Five awesome reasons to live and study in Salford

Toby Devonshire from True Studenton 24 June 2020
Five awesome reasons to live and study in Salford

Wondering where your studies will take you? Why not come to the University of Salford in Greater Manchester?

Boasting modern architecture and bustling streets with a deep heritage, the regenerated Victorian ports of Salford Quays have been transformed, creating a unique urban setting to eat, drink and shop in.

Situated a stone’s throw away from the River Irwell, and running along the edge of Peel Park, the University of Salford boasts a huge selection of courses across a range of industries, from Engineering to Radiology.

So, why study here?

1. River and quay cruises

From historical river tours to live music evening cruises, the Salford Quays hosts a wide selection of boat-related activities, no matter the season or time of day. Why not try a night cruise to soak up the sights of the city whilst being serenaded by live acoustic guitar - the ultimate way to wind down your weekend or relax after a long day of studying.

2. Museums and art galleries 

Placed within the grounds of the University of Salford, The Salford Museum and Art Gallery hosts a selection of permanent and temporary exhibitions including Victorian art, local history exhibitions and much more. 

If you prefer a more modern space, The Lowry is home to theatres, studio spaces, art galleries, cafés and bars, hosting a huge variety of performances from West End productions to live bands and comedians.

3. Lowry Outlet

The shopping hot-spot of Salford, the Lowry Outlet sprawls above the historic waterfront. The unique shopping centre hosts a range of outlet and factory shops and offers huge discounts on some of the most popular brands. With a wide selection of takeaways and restaurants, the Lowry Outlet is the perfect place to spend a day browsing the sales and grabbing a bite to eat.

4. Great student accommodation

Situated in a modern, vibrant area, and mostly in brand-new buildings, the student accommodation for Salford is set among the waterways, a truly unique living space that cannot be found anywhere else in the UK.

Newly-opened for this year, the purpose-built True Student building offers amazing features including a built-in cinema, a gym and much more. And what’s more, NHS and medical students studying in Salford can receive £300 off their rent in 2020-21.

5. Easy access to Manchester

As Salford is just a stone’s throw from Manchester, it takes no time at all to catch a train into the big city for a day of shopping, or a night of dancing. From the karaoke bars in Chinatown to the brilliant clubs and bars along the main street, a great night out is always guaranteed!

Studying at Salford really is the best of both worlds - all the benefits of city living in Manchester, alongside the space to explore a more peaceful environment in the Salford Quays, with everything within easy reach of the university.

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Toby Devonshire from True Studenton 24 June 2020