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Welcome to
the University
of Salford.
We are delighted that you have chosen to study
with us and wish you an enjoyable
and rewarding time here.
Our Welcome programme is designed to help
you make friends, have fun and settle in quickly
to University life. Between 8 - 26 September,
we offer you a huge range of talks, trips, social
activities, sports and much more to help you get
going at Salford.
Enjoy your first weeks at Salford.
Sam Grogan
Dean of Students
Welcome events planner can be found at
Weeks 1-3, 8-28 September 4
Get organised
Support at Salford
Student Life
Students’ Union
International Society
Sports & medical centres
Library & faith
IT services
Top 10 welcome activities
Week 1.
Week 2.
Monday 8 - Sunday 14 September
Monday 15 - Sunday 21 September
Welcome Zone
UniCycle pop-up shop
Open 8-26 September, Mon-Fri, 09.00 - 17.00
The UniCycle pop up shop is open every
weekday in the Welcome Zone. It sells recycled
and reconditioned stuff for you and your home,
so it’s well worth checking out if you’re moving
into your own place. As well as handy house
things like kitchen starter kits, it sells stationery,
books, clothing, shoes and accessories, all at
bargain prices.
Things are getting busy. If you fancy exploring
a little further afield, join one of our organised
trips into Manchester. Or, if sport floats your
boat, there’s loads of that going on with games,
matches and activities to suit all levels of fitness.
The Welcome Zone is the heart of the action.
This is where to come if you have any questions
about starting University or want to know what
activities are taking place during Welcome. Or
maybe you could just come and hang out: say
hello, play games, drink free tea and coffee we’re pretty easy going.
Also this week in the Welcome Zone:
If you’re moving into Horlock or Constantine
Halls, pick up your keys from the
Accommodation Desk in the Welcome Zone.
If you move in this week, USSU and Shock
student radio will welcome you to your new
home with three barbecues across all our
accommodation sites.
Any Kitchpack or eShop purchases you’ve made
can be collected from the Students’ Union shop
in Horlock Court.
Don’t forget to collect a Students’ Union
(USSU) festival lanyard and Welcome clubnight
See for more info.
Campus walkabout
Find your way around campus with a studentguided walkabout. The first one leaves the
Welcome Zone at 11am and lasts about an hour.
There’s a walk on each day of Welcome.
Information desk and drop-ins
As well as the information desk, which is open
every weekday during Welcome, there are
drop-in sessions with different staff. Have a
theological chat with a University chaplain, ask
a disability advisor about a support plan, or chat
with our wellbeing team about healthy lifestyles.
If you’re on international semester exchange,
this is where you’ll find our Erasmus advisor and
drop off your paperwork.
There are lots of interactive workshops in
University House so pop in if you want to learn
how to live on your student loan, find part-time
work, polish up your CV or brush up your study
The Students’ Union goes mobile and leaves
University House to wander across campuses
saying hello and giving you free stuff. They’re
also hosting a tea party and organising dodgeball.
Oh, and all day Friday, my beauties, it’s Talk Like
A Pirate Day. If you want to get with the pirate
programme, pop down to the pop-up costume
shop in University House – LuvYaBabes is there
all day.
If you’re an international student, check-in
and register at Clifford Whitworth this week
and come to the party Erasmus is having for
you in Atmosphere Kitchen and Bar on the 18
Event details and tickets from the USSU website:
Monday 22 - Sunday 28 September
You can also meet your student reps at one of
the USSU roadshow events and find out more if
you’re thinking about becoming a rep yourself.
Welcome events planner can be found at
The guys at USSU are really busy this week. They
also host a day trip to Liverpool, a ‘Choose your
own adventure’ day at the Trafford Centre and
open their new kitchen and bar, ‘Atmosphere,’ in
University House.
Week 3.
Induction week – things just got real. Meet your
tutors and coursemates, find out which group
you’re in and learn more about your course.
Look for your course induction schedule at
Welcome club nights are held in town, in
a different location every night to help you
find your way around the local drinking
This week’s all about the fun times. There’s
mass Zumba on Monday, Oscar the HypnoDog
on Tuesday (no idea) and more than 80 clubs
and societies at the Union’s Activities Fair on
Wednesday and Thursday. Friday’s the big one –
it’s whats commonly known around these parts
as Free Pizza at the Trade Fair Day.
If you haven’t already done it, complete
registration and pick up your Student ID card
this week.
Get organised.
Your to-do list. Not all of these will apply to you,
but make sure you do what you need to before
your classes begin.
Still need somewhere to live?
Course induction
Student Halls are a great option. They’re cheap
and hassle-free and all your bills are included in
your rent, plus you’ll be living alongside other
Don’t miss your course induction from 22
September. You’ll meet your tutors and all your
coursemates, find out which groups you’re in
and get loads of information about modules,
deadlines and other essential elements of your
Go to,
or ask at the Welcome Hub. If you want rent
privately, come and see us anyway – we’ll tell you
where to go to get the best and the fairest deals.
Pay your fees
Need a bank account?
You can’t register without a payment plan, so
unless you have a tuition fee loan from Student
Finance (who will pay us direct) you need to do
a bank transfer or set up a payment plan. There’ll
be staff at Clifford Whitworth during Welcome
who can help you sort it out.
We have a branch of Santander on campus, next
to Clifford Whitworth library. There are lots of
other high street banks in and around Salford.
If you registered online, all you need to do is
show up and collect your ID card and we’ll do
the rest. If you’re an international student or
you didn’t register online, you’ll have to go to
Clifford Whitworth Library from 15 September to
complete your registration.
to find out what you need to bring along.
Find your induction schedule at
Medical centre
There’s an NHS medical centre in Maxwell.
All students, including international students
studying in the UK for six months or longer,
are entitled to NHS primary health care free of
charge. You can sign up with the medical centre
in the Welcome Zone and get a free health check
at the same time. Find out more on page 16.
Register with the UK police
Some international students have to register
with the police. (If this applies to you the
information wil be on your visa.) You can make
an appointment at the Welcome Zone; find out
more at
Welcome events planner can be found at
Support at
We don’t want
anything to get in the
way of you enjoying
the start of your
student life. If you
have a question or
need advice, these
next few pages
might help.
Student Life.
Careers and employability
We want to help you develop the professional
and personal skills, creativity, confidence and
adaptability you need to succeed in every part of
your life. As well as learning, making friends and
enjoying a new way of life, your time at University
is an investment into your future.
Our careers and employability team has lots of
Welcome events to give you a head start when
it comes to employability. We have sessions on
finding a part time job and creating a CV, events
where you can meet employers and a National
Insurance roadshow where you can apply for your
unique number, if you don’t already have one.
The team doesn’t stop work when your studies
start: they’re here throughout the year to answer
your questions, give advice and provide useful
resources to help you find work and become
more employable.
Find out more at
Being enterprising is more than the ability to turn
an idea into a successful business - it’s also about
having the skills to succeed in a competitive and
challenging business environment.
During Welcome we’ll be running taster sessions
and competitions to give you the opportunity
to see what enterprise is all about. Throughout
the year, we run weekly Enterprise Academy
masterclasses on topics ranging from confidence
building to the science of selling, as well as
intensive business bootcamps on everything you
need to know about starting your own business.
Find out more at
Had the best business idea EVER?
You could win £250 in lovely cash.
Write your idea on one of our beer mats (there
are piles left around campus) and take it to one
of the drop-off points.
Winner to be announced at the Be Enterprising
event on Wednesday 1 October, in The Hub.
Study skills
We can support you through your studies in lots
of ways. We hold regular study skills workshops,
or if you prefer one-to-one help, make an
appointment to see one of our study skills
consultants. We also produce basic study guides
that you can read in your own time.
Support for Care Leavers
We’re very proud to offer quality support for care
leavers. The University is one of only a handful
to gain exemplary status in the Buttle UK Quality
Mark 2014, which measures the commitment of
further and higher education establishments to
young people who are in or leaving care.
Our support covers accommodation, finances
(including a limited number of bursaries),
emotional and academic support. We encourage
students who have been in care or are taking
Social Work and Social Policy courses to volunteer
to help raise aspirations of looked after children
in Salford secondary schools, helping them to see
university as a valid option.
If you’re a care leaver, you’ll also be invited to
sit on the board of Salford Community Action
Network, a partnership which helps to shape the
futures of care-experienced people in Salford.
Email [email protected] or
for more information.
For further information visit
Support for student carers
Advice and wellbeing
If you support a sick, disabled or frail family
member (including children), friend or neighbour,
either formally or informally, we understand that
you’ll need some flexibility.
It’s not unusual for you to feel homesick, anxious
or unsure about life at University, and lots of your
fellow students will feel the same. If you’d like to
speak to someone about your concerns you can
talk in confidence to a member of our specially
trained wellbeing team. They’re there to help you
address any difficulties you’re facing and help
you overcome them. The wellbeing team will be
available during Welcome, but you can speak to
them at any time.
Student Life Advice Desks are open at:
University House: 09.00 – 17.00
Allerton Learning Space (Level 1): 10:00 - 15:00
MediaCityUK: 10.00 – 15.00
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 0161 295 0023
Welcome events planner can be found at
We believe that no-one should be at a
disadvantage in their studies because they have
caring responsibilities, and we can arrange
an individual support plan based on your
circumstances and needs. We also have an online
forum where you can chat to other people in
the University in the same situation: it’s at
If you’re a carer, email [email protected] or
telephone 0161 295 2152 for more information.
We’ll also be running a session for student carers
during Welcome.
Support for Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Trans (LGBT)
Students at the University of Salford have one
of Europe’s most vibrant and diverse places for
LGBT people on their doorstep. Manchester has
a thriving scene, with something to do every
night of the week and plenty more at weekends.
The University itself has its own LGBT Student
Society which meets every Tuesday evening,
and is also heavily involved in celebrating LGBT
History Month, IDAHO and Manchester Pride. The
University also sponsors the Peel Park Pink Picnic,
Salford’s annual LGBT pink picnic held every July.
We have a dedicated LGBT contact:
email [email protected] or call 0161 295 2152.
Find out more at
If you’re an international student, you can link up
with a mentor in the UK through InterLINK.
Mentors are friendly UK students who will give
you advice and support, and help you find out
more about living and studying in Salford. They’ll
also organise fun activities and help you meet
other students.
Interested? Find out more and apply online at
Your Students’ Union
Welcome festival
Welcome to your Students’ Union! We’re here
to ensure that students love their life at Salford.
Starting university can feel daunting but it’s an
exciting time and one you’ll remember for a
long time.
This year we have expanded our Welcome
programme to bring you biggest and best
student experiences as you settle in and make
new friends. We’ll be bringing you all of the
social and fun opportunities to get involved
at Salford so check our programme at Just a
taste of what we are offering for 2014 is Bubble
Football, Alton Towers, Chester Zoo and the best
freebie giveaway fairs! You may even like to sign
up for a JUNK sewing class or try something new
from our Korea food tasting session.
As an automatic member of the Union, you
benefit from representation in your courses,
jobs and creative opportunities, cheap food and
drinks, fun events, free academic advice, as well
as our hugely popular sports and activities groups.
What is the Students’ Union?
We are a charity of student elected representatives
– working to make sure your University
experience is everything it can be. We are
independent of the University, and work for you.
Our representation system, led by our 5 sabbatical
officers, means we take your voice to the
University with the most impact.
Meet your sabbatical officers
Your sabbs work for you to make sure the
University hears and acts on your opinions. You
can contact us now online, or pop by our offices
in University House when you arrive. We have
Find more
about USSU.
University of Salford Students’ Union
We offer social and fun opportunities for you to
make new friends, learn new things, maybe even
get fit and enjoy your hobbies.
Welcome events minisite
Every penny we earn goes back into making your
student experience great. Visit one of our three
shops across campuses for the very best deals on
snacks, drinks, stationery, course kit and supplies.
We work to ensure that we get the best prices,
making your student pounds go further.
Get involved
Meet the Sabbs
Follow USSU.
Atmosphere kitchen and bar
USSU eShop
Travelling to the
University of Salford
The University of Salford’s
Campuses are all well connected
with both the local area and
wider region.
Car parking
Getting Around Campus
There’s limited car parking at Adelphi, Peel
Park and Frederick Road. You’ll need to buy a
permit to park on campus and spaces are very
limited, so we recommend you walk, cycle, use
public transport or take advantage of the free
Campus Link and MediaCityUK bus services when
travelling to University and between sites.
Get around the campus in ways
that will save your pennies and
the planet.
The University operates a free Campus Link
bus that completes a circuit of the campus and
residential sites every 30 minutes. Timetables,
which include bus stop locations, are available
from all receptions and Student Life.
The privately-operated number 50 service runs
between Peel Park and MediaCityUK and is free
between sites if you show your student ID card.
Normal fees apply if you’re travelling beyond
either campus.
Dedicated footpaths are laid out in direct routes
across and between campuses; however there
will be some slight disruption during the current
construction period. Future plans (when the
development phase is complete by the end of
2015) will limit inner campus vehicles to service
and delivery vehicles and disabled car parking.
More Information
Find out more about campus travel at
The University has excellent rail links. Salford
Crescent station is between Peel Park and
Frederick Road and has frequent services to
Manchester central stations. The journey takes
less than 10 minutes. There are direct services
to local destinations including Bolton, Preston,
Blackburn, Wigan, Blackpool and Manchester
Secure cycle storage is available on all campuses.
You can get free access producing your student
ID card at Maxwell reception. Please use this
facility to ensure you keep your cycle safe at all
Bus and Tram
Transport for Greater Manchester (TFGM) has all
the information you need about bus and tram
services on its website, including a really useful
journey planner. You can buy bus tickets and
passes from USSU Finance office in University
Could you offer another student a lift? Could you
and a friend travel in the same car? The University
operates a car-share scheme which can reduce
your motoring costs.
For information about public transport in Greater
Manchester visit
For train times and ticket prices go to
If you’re aged 16-25, or a full full-time student
over the age of 26, you can buy a 16-25 Railcard
which gives you a third off any off-peak rail fares
across Britain.
Welcome events planner can be found at
The Students’ Union operates a not-for-profit
bike hire scheme in Horlock Court on Peel Park
for a booking form and more information.
A limited Campus Link service will be running
from 8-12 September. Temporary passes are
available from the Welcome Zone and University
accommodation; use one of these until you get
your student ID card.
The International Society offers our international
students a warm and friendly welcome to Salford.
We’re here to help make your time in the UK
a wonderful experience. We have over 7,000
members representing over 150 different
nationalities and are committed to promoting
international friendship. We celebrate cultural
diversity and hope that our contribution can help
international relations.
Among the many activities and services we offer
are visits to places around the UK, language
classes, social events and community projects.
If you’re an international (including EU) student,
come and collect your free membership card,
ask for further information or have an informal
chat with us at the Student Activities Space in
University House, or at the International Society
on 327 Oxford Road.
t: 0161 295 5075
Staying on campus? Come to our parties! We’re
having a film night, pizza party and a games
night. If you’re in Horlock or Constantine Court or
in Castle Irwell Student Village, come and join us.
It’s all before 20 September, but if you get here
after that there’ll still be loads of opportunities to
get to know everyone.
We’ll email you once you’ve arrived, inviting
you to meet your fellow students.
Check the Arrival and Moving In pages at to find
out key collection details and all the info you
need about moving in.
If you’re staying in Eddie Colman, John Lester or
Bramall Court, check out our partner’s website
at to see the
welcome events they have planned.
Welcome events planner can be found at
Sports Medical
centre . centre.
The sports centre is available to all students and
offers very competitive rates. If you’re living
in University accommodation, our Platinum
membership is included in your rent (you just
need to pay a £20 activation fee to enjoy the
Facilities include a 25m swimming pool, spa
and new sauna, four recently refurbished fitness
rooms, and a packed fitness class timetable
including our new Metafit classes. We also
have a cardiovascular fitness suite, weights
room, climbing wall, squash courts, sports hall,
badminton, table tennis and football.
We offer pay and play access to facilities and
activities alongside our membership packages.
During Welcome Week there’ll be lots of extras
on offer. Watch out for the fitness freebies, pop
up fitness classes, pool parties and exciting joint
activities with the Students’ Union including
Bubble Football, Raveminton and Run with
Colour. For all Welcome information follow
us on Twitter at @UoSSportsCentre or find
us on Facebook at
The University’s medical centre, part of the
Langworthy NHS Medical Practice, is on the third
floor of Maxwell and is staffed by a friendly team
of nurse specialists and general practictioners.
All students, including international students
studying in the UK for six months or longer,
are entitled to NHS primary health care free of
To use our services you’ll need to complete a
registration form and health questionaire. You’ll
then be offered a mini health check and be able
to update any essential immunisations free of
Come and see us at the Welcome Hub between
9-25 September, call into the medical centre on
the third floor at Maxwell at any other time.
Follow us on twitter @medcentre_sal or see the
Langworthy NHS Medical Practice website at
Details of our facilities and membership packages
are on the website, or you can call in and speak
to one of our members of staff and have a look
Library. Faith.
The library is an amazing, free resource which
contains a wealth of information.
You don’t need a student ID card to access the
library during Welcome, so it’s a great opportunity
to look around the facilities and find out what
services are on offer. We run daily guided tours to
help you find your way around.
Clifford Whitworth Library is the University’s main
library. It’s on the Peel Park campus and is open
24 hours a day, seven days a week. Other library
facilities are located at Adelphi, MediaCityUK and
Allerton. All libraries have staffed support desks.
Skill Up has everything you need in order to get
started with the Univerity of Salford’s library and
computing services.
Find it at
Drop in question and answer support sessions
will be run at all library facilities during the first
three weeks of the first semester. Speak to any of
the library staff to find out more, or pick up the
timetables from the Welcome Hub. We have daily
30 minute sessions throughout the first semester
to help you make the most of the library facilities.
The library also offers training to help you
improve your ICT skills and work with software
such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Developing these skills willl help with future
employment, as well as university work.
Find out more at
Follow the Library on Twitter: @TheLibraryUoS
Welcome events planner can be found at
The University has a multi-faith team in the Faith
Centre at University House. The team includes
representatives of Christian (Anglican and Roman
Catholic), Jewish and Muslim faiths. We are
happy to offer spiritual guidance and pastoral
care to students and staff of any faith, as well as
those who have no particular affinity with any
faith or religion.
Throughout the year we offer regular services,
prayer, a place to talk about any concerns you
may have, social events and information about
faiths and local places of worship.
During Welcome we have open drop-ins every
Tuesday between noon and 2pm in the Faith
Centre. Come along for coffee, cake and a chat;
there’s a warm welcome for everyone. There are
also walks, services, times of prayer and social
activities throughout September. If you’d like to
see a chaplain you can call in or get in touch at
any time.
Twitter: @UoSChaplain
IT Services.
IT Services provide you as a student with your
IT network login account, PCs in open-access
suites and teaching areas, WiFi access, Office365
incorporating your student email. We also provide
storage space for your documents and other
files—accessible on- or off-campus
The links below will help you as a new student
to get going with the most commonly requested
University IT Services:
If you require further or other assistance contact
our Service Desk 0161 295 2444.
We also provide you with a personal IT support
online portal. This is known as My IT Desk,
accessible via any PC, on- or off-campus. From
this portal you can request support from us and
you can keep track of your IT requests. For more
details, visit
Top 10 things to
do in Welcome.
There’s so much taking place in Welcome that it’s hard to recommend just 10 things to do, however if
you’re looking for suggestions we recommend:
Visit the Welcome Zone – you can find out EVERYTHING you need to know about Welcome there
and get a free tea or coffee!
Resetting your network login account & email password
Visit the University of Salford Student’s Union Welcome website for information on all their
brilliant events – go to for information
PIN Reset
Follow us on Twitter to updates on what’s happening - @UoS_Studentlife and @salfordsu are the
account to follow for information on everything happening during Welcome
Accessing student email
Take a Campus Walkabout and find out where everything is on campus! They are running every
day during Welcome - you can book a place in the Welcome Zone
Getting online via University WIFI
Get involved in Sport – the Sports Centre’s will be running all sorts of pop-up and bookable sports
events during Welcome including a Pool Party and Rave-minton!
Getting online from student halls
Meet our Chaplains – our Faith Centre team will be running regular drop-ins and events
throughout Welcome
Find out how to Get a PT Job – you can book your place on this useful workshop in the Welcome
Kit yourself and your room/halls out through Uni-Cycle. Uni Cycle is a pop-up shop which will be
located in the Welcome Zone. They will be selling second-hand clothing, kitchen equipment and
much more.
Feel safe and secure – our friend campus police and security team will be on campus throughout
10.Visit the Library – our Clifford Whitworth Library has an open door policy from 8th September so
even if you’re not registered yet you can go and look around.
Welcome events planner can be found at
University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford, M5 4WT
t: +44 (0)161 295 4545
Welcome events planner can be found at