During the visit, the students were welcomed with a short talk on the University’s media courses before taking part in one of two sessions. These were Contemporary Media Practice, and Radio and Digital Production.
In the Radio session, students received a talk from Aasiayah Lodhi, Lecturer in Digital Media, on radio and its role in the digital age, before having a go at live radio production with Naiara Marmol, Radio Intern at Westminster. She talked to the students about what it was like studying Radio and what they could expect on the course. In the second group, Senior Lecturer Chris Fry tasked the students to create a ‘single click interaction’ whether by playing a sound only by pressing a button or typing a word on a computer desktop. Meanwhile Chris was giving answers to their questions about media as a university discipline and what career prospects they might have.
After lunch, they took a tour around the Campus to learn more about the facilities for Media, Arts and Design from the different studios to the academic areas.
“I’d love to get a chance to use this sound equipment and learn more about it”, said a member of the group while walking around the music studios.
At the end of their visit, they caught part of the ‘Dean’s postgraduate students welcome’ in the Forum, where the members of the Choir Society greeted everyone with an acapella singing performance.
This event was part of University of Westminster’s outreach activities.