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Secured a place at the University of Salford? Looking for safe, secure student housing in Salford? Want high-quality, affordable University of Salford student accommodation? Sanctuary Students can help!

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Sanctuary Students offers fully inclusive student housing just minutes from the University of Salford and the town centre. Everything is within reach, nothing is too far away and there are plenty of public transport options to use to get around.

Our building on Frederick Road offers easy access to the town centre. It’s a modern building with large ensuite rooms, social spaces to help you settle in and everything you need to begin living right away.

Rent at your University of Salford student accommodation includes all bills, heating electricity, lighting and Wi-Fi. The price you see is the price you pay!

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Student housing FAQs

About the University of Salford

The University of Salford is just 1 mile from Manchester city centre and close to Salford Shopping Centre. It’s a fantastic position surrounded by parks with easy access to the city.

The University of Salford began as The Royal Technical Institute founded in 1986 and became a university in 1967. It’s a large university with over 21,500 students, of which 17,000 or so are undergraduates and just over 4,000 are postgraduates.

The university is known for four distinct schools: the School of Arts and Media, the School of Science, Engineering and the Environment, the School of Health and Society and Salford Business School. Each has a solid reputation for delivering high-quality learning.

The United National Institute for Prosthetics and Orthotics Development is also located within the University of Salford.

The university has around 10,000 students, both undergraduate and graduate. The University of Bradford attracts a higher proportion of mature students than normal, around 30% of the student population. A further 22% of students here are international.

The university is known for engineering, computing, informatics, media, design and technology, health studies, management, law and international studies.

The University of Bradford is ranked 106th in the UK but #1 in the country for improving student’s life chances. It is also ranked in the top 50 for research, specifically technology research.

Student life in Bradford

The University of Salford is just a mile outside Manchester city centre, so has all the advantages of that proximity.

Our University of Salford student accommodation is located on Frederick Road, which is just a few minutes from the main campus. It’s also close to Salford Quays, MediaCityUK, Old Trafford and other amenities.

Local highlights include Ordsall Hall, Salford Quays, MediaCityUK, The Lowry, Salford Museum & Art Gallery, IWM North, Salford Lads’ Club, Manchester United, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Chapel Street, St Philip’s Church, Barton Swing Aqueduct, Peel Park, Salford Cathedral and Lowry Outlet.

Some of these are within the city and easy to get to. Some will require transport to access.

Where is your University of Salford student accommodation?

Sanctuary Students’ Salford student accommodation is on Frederick Road. It’s just a 10-minute walk from Peel Park and Frederick Road campuses. MediaCityUK is a little further away, but not too far.

What type of student housing do you offer in Salford?

Our Salford student housing is a mix of standard ensuite and double ensuite rooms. Each is generously proportioned, fully furnished and offers everything you need to begin living the moment you arrive.

We’re an accredited provider of accommodation, so you can trust we’re delivering a professional service. But Sanctuary Students is not just a ‘safe bet’ – we go above and beyond to offer our student community much more than a place to sleep. Check out our Where people choose to live for further information!

What about bills and other fees?

Sanctuary Students don't believe in bills or fees. All rents are fully inclusive and we guarantee no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay, guaranteed.

Rent includes heating, water, electricity, Wi-Fi, insurance, security, building maintenance and everything else. Your only expenses will be food and drink and anything else you want to add to make your time with us more comfortable.

Is Salford safe for students?

Salford is relatively safe for students. The town itself is friendly and inclusive. Manchester is also welcoming and a nice place to live. There is crime here and there are places you don’t want to go alone.

However, take the same precautions you would take anywhere else and your time here should be trouble-free.

What do I need to bring to my University of Salford student accommodation?

All our University of Salford student accommodation is fully furnished and equipped, so all you need to bring is bedding, towels and anything you want to bring to make life more comfortable.

If you bring your own TV, you’ll need a TV licence. You can bring anything else you like within reason, but we recommend not bringing furniture as your room is already fully furnished.

When should I book my student housing in Salford?

We recommend booking your Salford student housing as soon as your university place is confirmed. It’s an incredibly popular university and our accommodation gets full very quickly.

How can I pay for my Salford student housing?

You can control everything about your Salford student housing using your Sanctuary Students account. You can pay using bank transfer, credit card, debit card and a number of electronic payment systems, so you’re not short of options!

Can I stay with my friends in my University of Salford student accommodation?

If we have vacancies, of course you can stay with friends! We appreciate the upheaval you’re going to be experiencing, and staying with friends can make it more bearable. If you let us know who your friends are and you all apply at the same time, we should be able to make sure you’re close to each other.

Transport in Salford

As part of Greater Manchester, Salford has lots of transport options, as you would expect from a great city of the north.

Arrive by air and you’ll use Manchester airport. You can then transit using bus or rail directly to Salford or via Manchester city centre.

Salford Central railway station handles rail links throughout the region and across the country. Both Northern Trains and TransPennine Express run services into and out of this station.

Buses are managed by Transport for Greater Manchester and offer a range of local links throughout the region, including into the city of Manchester.

The road network includes easy access to M60, M61, A6, A57, A666, A580 and local routes throughout the region.

Salford city guide

Find out more about living and studying in Salford