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Bedfordshire Media students put theory into practice with live interviews

Live interviews

Mon 29th January, 2018

Students from the University of Bedfordshire were put through their paces during a live assessment in front of a real audience.

Students from the School of Media & Performance and the School of Culture &Communications worked together to carry out a series of live interviews, which were also streamed live on Facebook.

In front of the camera were Media Performance students interviewing six real guests from the media industry.  

Among them was Sam Darlaston, an alumnus from the University’s Media Performance course, who now has a successful career as a presenter on Kiss FM.

Sam said: “I’ve loved being back at the university. It’s always great to see my old lecturers and catch up, and the talent in this year’s students was top notch. They all did such great performances and really took my advice on board. I can’t wait to see what they do in the future.”

Behind the scenes, students studying TV Production, Broadcast, TV & Radio and Film & TV Production worked across different roles throughout the day, including director, vision mixer, sound desk, floor manager, autocue, engineering area, camera and floor assistant.

TV Production Course Coordinator Kathryn Wolfe said: “Considering that the first year students have only been on their courses since October, this was quite a challenge and they rose to it. As well as being streamed live on Facebook, there was a live studio audience of students from local schools and colleges watching the live teams at work - it doesn’t get much more high pressure than that.”

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