About Us

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Hello from your Students' Union

We are a a democratically run charity led by elected student representatives – working to represent your academic interests and to make sure your University experience is the amazing, life changing experience it should be. We are independent of the University and work entirely for you, the students. Our aim is to help you love your life at Salford.

Our representation system, led by our 5 sabbatical officers, means that with our support your academic interests are represented and you have a very powerful voice to address the university with on whatever issues may come your way.

We offer a hugely diverse range of great social opportunities, designed for you to make new friends, learn new things, improve your fitness, take up new hobbies or develop old ones. Thousands of students are involved in our activity groups, sports clubs, social sports programmes and our student radio station.

See our 2019-22 Strategic Plan here.

What we do

  • provide a relaxed, safe social space and a place to unwind with low costs drinks and meals in Atmosphere Kitchen and Bar
  • offer academic support and advice in our advice centre
  • provide over 100 different societies and sports teams to join
  • support Shock Radio, our award winning student radio station
  • run Campus Leagues, giving you the chance to play social sport with your friends
  • run ‘Give Sport A Go’ sessions, allowing you to take part in a variety of sports with no commitment
  • run fun social events, including club nights, cultural events, pub quizes and more
  • sell discounted tickets for Manchester United, Manchester City and Bolton Wanderers football games
  • offer you the chance to participate and lead in University governance and leadership
  • provide paid job opportunities for students to work in Atmosphere, Student Activities, Info Point and as promotions staff
  • run student elections, giving you your voice – to stand and vote
  • coordinate and work with the University of a variety of events, including Welcome Week
  • sell NUS Extra discount cards, providing you with discounts at many popular high street shops and services
  • provide a payment point for bills and transport ticket at our finance office window

Our awards and accreditations

     NUS Green Impact - Platinum     Member of Advice UK

We operate as a registered charity in England and Wales under charity number 1138093.