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Things I’ll miss about Salford…

I am a few months away from finishing off my third year at Salford and there are quite a few […]

Things to do in Manchester over the Easter break

Manchester can be an exciting place with so many things to go and do. If you find yourself on campus […]
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Studying MA Digital Video Production and Marketing: Hauwa’s Story

Hauwa travelled over 5000 miles from Nigeria to Salford to pursue our MA Digital Video Production and Marketing course. Read […]

Ellie’s journey to studying MA Fashion Business and Marketing

Meet Ellie a BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion graduate, who furthered her learning and enrolled onto the MA Fashion […]

International Politics student addresses influential EU body on its Youth Action Plan

A Salford student has addressed an influential body of the European Union (EU) on its Youth Action Plan and how […]
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Week in the Life of a Biomedical Student – Sara Kassam

Meet Sara Kassam, who is studying our IBMS-accredited BSc Biomedical Science course. What inspired you to choose this field of […]
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Top 5 Photo Spots in Manchester

Photography has been a huge part of my life since my childhood, but in recent years I found myself unmotivated […]

Why Study a Creative Course at the University of Salford

It can feel daunting to pursue a creative degree if you feel family or societal pressure to follow a more […]
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Save money on the go

As a student, it’s common to feel strapped for cash, especially as the cost of living rises. We’ve put together our top tips and student-specific hacks that will help...

Transport for Greater Manchester: A Guide

Moving to a new city and country can be scary, especially trying to learn how to navigate the transport system […]
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Letter to you: Cherish the journey

Best for: top tips for growth, making the most of student life and wellbeing advice
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Unlocking northern slang

Like anywhere else in the world, here in the UK, we speak quite differently to what you hear on TV, […]
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Week in the life of an architecture student – Matthew’s story

Meet Matthew Turner, second year BSc Architecture student, who tells us about his typical week.   How would you start your […]
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Construction Alumni lands role at BTTC – Raheema’s Story

Meet Raheema Majid, the latest BSc Construction Project Management graduate from the university to land an impressive graduate role at […]
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Top 5 things to do when you move to university as an International Student

Moving to an entirely new country to study is a relatively huge leap in your life, and there are a […]
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Interview with Occupational Therapy student, Peter Saville 

For many people, studying a postgraduate qualification can be the starting point of a brand-new career. At the University of […]
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Explore the city for free

Manchester and Salford are famous for many things: the architecture, the culture, the music, and most famously of all…the University […]
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Making the most of winter in Manchester

Winter is such a magical season, but the cold weather and shorter days can make it feel a tad draining, […]
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Where to get the best pizza in Manchester

The ‘yeast’ I could do, is find the pizza spots you ‘knead’ to go to in Manchester. Let’s go on […]
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Blog: Why I Chose Salford

From MediaCity and industry connections, to a cheap night out. Here’s a comprehensive list of why I chose to study […]
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Gaining transferable skills studying BSc Biomedical Science 

At Salford, our focus is on teaching our students the industry-standard skills and transferable skills they need to succeed in […]

Manchester attractions that AREN’T over-rated…

We all love a trip into Manchester, but when the trips to Piccadilly Gardens, the Arndale and St Peter’s Square […]
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Affordable Ways to Travel around Salford and Manchester

Travelling around Salford and Manchester couldn’t be easier thanks to its excellent transport links! From tram services to cycle paths, outstanding rail […]
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Blog: Why I chose Salford

Choosing Salford was quite an easy decision to be honest. Although it was nearly four years ago since I first […]
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BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

There are many reasons why I chose to study at the University of Salford, from the location, to the accommodation, module […]
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Top 10 Quirky Purchases from Afflecks Palace

Afflecks Palace. The home of all things quirky and off-piste; a beacon at the heart of Manchester’s thriving alternative culture […]
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Tram Trips: Best places to visit along Manchester’s tram network

The Greater Manchester tram network has made travelling across the sprawl of the city easier than ever. With stops close […]
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Celebrating Christmas in Salford & Manchester 2019

Have you already got the itch to put those Christmas decorations up? Desperate to be sipping hot toddy under glittering […]

Top 5 days out from Salford Crescent Train Station

Salford Crescent train station is based just a 2 minute walk from our Peel Park campus, and you can get […]
Old fashioned theatre sign reading: In moments of doubt, trust your gut, hug a dog and drink gin

BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

When it came down to it there were many reasons as to why I chose to come to Salford, but […]

Events in 2019: What to look out for

So here we are! Fresh out of the winter months, the clocks will soon be going forward and it will […]

Ways to unleash your creativity whilst living in Manchester and Salford

Don’t be fooled by the idea that university is meant to be a time where you have everything set in […]
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How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester: updated

Back in 2018, we took a look at the events taking place in and around Manchester for Chinese New Year, […]

TOP 10: Celebration time

Got a birthday coming up? Got those results you wanted? Bored and just want to get out of the house? […]

Places in Manchester and Salford to kickstart your 2019 fitness routine

I think we can all say we’ve had those New Year resolutions where we are determined to be more active […]

Get your nerd on: Top 10 places to visit in Manchester for comic, film and game fans

Manchester is known for many things: music, fashion, landmarks, museums and football teams. When you come to the University of […]

Educational Entertainment: How to make the most of your free time

Have you ever considered taking learning beyond the same four walls of the lecture halls? Learning new things can be […]

Top 10: Cheapest places to wine and dine in Salford and Manchester

Let’s face it, us students have a popular reputation of not being the richest of people out there – apart […]

India’s top picks: the best music venues in Manchester and Salford

One of the big plus points of studying at the University of Salford is being right at the centre of […]
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BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

Moving to university is a massive step as a young adult. Often you’re alone moving to an entirely different city, […]

7 veggie and vegan gems in Manchester

If you’re a veggie or vegan, or just fancy giving something different a try, then Manchester is the place to […]
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I slept rough in Manchester

Whilst I always understood that my days as a student were never going to be the most affluent of my […]

BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

My journey to university didn’t involve much travel but that didn’t stop it from being one of the best choices […]
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Top 10 Picks: Manchester Science Festival

The Manchester Science Festival is back and I for one cannot wait. Science is a huge passion of mine, in […]
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Things to do: outdoor swimming

So apparently, outdoor swimming is the newest trend to take Salford by storm. Naturally I had to throw myself in […]

6 arty places to visit in Manchester and Salford

Blessed with tons of culture and creativity, Manchester and Salford are bursting with contemporary art galleries and spaces. Here are […]
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BLOG: Why I Chose Salford

As someone who is indecisive by nature, choosing which university I was going to attend was the single most challenging […]
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Top 7 places to find vintage fashion in Manchester

If you’ve ever visited Manchester you’ll realise that you can wear what you want when you want – and nobody […]
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How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester

Here at the University of Salford, we have a thriving international community. With Manchester’s Chinatown right on our doorstep, it’s […]
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Quirky study spaces in Manchester and Salford: part 2

Although studying in the same place every day can be useful to achieve a routine, it can also get quite […]

5 TV shows which feature Manchester

We all know that Coronation Street is based on the terraced Northern streets, but did you know that Manchester and […]
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Making the most of the sun in Manchester and Salford

There’s no denying that Manchester is known for grey skies and rainy days, so when the sun does shine, it’s […]

Brunch spots in Manchester and Salford

Everyone loves a good brunch, and amongst students it’s (probably) favoured more than breakfast, because, who’s really up in time […]

Celebrity spotting in Manchester and Salford

Manchester is fast becoming one of the swankiest places to be. With two football teams, a soap series and a […]

Top 6 cultural venues in Manchester and Salford

Greater Manchester is known for its galleries, music scene and fast-expanding range of hotels and restaurants. There’s always something going on in […]
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6 unique coffee shops in Manchester and Salford

Whether you’re planning on taking your laptop and study notes, or just fancy spending a chilled out afternoon with friends, a […]
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Street art spotted in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a good spot to wander around and appreciate artwork from local and further afield street artists. With […]
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Manchester and Salford festival guide

So where springs to mind when you think of festivals: Glastonbury, Reading, Coachella, Salford? Yes that’s right, I said Salford. Salford and […]
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Affordable ideas for Valentine’s Day

When you’re a student, learning how to budget your money is a very important skill. With special occasions like Valentine’s […]
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Top 5 venues to see live music in Manchester

Renowned for its musical history, it’s no surprise that Manchester boasts a range of top music venues. Whether you’re into […]

10 quirky study spaces in Manchester and Salford

If the library spaces and other communal areas around university are getting a bit too crowded or you’re just sick […]
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10 date night spots in Manchester and Salford

Whether you and your partner are in a long term relationship, you’ve just started seeing somebody new, or you’re wanting […]