University of Salford
The University of Salford is a higher education institution in Greater Manchester. Established 50 years ago - but with our roots in the 19th century Royal Technical Institute of Salford - we take an industry-led approach to teaching and research. Our goal is to provide our more than 20,000 students with real world experiences that set them up for life and to work with partners to tackle the social and economic challenges facing our planet through industry-engaged research and enterprise.
We’ve always done things differently. We were one of the first universities to offer sandwich degrees in 1949 and today we’re leading the way with our growing degree apprenticeship programme. Working with over 150 employers large and small, we offer a range of degree apprenticeships across industry areas that suit learners of all ages.
Building on this experience, we’re now working to develop a new partnership between higher education, further education and industry in Greater Manchester. We’re working to develop a suite of level 4 and 5 higher technical qualifications across digital, engineering, smart living, computer science and the built environment that will be based on the skills needs of the region; the ‘missing middle’ of provision that businesses are crying out for. They will provide opportunities for younger people or those already in work – and more importantly those who might have lost their jobs as a result of the COVID-19 crisis – the chance to upskill or retrain to gain employment in key growth sectors.