The future is in this front-runner’s hands.
Courageous campaigner Noella is ready to fight for the rights of the Congolese people by standing as an MP in the next general election for the conflict-stricken Democratic Republic of Congo.
She may be only 19, but this fearless International Relations & Politics student’s political prowess already extends way beyond her years.
From setting up her own African aid charity, to interning at the Congolese embassy in the UK and representing Salford as an NUS delegate, Noella’s benevolent spirit is sure to win over the opinion polls. In fact, she already has the backing of His Excellency Barnabe Kikaya Bin Karubi, Congolese ambassador to the UK.
“I’m truly honoured to say that I am a student at the University of Salford. It has proved vital in providing me with an environment under which to grow, helping me to expand on my knowledge of international organisations and different political systems.”
Noella certainly gets our vote.
This student’s career is written in the sand.
A wave of inspiration struck when Lindsey discovered sand animation.
This enthusiastic artist soon learned to master the shifting sands, painting poignant portraits with thousands of tiny grains, but it wasn’t until joining the University of Salford that her passion became a profession.
Studying animation, Lindsey learned to transform grains to pixels and with the encouragement of her tutors, began sharing her video masterpieces online.
Before long, the commissions started pouring in, with Lindsey captivating an audience of 500 at Interpal and Action4Change’s Volunteer Appreciation Evening. Building on this, Lindsey performed a tribute to Stravinsky’s ‘The Firebird’ in sand for Splash Media’s The Four Elements production.
“Hearing people believe in me showed me that I may just have what it takes to make a profession out of my talent.”
For Lindsey, it looks like life really is a beach.
Hear Lindsey talk about her sand creations here.
This experimental duo have found the formula for success.
Take two unconventional thinkers, mix with the buzzing excitement of the first day of university and what do you get…Sheep Knuckle.
The brain-child of free-thinking Performance students Padraig Confrey and James Monaghan, Sheep Knuckle is challenging audiences across the North West to throw away their preconceptions of performance art and embrace the unknown.
Whether it’s a 24/7 live art project, or a play acted out entirely through Facebook and Twitter, the pair’s unique style has captured the attention of everyone from the Flare International Festival of New Theatre to O2’s Think Big project.
And while they may be boldly venturing into unchartered performance territory, they’re not doing it alone.
“There is a real community vibe around the School of Arts and Media. Everyone from Music to Graphic Design is keen to collaborate and that truly is a wonderful, unique opportunity to have.”
What does the future hold for Sheep Knuckle? We’re expecting the unexpected.
Paul’s ties with the University of Salford were built to last.
It’s no surprise Paul set his sights on studying Building Surveying at Salford as a way to create firm foundations for his career. Especially as it’s one of only a small number of courses with accreditation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
After his year-long industry placement at Tameside General Hospital, Paul soon started to see his plans take shape, and he became a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1994.
Paul rapidly moved up through the levels at the NHS to become Director of Facilities. But he felt it was time to bolster his knowledge through an MPhil researching NHS Facilities Management at Salford.
Having helped the University Hospital of South Manchester become ‘Britain’s Greenest Hospital’, Paul’s career is looking better maintained than ever.
Paul will soon be reinforcing his Salford connections as an External Examiner for Building Surveying.
This Salford student certainly has a tale to tell.
For Lauren, the story began the moment she took out that first sheet of crisp, white paper as an English and Creative Writing student at the University of Salford.
Analysing allegories and contemplating characters, Lauren learned how to captivate a reader’s attention, but she was anxious for the next chapter of her life to begin.
Luckily, the action was about to heat up, as Lauren soon landed a one year internship at local short-story specialists, Bridge House Publishing LLP. Casting an editorial eye over new submissions, Lauren helped spread the word about countless up-and-coming authors.
Soon though, it was time for a plot twist. Turning the page on her publishing career, Lauren is now chasing her next adventure, launching a career at BBC Radio 5 Live.
We have a feeling The End is nowhere in sight for this student’s success.
Eleonora’s digital daydreams deserve to be seen.
This undercover artist has always had a secret passion for sketching, but until she came to the University of Salford, her talents were a mystery to the world.
“I am the type of person who hides my drawings under the bed,” admits Eleonora.
Thanks to studying an MA in Animation at Salford, all that has changed and Eleonora’s charming characters have made the leap from sketchbook to screen.
With five of her quirky cartoons chosen to feature at Hidden Door festival, Eleonora saw her nursery-rhyme inspired The Orange Song step into the limelight, receiving the most votes of any film in the festival’s student Animation Showcase.
“I was like a child on Christmas Day! Especially when I found out that The Orange Song had got the most votes.”
Looks like your secret’s out now, Eleonora.
Watch Eleonora’s The Orange Song animation here.
This budding film-maker has always lived life through a lens, but it was studying an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production at Salford that really allowed him to focus.
Experimenting with cutting-edge production facilities at Salford’s MediaCityUK campus, Tom gained a new-found perspective under the guidance of esteemed nature documentary experts, like Paul Reddish.
This led him to snap up the Best Cinematography award at the prestigious Screentest National Student Film Festival.
“I was pretty taken aback and was not at all expecting to win, especially since the competing films in my category were of such a high standard. You wouldn’t have thought they were student films at all.”
This Salford student is clearly one to watch.
Watch Tom’s award-winning documentary, Adapting Anolis, here.
Josh’s career has hit prime time, before he has even graduated.
This Professional Sound and Video student has always dreamt of seeing his name on the credits.
When you pick up the remote to watch Saturday night TV, Josh is the one rushing around behind the scenes to make sure every moment is perfect.
Britain’s Got Talent. X Factor. The Voice. This Salford student has worked on them all.
But Josh’s ambition won’t stop until he’s reached the top.
Keep the camera rolling; who knows what the next episode will bring?
As an English and Creative Writing student at the University of Salford, we knew his well-written words deserved to be heard, loud and proud from centre stage.
Thankfully, it seems the rest of the world agrees.
Audiences from the quirky theatres of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to the airwaves of BBC Radio have now found themselves drawn in by Sean’s dramatic dialogue. Writing prizes sit side-by-side with contemporary playwrights on his bookshelf.
Not content with flexing his creative muscles working for Manchester theatre company Piece of Work, this wordsmith’s even setting up his own production company.
For Sean though, this story’s far from over. In fact, he’s returning to the University of Salford in September to start on the next dramatic twist in his talented tale.
Bring on Act 2.
For Jude, it was never about finding fame or fortune. Jude wants to make a difference.
Jude’s happy when she’s making others happy, especially those who need it most. So whilst friends may have been preoccupied by celebrities or gossip columns, Jude was discussing harder-hitting issues, studying BSc Social Policy at the University of Salford. That’s what first led her to pursue boundary-pushing research into how gender stereotypes affect men’s mental health.
Discussions of men’s mental health came to the fore recently and showed how far there is to go until there’s a genuine and consistent understanding of such mental health issues within society.
Jude knows that for things to really get better, change has to come from the top. With an MSc in Public Health also under her belt, Jude is finally able to make that happen as Policy Officer at the College of Emergency Medicine in London. She now spends her days making sure the government understands exactly what’s needed to improve patient healthcare in our communities.
Her legacy won’t end there though. As a University of Salford guest lecturer, Jude is helping the next generation discover what really matters too.