Over 50 years on from first becoming a university, we have a strong sense of who we are and where we're going.
The University of Salford was established in 1967 to equip people with the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the emerging industries of their time. We were one of the first UK institutions to pioneer ‘sandwich’ courses that gave our students practical, work-based experience alongside traditional academic learning.
Today, we’re closer to industry than ever, with more links to small and medium-sized enterprises than any other university in Greater Manchester (Higher Education Business and Community Interaction Survey 2015/16). We also count international businesses such as Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover among our partners. We build strong relationships with businesses to create courses that enable our graduates to take on the challenges of today’s working world.
Greater Manchester is at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse, an enormous regeneration strategy that means the UK’s engineering, energy and built environment
sectors are demanding graduates who are ready to hit the ground running. The University of Salford and its students will be a vital part of the ongoing transformation of the north into a dynamic and unique place to live and work.
Recent years have seen the explosion of the digital and creative economy, creating a gap
in the graduate talent pool which you could fill. We’re constantly making new connections
with the digital and creative sectors and have a strong track record of supporting local tech start-ups, including those of some of our own graduates.
We’ve always played a major role in improving the lives of our local communities, and
today we take this challenge more seriously than ever. We work with local and national
partners to find solutions to societal issues such as social mobility, living conditions, public health and wellbeing.
Manchester is recognised as one of the world’s most important sporting cities, and we take full advantage of our location to access some of the biggest players in the sector through our links with industry, giving our students a huge employability boost.
Be the first to write a review!