Salford is on the rise

Almost 5,500 new undergraduates began their degree courses at Salford in September 2015, according to the new figures highlighted by the university.

And that makes it officially one of the fastest growing Higher Education destinations in the UK.

The team at Riverside House welcomes both this news and the announcement of a new “prominent iconic gateway” to its main campus that has been revealed this month.

Both highlight Salford’s growing national and international reputation. Many of our latest arrivals here at Riverside are among its new cohort of undergraduates.

And they’ve chosen us as their home because of our boutique hotel-style accommodation, friendly welcome and support, security and the fact we’re just minutes away from campus.

The University of Salford says its real-world focus and academic strength, plus its green campus-city location, made it the 17th fastest-growing for First Year undergraduates this year.

Figures for 2013 -2015 from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) recorded a rise from 4,410 entrants to 5,445 – a 23% rise in student recruitment.

By comparison, in the North West of England, only Liverpool with a 31% rise to 5,610 undergraduates is growing more quickly.

Overall, Salford was the 31st largest recruiter in UK Higher Education, taking its largest cohort of undergraduates for a decade, according to university chiefs.

The plans submitted for the new gateway to the main campus involve extending its Newton Building.

The proposed west-facing extension, known as the Engineering Showcase, would feature exhibition space to display engineering work conducted in the Newton Building.

There would also be research and demonstration space, open-plan collaborative learning space, informal and formal presentation space, a café and break-out space.

The Newton Building, named after Sir Isaac Newton, occupies a high-profile corner location on the Peel Campus and is home to the School of Computing, Science and Engineering.

A design and access statement supporting the application has been prepared by Manchester-based DAY Architectural. A decision on the proposed scheme is expected by local planning chiefs in April 2016.

The statement says: “There is a real opportunity within this scheme to open up and sell the university through the architecture.

“Combining the concepts of Newton’s third law and the revealing of internal function creates a strong architectural concept that has grounding in both context and function.”

Riverside House has also set its own high design standards. Opened in 2013 it offers Boutique Hotel Class Student Accommodation.

Set in its own landscaped gardens on the river bank, Riverside is within walking distance to the University of Salford campus, Manchester city centre and Salford Central train station. The vibrant cafes and bars on Deansgate are also within a 15 minute walk or a short bus journey.

Each luxury apartment includes a fully furnished living space and fitted kitchen complete with appliances, utensils and crockery. Bedrooms are also fully furnished and include bedding and towels. Everything you need to start out in student life is provided.

We pride ourselves on our “hands on” management style and all members of the team are happy to help in any way they can.

Riverside House is safe and secure, with student welfare catered for. Gates, security lighting, perimeter fencing and CCTV help our staff manage 24 hour security. We have a day time accommodation manager, concierge, on-site maintenance, accommodation supervisor, facilities manager and 24 hour security. For personal security, all rooms are accessed by swipe card.

Prices start from £120 with no hidden extras. 30 Mbps internet and Wi-Fi, TV licence and utility bills all included. A show flat available to view at all times.

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