Student Accommodation in Salford

Situated in the heart of Greater Manchester, Salford is a fantastic student city. From its central bars and restaurants to its striking waterfront developments and, of course, the University of Salford campus, you can experience it all from your base at Tramways, our student accommodation in Salford.

Sample the high life at Salford Quays or try and get your foot in the door with the BBC or ITV at MediaCityUK – or hop in a taxi to Manchester, for some of the best nightclubs and music venues in the UK. Whichever way you look at it, living at Tramways in the heart of Salford is going to give you an unforgettable student experience!

Check out our student accommodation in Salford:


Great location
All inclusive bills
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite double bedrooms
24-hour maintenance

Frederick Road, Salford, M6 6BY

Sanctuary Students Tramways offers great value en-suite student accommodation, just a few minutes walk from the University of Salford with all your essential features covered.

From £131.50 p/w

Salford is a city that’s constantly changing and growing – be a part of the city’s exciting future by joining our student community at Tramways. Great facilities, all-inclusive bills, a welcoming team and a jam-packed events calendar – what’s not to love?

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Student life in Salford FAQs

To help you get the most out of your time in Salford, we’ve answered your most commonly asked questions!

Based minutes away from Manchester, Salford is a wonderful blend of waterfront, urban and countryside settings – the result being a truly up-and-coming location that has something for everyone.

Much like its famous Mancunian neighbour, Salford is steeped in history – it was one of the world's first industrial cities, and the Bridgewater Canal was the site of transport revolution. What’s more, Salford boasted the world's first free public library.

When you’re done exploring the city and iconic Salford Quays, there are hundreds of acres of beautiful parks to explore! For sports enthusiasts, the AJ Bell Stadium is home to topflight teams from rugby league, Salford Red Devils, and rugby union, Sale Sharks.

To help you make the most of student life, Tramways is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from the University of Salford, so you can make friends and settle in quickly, with everything you need right on your doorstep. Read on to discover more about the city, and our student accommodation in Salford.

The University of Salford is located to the west of the historic centre of Salford and less than two miles from the centre of Manchester. It has three campuses: Peel Park, Frederick Road and MediaCityUK – with the former two being under a 10-minute stroll from our student digs at Tramways.

Did you know that Salford is the only university to have a base at MediaCityUK? This hub of all-things creative is a 30-minute bus ride from Tramways. Our student flats also offer a great alternative place to live if you are studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, which is also 30 minutes away by bus.

If you choose to study in Salford, you’ll be in good company! Each year, 23,000 students attend the University of Salford, while the Greater Manchester area overall has one of the largest student populations in Europe, with around 100,000 students. As you can tell, Greater Manchester is one of the most vibrant and diverse areas in the UK, and it’s one of the kindest – a 2018 Travelodge report found Manchester to be the third kindest city in the UK. At our student accommodation in Salford, we are home to 228 students.

As a major city, Salford does experience crime, but the levels are no higher than any other major cities in the world. Small measures can greatly reduce the risk of vulnerability, for example, avoiding walking home alone at night or using adequate locks on your bike.

From urban buzz to green-belt tranquillity, wherever you feel most at home, you’re sure to find it in Salford! In terms of the best areas for student accommodation, it much depends on what you’re studying. If you’re going to be attending lectures at Peel Park or Frederick Road campuses, our student flats at Tramways are perfectly positioned, while media students might be drawn closer to MediaCityUK (though it’s worth noting that the uni offers free bus travel between the campuses).

Starting from just £105.50 per week, Sanctuary Students Tramways offers great value en-suite student accommodation, with all your essential features covered.

Car parking is available on-site, on a first-come, first served basis. If you don’t have a car, there are plenty of public transport options a quick walk away.

Tramways boards excellent transport links to MediaCityUK and Manchester. We’re in walking distance of Salford Crescent train station, giving direct access to Manchester Piccadilly in just 10 minutes. Travelling in and out of Manchester couldn't be easier, and with 98 train stations in the Greater Manchester area, you'll always be well connected to the city, no matter where you are.

Spar, Subway and Greggs are all a short stroll away from Tramways, while Salford Shopping Centre is about a 15 to 20-minute walk.

Did you know that students from over 130 different countries call Salford home? What’s more – neighbouring Manchester is the most linguistically diverse city in western Europe, with up to 200 languages spoken, plus it’s bursting with culture and history. Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re proud of our community of international students across the UK, and we’re here to make your transition to student living as smooth as possible.

Here at Sanctuary Students, we’re home to students of all ages at various stages of their studies. Our uni accommodation in Salford is a perfect option for postgraduate students. We allocate our postgrads rooms near fellow postgrad students, so you’ll be surrounded by like-minded people in the same position as you.

Whether you’re looking for something quick and simple or are after a full three-course meal, Salford has plenty to offer. Lime Restaurant and Bar at Salford Quays is a great place to socialise with friends, and if the weather is good you might want to relax while eating outside on the large terrace.

There are even more options if you venture into Manchester, from the buzzing city centre to the famous Curry Mile in Rusholme, and not to mention the indoor market at Mackie Mayor, which provides quality food and drink from local producers and brewers.

For nearby shopping, Salford Shopping Centre offers an impressive retail site with over 80 stores to choose from. Also available in Salford is the Quayside MediaCityUK, with plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants on site, as well as a cinema. And of course, not to miss the famous Trafford Centre, Northern Quarter and Manchester Arndale.

Salford offers a variety of bars and restaurants for students to enjoy. Check out The King’s Arms for drinks and food, and entertainment in the form of live music, theatre and comedy. Corridor Bar is a great setting where you can relax and unwind with a cocktail and enjoy music designed to set a unique mood.

Salford is close to Manchester City Centre, which boasts an array of vibrant nightlife areas, with honourable mentions to Spinningfields, Canal Street and Junkyard Golf Club. Manchester also has a booming live music scene, with nightly gigs and genres to suit all tastes.

But entertainment isn’t just about the nightlife. You’ll find culture on our doorstep: Salford Museum and Art Gallery is situated on the University of Salford campus, and Ordsall Hall is widely regarded as Salford’s ‘hidden gem’.

Even if your course isn't based at MediaCityUK, we'd recommend you find out for yourself what's so special about Salford Quays. With The Lowry, Imperial War Museum North, theatres, galleries, designer shopping, river cruises, museums, modern architecture, water sports, football, cricket, there’s certainly something for everyone!



We hope the above information has told you everything you need to know about student life in Salford, and why at Sanctuary Students, you’ll feel right at home in no time.

You can find out even more in our handy Salford City Guide, and read on to find out why at Sanctuary Students, we offer you more than just a room!

Local Universities: University of Salford

Local Accommodation: Tramways

Living with Sanctuary Students

At Sanctuary Students, we go the extra mile to make sure that you get the best possible living experience. We care about you and your health and well-being, and our superhero team members are here to make sure everyone in our student community is happy, healthy and safe.

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 you much more than a place to sleep. We give our students extra help and support, whether that’s by putting money in your pocket through StudentBeans discounts, or providing confidential care through our student advice line with Health Assured.

Check out our More than just a room page for further information!

With Sanctuary Students you’ll be surrounded by a friendly, welcoming team and well-maintained facilities, with a fun-filled events calendar to help you make friends and quickly feel at home in our student halls.

Tramways is home to more than 200 students, with fully furnished en-suite bedrooms available to all. You’ll be sharing communal lounges and kitchens in flats of four to six people, making it easy to stay social while studying.

Our teams also have a wealth of knowledge about the local areas, and will tell you everything you need to know about this popular student city, from the best way to get to the famous Curry Mile to why a visit to Salford Quays is a must!

At our student accommodation in Salford, we offer all-inclusive bills (including electricity, water and heating), free contents insurance, on-site laundry, security, maintenance and 250MB Wi-Fi. The building-wide Wi-Fi and ethernet broadband service offer you a reliable and secure internet connection suitable for all your study and personal needs.

We specialise in delivering quality student accommodation in a safe and supportive living environment. We have 24-hour security staff and emergency helplines, secure entry and CCTV. You’ll also receive round-the-clock support from our maintenance teams to make sure everything runs smoothly.


The broadband service is provided by Glide, a leading provider of managed internet services to student accommodation.


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