The conference is hosted by two of the UK’s most vibrant and expanding cities.

Salford has a fascinating heritage through many historic places of interest both on land and water. The Bridgewater Canal played a pivotal part in the industrial revolution which took place in the UK and is now a popular leisure destination.  The regenerated Salford Quays (the former docks for Salford and Manchester) is home to digital and tech-savvy businesses and organisations, including our very own MediaCityUK campus. BBC and ITV offices and studios, alongside over 80 other creative companies, surround the MediaCity campus. The Quays also host the Lowry an Arts Complex named after the Salford artist L S Lowry who is known mostly for painting scenes based on the industrial areas of North West England. The Quays incorporates restaurants, bars, shops and a cinema.

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Manchester is one of the most exciting and largest student cities in Europe, having undergone significant regeneration over the last few years. From music to football, shopping to art culture, there are many different activities and experiences on offer in both Manchester and Salford. Manchester is often regarded as the football capital of the UK, as it is the home of Old Trafford, Manchester United’s football ground. Manchester has a thriving music scene, with numerous bars and clubs and live music venues such as the Bridgewater Hall and the Manchester Arena hosting gigs and concerts throughout the year.

Our shopping centres are second to none, with Manchester Arndale and Intu Trafford Centre boasting all the latest high street fashion stores, homeware departments and quirky boutiques. There are plenty of restaurants within and around the city centre, providing much choice when it comes to wining and dining.

From Salford University, it takes approximately 10 minutes on the train from Salford Crescent to Manchester city centre, thus not far from all that Manchester has to offer.

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