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Westminster TV students to gain broadcasting experience at awards ceremony at BAFTA

Television, Film and Moving Image 1 December 2014

Eight students from the University of Westminster are given the opportunity to gain work experience at this year's TVE Global Sustainability Film Awards ceremony at BAFTA held on 8 December 2014.

Third year Television Production BA Honours students Jamie Walshe, Aykut Kurt, Alex Kibble, Callum Leak, Nathan Visick, Megan Mills, James Harding, Moon Deok Jong, Lee Dorney and Catherine Hughes will work with Propeller TV and University of Westminster alumnus and project leader Mark Case, and will be involved in a wide variety of activities at the event, including pre-planning, rigging, shooting, broadcasting and de-rigging.

They will record sound and images as an outside broadcast unit and as Electronic news-gathering (ENG) crew, and also will participate in interviewing prize winners. Their videos and recordings will be broadcast on Sky TV as part of their coverage of the TVE Global Sustainability Film Awards ceremony.

The University of Westminster will provide all the sound and vision equipment to capture the event.

The students will get real-life broadcast experience under the guidance of professional broadcasters, while working to a tightly scheduled live event with no room for error. Being part of a large team and working on this prestigious project will provide invaluable experience for their studies and future careers. 

Jamie Walshe, one of the students, says: "Apart from the glamour of the event and being at BAFTA, I'm very much looking forward to working with Mark Case and seeing our work broadcast on Sky TV."

The same team of students will go on to broadcast the University's music and fashion events online next summer during the graduation showcases.

Rob Benfield, Senior Lecturer of Television Production BA Honours course at the University of Westminster, says: "Work experience is the single biggest influence on the students' ability to graduate into the workplace. Through it, students gain experience, receive a broadcast credit and make contact with other industry professionals working on the project. The event itself is an education, particularly the connection to the admirable TVE and the non-broadcast sector of the industry."

The University of Westminster is a leading education provider with highly sought-after courses in film and media. The University's commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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