28th February 2014, 1:44pm
New student enterprise brings media expertise to businesses
New Media Lincs Businesses are harnessing the talents of some of the country’s most vibrant creative minds following the launch of an innovative student enterprise at the University of Lincoln’s School of Media.

New Media Lincs is a multi-media service provider which offers bespoke creative solutions to meet organisations’ social media, film, audio production and project management needs.

New Media Lincs commissions final-year students to design, pitch and produce professional media projects, and clients already benefitting from the bespoke service include the NHS, Lincolnshire Bomber Command Memorial Fund, Lincolnshire Young Farmers, Lincolnshire One Venues and Dance 4.

Founded in 2013, the service is managed by Hazel Donnelly, a masters graduate from the Lincoln School of Media, who handpicks a relevant team for each job from the University’s pool of media producers.

Hazel said: “I am delighted to be at the helm of such an exciting company. New Media Lincs offers a distinctive service, in that it delivers creative solutions of an extremely professional calibre, while providing valuable commercial experience for our talented Media undergraduates.

“The experience that our students receive enables them to earn as they build their creative portfolios. We have received fantastic feedback from clients for whom we have already completed projects. We have even been approached on a number of occasions by companies keen to commission repeat projects, which is testament to the hard work and creativity that goes into every brief. It is fantastic that local businesses are now benefitting from the impressive pool of creative talent we have here in Lincoln.”

The scheme also enables first-year students to shadow the creative teams as they undertake new commissions, as part of the University’s commitment to providing its students with real-world business experience.

Thera Trust is one of the organisations to benefit so far from New Media Lincs’ expertise. The trust supports adults with learning disabilities, and its imaginative new scheme, called Dolphins’ Den, provides support and advice for individuals setting up their own businesses or community projects.

Creative trio Ashley Wilks, Alexander Whitcombe and Luke Winter were commissioned to produce a short film to highlight the positive work being done by Dolphin’s Den.

Clare Jeffries, from Thera Trust, said: “I chose to work with New Media Lincs as I was looking for an innovative and flexible approach. The team worked with extreme diplomacy and interpreted the project brief perfectly. They delivered a high calibre product and I would have no hesitancy in using them again.”

To find out more about New Media Lincs’ projects and areas of expertise, visit www.newmedialincs.com, or contact Hazel Donnelly on hdonnelly@lincoln.ac.uk or 07752794126.
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