Posts tagged: university of salford

An evening with Twin Peaks

8 May 2015

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To a countless amount of people, this memorable TV quote is the gateway to nostalgia of arguably the first cult TV show in existence. Let’s go back to the early nineties: Vanilla Ice, neon shoelaces and Hulk Hogan – many would agree this short period in time was a huge atrocity in pop-cultural history. However, there was one cultural saving grace (okay, there were a few!), a small beacon of light gleaming through a terrible Kylie Minogue dance routine – David Lynch’s TV masterpiece, Twin Peaks read more

Black Dyke Band wins British Brass Band Championship

30 September 2014

Congratulations must go to the Black Dyke band, who recently won the British Open Brass Band Championship for the 30th time in their illustrious 150 year existence. The prestigious competition took place at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Black Dyke Band beat 16 other brass bands to win the coveted prize.

Salford Animation Students’ work is shown in House of Commons

30 September 2014

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Three BA (Hons) Animation students recently had their short film Growing Pains handpicked by computer games mogul Ian Livingston to be shown in the House of Commons as part of the Noise Festival; a celebration of up and coming filmmakers, writers, artists and musicians.

Patrick Bucknall, Tom Priest and Jake Love worked together on the short animation for their final project, which they showcased it at this year’s Create Salford festival. The film was seen by a representative of Noise who later contacted the trio to suggest that they submitted it for consideration. read more

1st Year BA (Hons) TV & Radio students produce film for Cofely

30 September 2014

Four BA (Hons) TV & Radio students recently took part in a live brief to create a promotional video for the engineering company Cofely (previously Balfour Beaty). The brief they were given was to encourage young people to consider careers in engineering.

Award winning Graphic Design student shares her experiences

21 August 2014


The University of Salford prides itself on its record of producing extremely high calibre design graduates.  Not only is this proved by the fact that many of our students go on to achieve high levels of success in their careers once they graduate, but also by the various awards that are handed out to Salford students each year.

Heather Metcalfe is one such student who, during her time studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design, has won not just one, but three prestigious awards; two YCN student awards and a much coveted D&AD ‘In Book’ award. read more

Salford student wins Graduate Fashion Week photography award

21 August 2014


For anyone studying fashion at degree level, Graduate Fashion Week is one of the most important dates in the calendar. It is a chance for final year students from across the country to showcase their work in front of key figures from the fashion industry.

The University of Salford always make a splash at Graduate Fashion Week, receiving praise from the likes of renowned fashion blogger Susie Lau in previous years. This year was especially successful thanks to BA Fashion Image Making & Styling student Lloyd Rimmer and Mayling Wong, who won first and second place respectively in the Fashion Photography Award. read more

Salford graduate scoops top journalism award

21 August 2014


A former University of Salford postgraduate student has scooped a top industry award in journalism – just a year after she graduated.

A panel of leading industry professionals judged that Sian Davies, 27, who now works at The Plymouth Herald, was the best young journalist in the South West of England.

Sian landed the award after securing a trainee reporter job while completing the MA Journalism programme at Salford, which is accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ). She has since been promoted to the post of Health Reporter at The Plymouth Herald. read more