Salford

Student city guide to Salford

Salford has seen a huge amount of regeneration in recent years. It’s now the home of MediaCityUK — where BBC Sport and ITV Granada are headquartered — so there’s no better place for students wanting to get into media.

Music tourists travel from all over to experience Salford’s legacy. The Smiths’ frontman Morrissey grew up in the city, and members of Joy Division and New Order also called Salford home. A short journey into central Manchester and you get the benefits of the bars, restaurants and nightlife that city is known for.

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"Music tourists travel from all over the world to experience Salford’s legacy"

For culture-seekers, Salford Museum and Art Gallery is next door to campus, and The Lowry is a theatre and modern art space on the quayside. Sports fans are looked after too, with Manchester home to two of the country’s biggest football teams.

Our Student Quarter building is 5 minutes’ walk from the University of Salford. This popular student accommodation has a large courtyard and barbecue area and hosts regular social events.

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