6 February 2017

Level 2 Media Students visited Liverpool John Moores University to get an exciting insight into what studying a Media Degree is really like.

Students were welcomed by the LJMU Outreach team for a variety of Media based workshops to experience the typical day of a Media Studies undergraduate. They took part in a storyboarding session where they developed plotlines and characters which the students then had to advertise and pitch to their peers. Following a second session on representation in Media, they toured the studios and tried out equipment including a green screen and editing software.

Media students Rebecca McElvogue and Natalie Powell found the experience beneficial to their studies, with Rebecca commenting, “It was good, being able to create characters and storylines was interesting and something I can apply to my work at the College.”

Natalie added to this, “I enjoyed using the equipment, particularly the lighting and the editing switchboards. I was unsure whether I wanted to pursue Media Studies at University but it was a really inspiring experience so I’m definitely considering it now.”

"It was a really inspiring experience."

Natalie Powell, Media Studies Student

The class of twenty were also introduced to two University students – one completing a Masters degree and one a PhD in other subject areas (Art and History) - who explained to them how they have found skills from Media Studies to be transferrable and beneficial to their current courses.

The day was rounded off with a tour of the University campus including the Halls of Residence.

Media Studies Teacher Renée White, was delighted with how the taster day went and couldn’t praise the LJMU Outreach team enough, “The students had a diverse and engaging day and most importantly really enjoyed themselves. It was lovely to see the students getting involved with the various activities and they did so with enthusiasm.”

Posted by Kate Brown

Category: College Life