Venue Announced for Media Students Awards

Austin Court, the waterside conference centre located near to Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, is to host this year’s Midlands Media Awards, which take place on the evening of April 21.

A Grade II listed building, Austin Court combines Georgian character with modern technologyand features a 150-seat custom-built lecture theatre. It was named after Herbert Austin, the pioneering Midlands car manufacturer.

Tickets are now available for the event, which this year has attracted a record number of 250 entries for the twelve categories.

Student tickets are priced at £20 + VAT, while standard tickets are £35 + VAT.

They may be purchased via EventBrite or by e-mailingcarol@cloud9em.co.uk

Launched last year with the aim of recognising future talent in broadcasting, journalism and photography, the awards have attracted entries from universities and colleges in Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Lincoln, Nottingham, Staffordshire, Wolverhampton and Worcester.

The categories have been chosen to allow media students a real platform to showcase their passion for a particular subject matter.

Students from Lincoln, Staffordshire and Worcester have been nominated for the Scoop of the Year Award.

Staffordshire University is headline sponsor of the awards, which are also being supported by Birmingham City University, Barclays Bank and Bournville College.