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University of Salford

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“Studying at MediaCityUK is great. The facilities are brilliant and used by professionals too, including the BBC. I work on a range of live projects and alongside students from different courses which makes the atmosphere vibrant and professional. It’s given me the confidence to use technology that I’ll be working with when I graduate.”
Jemima Pollitt, BA Media and
Performance student

“The University of Salford’s partnership with global, creative software company Adobe provides huge mutual benefits, giving students and researchers the opportunity to work with Adobe’s software development team while offering the company access to undergraduate, postgraduate and academic staff talent, knowledge and expertise.”
Simon Williams, Director, Strategic Relations, Adobe Video Solutions

Over 1,500 students from 30 courses in media and digital technologies at the University of Salford are located at MediaCityUK alongside six national BBC departments, ITV, the largest HD studio block in Europe and many independent creative, digital and media organisations.

The location, facilities and partnerships of MediaCityUK place Salford students in prime position for digital and media careers.

Educational partnerships and collaboration between academics, students, professionals and industry are central. They inform the development of courses and keep content and research up-to-date, preparing graduates for work outside university. By blurring boundaries between learning and work, students acquire expertise through access to industry-leading technology and develop important capabilities such as business and client management. Recognised by partnerships with Adobe, BT, the BBC, ITV, HP and others, the University is a key provider of education in media and digital technology equipping students to be the next generation of talent.

Students develop their professional reputation through displaying their work and networking with industry partners who visit the new campus. There is an emphasis on live briefs – projects designed in collaboration with industry that challenge students to develop solutions to real world problems. Mirroring the workplace, students from different disciplines and levels of study – such as journalism, broadcast, post-production, scriptwriting and often subjects outside the digital and media sphere – work together to produce portfolios. This cross-disciplinary working is essential in preparing students to be professionals. Specialist advisers and Salford’s Student Life team also provide students with support, career development resources and expert one-to-one advice to ensure that they leave university prepared for their future careers.

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