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 ... 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 ... Read the complete review
by The BHAA - written on 11/04/11
I am on my second year at Salford University studying Tourism Management. I have to say I was attracted to this course because of the course content. It was more business modules than tourism comparing to Staffordshire University and MMU. The course in the first year was briliant! I have never studied economic studies before or people ... Read the complete review
by SG - written on 18/02/11
currently doing my msc and in second semister, the quility of teaching is not that good on some modules, the fees are too much, to many lectures cancelled, i am in week 3 now and still two modules not sorted out and not yet running, i guess they will just cram in the teaching to fill up all the missing lectures, some lectures dont reply to emails, go to manchester even if you have to pay more, its worth it!!
by Claire Kelly - written on 12/02/11
What a load of old rubbish!! im about to apply to Salford University, and i have spoken to a number of people about the university and they have said that it is not half bad! And as for Salford as a place i am disgusted! My dad was born and bread on Peel Green (if you know the local area you will know what it is like) and that is what ... Read the complete review
by Mick Jenkins - written on 12/01/11
People might grumble about the area of Salford: it's very ugly. Educational standards are obviously the most important thing, and are poor. Now in the final year of my psychology/sociology joint honours BSc, I have been dismayed by the standard of teaching and knowledge imparted through out. The psychology department is just ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/10/10, updated on 25/10/10 (Useful, 384 readings)
I am in my second year of a joint nursing and social work degree here, and it is only available at a handful of universities. I can only review the health and social care campus (Frederick road), as this is where i am based. As with everything, there are some positive and some negative issues here. This ... Read the complete review
by - written on 19/08/10 (Useful, 531 readings)
I feel very angry about people saying how rubbish Salford university is as my experience has been nothing but wonderful. I have studied and gained degrees at two other universities and Salford is by far the best of them all. I am currently studying Midwifery and the teaching, support and facilities are nothing short of examplary. I can ... Read the complete review
by confused - written on 02/07/10
Can Anyone Help?Im Currently From Swindon And Planning To Go Into The Sports Area My Mates Brother Goes To Salford And Loves It.Is It Really That Rough Or Are People WWell Over Exaggerating?
by CPGP - written on 08/06/10
Where to start. First of all, if you are hoping to study a technology-based subject or a science-based subject at Salford, you will be promised the earth on an Open Day. You will see excellent facilities and become excited about the prospect of learning in a cutting edge environment. I advise people to take ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/03/10, updated on 25/03/10 (Very useful, 411 readings)
As a current student at Salford University I am happy to say that in my opinion Salford University has catered well to my studying needs and I am finding university life very enjoyable. They have sufficient computer suites that suit most students' needs and the teaching staff are very helpful and know their subjects well. The ... Read the complete review
by James Jefferies - written on 04/12/09
I have read a lot of bad reviews on this website for Salford University, and to be honest they do NOT do it justice. I applied for a lot of the top uni's, but missed the grades, and so opted to attend Salford Uni, and I am so glad I did. I am doing a degree in Biology, and it is everything i could have hoped for. The course is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/08/09, updated on 28/10/09 (Very useful, 642 readings)
Golly gosh......It's been such a long time. Main reason is, have started The Post Grad course now for T.V and radio scriptwriting at Salford. Been there for 5 weeks now and I have been very impressed with The course and The University itself. I'm only actually in for one day a week, but as you can guess, with it being an MA, the workload ... Read the complete review
by Pointy - written on 13/04/09
As an actual Salfordian who goes to Salford, I agree that the University is cack, as far as my own experiences go. But hearing that the science courses are very good, it's probably my own fault for (stupidly) doing a soft media degree. If you want some adivce, take a proper course, not a stupid one like me.Salford is a city, by the way, it meets all the criteria (population and er, a cathedral), and it's actually older than Manchester.If you want the opinion of a man scared of anyone who sounds slightly rough and assumes they're all murderers, and uses the word 'favoureno', then you probably won't like Salford or Manchester or anywhere other than Oxbridge, in which case, you should've tried harder to get into one of those establishments.
by Tizz Bolox - written on 22/02/09
I have been to three universities. This is the worst. It is not even a real university experience - it is a community college. Never mind the crime stories (not had any trouble myself... yet), there is nothing going on here. It is a second-rate poly at the end of the day.
by - written on 12/11/08 (Useful, 783 readings)
Reading some of the previous reviews you would think that Salford University is a terrible place. Well that's simply not true. yes salford is a city and yes there are some parts that aren't particularly desirable. But guess what- you don't have to live there! Salford Uni is very close to manchester city centre (5 mins on ... Read the complete review
by CP - written on 02/01/08
I enrolled on the BSc music technology course in 1999. At 18 I was happy and excited to be accepted on this course which was exactly what i was interested in. However it wasn;t long before all my ideals about the excitement of university life promised by my parents, were blown away. I arrived the weekend before freshers week ... Read the complete review
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