University of Salford


The University of Salford may be a public university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) west of Manchester city center . The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which opened in 1896, became a university of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status in 1967, following the Robbins Report into education .
It has 21,500 students and is in 160 acres (65 hectares) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.

The university was organised into seven schools :
• School of Arts and Media
• Salford graduate school
• School of Health Sciences
• School of Health and Society

NB — The University’s Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing, Midwifery, welfare work and Social Sciences have strong links with teaching NHS hospitals within the north-west of England and maintain a presence at the Salford Royal Hospital.

• School of Computing, Science and Engineering
• School of Environment and Life Sciences
• School of the Built Environment

After a series of mergers, in 2018 and 2019, the university is now organised into four schools :
• School of Arts, Media and artistic Technology
• School of Science, Engineering and Environment
• School of Health and Society
• Salford graduate school

International students come from China, India, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia , Cyprus, Greece, Nigeria, the Republic of eire , Romania, Malaysia and Bulgaria. Previously, with its three colleges, 12 schools, nearly 20,000 students, and over 2,500 staff, Salford had a turnover of some £156m in 2006/07. A report from social and economic impact report published in 2019, sets the turnover to £180.5m in 2019.

The university may be a founding member of the Northern Consortium of universities.

In October 2008 it had been announced that compulsory redundancies were likely at the university, as a part of an idea to save lots of £12.5 million over three years. A notice by the university registrar said that Salford needed to take a position £300 million in university estate and £40 million in moving the humanities and media faculty to the “MediaCityUK” site at Salford Quays, where the BBC is to determine its northern headquarters. The notice went on to mention that these additional costs came within the context of variety of pressures: salary bills that had “exceeded the university’s expectations”; a “serious problem” with student retention; the “credit crunch”; and three “seriously underperforming” schools. Affected schools include the varsity of Nursing, Salford graduate school and therefore the School of Community Health Sciences and Social Care.