Charlotte Cropper / WINNER

BA (Hons) Media and Performance

Charlotte has always demonstrated great purpose, professionalism and passion for her craft. She is a hard-working student who is an extremely dedicated performer and writer, excelling at everything she does. Across the many nominations Charlotte received, she is credited as hardworking and career-focused but also a kind and considerate person who lives-and-breaths the television, comedy and media industries.

Charlotte’s ambition lies in comedy writing and performance and she was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020-21 Chortle Student Comedy Awards, led by one of the largest comedy websites in the UK. She has written, produced and performed in the Salford Comedy Society Radio Show, pitched her work to BBC Three, and her one-woman sketch show was streamed as part of Funny Women’s International Women’s Day event. Before the pandemic, Charlotte would proactively gig around Manchester and take part in student short films to build her portfolio. Over the last year she has continued to build connections with professionals creating meaningful connections with the industry, whilst also developing online content, taking part in workshops, and mentoring younger students. Her achievements to-date are astonishing and we look forward to seeing where her career takes her next.

Charlotte says “I feel so lucky and honoured to be shortlisted for such a prestigious award. My time at the University of Salford has been a whirlwind of amazing creative adventures and I have truly loved every moment of my studies. I am so grateful to the Arts, Media and Creative Technology staff for continually supporting me and encouraging my industry engagements and performance projects. Thanks to their guidance over the past three years, I have been able to hone my artistry, collaborate with some incredible students and alumni and discover my true passions in TV, writing and comedy.”

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