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An invitation to say farewell to Castle Irwell

May 29, 2015

Castle Irwell. Photo by Salford alumnus, Richard Meftah
Castle Irwell. Photo by Salford alumnus, Richard Meftah

All colleagues are invited to join us to bid farewell to the iconic student village, Castle Irwell, home to an estimated 40,000 students over the last 42 years.

On Saturday 6 June, 12-6pm the University marks the closure of this Salford icon with a special celebration for alumni, colleagues and students.

The free event is an opportunity to take a trip down memory lane, as well as enjoying a range of sport, entertainment and music including:

Open house
One of the Castle Irwell houses will be open for you to look round; a great chance for alumni to remember the good times and relive student days.

Sports tournaments
Enter a team on the day and compete against colleagues, current students and other alumni in our football and softball tournaments. 

Bring your own team (football 7-8 and softball 8-12 members) or join one on the day. Changing facilities will be available and there is no need to register teams in advance.

If sport isn’t your thing, you can simply sit back and relax with friends or enjoy a range of other activities. 

Food & Drink
Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day. Enjoy one final BBQ on the fields of Castle Irwell, or choose from a range of other options, and grab a drink at the pop-up Students’ Union bar. 

Read the SALFOOD menu

This is a ticketed event. Please book online, here. You will need to bring your confirmation email with you on the day to ensure your admission to the site.

Please contact if you require further information.


Menu for the day

  • Gourmet beefburgers with brioche roll, cheese, pickles and sauces (halal)
  • Jumbo gourmet hot dogs with brioche roll, fried onions etc
  • Indian-spiced lamb kofte kebabs and sauces (halal)
  • Malaysian-spiced chicken (halal)
  • Vegetable chilli
  • Pesto-marinated field mushrooms
  • Flame roasted pepper
  • Halloumi cheese
  • Spicy coated jackets
  • Red cabbage slaw
  • Garden salad
  • Tortilla wraps for burritos
  • Cheese
  • Raita, sweet chilli sauce and other dips and sauces