University of Salford
The University of Salford is a public university in Salford, Greater Manchester, England, 1 mile (1.6 kilometres) west of Manchester city centre. The Royal Technical Institute, Salford, which opened in 1896, became a College of Advanced Technology in 1956 and gained university status in 1967, following the Robbins Report into higher education.
|Motto||Latin: Altiora Petamus|
Motto in English
|"Let us seek higher things"|
|Established||1850 - Pendleton Mechanics Institute|
1896 – Royal Technical Institute, Salford
1967 – gained university status by Royal charter
|Chancellor||Jackie Kay MBE|
|Colours||Black and red|
Association of Commonwealth Universities
North West Universities Association
It has 21,500 students and is in 160 acres (65 hectares) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.