Unique Nations and Regions: Media Futures events to connect media industry with next generation of content creators

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

In association with BBC Digital Cities, the School of School of Arts and Media is delighted to be hosting a series of exciting Nations and Regions: Media Futures events for the creative industries.


Tuesday 22 September - make a date and have Lunch with the Clangers! Attendees will gain an insight into this iconic series and the stop motion skills they employ from the show’s talent rich creators. The imaginative animation team behind the show will discuss their journey in making this legendary show and explore how it feels to work on such a cult series which last year, celebrated 50 years of entertaining both young and old audiences.

Wednesday 23 September - this session provides the opportunity to meet the University of Salford’s shining stars who are excelling in their media industry careers. Media’s Rising Stars session will include first-hand accounts of how up-and-coming graduates used their time at university to support them to progress their careers within the media. The panel will be sharing tips, highlighting the challenges and discussing the politics that they have encountered on their journey and you will be able to take away some excellent advice and ideas to help you find your ‘dream’ job in the media industry!

Thursday 24 September - the final event showcases the University of Salford’s Journalism graduates who are taking the broadcast journalism industry by storm. Journalism’s Rising Stars offers the opportunity to hear some vital tips and advice on how to utilise your time at university and the best ways to prepare for a fantastic and exciting Journalism career.

Beth Hewitt, Creative Director within the School of Arts and Media, said: “Working closely with industry is central to everything that we deliver at the University of Salford. Our curriculum is motivated and driven by industry and our media partnerships and collaborations live at the heart of our teaching and learning. Being a part of BBC Digital Cities 2020 is a great platform for inclusive and diverse audiences to access sessions and I am delighted that this year, Nations and Regions: Media Futures is running a series of exciting media industry panel discussions for this highly successful annual event.”

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