University News

Influential media figures recognise Salford students at Student Journalism Awards

Tuesday 30 June 2015

Earlier this month, the University celebrated the work of Journalism students in the heart of the BBC’s Northern HQ, Quay House. 

Radio DJ Marc Riley hails Salford students for their work on new show

Tuesday 30 June 2015

BBC Radio 6 music DJ, Marc Riley called our students 'great' and said he would love to work with them again, after they helped put his music programme, All Shook Up, on the air.

Salford PhD student organises UK-wide film screening for Nepal's earthquake victims

Tuesday 30 June 2015

A new feature length documentary filmed in Nepal will be showcased around the country, following the hard work of Salford PhD student, Laura Ager, who negotiated with the film’s distributor to organise screenings around the UK.

BAFTARS celebrate top-notch work of Television and Radio students

Tuesday 30 June 2015

The work of Salford Television and Radio students was praised by TV, Radio and Entertainment figures earlier this month at the BAFTARS (BA Film and Television Awards).    

Built Environment KTP student scoops national accolade

Monday 29 June 2015

A Salford student, Marina Machado, has been selected out of more than 600 nominees as the winner of the UK Student Employee of the Year Awards. Marina will be recognised for her work as a part of a Salford Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme at a glittering ceremony in Liverpool on 2 July 2015. 

Farewell Castle Irwell

Monday 29 June 2015

On June 28, the legendary Castle Irwell closed its gates for the last time. For the last 42 years, the student village has been home to an estimated 40,000 students and has gained iconic status.

Northern businesses look to the Gulf for new opportunities

Friday 26 June 2015

Northern businesses were given expert advice on how to create opportunities in the high growth markets of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait at an event held at the University of Salford on the 8th of June.

University of Salford and Carnegie Mellon University students and staff collaborate in the performance of European musical premiere

Monday 15 June 2015

As part of this week’s Create Salford Festival, Manchester’s Cathedral will host the European musical premiere of world–renowned composer Nancy Galbraith’s The Passion of St Matthew. 

University of Salford KTP with Tameside Council awarded Outstanding by Innovate UK

Monday 15 June 2015

A University of Salford Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) has been awarded an outstanding rating - the highest possible - by an independent panel of assessors from Innovate UK. This exceptional rating is given to a very small percentage of KTP projects, signifying the highest quality of collaboration.

Sir John Horlock: Vice-Chancellor 1928-2015

Thursday 11 June 2015

We are sad to report that Sir John Horlock, our former Vice-Chancellor, died on 22 May, aged 87 years.

In memory of Sheila Whiteley

Tuesday 9 June 2015

We are immensely saddened to let you know of the death of Professor Sheila Whiteley, who passed away on Saturday 6 June at the age of 74.


Balfour Beatty and Kier Construction scoop three awards each at the North West Regional Construction Awards 2015

Tuesday 9 June 2015

Balfour Beatty and Kier Construction were the big winners at the ‘North West Regional Construction Awards’ (NWRCA) last week, Thursday 4 June, after picking up three awards for its work on North West projects.


Salford Celebrates Social Enterprise City Status

Social Enterprise City
Thursday 4 June 2015


Salford is now officially a Social Enterprise City.  At an event held at the University of Salford’s MediaCity campus, social enterprises, businesses and local residents were joined by Clive Hirst the founder of the Social Enterprise Places movement, Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart and Chancellor of the University of Salford, Jackie Kay, to celebrate the city’s designation as the North West’s first Social Enterprise City.

HOME set to hold co-commissioned event with the University of Salford at MediaCityUK

Wednesday 20 May 2015

HOME, a newly-opened union of the Cornerhouse and The Library Theatre, will hold its first co-commission with the University of Salford at 4PM today.

Salford fashion students win top industry award for third time

Tuesday 19 May 2015

University of Salford fashion students have won a prestigious clothing industry award for the third time.