Welcome Week 2011 Review

Travel was certainly popular at this year’s Welcome Expo! Many students were keen to explore the range of options available to them in terms of travelling to and around the University.
They were also keen to find out about the financial and environmental benefits of using sustainable trave lmodes, from which our University benefits from excellent links.Staff from Northern Rail popped over from Salford Crescent station to help us in giving out travel information to students from the local area and also international students who had only just landed in Greater Manchester.

Useful advice was given to new students on all forms of transport to the University including how to save money on public transport costs and where to get your bike repaired for cheap.
The cycle powered smoothie maker being
tested by Teo our energy manager/chief engineer
The cycle powered smoothie maker was very popular attracting queues of people wanting to pedal their way to a tasty Fairtrade smoothie.Some were lucky enough to get a smoothie without needing to pedal if they were with a particularly energetic friend!

Many students signed up to the the University’s Bike User Group (BUG) joining the growing numbers of cyclists at the University.

The BUG is also looking for keen students (and staff) who want to share information and advice about all aspects biking and help to improve facilities here on campus.

Although not launched in time for Welcome Week, the University Car Sharing Scheme is now underway and available to students and staff – sign up to the scheme and you could find someone with similar travel patterns to you allowing you to save on your travel costs.
You don’t need to have a car to be part of the scheme or if you are already part of an informal car sharing partnership you can sign up to save money and get car sharing benefits. www.estates.salford.ac.uk/page/Car_Sharing.

If you missed out on our stand at the Welcome Expo or would like some travel advice or journey planning please email us at: eps-sustainability@salford.ac.uk

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