your place, we’ll keep you up to date with important information and schedules for the day.
* If we're not currently taking bookings, you can register your interest and we'll let you know once our booking system is live.
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, including anyone considering a late application for September 2019.
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
Please contact disability and learner support for study related support.