The University of Salford

The University of Salford has around 20,000 students and is situated just a mile and a half from Manchester city centre. The Peel Park Campus, Frederick Road Campus and Adelphi Campus are all within a short walk of each other, while the shiny new MediaCityUK Campus is found at Salford Quays just next to the BBC. Not only is Salford University within walking distance of the centre of Manchester, it is also the closest university to both Manchester United Football Club and Old Trafford cricket ground - so sports fans will be very happy here!

Situated just ten minutes' walk from the University of Salford's main campuses, Student Quarter has always been a popular choice among undergraduates, postgraduates, and international students at Salford University. In fact, the majority of students living at Student Quarter study at the University of Salford; iQ Student Accommodation is a natural choice of accommodation considering how close we are to campus!


  Distance Bus Car / taxi Walk Cycle
Main Salford Campuses 0.6 miles 5 minutes 3 minutes 12 minutes 4 minutes
MediaCityUK Campus 2.3 miles 34 minutes 10 minutes 46 minutes 14 minutes


How to get to Salford University from Student Quarter

Student Quarter is just ten minutes' walk from the University of Salford. Ideally located for anyone who wants to be close to campus, Student Quarter is also the perfect base from which to pop in to the shops, restaurants and nightlife of Manchester city centre.

The University of Salford has three main campuses; Peel Park Campus, Frederick Road Campus and Adelphi Campus. All three are very close to each other, just a short walk from Student Quarter. In fact, the nearest university buildings (including the Student Union) can be reached by foot in under 10 minutes! If you're lucky enough to own a car, you can pop to the University of Salford campus in 3 minutes. With secure off-street parking available at Student Quarter, driving is an easy and convenient option. Cycling enthusiasts, jump on your bike and travel to and from uni in less than 5 minutes. Plus, you can use the free cycle storage at Student Quarter to make sure your bike is safe and secure.

If you're heading to the Media City Campus rather than Peel Park, Frederick Road or Adelphi, a taxi will take you about ten minutes, while cycling will take approximately quarter of an hour. To get the bus to Media City, either walk down to the other Salford University Campuses and get the number 50 bus to Salford Quays or get the number 27 bus from just down the road from Student Quarter. This will take you down to Eccles New Road, a short walk away from campus. Both options will take just over half an hour.

Salford University contact details

General Enquiries

  • 0161 295 5000

Students' Union

  • 0161 351 5400
  • students-union@salford.ac.uk