- Undergraduates 18,585
- Postgraduates 3,025
- Students from low social classes 34%
- Hefce teaching income £37m
- Hefce research income £5.5m
- Income from Hefce 39%
Salford University has strong links with the local community and industry. It began as a technical college and pioneered sandwich degrees in the 1950s.
Last year, it won the Northwest’s equivalent to a business Oscar for its Community Bank, which offers cheap loans to those in deprived areas.
Salford generates a fifth of its income (£23 million) through third-stream activities. It has created 50 spin-off and start-up companies.
But Salford has no plans to scale down teaching. It has a well above-average intake from lower social classes.
And half its research-active staff are graded 5 and 5*.
Vice-chancellor Michael Harloe said: “We have no intention of becoming a non-research based institution.”