University of Salford

University of Salford

University of Salford

Best Locations for Student Accommodation

  • Lower Broughton
  • Charleston
  • Weaste
  • Irlams O Th’ Height
  • Higher Broughton
  • Eccles
  • Pendleton

Average Rents

Rents around this side of town are typically ┬ú60 – ┬ú75 a week per room.

Average agent fees

Not all agents charge an agency fee, but those that do are generally around £100 per tenant.


There is an excellent network of transport services for travel around the City and to the University. There is a free university bus around campus, which has a 30 minute long circular route stopping at Seaford Road, Castle Irwell, the leisure centre, Salford Crescent, the main reception, Adelphi, Bramall & Matthias Courts, Crescent House and Frederick Road and runs regularly. It also stops at John Lester/Eddie Colman courts a few times a day.

Magic Buses: These buses tend are more popular as they are cheaper and run more often.

Alternatively you can get a Stagecoach bus, which run every 3-4 minutes and follow the same route as the magic buses but also go to outer parts of Manchester including the airport.

Both Bus Services run all day andl night and you can purchase an annual bus pass for around £270.00

Salford Crescent station is just a 5 minute walk from the university. There are also two train stations in Manchester including Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Oxford Road. The Piccadilly station is for national destinations where as the  Oxford Road is for local journeys.

Living in the area

Salford University┬ábenefits from its close proximity to Britains 3rd largest city,Manchester. The whole area is┬á sport’s driven with top football clubs,cricket teams and rugby league all available to follow.

Fallowfield is the most popular area in Manchester for students to live and great for socialising and nightlife. The coolest  bars here are Baa Baa, Revolution and Bar 4.Good pubs in Fallowfield include the Friendship Inn, Orange Grove and Cheshire cat. Lastly the Queen of Hearts, which is a bar during the day and then a club in the evening and will be full of students every Friday.

Students also tend to socialise in the city centre, which has an endless number of  clubs and bars! The majority of students tend to gravitate to Printsworks, which is in the main area of the city where a variety of other clubs are located including Tiger Tiger, Pure and Birdcage.

Secondly, Deansgate Locks is another popular night out with Revolution and Sakura. There are so many clubs in and around Manchester you are spoilt for choice, and there is bound to one that caters for your particular music.

Local Shops
There are several shops on campus along with a newsagent on the main walkway near the Chapman Building and there are also shops in University House. There are a huge amount of shops in Manchester that are just 15 minutes away by bus and the Trafford Centre is just down the road. Lots of local shops can also be found nearby such as Salford Shopping City in Pendleton which is just 10 minute walk away

Spotted an Error?
We aim to provide the best advice about renting student accommodation, with up to date information about the University areas you could be living in. If you have a comment, let us know so we can keep the site up to date for everyone. Many thanks Ed x