Royal Television Society City of Glasgow College Partnership
Byline: Rhiannon Melrose and Rachael McAlonan
City of Glasgow College media students have been working with the Royal Television Society of Scotland since 2012 as part of their college work experience, developing their skills and learning more about their professional world.
The RTS is Britain’s foremost educational television charity and RTS Scotland hosts events all year round on a variety of different topics. The programme and craft awards draw hundreds of industry professionals to Oran Mor in Glasgow each year. The prestigious Campbell Swinton lectures address topics of national and international importance to an informed audience. Other events include technical masterclasses and networking opportunities for students.
Students were able to put their skills learned at college into practise in the real world by engaging with these events around Glasgow; whether it was recording the event by TV students, photography students capturing high quality images, graphic design students creating the award programme or event reporting by the student journalists. City of Glasgow College students played a huge part in staging events and reporting them thereafter.
Event Organiser Cheryl Strong said, “For our annual awards ceremony the students play a vital role supporting us with a range skills. Their contribution is evident on the night and is welcomed and embraced by the professional industry. We are able to provide an opportunity for each of the creative individuals to prove their ability and it’s rewarding to witness each of them rise to the challenge.”
She continued, “The relationship between RTS Scotland and City of Glasgow College students benefits everyone involved.”
Bobby Hain, STV Director of Channels and Awards Committee Chair added, “The contribution of City of Glasgow college students to the success of the Royal Television Scotland Awards has been significant. I’m grateful to the college and students involved for their commitment and participation.
Link to Andrew Syme’s video: https://rts.org.uk/scotlandawards