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.@BBC gives a warm welcome to media students

Students from Clarendon Sixth Form College’s media studies department visited the BBC recently to find out what it takes to work in the television industry.

Five students travelled to the BBC’s children’s service at MediaCityUK to take part in an ‘open day’ for young people across the region.

The students participated in a range of activities including: panel discussions with new and experienced members of the BBC’s team to gain an insight into the different areas of the BBC, a CV writing session with the talent department, a networking session with young people working at MediaCityUK and a work experience discussion.

Alongside meeting producers, researchers and directors, the students also met someone who spends her time in front of the camera, Talisha Johnson, who presents CBBC’s ‘all over the place’.

Putal Verma, television director at the BBC children’s service, said: “It was great to be able to host Clarendon Sixth Form College students at the BBC Children’s open day. It was an invaluable opportunity to introduce them to some of our staff and discuss their different routes into the media industry. Our staff thoroughly enjoyed meeting the students and I very much hope they were inspired by the visit.”

James Shenton, media studies teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “We all had a great time, especially the students. The level of professionalism and amazing television at the BBC is second to none and to be able to gain a glimpse into that world is something that couldn’t be missed.”

As a result of the visit, the students are now looking forward to taking part in work experience with the BBC over the coming months.

To find out more about media studies courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College call 0161 908 6800.

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