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Alumni Celebration

Date - Thu 13 Dec 2018

Time - 6.00 pm

Duration - N/A

Cost - free

Disabled access? - Yes

Venue - Media City Campus


Join us for an evening of festive entertainment and to help us celebrate this year's Alumni Achievement Award winners and our alumni volunteers

Event details

Date: Thursday 13 December 
Time: 18:00 - 20.30

18:00 - Registration and drinks

18:30 - Performances and awards

20:00 - Drinks reception

20:30 - Event close 

Venue: Media City Campus, The University of Salford

Join us, as our award winning comedian compere Jack Gleadow (Television & Radio, 2018), leads us through an evening of comedy, festive entertainment and performances. We’ll be enjoying an acoustic set from James Holt (Music, 20015), singing a carol or two with the Salford Choral Society and hearing the incredible stories of our Alumni Achievement Award winners, as Vice Chancellor Helen Marshall presents their awards. We’ll also be celebrating the work of our alumni volunteers with the touching stories of some of our Industry Advice mentors. And of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a mince pie or two and the chance to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine.

Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to former students of the University of Salford who have achieved distinction; in their profession, through exemplary service to the University or the wider community, through service of a personal or humanitarian nature, or through contributions to the arts, charities or business. This year, we will also be awarding two Rising Star Awards, to celebrate our upcoming alumni talent.

Alumni Achievement Award Winners 2018
Jason Manford* (Media & Performance, 2004) - Comedian and Presenter  
Neill Ricketts (Engineering, 1993) - Chief Executive, Versarien  
Foluke Michael (Project Management, 2016) - CEO, CYIAC  
Qaisra Shahraz (Television and Radio Scriptwriting, 2001) - Director, MACFEST  
Brendan Rendall (BA Fashion, 2004) - Fundraiser   
Karen Dawber (Nursing: Professional Studies, 1994) - Chief Nurse, Bradford   Teaching Hospitals 

Rising Stars
Yasmin Evans* (Television & Radio, 2012) -  Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra   
Karl Falconer (Television & Radio, 2012) - Artistic Director, 'Til This Night  
(*Jason and Yasmin are unfortunately unable to join us at the event but we’ll be sharing Jason’s special video message at the event)

To save your place, register for your tickets below. If you need any further information, please contact the Alumni Engagement Team at or call us on 0161 295 6287.

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