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BE UNEXPECTED POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY WED 27 FEB 2019

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VICE-CHANCELLOR’S WELCOME TO YOUR POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY Your Open Day is designed to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed choice about the many taught and research opportunities available to you at the University of Salford. In a fiercely competitive job market, a postgraduate qualification from Salford will give you the edge over rival job applicants. Our courses are designed to equip you for the challenges of the working world. They can open doors to rewarding and challenging careers in health, science, engineering, the arts, the built environment, media, music, law and business. As a postgraduate student at Salford you’ll experience cutting-edge academic facilities, close proximity to central Manchester and a variety of affordable student rooms within walking distance of our main campus.

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Thousands of postgraduate students from the University have gone onto career success. Previous students are now working at leading organisations across the world including Apple, Saatchi & Saatchi, Kellogg’s, the NHS, GlaxoSmithKline and the Financial Times, to name just a few. We also continue to boast exceptional links with organisations across both the public and private sector, both here in the UK and overseas. Salford is a research-driven university, using innovation and creativity to find solutions to ‘real-world’ problems. Our multi-disciplinary research environment is recognised nationally and around the world. Our research is organised through four strategic interdisciplinary themes; Built Environment; Energy; Health and Wellbeing; Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy. Academic staff and students will be available throughout the event to answer any questions you might have. I hope you enjoy your visit to the University of Salford.  rofessor Helen Marshall P Vice-Chancellor


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Make the most of your visit Finding your way around Peel Park Campus Frederick Road Campus MediaCityUK Campus Postgraduate loans How to apply Accommodation The library Out and about

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BE UNDILUTED

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MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT Our Postgraduate Open Day gives you the opportunity to talk to our experts about our wide portfolio of taught and research study opportunities. As well as our academics, there will be staff and students on hand to answer your questions. You will be able to: /  Attend a subject talk and speak one-on-one with an academic representative from your course /  Find out about fees and funding for postgraduate students at our askUS drop-in desk /  Get guidance from our Careers and Employability team / Chat to current postgraduate students / Discover our range of postgraduate accommodation options / Talk to askUS staff about any special help you need while studying and living in Salford / Get information about our application and selection processes

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STUDENT AMBASSADORS Our Student Ambassadors will be on hand to help you in each location. (they’re the ones in the red coats). Whether you need pointing in the right direction or want to ask them about studying at Salford, they’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Our Open Days take place across our three campuses: Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK. Your course will dictate the campus you will be based on during the Open Day. You can find out which courses are based where on pages 8-13. MAPS Pick up a map at any of our check-in desks, and if you need pointing in the right direction, just ask any of our staff or student ambassadors and they will be happy to help.

PARKING On the day you will be able to park for free at both our Peel Park (M5 4WT) and Frederick Road (M6 5ST) car parks.

BUSES These will operate on request - please speak with staff at your nearest check-in point if you would like a lift between campuses.

VISITING MEDIACITYUK MediaCityUK has great public transport links with a Metrolink tram stop just steps away from our building and the frequent number 50 bus linking it to the rest of our campus and Manchester city centre. Parking can be limited and there is a charge, so if you are driving to the Open Day, we are running an on-demand shuttle from our Peel Park Campus to allow you to take advantage of the free parking there (see above Parking section). Head to the check-in desk in New Adelphi Building to request this. If you do decide to drive to MediaCityUK, you can use the postcode M50 2EQ.

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FINDING YOUR WAY AROUND

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PEEL PARK CAMPUS The original campus of the University of Salford, our Peel Park campus combines elements of the original university, dating back to 1896, and brand new facilities. We have spent over £100 million making the campus a fantastic place to live and study. Our facilities include: The New Adelphi Building Our £60 million New Adelphi building houses facilities including a 350 seat theatre, screen and voice acting studios, fashion design spaces and studios, photography studios, recording studios and a whole host of specialist spaces designed for our performance, art and design, music and dance students and programmes. Bodmer Lab Known colloquially as the ‘Megalab’, the Bodmer Lab is a £3 million state-of-the-art laboratory, based in our Cockcroft Building. Aerodynamics labs Used to determine the aerodynamic properties of Aerofoils to show the influence on the lift and drag characteristics of a tapered wing section. They have low speed and supersonic wind tunnels as well as a DC10 jet engine! The Octave A world-class, fully configurable, immersive holographic experience which engages sight, sound, and touch bringing together people and objects from around the world in one single virtual reality. The Energy House This is a full-sized two bedroom terraced house built inside an environmental chamber that can replicate almost any weather conditions. This amazing test facility is fully furnished and packed with a vast array of sensors that can monitor a wide range of variables throughout the house and chamber We are named after Peel Park, one of the oldest public parks in the country, which sits right next to the campus. Having recently undergone a £1.6 million restoration to bring it back to its former glory, the park provides a beautiful green space to relax outside of lessons.

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The following course areas will be represented on the day. / / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Accounting and finance Acoustics Art and design Architecture Biology and biomedicine Business and management Computer science Construction, property and surveying Engineering English Geography and environmental management Law Music Performing arts Politics and history Science communication


PEEL PARK POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY SCHEDULE All talks, sessions and the Postgraduate Study Fair will be in the New Adelphi Building, please follow the signs on site to your nearest Check In point. Postgraduate Study Fair

Location

Time

Talk one-on-one with an academic representative from your course. Lecturers will be available from all subject areas listed on the previous page

Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

3.30 – 6.30pm

Talks

Overview

Location

Time

Overview of postgraduate study

Find out what more about what makes the University of Salford unique

7.11 – Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

5.00 – 5.30pm

Postgraduate Finance

This session will provide a guide to student funding and managing your money

6.20 – Sixth Floor – New Adelphi

3.45 – 4.15pm 5.30 – 6.00pm

MA Contemporary Performance Practice

Learn about the modules and structure of MA Contemporary Performance Practice

6.40b – Sixth Floor – New Adelphi

4.15-4.45pm

MSc Digital Marketing

An introduction to MSc Digital Marketing

7.11 – Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

4.15 - 4.45pm

MSc Entrepreneurship

Learn more about the new MSc in Entrepreneurship

7.12 – Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

4.15 - 4.45pm

University-Wide Language Programme

Learn a language while you study at Salford

6.20 – Sixth Floor – New Adelphi

3.40 – 3.45pm

Tours

Overview

Location

Time

Tour of Acoustics facilities

Your chance to see our Acoustic facilities for yourself

CSE Stand, Seventh Floor - New Adelphi

4.30-5.00pm 6.00-6.30pm

Tour of the Bioscience laboratories

Your chance to see our Bioscience facilities for yourself

ELS Stand, Seventh Floor - New Adelphi

4.00-4.30pm 5.00-5.30pm

Tour of Peel Park campus

Take a tour led by a Student Ambassador

Campus Tour Stand, Seventh Floor New Adelphi

Available from 3.30 – 6.00pm

Stands

Overview

Location

Time

askUS Student Support Service

Help and guidance on a wide range of student service areas including finance, wellbeing, disability support, career development and employability plus much more. Members of the support team will be available to talk about the services on offer throughout the day

Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

3.30-6.30pm

Accommodation

Find out more about accommodation options from our partners, Campus Living Villages

Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

3.30-6.30pm

The library

Come and find out more about all our libraries, including our newly renovated ‘library in the park’

Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

3.30-6.30pm

Postgraduate research

Find out what support our postgraduate research team can offer you

Seventh Floor – New Adelphi

3.30-6.30pm

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FREDERICK ROAD CAMPUS Our Frederick Road campus has practicality built into the heart of it. Our aim is to re-create real world environments ensuring you are fully prepared for anything your career can throw at you. Some of our specialist facilities include: Prosthetics and Orthotics lab Our state-of-the-art labs are used to treat real patients, letting our students gain as much experience as they can. Nursing Simulation suites Used by students on our nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy courses, offering you state-of-the-art facilities which replicate a real hospital environment. Students benefit from access to realistic wards, treatment rooms, midwifery and labour rooms and a vast range of human patient simulators. Immersive suite Our immersive simulation room allows users to be transported to any environment without having to leave the suite. The technology combines a series of cameras which project realistic images onto the walls, with audio equipment to transform the space into anything from the back of an ambulance to a nightclub, prison cell or family home. Human Performance lab Our Human Performance lab contains almost every type of physiological and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with in-built force platforms, motion cameras, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. Podiatry Clinic Our public facing clinic allows you to gain real-world clinical experience whilst studying.

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The following course areas will be represented on the day. / / / / / /

Criminal justice Nursing and midwifery Counselling and psychotherapy Radiography and occupational therapy Social policy and social work Sport, exercise and physiotherapy


FREDERICK ROAD POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY SCHEDULE All of the talks, sessions and the study fair will be in the Allerton building, please follow the signs on the day to the Check In points.

Postgraduate Study Fair

Location

Time

Talk one-on-one with an academic representative from your course. Lecturers will be available from all subject areas listed on the previous page

Allerton Concourse, Allerton Building

3.30 – 6.30pm

Talks

Overview

Location

Time

Overview of postgraduate study

Find out what more about what makes the University of Salford unique

L207 in Allerton Building

4.00 – 4.30pm

Postgraduate finance

This session will provide a guide to student funding and managing your money

L207 in Allerton Building

4.30 – 5.00pm

MSc The Criminal Justice Process

An introduction to MSc The Criminal Justice System

L218 in Allerton Building

5.15-6.00pm

MA Social Work talk

Hear about the modules and structure of MA Social Work

L219 in Allerton Building

5:15-6:00pm

Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy talk

Learn more about Counselling, Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

L207 in Allerton Building

5.15-6.00pm

Stands

Overview

Location

Time

askUS Student Support Service

Help and guidance on a wide range of student service areas including finance, wellbeing, disability support, career development and employability plus much more. Members of the support team will be available to talk about the services on offer throughout the day

Allerton Concourse, Allerton Building

3.30-6.30pm

The library

Come and find out more about all our libraries, including our newly renovated ‘library in the park’

Allerton Concourse, Allerton Building

3.30-6.30pm

Accommodation

Find out more about accommodation options from our partners, Campus Living Villages

Allerton Concourse, Allerton Building

3.30-6.30pm

Admissions enquiries

For any Admissions queries, please speak to our Events staff based at the check-in desks

Allerton Concourse, Allerton Building

3.30-6.30pm

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MEDIACITYUK CAMPUS MediaCityUK has become a genuine, creative community, where collaborative relationships can grow and flourish. It’s a concept reflecting the way the media industry is moving, as the boundaries between ‘new’ and ‘old’ media become increasingly blurred. This is a brave new world which will require talented people from different disciplines to work together MediaCityUK is a place where this can happen. We are currently the only University to have a presence at MediaCityUK, with a space designed to encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration between academics, students, professionals and industry. Our MediaCityUK campus is located at the heart of six national BBC departments and a mass of independent specialist creative, digital and media organisations. The location, stateof-the-art facilities and our focus on industrial partnerships give our 1,500 MediaCityUK students exceptional opportunities, placing them in prime position for digital and media careers. / Our production suites, studios and digital infrastructure have been informed and specified by industry and future proofed for emerging creative technologies. / Our close partnerships with major businesses such as BT and Adobe will inform the development of our courses and research projects – keeping our focus constantly up to date with the real world. / Our aim is to have our students working on live briefs (assigned by our business partners) on all MediaCityUK courses. These live briefs are a key aspect of our teaching and prepare students for the world of work.

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The following course areas will be represented on the day. / / / /

Audio production Film, TV and media Journalism Media psychology


MEDIACITYUK POSTGRADUATE OPEN DAY SCHEDULE Postgraduate Study Fair

Location

Time

Talk one-on-one with an academic representative from your course. Lecturers will be available from all subject areas listed on the previous page

Ground Floor, MediaCityUK

3.30-6.30pm

Talks

Overview

Location

Time

Postgraduate finance

This session will provide a guide to student funding and managing your money

MediaCityUK 2.36

5.30-6.00pm

MA Journalism – with a focus on MA Public Relations and Digital Communications

Get an introduction to MA Journalism and MA Public Relations and Digital Communications

MediaCityUK 3.11

4.45-5:15pm

MA Media Production: TV Documentary, TV Drama, and Children’s TV Production

Learn about MA Media Production: TV Documentary, TV Drama, and Children’s TV Production in this dedicated subject session

MediaCityUK 2.03

4.15-4.45pm & 5.00-5.30pm

MA Media Production: Animation, PostProduction, and Wildlife Documentary Production

Gain an insight into MA Media Production: Animation, Post-Production, and Wildlife Documentary Production

MediaCityUK 2.04

4.15-4.45pm & 5.00-5.30pm

MA Media Production

Find out more about the modules, delivery and prospects of MA Media Production

MediaCityUK 3.10

4.15-4.45pm & 5.00-5.30pm

Tours

Overview

Location

Time

MSc Audio Production Tour

Your chance to see the MediaCityUK audio facilities

Tour to commence from the Computing, Science and Engineering school stand

4.00 - 4.30pm & 5.30-6pm

Stands

Overview

Location

Time

askUS Student Support Service

Help and guidance on a wide range of student service areas including finance, wellbeing, disability support, career development and employability plus much more. Members of the support team will be available to talk about the services on offer throughout the day

Ground Floor, MediaCityUK

3.30-6.30pm

Admissions enquiries

For any Admissions queries, please speak to our Events staff based at the check-in desks

Ground Floor, MediaCityUK

3.30-6.30pm

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POSTGRADUATE LOANS

“It helped me identify my own targets and life goals, as well as teaching me that if you work hard for something, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t achieve it.” Ryan Gerrard MSc Digital Marketing

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Doctoral loans are available alongside the existing master’s loans for UK students. For courses starting on or after the 1st August 2019, UK students will be eligible to receive up to £25,700 towards a doctoral degree or £10,906 towards a taught or research master’s. Repay once you’re earning over £21,000.

Courses and Subjects

Master’s Loan

Doctoral Loan

/ The vast majority of modes of study that result in a master’s degree are eligible

Your course must

/ Loans are available for full-time master’s lasting up to two years and part-time master’s lasting up to four years / Our 28-month courses with the School of the Built Environment are also eligible Amounts

/ £10,906 for courses commencing September 2019 / It is not means tested and you can borrow up to £10,906 regardless of the specific cost of your master’s / The money is paid directly to you in three instalments per year

Who Qualifies

/ be a full, standalone doctoral course (not a top-up course) / have started on or after 1 August 2019 / last between 3 to 8 academic years

/ £25,700 for courses commencing after the 1st August 2019 / It is not means tested and you can borrow up to £25,000 regardless of the specific cost of your master’s / The loan will be divided equally across each year of your course

/ You must be age 60 or under on the first day of the first academic year of the course

The eligibility criteria for the doctoral loan is governed by three main areas:

/ You need to be a UK national, resident in England or EU national, resident in the EU

/ Your course

/ If you defer entry after the application has been approved, you will need to submit a new application for the next academic year

/ Your age – you must be under 60 on the first day of your first academic year of your course / Your nationality or residency status

/ Funding is not available for repeating a year of study unless you did not complete the year due to a compelling personal reason / Receipt of other sources of postgraduate funding such as an NHS bursary will not affect eligibility

∙ you’re a UK or EU national, or have ‘settled status’, so there are no restrictions on how long you can stay ∙ you normally live in England, and didn’t move there just to study ∙ you’ll have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for the past 3 years before starting your course PLEASE NOTE: you won’t be eligible to receive a doctoral loan if you have received or will receive a scholarship, grant, social work or NHS bursary or already have a doctoral degree. More details can be found at www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan/eligibility

REPAYMENTS: The repayment information is the same for both loans. / Repayments start once you start earning over £21,000 a year / The rate of repayment is 6% of your earnings OVER £21,000 - not your total salary / If you ever dip below £21,000, your payments will stop, and then restart once you’re earning over £21,000 again / Interest rates are RPI+3% / Repayments of undergraduate and postgraduate loans will be separate but will be taken at the same time All information correct at time of printing.

FIND OUT MORE Visit the student finance website:

www.gov.uk/masters-loan www.gov.uk/doctoral-loan Follow Student Finance England on social media for the latest information Twitter @SF_England Facebook/SFEngland YouTube/SFEFILM 15


HOW TO APPLY TO THE

UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD

To apply for postgraduate study, you will need to complete our online application form.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

For postgraduate taught applications visit salford.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply

/ When you submit your online application you will receive an acknowledgement by email. / You’ll be notified of the outcome of your application in writing.

For postgraduate research applications visit salford.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/apply You will need to have your supporting documents ready to upload when you start the online application:

/ Degree certificates / Transcripts / English language qualifications / Passport details (required for international applicants) / Research proposal (for postgraduate research applications) GUIDE TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

RECOGNISING EXPERIENCE We’re not just interested in exams you’ve passed and certificates you’ve collected. If you’ve gained enough relevant work experience – paid or voluntary – we’ll take that into account through our Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) schemes. HOW TO PREPARE A RESEARCH PROPOSAL

3 You can re-enter and complete your application at times convenient to you.

The research proposal is a crucial part of your postgraduate research application. You should discuss your proposal with the Postgraduate Research Admissions Contact of the school to which you are applying, to make sure you understand what is expected in your subject area.

4 Fill in all your application details using the guidance within the form.

Visit salford.ac.uk/postgraduate-research/ apply to find out details of the relevant contact.

5 Upload your supporting documents.

When submitting an application, make sure that the specialist area you wish to study is covered by a member of staff at the University:

1 When you first enter the online application you will be asked to create an account. 2 You will then receive an email with your login PIN and password.

6 Once you have submitted your application you can print a copy of your application. However you cannot re-enter and make any changes at this stage.

 heck individual staff entries on the Research C Centre sites that relate to your area. Visit www.salford.ac.uk/research Explore staff profiles and check current research interests on SEEK (Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge). Visit www.seek.salford.ac.uk

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ACCOMMODATION

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Living on campus is a great way to really immerse yourself in student life, whilst giving you the peace of mind of having everything you need within easy reach. All of our accommodation is managed through our partner, Campus Living Villages.

UNIVERSITY PARTNER ACCOMMODATION John Lester and Eddie Colman Courts are located next to our Frederick Road campus. They’re also a 15 minute walk from Peel Park, and a short free bus ride to MediaCityUK. All rooms come with a bed (single or double, depending on the room), wardrobe, desk, chair and storage heater.

Wifi

Security and CCTV

Utility bills

Cycle storage

Gym

Basketball court

Laundry room

Parking

Social room

Library

Contents Insurance

COMMUTING We’re ideally placed for public transport links, with Salford Crescent train station right on campus. There are regular bus routes along the Crescent into Manchester and it’s only a 20 minute walk into the city centre. There’s a Metrolink tram stop right outside our MediaCityUK campus building, and students can use their Salford ID cards to travel for free on the 50 bus between the main campus and MediaCityUK. Parking is available for students at both the Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses, charges do apply.

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The library provides access to a wide range of resources for your research and learning. We are open 24/7 all year round closing only on Christmas Day. The library has a variety of spaces with silent and collaborative study zones developed in response to users’ needs. Our cutting edge resource discovery tool, Library Search, allows access to all our academic resources from a single interface, including more than 348,000 books, 592,000 e-books, 66,000 e-journals and several special collections and archives. Even before you join us at Salford you can search our online database USIR (University of Salford Institutional Repository) and find research papers written by the University’s researchers. More than 700 PCs are provided, and screens around the buildings show where the available PCs are located. 240 laptops are also available for loan within libraries, and our printing system allows you to print your work anywhere on campus. There are a number of ways in which you can get help and support. We offer staffed Support Desks and an online instant messaging service. Our Skills for Learning site is an invaluable source of support for students with e-learning material, video guides and interactive assistance to guide you through your studies. Subject support is available via our Academic Support Librarians, who are here to help you and provide advice on literature reviews, research data management, open access and publishing. The customer focus of the library has been acknowledged with the Customer Service Excellence award, a national award to recognize excellence in Public Services. COME AND MEET US ANY TIME If you would like to learn more about our services and meet your Academic Support Librarian, please get in touch: www.salford.ac.uk/library

Information about our library services will be available at the Allerton Building, MediaCityUK and New Adelphi Building at our Library stands.

The University’s main library has undergone a £6.2m refurbishment, giving you a modern learning resource in the middle of the Peel Park campus which is open 24/7. 20


THE LIBRARY

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OUT AND ABOUT –

IN THE CITY

We’re Salford and proud, but there’s no denying that our next door neighbour is one of the most exciting cities in the world. Here are our top five reasons to love Manchester. 22


1. FOOD Manchester is one of the best places in the country for dining out. There’s food from almost every country in the world, from fine dining to street food. Spinningfields is a great place to have a glass of wine while doing some celeb spotting. You’ll find burgers galore in the Northern Quarter along with a huge selection of craft ales to wash them down. The Grade II listed Corn Exchange houses 13 restaurants under one roof. Meanwhile, The Printworks has everything you need for a great night out, including restaurants, bars and clubs.

2. MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE Manchester is famous for its music scene and the lively, energetic buzz shows no sign of abating. The Warehouse Project attracts clubbers from all over the world, and Manchester’s popular festival Parklife (from the people behind the Warehouse Project), is held each summer in Manchester’s Heaton Park. Every May, Salford’s Sounds from the Other City festival is held in locations just a short walk away from our main campus.

3. SHOPPING Food or fashion, bargain or designer, organic or value: it’s all here. Hop on the 100 bus from outside the University and it will take you straight to the Trafford Centre, the second largest shopping mall in the UK with a cinema, bowling and restaurants all open until late. Student favourite Afflecks has dozens of independent shops and stalls selling original, vintage and handmade goods. Manchester’s Arndale is just two kilometres away from campus, and has hundreds of international brands, plus lots of student focused events and discounts, all under one roof.

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4. SPORT Not only is Manchester home to one of the most famous football teams in the world, Manchester United, and its rival, Manchester City, it hosts international cricket matches at Lancashire County Cricket Club, world cycling competitions at the Manchester Velodrome, and international swimming events at the Aquatics Centre. And if playing sport is your thing, you’ve got plenty to choose from, including the Power League which has 14 all-weather pitches. You can ski all year round at Chill Factore, or you can even take part in open water swim sessions in the Manchester Ship Canal from April to September. And we’ve got our very own sports centre right here on campus, complete with a gym, swimming pool, sauna, climbing wall, courts and pitches.

5. CULTURE Manchester’s reputation for producing world-famous musicians places it centre stage in the world of culture. But it’s not all about Oasis and The Smiths; from the diversity of Manchester International Festival (MIF) to live music venues such as The Bridgewater Hall and The Deaf Institute, there really is something for everyone. Need a break from the noise and excitement? There are many excellent art galleries, museums, theatres and libraries. Visit contemporary and classic exhibitions at Salford Museum and Art Gallery, or take in a film or theatre experience at the multi-artform centre, HOME. With its rich literary legacy, Manchester is home to some of the best libraries including Manchester Central Library and Chetham’s, the oldest public library in the English-speaking world.

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University of Salford Postgraduate Open Day Guide - February 27th 2019  

University of Salford Postgraduate Open Day Guide - February 27th 2019