#MySalfordStory Competition

University of Salford International students out and about in Manchester

Here at Salford, we are incredibly proud of our international community and their wide-ranging achievements. So we are launching a new social media competition #MySalfordStory, open to both current international students and graduates, which celebrates your successes and memories and inspires our future students!

All you need to do is tell us what your Salford journey has meant to you (see the full details below). The International Marketing Team will judge the entries and the best entry will win a £300 Amazon voucher. Two runners-up will also each win a £100 Amazon voucher

The competition will close at 23:59 BST on October 23 2023 and entries submitted after this time will not be counted. 

The winners will be contacted within 28 days after the closing date via direct message by @SalfordUniGlobal on Instagram or University of Salford International on Facebook only. 

Discover how to enter, some example entries and the full T&Cs below. 

How to enter

Your entry will be processed under the lawful basis of consent and will be stored for 5 years before being moved to our archive. We may use any of your photos or captions across our University of Salford website, marketing campaigns, emails and social media pages to show what life is like for international students at Salford. If at any time you wish to withdraw consent, please email salford-international@salford.ac.uk and your entry will be deleted from our systems. 

To enter, simply follow the steps below: 

  • Share either three images or a short video/reel (maximum 60 seconds in length) to your Instagram or Facebook page which represents your personal Salford story.
  • Include a caption (maximum 120 words in length) which explains what your time at Salford has meant to you - it could be a memory, an achievement you're proud of, or someone who made a special impact on you
  • Add our competition hashtag, #MySalfordStory, to your caption
  • Tag @SalfordUniGlobal on Instagram or University of Salford International on Facebook AND also tag 3 friends who you think should share their Salford story too
  • Share to your stories (don't forget to tag us so we can see it)

Top tip - make your story authentic and meaningful so we can inspire the future generation of international students! There are some examples below from our student ambassadors which may help.

For your entry to be counted, you must be an international student or graduate and complete all of the above steps. 

Nafisa's entry

"My Salford journey has been truly remarkable, filled with incredible experiences and lifelong friendships. The unwavering support from my teachers has made me feel right at home. Salford has been the perfect place to embrace a diverse, nurturing learning environment. I am grateful for the invaluable knowledge and memories I have gained which have shaped me into a confident and globally-minded individual." #MySalfordStory

Watch Nafisa's Salford story below. 

Check out this guide for how to create a great reel

Man taking selfie outside with two women posing behind him.

Sujanhariharan's entry

"My time at Salford has been a life changing experience. As part of my course, MA Digital Video Production and Marketing, I have gotten to work on some amazing live projects as part of my modules and learn to use lots of industry-standard production equipment. In my spare time, I have travelled around the stunning areas that surround Salford and captured some beautiful moments on film which I will treasure long after I have left Salford. I am looking forward to the new experiences which I will experience during my last trimester." #MySalfordStory

Competition terms and conditions

Competition participation

Terms and conditions – the University of Salford’s #MySalfordStory competition 

By entering this competition, entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

  1. This competition is promoted and administered by the University of Salford’s International and Regional Development Directorate, Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT. 

  1. The competition is open to worldwide entries from current international students at the University of Salford or international students who have graduated from the University of Salford. 

  1. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. No refund may be claimed for expenses incurred by entering the competition. 

  1. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. 

  1. This competition is being held on Instagram and Facebook 

  1. Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified. 

  1. The closing date for entry will be 23/10/2023 at 23:59 BST. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted. 

  1. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason. 

  1. To participate in this competition, you must share three pictures or a short video (maximum 60 seconds) which summarise your time at Salford, together with a caption (maximum 120 words) explaining what your time at Salford means to you. Within your caption, you must include the hashtag #MySalfordStory. You can post your photos on either Instagram or Facebook. Depending on the platform, you must tag either @SalfordUniGlobal (Instagram) or University of Salford International (Facebook). All of these steps must be completed to be entered into the competition. 

  2. You must have the consent of anyone featured in the photos/videos you submit

  3. The University of Salford reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. 

  4. The University of Salford is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition. 

  1. The prize is as follows: 

  • First prize - £300 Amazon voucher  

  • Two runners up - £100 Amazon voucher each  

  1. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice. 

  1. There will be three winners chosen at our absolute discretion. 

  1. Three winners will be selected from the entries across Instagram and Facebook 

  1. The winners will be notified by direct message on either Instagram or Facebook depending on the platform they entered on within 28 days of the closing date. The winner will only ever be contacted by either University of Salford International Facebook page or @SalfordUniGlobal Instagram account. If the winners cannot be contacted or do not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winners and pick replacement winners.  

  1. The University of Salford will notify the winner and discuss how the prize will be delivered. 

  1. The University of Salford’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. 

  1. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England. 

  1. Any personal data relating to the participants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation. 

  1. Entry into the competition by a participant signifies their consent to the University of Salford’s use of content, photos and text, from the entries as they deem fit, without any further consent. 

  1. The University of Salford may choose to include content in our marketing communications, included but not limited to, the website, email and the University of Salford’s social media channels. 

  1. The University of Salford may decide not to use any entries or any photos. No photos or entries will be returned. 

  1. The University of Salford will have sole discretion to decide what we will do with the photos. 

  2. Your entry will be processed under the lawful basis of consent and will be stored for 5 years before being moved to our archive. If you wish to withdraw consent at any time, please email salford-international@salford.ac.uk and your entry will be deleted from our systems

  3. The University of Salford's International Marketing Team may contact you to ask whether you would like to feature in any other content. They will only contact you via direct message on Instagram (@SalfordUniGlobal) or Facebook (University of Salford International)

  1. Entry into the competition will be deemed as an acceptance of these terms and conditions and as consent for us to share the content publicly on our marketing channels. 

  1. The University of Salford reserves the right to exclude entries which we believe to be inappropriate, fraudulent or might otherwise bring the University of Salford into disrepute. 

  1. This competition is not sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram. 

Content rights

Content Rights – the University of Salford's #MySalfordStory Competition 

Content Creators retain all ownership of the content and only grant limited rights to Licensee and subsidiaries or assigns as described in the content license terms outlined below and otherwise communicated (e.g. in a particular request). 

For good and valuable consideration, the University of Salford (the “Licensee”) and Content Creator (the “Creator”) agree as follows: 

  • The term of this Agreement (the "Term") shall commence upon the date of acceptance by Creator and shall continue until terminated by Licensee. Written request for termination may be submitted to social-media@salford.ac.uk

  • Proprietary Rights. Creator upon acceptance of this agreement hereby grants Licensee a worldwide, non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable license to reproduce, distribute, display and to create derivative works from the materials contained in the competition entry (the “Entry”). 

  • Promotional Use. Creator grants to Licensee the right to use Creator’s user name, profile image, pseudonym and/or image in connection with authorized uses of the Entry. 

  • Credit, Attribution and Linking. Licensee will give Creator credit in connection with the use of the Entry by identifying Creator in conjunction with the content of the Entry as displayed. Licensee may also provide a link to the Entry, to the extent available, on the source network (e.g. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter). 

  • Warranties and Representations. Creator warrants and represents that the Entry is the Creator’s original work, and does not now and will not violate any existing intellectual property rights, including, without limitation, copyright or trade secret or any contractual rights, and that they contain no matter which, if published, will be fraudulent, harassing, libellous, obscene, or a violation of any rights of publicly or privacy, or any law or regulation. Creator will fully cooperate with Licensee in responding to and defending against any third party claim related to the Entry 

  • Each Party hereto shall indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the other Party, its editors, officers, employees and agents with respect to any claim, demand, cause of action, debt or liability, including reasonable attorneys' fees, to the extent that it is based upon a claim that, if true, would constitute a breach of any of the indemnifying Party's representations, warranties, or agreements hereunder. 

  • You agree that disputes between you and licensee will be resolved by binding, individual arbitration and you waive your right to participate in a class action lawsuit or classwide arbitration.

  • Entire Agreement. These Terms of and Conditions, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Licensee regarding the Entry content and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and Licensee.