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Posts by: Hollie

Hi! I'm Hollie, a third year Multimedia Journalism student. You'll either find me at a gig, with my head in a good book or trying to decide what to eat next.

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10 different people you should make friends with at university

Moving away to university is a huge life step. It’s time to become independent and surround yourself with brand new […]
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Making friends before uni – how Facebook can help

Starting university can be very daunting. In the weeks leading up to this new chapter of your life, a fear […]

Meet Shock Radio

Alex Hughes is a 3rd year BA Television & Radio student and the Station Manager at Shock Radio, the University […]
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How to celebrate Chinese New Year in Manchester

Here at the University of Salford, we have a thriving international community. With Manchester’s Chinatown right on our doorstep, it’s […]

MediaCityUK’s student radio station: Utter Radio

Liam Kennedy is a second year BA Television and Radio student and one of the Station Managers at Utter Radio, […]

5 TV shows which feature Manchester

We all know that Coronation Street is based on the terraced Northern streets, but did you know that Manchester and […]
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MSc Human Resource Management trip to The Supreme Court

A group of MSc Human Resource Management students recently visited London for a visit to The Supreme Court.  The trip […]
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5 ways to start saving before university

Money can be one of many worries for new students heading off to university. Becoming an adult and paying for […]

LoveitBookit: Cruise TV at MediaCityUK

Founded in 2013, the award-winning LoveitBookit has grown into one of the UK’s leading cruise specialists, with the team now […]
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Making the most of the sun in Manchester and Salford

There’s no denying that Manchester is known for grey skies and rainy days, so when the sun does shine, it’s […]
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How to start up your own digital agency – Andy Golpys

Andy Golpys studied BA Graphic Design at the University of Salford, graduating in 2008. Shortly after, he headed back to Salford […]
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Why should young people vote in the General Election?

According to data from Ipsos MORI, the 2015 General Election saw more than half of 18 to 24 year olds in the […]
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5 career options for Multimedia Journalism students

Choosing what to study at university can be a huge challenge. You’ll be there for at least three years of […]

Elliott Ames – Gaining the skills for a career in animation

Elliott Ames studied BA Television & Radio at the University of Salford, graduating in 2016. Upon completion of his course, he […]
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BLOG: Making time for myself during final year

The final year of university can be tough. Dissertations and part-time employment paired with graduate job hunting and exams are enough […]
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Inside and outside the studio – Thomas Foster

Thomas Foster is a final year BA Television & Radio student at the University of Salford. In addition to his […]
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Lee Wilkinson – Making the most of placements in the radio industry

BA Television & Radio student Lee Wilkinson recently completed a placement with BBC Radio 4, working on their consumer affairs programme, […]

Top 6 cultural venues in Manchester and Salford

Greater Manchester is known for its galleries, music scene and fast-expanding range of hotels and restaurants. There’s always something going on in […]
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6 unique coffee shops in Manchester and Salford

Whether you’re planning on taking your laptop and study notes, or just fancy spending a chilled out afternoon with friends, a […]
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Street art spotted in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a good spot to wander around and appreciate artwork from local and further afield street artists. With […]
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A creative career in Graphic Design – Jade Baskett

Jade Baskett studied BA Graphic Design at the University of Salford, graduating in 2015. She is now working as a Graphic […]
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Martin McFarlane – Canadian exchange student

BA Journalism (Multimedia) student Martin McFarlane travelled from Thompson Rivers University in Canada to spend a semester at the University of […]
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Capturing ‘The Unseen’ – Joshua Elgar-Chetwyn

Joshua Elgar-Chetwyn studied BA Television and Radio at the University of Salford, graduating in 2014. He now works at a […]
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BLOG: Why I loved third year ‘news days’

The first and second year of my BA Journalism (Multimedia) course definitely brought many challenges where we learned the theory […]
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Top 5 venues to see live music in Manchester

Renowned for its musical history, it’s no surprise that Manchester boasts a range of top music venues. Whether you’re into […]
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From lecture halls to radio studios – Adam Bysouth

Adam Bysouth studied BA Broadcast Journalism at the University of Salford, graduating in 2016. He’s now working as a radio presenter on The […]
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BLOG: How placements helped me prepare for the world of work

As students, there’s only so much that we can take in from a packed lecture hall or from weekly seminars. […]
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You know you’re an A-Level student when…

The two year stepping stone (or gigantic jump) between leaving school and starting university can be challenging, tiring and not […]

BLOG: My experience at MediaCityUK

When applying to university, looking at the facilities offered by different institutions was a main focus for me. As a […]

10 quirky study spaces in Manchester and Salford

If the library spaces and other communal areas around university are getting a bit too crowded or you’re just sick […]

We’ve got your back – keeping students safe on campus

This article was first published in 2016. In light of recent world events, we’re currently reviewing our safety guidance and […]

Top tips for organising your study schedule

Organisation is the key to success. If you want to get your university journey off to a good start and […]
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How to make your student house or room more homely

Ahhh, student accommodation. Whether you’re about to start your first year living in halls or you’ve moved into a student […]
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10 date night spots in Manchester and Salford

Whether you and your partner are in a long term relationship, you’ve just started seeing somebody new, or you’re wanting […]

10 community groups in Salford to get involved with

Getting involved with a local charity or group and giving something back to the community has a number of benefits. […]
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10 free apps to download at university

One of the essential items which every student packs before moving to university is undoubtedly the trusty mobile phone. However, […]
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10 ways Welcome Week is like Fresh Meat

Your first week spent at university won’t be exactly like an episode of Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, but some of […]
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How to avoid ‘Freshers’ Flu’

The first few weeks spent at university will be a whirlwind of brand new faces, different experiences and more than […]
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10 film characters which sum up the move to university perfectly

You’ve received your offer, you’re beginning to pack and it’s nearly time to wave goodbye to your friends. That’s right, […]
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10 things I wish I’d known when writing my personal statement

Your personal statement is your chance to distinguish yourself from all the other candidates and to leave a lasting impression. […]