Journalism students capture launch event

Recently we told you about the official opening of our Careers and Employability Centre, and promised to tell you a little more about the students who had been selected to work on the event.

This is the story of Kelly, Harriet, Emily, Emma and Charli – five final year BA Journalism students. Selected by tutors, Sue Featherstone and Graham Moorby, based on their outstanding work, the students were tasked with using everything they’ve learned on the radio and TV module, to provide us with a video of the event. The footage had to be filmed in real time, with key guests being interviewed – so this involved quite a bit of prep and briefing before the event, during the event itself, and then editing afterwards.

The students contacted guests in advance and selected those that were happy to be filmed or interviewed on the night. They sent questions around the theme of ‘why choose a Sheffield Hallam student?’.

Kelly says she saw this as a good opportunity to improve her skills at a live event, especially as she’s loved her tv module. Harriet realised it was a great chance to get experience and improve her CV while Emma felt that with graduation only a few months away this was a timely piece of work that gave her a real taste of the working environment.

Tutor Sue said: “I was very impressed with the efficiency and professionalism with which the girls approached the project.”

So with all the equipment returned at the end of the evening, the task of editing footage down to three minutes was next on the list – using more skills from their recent studies.

And you can see the results for yourself here