Lots of transport link, there are a few pubs and restaurants but nights out are better in Manchester city centre, there is an Aldi and Tesco nearby to do food shopping, it is a cheap place to live.

By HarrisonThoma On 3rd May 2021

Study in Salford

Sandwiched between Manchester and Salford is the University of Salford, a hub of creativity and learning. Students are well catered for as there are about 100,000 students in the Greater Manchester area! 

 

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University of Salford

The University of Salford was established in 1850 with its campus situated only 2km away from the city centre. There are 21,500 students enrolled at the university split between four schools: the Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology, the School of Health and Society, the School of Science, Engineering and Environment and Salford Business School. The University has also received a Bronze TEF rating.

Salford Student Life

With the campus being about 1 mile away from Manchester city centre, there are loads of opportunities to enjoy the art and entertainment scene as well as the historical landmarks.  

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14th April 20

Love Manchester nights out…

Love Manchester nights out, brilliant public transport and everything you need eating/shopping wise is only a 20 minute bus ride away Cost of living is higher because you're living just outside a popular city

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3rd May 2021

a cheap place to live…

Lots of transport link, there are a few pubs and restaurants but nights out are better in Manchester city centre, there is an Aldi and Tesco nearby to do food shopping, it is a cheap place to live.

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Public Transport

There are extensive bus and tram routes across Salford run by the Transport for Greater Manchester. It is also only a 30 minute drive away from Manchester Airport. Highly accessible for everyone! 

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Shopping

Why not spend some time shopping at Quayside MediaCityUK with over 70 stores with up to 70% off on selected items?! You can find brands such as Cadbury, The Body Shop, M&S Outlet and Next Outlet.

Cultural Guide

 

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The Lowry

York has a number of live music venues across the city, that have nights that cater for every musical taste. A couple of favourites spots are the Pheonix Inn for jazz, BANGARANG for ska or Irie Vibes Sound System at The Crescent for reggae, dancehall and dub. There’s also York Barbican which puts on nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. 

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All year round there are festivals to get involved with. York Festival of Ideas features world-class speakers, theatre, music and more all across the city. There’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival which celebrates independent film. Or for something totally different, head back in time and join in the fun at JORVIK Viking Festival a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.

 

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Ordsall Hall

York Art Gallery showcases collections of paintings from the 14th Century through to contemporary prints, watercolours, drawings, and ceramics. Housed in a Grade II listed building it has undergone an £8 million redevelopment in recent years - it really is a must-see.

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Honestly, it's Manchester....

Honestly, it's Manchester. Be prepared to spend ALOT of money. Control/budget WELL. Transportation is very common. Night life is ridiculously fun and it's a beautiful city overall. read more

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Salford as a city has...

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Salford’s good it’s mini...

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6th May 2021

Great area for supermarkets,...

Great area for supermarkets, easy to get into Manchester read more

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3rd May 2021

Lots of transport link,...

Lots of transport link, there are a few pubs and restaurants but nights out are better in Manchester city centre, there is an Aldi and Tesco nearby to do food shopping, it is a cheap place to live. read more

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3rd May 2021

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2nd May 2021

Plenty of amenities and...

Plenty of amenities and transport links to get what you need and get where you need to go read more

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31st March 2021

Salford is an amazing...

Salford is an amazing city and great people and environment read more

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4th February 2021

Manchester is incredible....

Manchester is incredible. That's all I have to say. read more

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18th January 2021

Loads of connection links...

Loads of connection links in terms of transport read more

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18th October 2020

Used to be rough. A little...

Used to be rough. A little rough still but not as bad as it used to be read more

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24th September 2020

The uni is placed next...

The uni is placed next to the train station and has a number of bus stops nearby so transport is excellent. There is easy access to Manchester centre as well as salford shopping areas read more

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14th April 2020

Love Manchester nights...

Love Manchester nights out, brilliant public transport and everything you need eating/shopping wise is only a 20 minute bus ride away Cost of living is higher because you're living just outside a popular city read more

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6th April 2020

Nice place lots of things...

Nice place lots of things to do close yo the town read more

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9th March 2020

It's nothing. It's near...

It's nothing. It's near Manchester, that's the nicest thing I can say. read more

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22nd February 2020

Bit isolated. Salford...

Bit isolated. Salford is a dump but the convenience of train station and being in-between the Trafford centre and central Manchester is good. read more

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15th November 2019

Nice-ish area to live,...

Nice-ish area to live, would rather be in MCR city centre though. read more

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17th October 2019

its ok i guess, its better...

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17th October 2019

The aldi in salford is...

The aldi in salford is bloody amazing. So so cheap and you can get everything for £15 to last you ages. Nights out in Manchester are also great especially 42s. And public transport is primarily cheap, including ubers. read more

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