Hansa Dabee, class of 2010

“The best part of my job is the people I work with. They are constantly supportive and encourage me to do more stuff and think outside the box.”

Since I graduated in 2010, I have been working as a Broadcast Assistant at BBC Radio Nottingham.

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Katie Harris update

Level 3 student Katie Harris responded to a call for applicants to work as runners on Dragon’s Den, but wound up working last summer on BBC2 programme The Planners, due to be aired on Thursday 31st January at 8pm (Northern Ireland only!) If you can, watch out for her runner credit.
You may be able to see the programme on i-player after the broadcast; check on the BBC Northern Ireland web page

Katie also co-ordinates the New Wave show on Siren every Tuesday 4-5pm.

Bryan Rudd on BBC Radio Humberside

Bryan Rudd, Principal Lecturer in Media Production and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Audio Production, was interviewed yesterday by David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside’s morning show. (15/01/13)

Bryan was invited onto the show as a guest commentator to discuss the anniversary of Mary Whitehouse’s letter to the BBC. Mary Whitehouse CBE was recognised for her opposition to the mainstream British media, and her foundation of the National Viewers’ and Listeners’ Association. Whitehouse began her activism with a letter to the BBC’s Director General in 1963.
Bryan was invited by BBC Radio Humberside to appear on the show alongside a representative from Mediawatch-uk, to discuss the issue of censorship on radio and television, and explore the changes that have occurred over time. Hear the full interview


Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Take It On Trainee scheme

From Deena Saeed:

Yesterday we opened applications for Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s Take It On Trainee scheme.

We’re practicing what we preach with Take it On, by opening the doors of Radio 1 & 1Xtra’s new HQ and offering paid placements that give young people the opportunity to build experience and get involved in what we do at the networks. Four trainees will start with us on 8 week placements at the end of January and placements will then run across the year.

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Media City open event

From BBC Future Media: Media City Open Event, Salford. Tuesday, 11 December 2012 from 15:00 to 20:00. Book here.

The Future Media division is responsible for all of the BBC’s digital media services. We are actively recruiting for a wide variety of technical roles in Future Media. Representatives from BBC Recruitment and the Future Media Graduate scheme will be here to talk about the opportunities available.

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Lucy Madge in the 30 under 30 talent list

LSM graduate Lucy Madge has been named as one of the 30 brightest young UK radio talents, in the Radio Academy 30 under 30 list.

“The prestigious list, chosen from more than 200 applicants with a wide range of skills by a panel of independent judges, highlights the huge amount of young talent within the UK radio industry.

The final 30 made the list not just by doing their day job brilliantly, but by going the extra mile and achieving exceptional results during the past 12 months. The list recognises them as superb ambassadors for the radio industry as a whole.”

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Trainee placement at BBC North Drama – but hurry!

From Helen McCarron, UoL Careers & Employability Advisor :

I know this is a tight turn around but there is a very exciting opportunity which has arisen with BBC DRAMA PRODUCTION NORTH on the 3 x 60 minute BBC THREE drama IN THE FLESH, a family drama looking at identity and discrimination but with a surprising genre twist. Deadline is Tuesday 2nd October at noon.

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Ellie Cunningham, class of 2011

From Dylan Roys – a message from Ellie Cunningham who graduated last year. She has a documentary going out on Radio 1 next month.

“I sent the idea through an independent company to Radio 1, which was then shortlisted, and then after a month or so COMMISSIONED!

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Simon Ross – BBC Introducing

Blog post by Audio Production graduate Simon Ross:

Since leaving the University of Lincoln, I have been spending time at BBC Lincolnshire as a Broadcast Assistant for a variety of shows. One of the biggest shows I am fortunate enough to now be part of is the Lincolnshire branch of the nationally recognised BBC Introducing initiative. BBC Introducing focuses on discovering and promoting unsigned artists from around the country by allocating a specific department in all of the BBC’s local radio stations.

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Becca Weaver, class of 2010

“You have to have a lot of determination. If this is the industry you want to be in, then don’t give up. It may take years, but if you’re passionate, it’ll show through.”

After handing in my final assignment in 2010, I only stayed at Lincoln for another month. I was tempted to stay longer of course and make use of the University’s equipment and try to delay the realisation that my student life was over, but I was pretty confident that I was going to get a job in London, or at least an internship quite quickly. How hard can that be, I thought. After an intense final year to complete a 50 minute television drama on a student budget, I thought I was prepared for anything. Looking back now, I was unbelievably naïve.

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