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Parenting while studying? This is what you need to know

Being a student as well as a parent can feel overwhelming and tough at times. We understand that juggling parenting […]
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Your postgrad bucket list

Congratulations, you made it to uni! This is a really exciting time but – take our word for it – […]
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How to get involved as an international student

Coming to university is a huge step for anyone. But it can seem even more daunting if you've travelled to another country to study. Fortunately, we have lots of...

Salford and Manchester Bucket List Part 2

Salford and Manchester are full of lots of exciting things to do and see. And I am hoping you have […]
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A Guide to the Weather in the UK

Preparing for the weather, both mentally and physically, is something that no one tells you about living in the North […]
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Student Spaces on campus

Spending a bit of time at uni but your accommodation is a little far away to go home for a […]

How To Make Friends At University

Making friends at university can be a daunting task. A new city, a new home, a new environment. But hopefully […]

5 things you didn’t know you could do in Salford

Here are 5 fun things you can do in Salford to help you fall in love with the city. Let’s […]

5 ways to celebrate Pride in Salford and Manchester🌈

This June is Pride Month and there are lots of ways you can celebrate in Salford and Manchester. This year […]

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 […]

Blog: Introducing… Sam

Hello! My name is Sam, and I’m studying Film Production at the University of Salford. I am 21 years-old, a […]
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Holi 2022: The Festival Of Colours

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, is a significant yearly Hindu festival. It takes place on Friday 18th […]

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 […]

12 hours in MediaCity

If you’re anything like me, you absolutely love being in the centre of all the action. Manchester is the perfect […]

Science and Industry Museum: Use Hearing Protection

We are so lucky at the University of Salford to have a huge range of arts and culture on our […]

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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Salford and Manchester bucket list

From music to food to shopping to the outdoors, you’ll never be stuck for things to do in Salford and […]
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Wondering how to make friends? You need Umii

I think we can all agree that one of the main concerns we can have about moving to university is […]

Part-time jobs for the win

It’s no secret that a lot of students experience struggles with finances, especially since this is often the first time we are properly learning how to […]
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How to mark Pride Month 2021 🌈

This June is Pride Month and there’s lots going on in Salford and Manchester to help you celebrate in a […]
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Blog: Introducing…Sasha

Hey up! Or however you Northerners say hello…My name is Sasha and I’m currently studying BA Media and Performance in my second […]
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Vaisakhi – The most significant Sikh festival

Vaisakhi is the biggest Sikh festival. It marks the start of a new year and new harvest season. Sikhs celebrate […]
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St.Patrick’s Day celebrations from home

‘Dúisigh Éire! Awaken Ireland!’ is the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival. It’s a call for people all over […]

Welcome to Salford: Q&A with new international student Priyanka

Priyanka Singh is Salford’s first new international student to have travelled to the UK. We caught up with her to […]
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Former Hack Manchester winner secures job at the University of Salford’s Energy House: meet Anestis.

We caught up with Greek student, Anestis Sitmalidis, who’s been offered a job at Salford Energy House testing facility just […]


Hong Kong graduate, Ka Kin Kwok, came all the way to Salford to study MSc Acoustics and then returned home […]

📺 [VIDEO]: Wellbeing and you

Going to university can be an amazing time in your life that’s packed full of new experiences. Some of these […]

📺 [VIDEO]: Healthy Eating

To inspire you, our current students have put together a series of videos for healthy meal ideas perfect for university. […]

Lunar New Year: The Year of the Rat

This year, the Lunar New Year falls on Saturday 25th January, which marks the start of celebrations amongst Asian communities […]

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 […]

Am I Doing This Right?

Everyone tells you that university will be the ‘best years of your life’. Which, for some people, may be the […]

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 […]

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 […]
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How to prepare for ‘Operation: W.e.l.c.o.m.e Week’

The thought process associated with Welcome Week for some new students might be ‘Move in, stock up on drinks, meet […]
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Making friends before uni – how Facebook can help

Starting university can be very daunting. In the weeks leading up to this new chapter of your life, a fear […]

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? […]

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 […]

A home away from home: The Faith Centre

Religious or otherwise, staff and students from all walks of life are welcome at the Faith Centre. Although situated on […]

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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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 […]
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BLOG: My last year in pictures

As my time at the University of Salford comes to a close, it may be a good time to reflect […]
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BLOG: My first year in pictures

I am a true believer that we don’t give ourselves enough time to sit and ponder about life. I think […]

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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VLOG: The weird and wonderful things I’ve been up to…

We must stop meeting like this! I hope you’re all having fun and are finding some time to relax in […]
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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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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 […]

What should I eat?

We all have the same problem. Deciding what we should eat, if we should get dessert, if we eat something […]

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 […]

The best running routes in Salford – Rebecca’s pick

Going for a run can be the perfect way to let off steam after a long day, the ideal revision […]
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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 […]
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9 free things to do in Manchester and Salford on a rainy day

We can’t deny that Manchester’s weather is not always what you’d wish for. Sunny days do exist, but to be honest the […]
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Top tips on how to be a good flatmate

One of the big changes when you come to university is that you suddenly find yourself living with a group […]

A walker’s guide to Salford

You wouldn’t be blamed for not immediately associating the University of Salford with walking or rambling. However, Salford has some […]
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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 […]
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How to see your favourite shows for free at MediaCityUK

The gift of being a University of Salford student really never stops giving. Another perk of being at the best […]