The Royal Technical Institute, Salford University, opened in 1896 and became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status, following the Robbins Report into higher education, in 1967.
The University of Salford is a great place to be a student. We are close to Manchester with its mix of music, night-life, restaurants and culture and we have a great social scene within the University organised through our student union website.
In October 2011 the university opened a learning, teaching and research space at MediaCityUK. Over 1,500 students will have opportunities to work near media professionals using the latest industry specified equipment, studios and laboratories. They will study on 39 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.