1st June 2001

 

MEDIA STUDENTS GET HELPING HAND FROM TV COMPANY

 

Media Production students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside are reaping the benefits of Yorkshire Television’s Regional Media Education Partnership.

 

A growing partnership between the university and the ITV company gives second-year students the chance to gain work experience at YTV in Leeds, while third-years are given substantial bursaries to help fund the TV shows they have to produce as part of their final-year degree work.

 

This year eight groups at the Lincoln campus received £250 each towards their TV studio productions. Final-year student Stefan Wistuba says the money came in very useful when his team had to find £400 to build a set for their TV show ‘4 Men’.

 

“To create a TV show which looks professional is difficult, as sets cost quite a bit of money,” said the 22-year-old student. “We spent way over £250 – the other £100 came out of our own pockets, which is quite a lot of money for students.

 

“But thanks to the funding from YTV we were able to create a decent set and a professional looking show which we can now use as a show reel when we start looking for a job.”

 

Media Production lecturer Tony Richards says the growing partnership benefits both parties. “We are very pleased with this agreement which vindicates our fit with industry goals and procedures within the ever-changing world of media production,” he said.

 

“We have many former students working in the media industries but our relationship with YTV is a very useful one for students while they are on the course.”

 

Sue Seager, Training and Development Manager at YTV, commented: “ We have a range of partnerships with different college courses across the region and we are pleased to have been able to help these Media Production students. It has enabled  more students to take the television option who otherwise may not have been able to do so.”

 

For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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