Media awards back on calendar

Recognition once more for outstanding media students.

Five Midland universities are among a raft of supporters to have come on board to back the Midlands Media Students’ Awards, which are being revived after a lapse of more than two years by Birmingham Press Club.

Sponsorship has been confirmed by Birmingham City University, De Montfort University’s School of Media, the University of Gloucestershire, the University of Northampton, and the University of Worcester.

The awards, also being supported by the Press Club’s overall sponsor, HSBC UK, acknowledge the talents of the Midlands’ next-generation journalists and photographers. They are to take place on 10 April at Mama Roux’s, Digbeth’s latest leisure venue situated at Lower Trinity Street, Birmingham, B9 4AG. Individual tickets are priced at £30, including VAT. You can make a booking here

Sarah Jones (pictured), who is head of Birmingham City University’s School of Media, said: “Journalism in the region is going from strength to strength. We are seeing a huge increase in the number of students wanting to study journalism that are deeply engaged and looking to find fresh approaches to telling stories.

“The talent is exceptional and it is great to celebrate students across the region at the Midlands Media Awards,” she added.

Awards categories will include digital journalism, news, entertainment, sport, fashion & lifestyle, travel, broadcasting and photography.

Press Club chairman Llewela Bailey commented: “The region has a wealth of emerging talent that, I am sure, will guarantee the Midlands continuing to be a hotspot for the development of those working in the media industry.”