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Studying at University of Salford
The main campus, 'Peel Park' at the University of Salford is just west of the centre of Manchester with more university facilities on two additional campus sites within a mile of this. Many of these facilities have undergone major refurbishment in the past few years including the College of Health and Social Care, Salford Law School and the Physics Laboratory. In 2011 a brand new building, MediacityUK was commissioned to house the College of Arts, Media and Social Sciences and six BBC departments. This centre allows students to work alongside professionals using the most up-to-date equipment and studios including Radio broadcasting studios, post-production suites, HD TV studios and digital media labs. This experience will give University of Salford students an obvious advantage when it comes to careers and employment.
Other facilities at the university include Peel Hall which hosts music recitals and performances, the Robert Powell Theatre, Chapman Gallery and the Adelphi Studio Theatre. There are also three libraries where students can hire laptops and work in any of the internet cafés.
The Sports Centre has a 25m swimming pool, spa, gyms, classes, sports hall and a climbing wall, plus additional outdoor pitches. Students with determination and fitness can get involved in Salford University Boating Club and gain the opportunity to represent the university in the annual Two Cities Boat Race between Salford and Manchester.
The Students' Union consists of several bars, cafés, places to eat and shops plus hosting several services and is the entry point to clubs and societies. For nights out, Manchester has several great clubs, cinemas and live gig venues as well as an indoor ski slope, velodrome, and of course several famous sports clubs, most notably Manchester City and Manchester United Football Clubs and Lancashire County Cricket Club.
Many well-known people have studied at the University of Salford; Actors Robert Powell and Steve Edge, comedians Peter Kay and Jason Manford, Milkshake! children's presenter Jen Pringle, BBC football commentator Conor McNamara and Members of Parliament George Howarth, Barbara Keeley and Andrew Gwynne.
By 2017 the university aims to be in the top 25% of all UK universities and wants to transform the lives of its students with its excellent level of teaching and innovation as well as working alongside the community to improve the local environment. Existing projects include volunteering and working with the city council and those on the outside of the university to build relationships and make a positive contribution.
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If you have the option to go somewhere else then do! My degree was nothing but stress due to the repeated incompetence of admin staff. Had the exact same PowerPoint lecture delivered at least three times. Told me that I'd failed my degree when in fact I'd passed every module. Never any apologies for their mistakes. Avoid.
The univerity service is appalling their teaching format is all reading from presentations and occasionally there is a site visit. the support from some tutors is non existent however there are some tutors such as Will Swan who are amazing. The main issue is that the university is more interested in regenerating the campus than they are in teaching students. They are also eager to collect student fees which they over charge without checking as they tried to charge me £6000 when my course is only £1820 and i am a returning student so they should be aware. This poor approach and lack of support and communication means i could not recommend the service for future students wanting to learn, please dont waste your money. large organisations always provide a poor service and with Salford competing for government work and also testing products for manufacturers they clearly dont have time to teach students which is the main objective of the university.
Avoid at any cost, this university is designed to satisfy its incompetent and under qualified staff. The worst experience anyone can ask for. And as an Education Adviser for 4 years and a former student at Salford University, I can confidently say, that this is a hands down waste of money!
This university thinks they are in the same league as Cambridge University, while in reality most staff members are less qualified than the students they are teaching and it shows very clearly in Lectures, Assignments and the general attitude displayed by the staff. Avoid at all cost, better be uneducated than to graduate from this university (I dropped out of my course even though I passed all modules)
Hated it here. Wasn't made aware of any clubs/societies, the software they use online for blackboard is so outdated, my brother who attends Manchester uni commented on how old fashioned it is. The place itself is old fashioned too. Teaching is average at best, when me and my friends asked around a lot of people said they had no idea what was going on and many people look bored to tears. Worst part though is receiving no help for any problems I have, had an awful group experience working with someone before Christmas, emailed the teacher explaining it all as the presentation was subpar because of this persons lack of effort and work and another member of the group emailed too and we had no response from him at all, as though knowing he didn't have to teach us next semester meant it was ok to ignore a real problem. Have another issue recently regarding another group work, sent my teacher an email explaining everything about a month ago now and had no answer
Frequent emails with opportunities for outside work and volunteering amongst other things which is great. We're moving into a new building which i'm really excited for in september as the courses will improve so muhc with the new facilities. JOIN ALMOST FAMOUS THEATRE SOCIETY!
Salford in it's entirety is not the nicest of places to live, but everywhere has its downfalls. The University itself is growing bigger and bigger each year with new buildings and courses to help the next generation strive upon their strengths. The Students Union had a make over 2 years ago and now does excellent food and puts on some really great social nights for everyone to come down and get meeting new people no matter what your ethnicity or religion is. It is a really nice and friendly place to relax. Both campus' (main and media city) are new and modern and with the new addition of the highrise student accommodation opened for 2015, everything is literally on your doorstep.
The university's facilaties are really good. There are plenty of clubs and societies to join. The student union used to be really good but dated, they recently re-decorated and changed the food menu and drinks. Since then, the food has been horrid, both the food and drinks are way overpriced for what they are, and the pool tables rarely work. And if a large group, such as a club or society go in, there are never enough seats for everyone and little room to stand. It does look pretty though! And for the careers service, I've never once heard of this or recieved any information about one, but my course isn't the best and they rarely hand information out about the course, never mind other things like career service or wordscope (help to write assignments). I would say the university is really good, but be careful what course you choose! and there are plenty of other places to eat/drink other than student union. Most people avoid that place too!
Best university their is. The university library is fully equipped with everything a student needs. All tutors are easy and really available to help out students out of lecture hours. From time to time the university board meets with students needs. And the university student union is the best with social events almost every week repeatedly and also with helping students with their quarries.
It's a good university. I can only really speak for the MediaCityUK campus, because that's where I spend most of my time. But the internet is good, there are lots of clubs and socs. The facilities are mostly up to scratch and there is lots of support available (very easily) if you're struggling who will help you through. The only thing is the campus bus, which is very unreliable.