Salford BioArt Exhibition winner is announced

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

The winner of the University of Salford’s second BioArt competition was revealed at a special event that was held on its main campus. 

The competition is open to all of the School of Science, Engineering and Environment (SEE) students with the aim of enhancing the student experience through an initiative that brings together science and art.

The theme for the competition this year was Perceptions of Pain with the 22 shortlisted entries being displayed at a sold-out event. In addition to the submitted artwork, students were asked to write a short piece about their work. The evening was attended by colleagues, students, and alumni of the University of Salford with all attendees being asked to cast their vote for the winner. 

Professor Niroshini Nirmalan, Chair in Biomedicine at the University of Salford said: “We had an incredible response to the competition with entries from students across the SEE School.  Many students took inspiration from the pandemic, loneliness and the NHS; it was fascinating to see how our students expressed this through art."

Dr Sara Namvar, Head of Student Experience for the Directorate of Human and Natural Sciences at The University of Salford added: “It has been an absolute pleasure working with students to develop this opportunity. It’s amazing how art can bring people from all walks of life together”.

Art from the event will be displayed around campus in celebration of the work. Due to the popularity of the competition, there are already plans to bring it back for a third year. 

The winners received Amazon vouchers in recognition of their work with the top prize being £250. 

First place

  • Nana-Nabiha Yusuf, Final year Biomedical Sciences student for her work titled ‘Into the Unknown’.


  • Zohaib Atlaf, Final year Biomedical Sciences student for his work titled ‘Loneliness’
  • Nina Stocks, Final year Wildlife and Practical conservation student for her work titled ‘The beauty in pain’



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