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The first Politics and Contemporary History Awards highlights student success

May 15, 2019

Dr Dan Lomas presents Alumni Award to Andrew Gwynne MP.
Dr Dan Lomas presents Alumni Award to Andrew Gwynne MP.

The School of Arts and Media hosted their first annual Politics and Contemporary History Awards at their MediaCityUK home on Wednesday 8 May.

The evening recognised and celebrated the achievements made by our most dedicated 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students, as well as commending the exceptional work of our Postgraduates and Alumni.

The most prestigious award of the evening was picked up by Andrew Gwynne MP, who was honoured with the Alumni Award, following his graduation from Politics and Contemporary History in 1998. In his 21 years as a Salford Alumni, Andrew has built a prominent career in British politics, and is the current Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Dr Dan Lomas, Lecturer in International History, arranged and hosted the awards night which were attended by students, staff and Salford Alumni.

Paul Broster, Director of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History, said: “It was wonderful to celebrate all we do as a community in politics and history – our brilliant students, alumni, staff and research across the world make Salford a special place to work and study.”

He added “It’s great to see our network of high-achieving alumni growing by the year, and as a department is has been a real honour to present the Alumni Award to Andrew. I look forward, as ever, to our future alumni success stories.”