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University of Salford

Salford | North West England

Creative City Campus

Ucas code: S03

The University of Salford is hugely diverse and multicultural with a focus on practical experience and skills. We have fantastic connections with ITV and the BBC at the newly opened MediaCityUK complex, making for a highly engaging and creative student experience. The Students' Union has amazing opportunities in activities and volunteering and offers tonnes of support.
Source:University of Salford Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 899 comments (238 students)
    • Academic Experience

      I can't really comment on this as the course has changed so much since I began my degree. The new degree bares no resemblance...

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      2013, 3rd year, Musicianship/Performance Studies

      Academic Experience

      I can't really comment on this as the course has changed so much since I began my degree. The new degree bares no resemblance to mine.

      2013, 3rd year, Musicianship/Performance Studies

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    • The downside

      Timetables- some days just one lecture, could be condensed

      2012, 3rd year, Law By Area Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Canteen is quite expensive for what they offer ( very small portions )

      2016, 1st year, Social Work Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Social groups and activites

      2012, 2nd year, Design Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Academic Experience

      The department work really hard at varying the tasks we do, for example one assignment required us to be part of a psychology...

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      2013, 2nd year, Applied Psychology

      Academic Experience

      The department work really hard at varying the tasks we do, for example one assignment required us to be part of a psychology conference delivering our findings in posters as opposed to writing up another report. This is much needed, however the print shop on site were very disorganised. Lectures are great most of the time but many students often think the seminars are a waste of time. I think that i learn most in the seminars without realising as i consolidate what i was taught in the lecture - even if they can be quite dry. Feedback and online submission is necessary and mostly well used. Some universities are still asking for paper submissions which makes no sense in this time!

      2013, 2nd year, Applied Psychology

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    • The upside

      lab work, working in groups etc

      2012, 2nd year, Biological Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Sporty

63%

MED

Creative

69%

HIGH

Political

48%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

74%

MED

Varied union activities

70%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.4k MED
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

82%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

18,920

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

79%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

14%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

22%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

17%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

70%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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