Salford is a city in it’s own right, yet a five- minute walk from the University of Salford’s main campus you literally can stand with one foot in Manchester and another in Salford. Salford even uses Greater Manchester postcodes. Salford benefits from this proximity in many ways – particularly with respect to travel and accommodations infrastructure, dining, entertainment and visitor attractions. Situated centrally in mainland Britain, Manchester has a population of 2.5 million and is one of the largest economic regions outside London.
The conference will be held in Salford at the University of Salford’s MediaCity:UK campus, which is located within Salford Quays. More details on this are provided in the travel section of the site, but it is easiest to think of Manchester as the destination to reach nationally and internationally.
The University of Salford main campus is less than a mile and a half (3 km) from Manchester City Centre in the north of England (see www.salford.ac.uk). It has excellent transport links with Salford Crescent railway station on campus and regular bus services connecting it with Manchester city centre and MediaCity:UK It is only a couple of minutes’ drive from the motorway network and less than 20 minutes’ drive from Manchester International Airport.
Salford and Manchester are dynamic and diverse places to live, work and play. A large part of this is the role of many local universities that attract, and retain, people from across the UK and all over the world. Besides the University of Salford, there are two other Universities in immediate area – the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, with several more only an hour away.