University of Salford Reviews
Newest Review: ... senior management in particular have absolutely destroyed this place over the past few years. The Uni has just laid off scores of staff - academic and support - while spending in the region of 300k on a failed libel case and a new logo 'university of salford' ah, how creative. The local area is horrendously dangerous - I have been victim of crime on many occasions and im fairly savvy. The admin is terrible, full of errors Online, the uni paints the VC as a god, when in fact he is killing the place and pays himself huge wages. Oh and theres NO NIGHTLIFE, the union doesnt exist and theres no such thing as freshers week. You dont get drunk, yo... more
Customer University of Salford Reviews (35)
by - written on 15/08/13
There are so many things wrong with this university that I wouldn't know where to start. Overall I have had a negative experience studying here.The course: I've just finished my first year exams and some of the exam papers were repeats from previous years! Entry requirements are very low, there are people on my course with CCD or DDD at A level. Some are hard workers but many were incredibly lazy and unmotivated which showed during group work.Teaching: Some teaching is good, but many staff seemed disinterested and I felt like I was bothering them. Other students said the same thing.Grants / bursaries: the university is very poor in this respect. Compared to the russell group grants are very limited if non existent. For £9000 a year I would have expected much more. For £9000 a year you are simply not getting value for money.
by salford student - written on 04/06/13
Salford University is an absolute catastrophe. I am soon to graduate and should be filled with pride for my institution - but the senior management in particular have absolutely destroyed this place over the past few years. The Uni has just laid off scores of staff - academic and support - while spending in the region of 300k on a failed libel case and a new logo 'university of salford' ah, how creative. The local area is horrendously dangerous - I have been victim of crime on many occasions and im fairly savvy. The admin is terrible, full of errors Online, the uni paints the VC as a god, when in fact he is killing the place and pays himself huge ... Read the complete review
by Mat - written on 25/02/13
I attended two different Universities for a BSc and a MSc degree, and Salford was the 3rd University I attended and I must say the the teaching quality I received at Salford was really bad. I was a MSc psychology student but was asked to study research method with mid-wife & nursery students. There was about 10 of us psychology students and 50-60 mid-wife/nursery students. The other modules were equally poor in my opinion. Tuition was 5k (& ~12K for internationals) with only 6 hours of teaching a week and they called it full-time education ! All I did was undergraduate level stuffs. This would be a very good and useful MSc degree only if Salford and the Psy dept would care more about their teaching quality. We only met the course leader once at the beginning of the course ! How did he get that job I wonder?
by 1981hrh - written on 16/06/12
rubbish university shouldn't even be called university, not knowledgeable teachers especially (david newton) data structure programming teacher. any body goes there will not learn anything apart from wasting your time and money.
by matti0205 - written on 28/11/11
I am currently in my final year as Salford. I am studying for a Nursing Diploma. I have enjoyed every moment at Salford and I still can't believe that I am actually at University! I am 44 years old and left school at 16 with no qualifications. I returned to study in 2006 for Maths and English GCSE't s followed by an Access to Health Care course at a local college. I have 3 children and time management is always a challenge. I have had the most amazing support from all the Tutors. The Mary Seacole building is amazing, very modern. The library is well stocked and the staff there are always willing to help. I was diagnosed with dyslexia in my second year and was ... Read the complete review