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We're Still Open Over Summer!

Date: May 17, 2012

Whilst you're on holiday Student Life is open throughout the summer with our full range of services available when you need us. So whether you need to speak to an adviser about finance, disability, personal wellbeing, your career or anything else, rest assured that we'll be there to help!

You can visit our Student Life Advice Desks, telephone 0161 295 0023 or email

Accommodation, Libraries, Neo Cafes, the Students' Union Advice Centre, Car Parking & Security will also remain in operation throughout the summer months. The libraries and catering facilities will be operating reduced hours.

Campus Bus Service

As from Friday 25 May 2012, the University's free Campus Bus Service will cease operating during for the summer.

The free service runs Monday to Friday during Semester 1 and Semester 2.

The Campus Bus will resume one week before the start of the next academic year (two weeks before the start of classes) on Monday 10 September 2012. 

Full details of bus times will be available from the start of September.

Quays link will run to MediaCityUK as normal with no changes to service.


Catering will be available throughout the Summer period at the following sites:

Maxwell Refectory

Allerton Refectory

Crescent House café

Café Livres

Please see the attached link for further details. 

Please note: the opening times may be subject to change if neccessary. 


Clifford Whitworth will return to midnight closing times as of Friday 25 May 2012.

Adelphi and Allerton will remain a 5.00pm closing time as ususal.

After this time the library will be moving to our vacation hours, including the weekends.

Please note:
Clifford Whitworth later opening Monday to Friday (9.00pm). Weekends Saturday and Sunday (12.00pm-6.00pm).
Allerton later opening Thursdays (7.00pm). Weekends Saturday only (12.00-6.00pm).
Adelphi closes at 5.00pm Mon –Fri, closed at the weekends.


Adelphi and Allerton will be closed on the Jubilee bank holidays but Clifford Whitworth will be open 12.00pm-18.00pm self-service only.

All libraries will be closed on Saturday 23 June and Sunday 24 June due to campus-wide data outage.

Clifford Whitworth will be closed on Sunday 15 July due to a planned power outage. (May require Allerton to be open, confirmation to follow closer to date).

All libraries will be closed Monday 27 August bank holiday.

Important information for final year undergraduates

Please return your library items by Friday 25 May. Borrowing rights on your account will end at this time.

You may continue using libraries for reference purposes until Sunday 27 July.

Network access will end when you graduate. If you have any material stored on your F: drive that you wish to keep please ensure that you have made copies of it before your work is deleted.

Nursing students

This information does not apply to nursing students whose courses continue beyond Friday 25 May.

Kick-Start Your Career Over Summer

Summer is a time when might want to take stock of your career options. Student Life's Careers & Employability team is here over summer to assist you with CV advice, interview skills, finding part-time jobs and placements, and much more.

The Careers & Employability online job vacancy database has a wide range of part-time and vacancy job opportunities, largely based in the Greater Manchester area. The database is regularly updated, so you can be sure that the vacancies advertised are up-to-date.

Click here to register online / view the latest jobs vacancies.

You'll find advice on:

You can get 1-1 advice and guidance about careers, enterprise opportunities and study skills.

Click here to view the online job application guides.

Contact Careers & Employability

Careers & Employability can be found in University House (Lower Ground Floor) on the Peel Park campus. 
Open Monday - Friday, 8.30pm - 5.00pm (including over summer)
Telephone 0161 295 5088 

USCATs (University of Salford Community Action Teams)

Interested in volunteering over summer?

USCATs is here to support and promote community action and volunteering to help you:

• Apply learning to practical experience

• Acquire new skills

• Gain experience of partnership working

• Build your CV

• Develop skills in community engagement

• Do something you believe in

Get involved with USCATs and volunteer on one of our projects, get involved in a one-off opportunity or find exciting opportunities on our volunteering database!

E-mail us at or call 0161 295 5088.


The sports centre is opening as normal through-out the summer. For the ‘Out of Term fitness timetable’ please click here.

Why not take this opportunity while the centre is a bit quieter to kick start a new healthy routine!! We have experienced fitness instructors on site available to advice on healthy eating, weight loss, and personal training to give you that motivation to get going!

Try one of our summer challenges – like ‘Row the Channel’ in the Cardio room, then take a dip in the 25m swimming pool to cool off. Or maybe just come and use the sauna and Jacuzzi to relax after a hard day’s work in the sunshine.

For any further information you can either pop into the centre or give us a call on 0161 2955060.

International Life Centre (ILC)

Located in University House, the ILC is a multi-purpose space where international students can meet, learn, socialise, study collaboratively and seek advice, help or support.

The ILC will be open as usual throughout the summer.

The ILC comprises two large open spaces, which can be used for socialising and events, and a number of smaller meeting rooms, which are ideal for quiet or group study.

It will also provide a base for the University’s International Society, the Chaplaincy and Access SUMMIT (Disabilities Assessment).


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