Nick Ransom / WINNER

Nick, an alumnus of the University’s BA (Hons) in Television and Radio course, is now an assistant producer in documentaries. He is currently working on Inside the Autistic Mind, a two-part BBC documentary series on autism presented by Chris Packham. Of the production experience, Nick says “Ever since I can remember, I’ve wanted to make TV. It’s a real honour and responsibility to be making a programme that’s so close to my heart.” 

Nick graduated in 2018, soon after which he started out in his career working for BBC Children in Need. He then progressed in a number of digital roles before moving into documentaries. Outside the BBC, Nick runs the Neurodiverse Media Community which aims to connect, support and engage those with neurological conditions in the industry. He hopes his work will help improve the representation of those who are autistic, have ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia in the media. 

The Rising Star Award aims to recognise the success of a recent graduates who have made great leaps and bounds since graduating. The University of Salford are immensely proud of Nick’s boundless professional and creative spirit, and we cannot wait to see where their next steps take them. 

Nick says “It’s a real honour to be presented with this unique award. Coming to the University Salford, I hoped I would make it into the media industry but to have done that is quite overwhelming. To have won this award is something else. The reality is there are lots of talented autistic creatives out there, sat in bedrooms up and down the land, who, just because they don’t have the social skills, sadly won’t fulfil their potential. We need to make a world that works for everyone.” 

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