Wednesday 10 December 2014

UonTV students working on production

We’re pleased to announce that UonTV, our new television channel due to launch in 2015, will be online for a one day ‘taster’ this Thursday!

The channel will be broadcasting online between 8am and 8pm on Thursday 11 December, giving you a preview of what you can expect when the channel officially launches early next year.

Created for and by students, the channel aims to help boost your skills and career prospects, while offering prospective students a glimpse of what life is like at the University of Northampton. Featuring content by students from all courses across the University, the channel’s audience is over 15,000 students, broadcasting to their friends and family and to prospective students from all over the world.

Roy Wallace, Senior Lecturer, Media Production commented: “Each member of the UonTV team will be mentored and taught how to use equipment, and they will be able to undertake a variety of roles including camera operation, scriptwriting, producing and presenting. The long term objective for the channel is for collaborative working across the University. We hope the channel will enhance the student experience and student employability, while acting as a great sales tool for recruiting and converting students as they will be able to see the sort of activities their course will be entail, ‘live’ from our studio.”

Colette, a student, explained: “I am really excited to have been given this opportunity and experience as I feel it has provided skills enhancement in a very short space of time, giving me confidence to continue working in the creative industries after I graduate. This has been a really special and unique collaborative project which helps me identify potential crew members for future projects while gaining real technical work experience”.​

​We really want it to be something that any student can be a part of and a project that everyone will be proud of,” Roy adde​d.

The channel will be live on 11 December between 8am and 8pm, at: http://uontv.uk/

If you would like to get involved, or if you have feedback or ideas to share, contact Roy Wallace.

This project has received funding from the Innovation Fund

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