Asian Media Awards - your pathway to the creative industries

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Interested in a career in the creative industries? Work out where’s the best fit and see how the University of Salford and the Asian Media Awards are working together to find the right opportunity for you.

From journalism to TV editing, explore the programmes that we offer at Salford to help you access a career in the creative industries. Catch up on the successes of our Asian graduates in these sectors and see how we are partnering with the awards to deliver mentorship schemes in schools within the North West.

Issan Khan accepts his award at the Asian Media Awards 2022

The University of Salford offers a range of degrees and courses to entice students of all respective ethnicities to consider a career in the creative industries. We believe a career in these industries is for everyone, and we are determined to play our part in inspiring the next generation of Asian talent to consider and pursue a career in these industries.

We are the premier partner of the Asian Media Awards because we recognise that it demonstrates that the UK’s creative industries are brimming full of Asian talent and that it can be an exceptional example for inspiring future students of Asian descent to consider a career in these industries.

Find out about upcoming industry expert lectures on campus and explore whether you can apply for our scholarship schemes in association with the Asian Media Awards.

Explore our courses

The University of Salford offers a range of courses at a Higher National Diploma, Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate level that are perfectly suited to setting you up for a career in the creative fields.

Whether you aspire to be a television reporter, a radio presenter or a documentary filmmaker, our courses will put you on the path to helping make your dreams a reality.

Creative opportunities

Mentorship scheme

The University of Salford is actively working with a number of schools in the North West to facilitate opportunities for secondary school children to learn more about a career in the creative industries.

In Summer 2023, Year 10 pupils from Blackburn Central High School got to team up with our own students to find out more about a career in radio, film, television and media production. The pupils got the chance to undergo workshops with the three students at the school before they headed to our MediaCity campus to do a presentation on their learnings and to have a tour of our world-class facilities.

Students from the school have also previously had the opportunity to attend the Asian Media Awards in Manchester and the mentorship scheme is a collaboration between the University and the awards to showcase the opportunities available in the creative industries to schoolchildren.

Is your school interested in taking part in our mentorship scheme? Contact Lucia Nigri today at

Attend a lecture from an industry expert

To celebrate our ten-year partnership with the Asian Media Awards, we are planning expert lectures from Asian talents across the UK that have made their mark on the industry.

Further details on these lectures for the 2023-24 academic year will be confirmed in due course.

Scholarship scheme

The University of Salford is in discussions with a number of colleges in the North West about a scholarship scheme in accordance with our partnership with the Asian Media Awards that will present opportunities for Asian students to secure a scholarship to study with us.

Further details on this scheme will be confirmed in due course.

In addition, the University of Salford offers a range of scholarships, bursaries and prizes to support students from a range of widening participation backgrounds.

For those seeking a career in the creative industries, the University offers three scholarships per academic year through the Aziz Foundation for British Muslims applying for a Master’s degree in the following programmes: Editing and VFX for TV, Film and Digital Media, Documentary Production for TV, Film and Digital Media, Journalism: News/Broadcast/Support and Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment.

The University offers one scholarship via the River Reeves Foundation for a Level 5 student studying either Music: Popular Music and Recording, Musical Arts or Music: Creative Music Technology.

Visit our fees and funding page for more information

Student Success Stories

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The University of Salford has educated some of the finest young Asian talent to enter the UK’s creative industries over the last few decades.

From fronting the social media channels for Manchester United to penning articles for the BBC, the work of our Asian graduates has been seen by millions of people around the world.

Here, we showcase the stories of four Asian graduates that have come through our creative programmes during our ten-year partnership with the Asian Media Awards.

Neha Navekar went from studying on our BA Television and Radio Production course to making content for millions of followers on Manchester United’s social media accounts.

Amber Haque graduated from our MA/PgDip Journalism programme in 2015. Since leaving, Salford, Amber has gone on to become one of the upcoming stars in the UK media, fronting documentaries for both BBC Three and for BBC Panorama in addition to being named a ‘One To Watch’ by the Edinburgh TV Festival.

Priya Matharu graduated from our BA Broadcast Journalism programme in 2019. Since leaving Salford, she has gone on to forge a career in the radio industry and is now a presenter at Switch Radio in Birmingham and a producer for Free Radio and Signal 1.

Since graduating from our BA Journalism and English Programme in 2017, Kaya Aftab has gone on to become a journalist and producer at the BBC, working on prominent national radio stations such as BBC Radio 1xtra and BBC Asian Network.sT