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 by visiting in person. 

Our main open days for 2020 entry have now finished, but there are still plenty of ways to explore our campus and get a feel for university life.

If you’re an applicant or offer holder, look out for more information about our Applicant Visit Days, which will take place in spring 2020. In the meantime, our next events take place in December 2019 and January 2020. Find out more about your next opportunities to visit.

Campus tours

Our campus tours are a great way for you to explore our university and get a feel for our buildings, outdoor space, on-site accommodation and what it's really like to be a student here at Salford.

We're running guided campus tours throughout December 2019 and January 2020. Click here to book your place.

If you don’t want to wait for an official guided tour, why not take a self-guided tour using this specially created map. The map is designed to help you navigate your way around our Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses at your own pace. Please note, you won't be able to access any of our facilities during self-guided tours. 

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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.

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 to use if you are driving.

If you're planning to visit our MediaCityUK campus, the journey takes approximately 15 minutes by bus from our main campus. You'll be able to use the free shuttle bus service we provide between our main campus and MediaCityUK. The closest car park to our main campus is Irwell Place. 

Please be aware that we do not have any parking available at MediaCityUK, so if you 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, so we’ll point you in the right direction when you book a place on one of our events.

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

Are all courses represented at the Open Day?

At our Open Days you’ll be able to get more information about courses that are taught on our campus. If you’re interested in studying a course delivered at our partners Salford City College or Hopwood Hall College, please check their websites for details of upcoming Open Days. Courses taught at partner colleges are listed below.

The subject areas represented at our Being Creative at Salford event on Wednesday 11 December include: Architecture, Art and Design, Creative Writing and English, Fashion and Media.

Courses taught at partner colleges:

BSc (Hons) Psychology (first year taught at Salford City College)

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Criminology (first year taught at Salford City College)

FdA Media Make-Up for Fashion (taught at Salford City College)

FdA Media Production (taught at Salford City College)

FdSc Business and Events Management (taught at Salford City College)

FdSc Business and Financial Management (taught at  Salford City College)

FdSc Business and Hospitality Management (taught at Salford City College)

FdSc Business and Management (taught at Salford City College)

FdSc Sports Coaching (taught at Hopwood Hall College)

Do I need to book a place?

Yes, you can now book now for our Mini Open Day on Wednesday 20 November and Being Creative at Salford on Wednesday 11 December. 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 my event start?

Our Mini Open Day on Wednesday 20 November runs from 14:00 to 17:00.

Being Creative at Salford on Wednesday 11 December runs from 13:00 to 15:30. 

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.