The University of Salford will be the headline partner at this year’s Asian Media Awards.
The ninth AMA Ceremony will return to Manchester on Friday October 29. Before then the official Shortlist Announcement will take place on Monday September 20.
The events will be held in accordance with government restrictions at the time.
Professor Allan Walker, Dean of the School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology at the University of Salford, said: “We are absolutely delighted to continue our long-standing support of the Asian Media Awards as premier partner for another year.
“The awards highlight just how many talented people are working in the media from Britain’s Asian communities and we want that number to grow.
“We also want to continue to be at the heart of helping ensure that the media fully represents the diversity, talent and creativity of the UK population in the 21st century.
“Our partnership includes our staff and students working with the Asian Media Awards along with schools, colleges and the industry to help make that happen.”
The School or Arts, Media and Creative Technology is one of the leading centres for practice-based education in the creative disciplines within the North West. The School prides itself on specialist programmes built on close relationships with industry.
Salford is the only university to have a campus at MediaCityUK, one of the country’s leading digital and media hubs. Their high-tech, sustainable and accessible MediaCityUK building is a north-west hot-spot for talent, academia, and technology which is supported by a thriving media industry in Greater Manchester.
A spokesperson for the AMA’s said: “The university is committed to working with us to help celebrate the contribution of those working in the media at all levels. Our series of events look to highlight inspiring and creative productions as well as hear of new and up-coming talent.
“The awards aimed to drive diversity and inclusion within the media industry, something that will help to inspire future generations. And we are delighted that our partners share in this ethos.”
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The closing date for all nominations is Thursday August 19. A full list of categories can be viewed by clicking here.
The official Shortlist Announcement will be made on Monday September 20.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia, Anita Rani, Shobna Gulati & Faisal Islam.
The University of Salford are Premier Partners to the Asian Media Awards.
Partners to the awards include ITV, MediaCom, Reach PLC, Manchester Evening News, Press Association Training & TheBusinessDesk.com.
The awards are also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, AMT Lawyers, DKR Accountants, 6G Internet, Emirates Old Trafford & L.C.C.C, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events & Cleartwo.