Salford, Media City Reflections

Salford is a city in Greater Manchester; it is made up of 5 districts: Eccles, Worsley, Irlam and Cadishead, Swinton and Pendlebury. Salford resides around 200 miles North West of London and has a population of around 220,000 people.

The city of Salford has geographical advantages, as it is extremely close to Manchester, which is just four miles away. Those who wish to work in Manchester can do so with ease, and residents of Salford can also take advantage of the retail and leisure facilities that Manchester has to offer, as well as having a very convenient airport to travel from: Manchester International Airport.

Salford is home to the University of Salford which has over 20,000 students. The university is extremely business focused and encourages its students to put their resources back into Salford's economy. All courses are designed to give students practical skills that will help them in the world of work. The University of Salford is currently part of a £650 regeneration project investing in all areas of the university, including new laboratories, new health and social care facilities, improved IT facilities as well as introducing a new building for the university's College of Arts, Media and Social Science, which is situated in the new MediaCityUK development within Salford.

MediaCityUK is an exciting project within Salford and is a valuable source of jobs and opportunities that will boost Salford's economy. The site, based at Salford Quays, is a media hub within the city and many media organisations have taken up residency. The BBC has made MediaCityUK its Northern centre and has moved 5 major departments to the site including BBC Children's, BBC Formal Learning, BBC Sport, BBC Radio 5 live and parts of the BBC's Future Media & Technology Department. This has created a wealth of job opportunities within Salford, and the amount of choice available to residents makes Salford a great place to live and work.

Salford is a vibrant, thriving city with a wide range of job opportunities in industries such as retail, manufacturing, healthcare, financial services and media, amongst many others. The regeneration projects taking place across Salford ensure its bright future, and Salford's close links with Manchester means that residents have a wide range of bars, nightclubs, and retail and leisure facilities at their disposal.

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