Olympic Role for GCU Media and Communication Team
25 July 2012
The successful students
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is sending its own team to the Olympic Games this month.
Students on the Media and Communication Programme have been selected to work with Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS), the host broadcaster responsible for delivering the pictures and sounds from the Games to millions of homes across the globe.
GCU is the OBS’s only Scottish partner. Students were put through a tough selection process before the successful applicants were taken on for paid internships lasting the duration of the Games.
They will be involved in a wide variety of vital media roles, including logistics, filming and communications. Based at Hampden Stadium, Glasgow, and in London, the group will gain once-in-a-lifetime practical experience of how the world’s largest broadcasting operation is put together.
Anthea Irwin, Programme Leader, BA (Hons) Media and Communication, said: “Being selected as OBS’s only Scottish partner, as well as these students’ success in a highly competitive process, are testament to the quality of the university’s Media and Communication programme and the calibre of students it attracts. As well as being a fantastic experience, this will set the students apart as they apply for future work in the media industries.”
The internships also give the students the chance to work with and learn from the best broadcasters in the business, as well as make vital contacts which could lead to further career opportunities.