Alumni Celebration Event

Date: Thursday 13 December 
Time: 18:30 - 20.30
Venue: Media City Campus, The University of Salford



Join us for an evening of festive entertainment and to help us celebrate this year's Alumni Achievement Award winners. 


Event schedule:


18:00 - Registration & Drinks

18:30 - Performances & Awards

20:00 - Drinks reception

20:30 - Event close 


Our award winning comedian compere Jack Gleadow (Television & Radio, 2018), will lead us through an evening of festive entertainment and performances. We’ll be enjoying music from James Holt (Music, 2015),  singing a carol or two with the Salford Choral Society and hearing the incredible stories of our Alumni Achievement Award winners as Vice Chancellor Helen Marshall presents their awards. We’ll also be celebrating the work of our alumni volunteers with the touching stories of some of our Industry Advice mentors. And of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without a mince pie or two and the chance to enjoy a steaming mug of mulled wine.


Alumni Achievement Awards are presented to former students of the University of Salford who have achieved distinction; in their profession, through exemplary service to the University or the wider community, through service of a personal or humanitarian nature, or through contributions to the arts, charities or business. This year, we will also be awarding two Rising Star Awards,  to celebrate our upcoming alumni talent.


Alumni Achievement Award Winners 2018 
Jason Manford* (Media & Performance, 2004) - Comedian and Presenter  
Neill Ricketts (Engineering, 1993) - Chief Executive, Versarien  
Foluke Michael (Project Management, 2016) - CEO, CYIAC  
Qaisra Shahraz (Television and Radio Scriptwriting, 2001) - Director, MACFEST  
Brendan Rendall (BA Fashion, 2004) - Fundraiser   
Karen Dawber (Nursing: Professional Studies, 1994) - Chief Nurse, Bradford   Teaching Hospitals 

Rising Stars 
Yasmin Evans* (Television & Radio, 2012) -  Presenter, BBC Radio 1Xtra   
Karl Falconer (Television & Radio, 2012) - Artistic Director, 'Til This Night  
(*Jason and
Yasmin are unfortunately unable to join us at the event but we’ll be sharing Jason’s special video message at the event)



To Register

Please reserve your place by filling in the registration form below.

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An evening of festive fun and a chance for us to celebrate the achievements of our Alumni Achievement Award winners.
13 December 2018 at 18:00