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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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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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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Take the Fast Train North

This is a free training day for media freelancers in digital, radio & television, to be held in MediaCityUK on Tuesday 20th Nov 2012.

The day is produced in partnership with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset. Many leading training providers (DV Talent, Indie Training Fund, BECTU, ITV, Futureworks, The Farm, Grand Scheme Media, BBC Writers Room, and others) are coming together to provide a free training day for TV freelancers. To be eligible, you must have been a media professional for a minimum of two years and/or have three broadcast credits to your name and be employed on a short term or freelance contract. You must verify your work history in the mandatory section to be considered for a place.

The day is backed by Pact, Bectu, Broadcast magazine, broadcasters and many independent production companies.

Full details and application

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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BBC Production Talent Pool 2012

From Rebecca Weaver:

I graduated from Lincoln in 2010.  In 2011 I was lucky enough to get onto the Vision Intake Pool scheme at the BBC (now known as the Production Talent Pool [Ed])

The scheme is coming up again and is open for applications on the 6th February 2012.  It’s also a little different this year with three categories to choose from, rather than two, these being: Runner, Production Management Assistant (TV) and Production Management Assistant (Radio). Continue reading

LSM 2011 highlights

It’s been quite a year back on the Brayford:

Andrew Elliott organised a conference, Rethinking Epic, at Lincoln in July, with a line-up that included renowned international scholars in film history (Jeffrey Richards, Robert Burgoyne).

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Katy (Née Atkinson) & Rob Dowell

Katy – Class of 2006 and Rob 2005

You’ll probably remember the Uni Radio Station, Siren FM, and think the only things to come out of it were building up your CV, learning the trade or its eclectic blend of music! For the then 2nd year student Katy Atkinson and 3rd year student Rob Dowell something a bit longer lasting and yes soppier came out of it…a marriage!

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Job at Lincs FM: But Hurry!

BREAKFAST SHOW PRESENTER – LINCS FM 102.2  – closing date for all applications Friday 11th November

How would you like to work for one of the country’s most successful radio stations?

Lincs FM is an essential part of life across Lincolnshire and Newark. Our mix of Hits & Memories, entertainment, news and feel-good presenters has attracted a large and loyal audience, who enjoy Lincs FM’s unique approach to local radio.