GCU Games volunteers to be thanked at on-campus event

04 September 2014

GCU students volunteered at the Commonwealth Games

GCU students volunteered at the Commonwealth Games

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) students will be among 200 to be thanked by a major broadcast technology company for volunteering at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

During the Games, students from the School of Engineering and Built Environment worked alongside industry professionals in Outside Broadcast trucks and other audio/visual disciplines.

On Saturday, 6 September, NVT, the technology supplier for the Commonwealth Games, will host an event at GCU to say thank you to the volunteers and give them a gift in recognition of their efforts.

Games chief executive David Grevemberg and Glasgow’s Lord Provost Sadie Docherty will also be in attendance.

In the run up to the Commonwealth Games, participating students experienced cutting-edge technology as part of the Host Broadcaster Training Initiative (HBTI), which included an Atlantic Outside Broadcast truck visiting campus to give students and staff training in the latest HD recording and output equipment.

They were given tours of the truck and hands-on training in the use of its vision, sound, cameras and operations facilities.

GCU student Sophie Whiteford, who is studying a BSc in Audio Technology with Electronics, said: “It’s very hard to get opportunities in broadcasting so, in addition to the course, something like this presents a valuable, once-in-a-lifetime chance to be involved in such a global event.”

GCU lecturer David Hendry said: “The students who participated in the programme gained valuable work experience in contributing to the delivery of a unique large-scale network infrastructure, where they worked alongside industry experts and had exposure to a range of cutting-edge technologies, which can only benefit their future employability.”