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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 […]

Breaking Myths About Studying In The UK As An International Undergraduate Student

Moving abroad can be scary and trust me most international students all worry about the same things before arriving in […]

Study a year abroad on our Biochemistry degree – Peter’s story

Hear from third year Biochemistry with Studies in the USA student, Peter Reid, who studied a year abroad at the […]
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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 […]
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Read about Tilly-Rose’s Uganda trip abroad

Hear from Tilly-Rose Wilkin, final year Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology student. Which fieldtrips have you participated in so far […]

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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Hear from the mature student Carrie-Ann Leigh, currently studying BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline with Foundation Year. You can read about […]
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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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Tips for having a long distance friendship at university

Moving to university is an exciting adventure – becoming independent, meeting new people, studying something you love and finding a […]
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How to be an ally to your LGBT+ peers

Starting university often represents a fresh start and brings with it a new-found freedom, so it’s no surprise that many […]
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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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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...
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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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How to navigate university when you don’t drink

The ‘university experience’ doesn’t just mean drinking and parties. This might be surprising to some, but it’s okay not to […]

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