12th February 2001

 

CUTTING EDGE MEDIA TECHNOLOGY LECTURES

 

Media Technology students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are due to receive a series of lectures from the some of the leading figures in the industry.

 

Phil Connell, reporter at BBC Look North, Stuart Baldwin, head of production for Viking FM, Andy Fawcett at Kingston Interactive TV, Helen Thomas, head of training at BBC Look North and BBC Radio Humberside and Annabel McCourt, production manager at Hull Time Based Arts, are giving a series of lectures at the university’s Cottingham Road campus over the next three months.

 

The lectures are aimed at preparing students who are about to enter the job market. Students will be able to find out more about the industry and will be able to receive advice from the experts.

 

Lectures begin on 14th February and will bring together the major players working with Kingston Interactive Television to create the first of the BBC’s interactive television models.

 

The aim of the programme, according to Media Technology Lecturer John Hamlin, is to “cement students’ career ambitions after they graduate.” He added: “There are so many opportunities out there with the emergence of new media industries that students need to be really well prepared.”

 

John, who joined the university six months ago, has made excellent contacts throughout his media production career, which has included working with MTV, Disney, BBC animation and ntl. He is also part of a local BBC advisory panel.

 

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For more information contact: Caroline Hardiman, Press and Media Relations Assistant, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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