School of Arts and Media win big at the RTS Student Awards

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Graduates and current students from the School of Arts and Media picked-up FIVE of the 16 nominations at last night’s Royal Television Society North-West Student Awards.

The University was a heavyweight among the categories this year, being shortlisted across 10 categories. Outstandingly, Salford talent secured all three places on the shortlist for best News programme.

Among the celebrating students were BBC Breakfast Presenter Sally Nugent and Actress and Business Woman Catherine Tyldesley.

Catherine offered words of advice to the students on the competitive nature of television: “If you’re in the industry you have to deal with rejection.

“I’m a glass half full type of person, and for whatever reason I don’t get a job, it’s for a reason. Eventually, God willing, something will click, and you’ll be okay. Just keep going and never give up.!

Beth Hewitt, Creative Director – Media City Directorate said: “This is a phenomenal achievement for the School of Arts and Media.”

She added: “These triumphant wins are off the back of an exceptional number of nominations across the prestigious awards.”

“It’s evenings like the RTS North-West Student Awards which highlight the future-thinking skills which the School of Arts and Media are equipping fresh talent with.”

The winners are:   


Molly McDonnell, Best Comedy & Entertainment: Upcycle It


Pien Meulensteen, Best News: A Roof Over Our Heads


Owen Siry, Aaron Smyth Wallace, Charlie Brookes, Lewis Evers, Sam Davies and Harriet Buckley, Best Drama: Fantopia


Dillon James, Best Factual: Farm or Flight

Victoria Barrera Howarth, Best Camera: Dead of Night

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