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University of Salford

University of Salford
The University of Salford

Manchester, UK with approximately 20,000 registered students. The main campus is about 1.5 miles west of Manchester city centre, opposite the Working Class Movement Library and situated in 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.

The university was founded in 1896 as the Royal Technical Institute, Salford following a merger of the Salford Working Men’s College founded in 1858 and Pendleton Mechanics Institute founded in 1850[3]. The Institute received royal letters, allowing the Altiora Petamus Motto: word ’Royal’ to be appended, with the then "Let us seek higher things" Duke and Duchess of York (later to become 1850 as Pendleton Mechanics Institute Established: King George V and Queen Mary) officiating 1896 as Royal Technical Institute, Salford at the opening ceremony. 1967 became The University of Salford At the turn of the 20th century, mechanical engineering, chemical works, textiles and Public Type: construction dominated the industrial scene £713,000[1] Endowment: in Salford and led the choice of subjects on Professor Sir Martin Harris Chancellor: offer. Initially, students became part of one of nine departments: Mathematics, EngineerVice-Chancellor: Professor Michael Harloe ing, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering & Ap2,781 Staff: plied Physics, Building, Dyeing, Spinning & Weaving, Domestic, and Art. 1,240 students 19,890[2] Students: registered for the first session, and there Undergraduates: 15,505[2] were only 19 members of staff. In 1921 the Institute was renamed the [2] 4,385 Postgraduates: Royal Technical College, Salford, but in 1958 Salford, Greater Manchester, UK Location: the institution split into two separate organisations. The break away college became the Urban, Parkland Campus: Peel Park Technical College but changed its Navy, Black, White and Gold Colours: name first to Salford Technical Institute in 1961, then to Salford College of Technology in 1970, and finally to University College Lion Mascot: Salford in 1992. University Alliance Affiliations: In 1963, the Government completed an inAssociation of Commonwealth Universities quiry into the state of higher education in the North West Universities Association United Kingdom and produced a report Website: known as the Robbins Committee Report. It was this that paved the way for the Royal College of Advanced Technology (along with a number of other Colleges of Advanced Technology) to assume university status by Royal Charter. The University of Salford is a plate glass The Royal College of Advanced Technouniversity based in Salford, Greater logy, went on to become the University of


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Salford on 10 February, 1967 when Her Majesty The Queen handed over the Royal Charter. The first Vice-Chancellor was Clifford Whitworth, after whom the university’s main library is named. The first chancellor was HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who remained as the university’s chancellor until 1991. Prince Philip took a "keen interest in the university whilst in office which has continued since then, with him making a visit in 2008 to see the university’s award winning acoustics laboratories.[4] In 1996, the break-away University College Salford (est.1958) and the University of Salford (est.1967) were formally merged into the single institution that makes the university what it is today.

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List of Chancellors
• His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1967 – 1991) • Sarah, Duchess of York (1991 - 1995) • Professor Sir Walter Bodmer (1995 - April, 2005) • Professor Sir Martin Harris (2005 present)[5] The Peel Building

List of Vice-Chancellors
• Professor Clifford Whitworth (1967 1974) • Professor John Harold Horlock (1974 1981) • Professor Sir John Michael Ashworth (1981-1990) • Professor Thomas Mutrie Husband (1990 1997) • Professor Michael Harloe (1997 - 2009) • Professor Martin Hall (2009, ViceChancellor Designate)

The Maxwell Building as seen from the Crescent. • Salford Law School[14] • [15] • School of Community, Health Sciences & Social Care[16] • School of Health Care Professions[17] • School of Nursing[18] • NB - The University’s Faculty of Health & Social Care has strong links with teaching NHS hospitals in the north west of England and maintains a presence at the Salford Royal Hospital. • [19] • School of Computing, Science & Engineering[20] • School of Environment & Life Sciences[21]

The university is organised into four faculties, each of which is sub-divided into schools: • [6] • School of Art & Design[7] • School of English, Sociology, Politics & Contemporary History[8] • School of Languages[9] • School of Media, Music & Performance[10] [11] • • School of the Built Environment[12] • Salford Business School[13]


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priority to enterprise alongside teaching and research for the past decade. Its commitment to making learning relevant to the outside world has contributed to the university being ranked in the top ten (out of all UK universities) for teaching excellence and top in the North West by a report in the journal Quality in Higher Education. According to the The Times, Salford "averaged 21 points out of 24 from 1996 onwards" on teaching quality grades, "with perfect scores for politics and biological sciences.".[25]

It was announced in January 2005[22] that Professor Sir Martin Harris CBE MA PhD LLD was to become the new Chancellor replacing Sir Walter Bodmer. He took office on 4 April 2005 following a ceremony at the University’s Peel Hall[23]. Sir Martin spent fifteen years at the University of Salford as a Senior Lecturer, Professor of Linguistics, Dean and, later, Pro-Vice-Chancellor.

The university today
The university has established a successful global presence, with some 3,300 international students choosing to study there with significant numbers coming from China, India, Pakistan, Cyprus, Greece, Nigeria, the Irish Republic and Malaysia. With its four faculties, twelve schools, thirteen research institutes, nearly 20,000 students, and over 2,500 staff, Salford had a turnover of some £156m in 2006/07 and has placed itself strongly in serving the needs of industry and commerce. The University of Salford is on the leading edge of research innovation in many fields, including virtual reality, magnetics and optics, genetic algorithms, building design and prosthetics. The university is also a founding member of the Northern Consortium. In October 2008 it was announced that compulsory redundancies are likely at the university as part of a plan to save £12.5 million over three years. A notice by the university registrar said that Salford needed to invest £300 million in university estate and £40 million in moving the arts and media faculty to the "Media City" site at Salford Quays, where the BBC is to establish its northern headquarters. The notice went on to say that that these additional costs came in the context of a number 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 School of Nursing, Salford Business School and the School of Community Health Sciences and Social Care .[24]

Campus and facilities

The Maxwell Building on the edge of the Peel Park Campus. The main Peel Park campus is less than 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) from Manchester city centre on the banks of the River Irwell, adjacent to Peel Park, which first opened on 1846-08-22 is said to be possibly the first public park in the world.[26] According to the The Sunday Times the student view of Salford is that it is "a relaxed campus close to Manchester, but cheaper and greener."[27] There is also a mainline railway station on the campus, Salford Crescent railway station. In addition, there are a number of other university facilities located within a mile of the main campus, namely the Frederick Road Campus, Adelphi Campus and Irwell Valley Campus.

Major investment projects
The university has embarked on a £150 million programme of investment, to deliver new buildings and carry out major refurbishment projects. These include:

Teaching excellence
The university is the self-styled university of ’limitless possibilities’, and has given equal


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• £22m Building the purpose-built five storey facility for the Faculty of Health & Social Care. • £10m Building for the Salford Law School. The whole building acts as its own night storage heating and cooling system thanks to a "Termodeck" system. • £10m Building • provides a purpose-built single laboratory space. • Due to be completed in 2011 - A new building for the university’s Faculty of Arts, Media & Social Sciences on the Mediacity:uk site in Salford Quays - which will be home to five BBC departments and some of the world’s biggest companies in broadcasting and new media. • Significant investment in IT facilities, with the setting up of wireless networks in many buildings across campus. • Improvements/refurbishment of facilities for the Faculty of Science, Engineering & Environment.

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Tom Husband Leisure Centre
Situated on the Peel Park Campus and adjacent to the Students’ Union, the leisure centre boasts a gym, swimming pool, sauna and spa, squash courts, climbing wall, snooker room and a multi-use sports hall.

Adelphi Studio Theatre
The Adelphi Studio Theatre is a small theatre venue based in the School of Music, Media and Performance’s Adelphi Building.

Student life

Peel Hall
With seating for nearly 400 people, Peel Hall hosts many musical performances and is the main venue for the midday recitals. The hall is housed in the Peel Building, a red brick and terracotta Victorian building located on the Peel Park Campus.

Horlock and Constantine Courts on the Peel Campus

The university provides five self-catered halls of residence accommodating students from all of the faculties and schools of the university. Four of the sites are owned and run by the university, whereas the Seaford Road iQ Village is owned and run by CRM Ltd in partnership with the university. All accommodation includes free gym membership and free internet access. • Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts • Horlock and Constantine Courts • Bramall and Matthias Courts • Castle Irwell Student Village • Seaford Road iQ Student Quarter Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts These two blocks of flats contain 755 rooms in total, and each flat is shared between two, three or four people. The flats are the closest accommodation to Salford Shopping City in Pendleton – colloquially referred to as ’the Precinct’. Eddie Colman and John Lester Courts were sold by the University of Salford to Campus Living Villages in December 2008[28]. Horlock and Constantine Courts Constantine Court is the only en suite universityowned accommodation, consisting of 80 rooms in seven houses. This accommodation is located in the centre of the main university

Robert Powell Theatre
The university’s Robert Powell Theatre, named after the Salford actor, mostly stages live performances of modern works and participatory work for younger audiences.

Maxwell Hall
Situated at the front of Peel Park Campus, the Maxwell Hall plays host to concerts and recitals. The building contains an upper hall and a lower hall which together can seat up to 1,200.

Chapman Gallery
Situated in the heart of the Peel Park Campus, the Chapman Gallery hosts a wide range of modern and contemporary art exhibitions which showcase the work of up and coming artists, university staff, students and the community of Salford.


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campus, and is situated close to the Students’ Union shop, a bank and Salford Crescent railway station. Adjacent Horlock Court comprises 168 rooms in 14 houses. Bramall and Matthias Courts These flats are located close to the Adelphi Campus. Bramall is typically occupied by undergraduates, whereas Matthias tends to be postgraduates. Matthias flats are usually shared between two or three people, and Bramall flats are shared between two, three or four. Castle Irwell Student Village The student village is the largest area of accommodation, housing up to 1,600 students, and is situated on the site of the old Manchester Racecourse[29]. At the centre of the site is the SU bar and nightclub, the Pavilion (or ’Pav’). There are both houses (shared between 10-12 people) and flats (six people). Castle Irwell is a popular choice for first years, due to the cheap rent and the Pav’s three bars, dance floors, pool tables and large sports plasma screens. There are also grass rugby and football pitches and several floodlit AstroTurf pitches used in society meetings and varsity rags. This accommodation is the furthest from the main university campus but is served by a free university bus, running every half an hour. A taxi rank is situated outside Castle Irwell and it is near to various amenities in Lower Broughton, including takeaways and local shops. Seaford Road This is the newest accommodation site, consisting of a square of houses around a central reception, lounge and laundry building. Each house contains six flats, which are typically shared by six people with en suite bathrooms. The site also has ’deluxe’ rooms available for an extra cost. This accommodation is very close to Castle Irwell. The site includes a purpose built SPAR, Subway, and two takeaways. The halls are also served by the free university bus.

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gym and swimming pool for student and staff use. The Two Cities Boat Race The Two Cities Boat Race is an annual boat race which has been running since 1972. It is now an established event in the sporting and social calendar of Salford and Manchester. The event is also significant for the amount of work put in by volunteers from both universities, to help with event set-up, stewarding, and programme selling, raising money for many different charities. In 2007 the recipient of the proceeds was SPARKS, a charity which supports medical research for children.

Notable academic staff and alumni
• Andy Bond: Current Chief Executive of Asda • Dato Paduka Dr Hj Ismail bin Hj Duraman, former Vice-Chancellor, Universiti Brunei Darussalam • Heinz Klein: Scholar of philosophical foundations of information systems

• Rasshied Din: designer of the Princess Diana memorial at Althorp • John Norafizan (Norafizan Mustaffa): Malaysian author of two books Tunjukkan Aku Satu Bintang, Sempadan Tanpa Seri - The latter depicting the life of Malaysian students at the university

Media and entertainment
• Emma Atkins: Former actress on Emmerdale who played Charity Dingle/ Tate. • Wes Butters: Radio DJ • Christopher Eccleston: Actor - the 9th Doctor Who • Steve Edge: Comedian and actor • John Hammond: BBC weather presenter • Stephen Fretwell: British musician (studied at the university, but didn’t complete) • Shobna Gulati: Actress and former Coronation Street star • Peter Kay: Comedian from Farnworth • Sir Ben Kingsley: Actor

The University of Salford Students’ Union
University House on the Peel Park Campus is home to the University of Salford Students’ Union (USSU). As well as representing students, the union plays host to a number of services, shops and bars (including a night club and live music venue) and offers its own


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• James Hamilton: Comedian • L. S. Lowry. Awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters in 1975 - also studied at the technical college. • Jason Manford: Manchester comedian and Perrier nominee • Maxine Peake: Actress from Bolton, one of the stars of Shameless • Kaye Wragg: British actress • Long-view: British band formed here • Faithless; Doves, Elbow, Oceansize and Fingathing members also studied on the Popular Music and Recording course • Jim Sturgess; Actor • Matt Healy; Actor (Matthew King from ITV’s soap Emmerdale)

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[4] "Manchester Evening news Royals visit Manchester 28 February, 2008 Retrieved on 25 September 2008 [5] "Professor Sir Martin Harris CBE, DL: The Chancellor". University of Salford. governance/martin-harris/. Retrieved on 2008-04-29. [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] News: Sir Martin Harris Appointed University Chancellor | News | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University [23] News: Sir Martin Harris installed as Chancellor of University of Salford | News | University of Salford - A Greater Manchester University [24] Jobs threatened as Salford looks to save £12.5 million [25] "Profile: University of Salford". The Times. life_and_style/education/ good_university_guide/ article2166708.ece. Retrieved on 2008-02-11. [26] City of Salford’s Parks. Date of page creation:6 August, 2007. Retrieval Date: 1 October, 2007. [27] The Times Online, Review of the University of Salford. Date of page creation:21 September, 2007. Retrieval Date: 1 November, 2007. [28] page/eddie_colman_john_lester [29] manchester/7766475.stm

• Qassim Afzal: Liberal Democrat politician • Anwar Choudhury: British diplomat, current British High Commissioner to Bangladesh • Stuart Drummond: Twice elected mayor of Hartlepool • Andrew Gwynne : Labour Member of Parliament for Denton and Reddish • Barbara Keeley : Labour Member of Parliament for Worsley • Paul Richards: Labour politician and author • Ruth Turner: Labour political advisor; cofounder of The Big Issue in the North

• Ieuan Evans: Former international rugby union player • Su Maozhen: Assistant coach of the Chinese Olympic football team • Norman Whiteside: Former Manchester United and Northern Ireland footballer

[1] annual-report/annual_accounts_2008.pdf [2] ^ "Table 0a - All students by institution, mode of study, level of study, gender and domicile 2006/07" (Microsoft Excel spreadsheet). Higher Education Statistics Agency. dox/dataTables/studentsAndQualifiers/ download/institution0607.xls. Retrieved on 2008-04-12. [3] Baseline Retrieved on 19 March 2009

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• University of Salford Students’ Union – official website Coordinates: 53°29′04″N 2°16′17″W / 53.48444°N 2.27139°W / 53.48444; -2.27139

External links
• University of Salford – official website

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