The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically altered the university experience of students around the world and the professional world they will join as graduates. Thanks to our generous donor community, we can support our students to reach their potential and fund extracurricular activities through the Salford Advantage Fund (SAF).
During 2021, Niki Woods, Senior Lecturer in Performance and Artistic Director of New Adelphi Theatre, led New Adelphi Enrichment Activity: How To Survive to help student and graduate artists recover from the pandemic.
The University’s Salford Advantage Fund (SAF) raises funds from our donor community to support vital initiatives across campus. The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted the increasing demand for mental health and wellbeing support for students across the globe, and we were proud to support the Provision of Dedicated Resources To Support Student Mental Health and Wellbeing project in 2021, to improve the assets available to our students.
The Salford Advantage Fund (SAF) is generously funded by our donor community to support several campus initiatives every year that help to enhance the student experience, encourage academic developments or improve the University’s overall environment.
Professor Niroshini Nirmalan, Head of Biomedicine at Salford, led the SAF Future-proofing Student Prospects Through Building RESILIENCE project in 2021 to provide students with much-needed support during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Every year, the University of Salford supports several projects across campus, thanks to the Salford Advantage Fund (SAF). The SAF raises funds from our alumni, friends, and partners to support projects that enhance the student experience, academic developments or the University’s overall environment.
The Gerry Mason scholarship was founded in 2015 by the eponymous founder of Salford engineering firm ‘Morson International’. Shortly after this pledge of support, Gerry unfortunately passed away, however his family have been continuing his legacy to fund engineering scholarships at Salford University in his memory.
One of these beneficiaries is Petroleum and Mechanical engineering student, Shelsia Abreu Gama Dos Santos.
Deep within the Clifford Whitworth Library at the heart of the University of Salford campus, an exciting new project is underway. The centrally based courtyard in Clifford Whitworth is currently being converted into a brand new Legacy Garden. This garden will become a peaceful place for friends and family to commemorate those who supported the University of Salford in their lifetime or who have left a legacy gift to the institution.
We spoke to former Gerry Mason scholar James Kelly, who graduated with a BEng in Petroleum Engineering in 2018. The Gerry Mason Scholarship is kindly supported by the Mason family in memory of Morson founder, Gerry Mason.
James has since gone on to work at Morson Projects and we found out find out how attending Salford University and receiving a donor funded scholarship helped him on his journey to a career as a full time Systems Engineer.