31st May 2001




University multimedia students and Hull-based interactive television service KIT have forged a strong working relationship whilst re-designing parts of the Local Link – KIT’s guide to community information, on-demand news, shopping and services.


KIT, a pioneer in broadband television – delivering TV down ordinary telephone lines – has been a supporter of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside’s Interactive Multimedia degree for the last two years by sponsoring their final-year degree shows


KIT’s public relations manager Tony Barker commented: “We aim to support excellence in interactive design so we are always on the look out for fresh new creative input.”


University award co-ordinator Sarah Humphreys added: “This is the first time that the final-year students have worked with a real client which has involved regular communication and presentations.”


Students Mark Wynn-Edwards, Jo Herbert and Martin Miller formed one of the project groups working with KIT staff. “It’s been hard work as there are so many design constraints but KIT have given us a lot of support,” said Mark (24) from Scunthorpe.


Sarah Mole, graphic designer for KIT added: “I was a graphic design student at ULH a year ago so it was great to work with the students. From a KIT point of view it was extremely beneficial to see their fresh new ideas.”


Members of the public are welcome to view the students’ creative work in their degree show at the EICH gallery at the Hull city centre campus from Saturday 9th to Thursday 14th June. Entry is free of charge.


Launched last year, KIT provides high quality digital channels through Kingston communications phone lines in Hull and East Yorkshire. For more information contact 01482 222666 or visit the website www.kit.tv

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

e-mail: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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Tony Barker, KIT, 01482 602389

e-mail: tony_barker@kingston-comms.co.uk