Cleadon girl sings praises of university help scheme
Lecturers are full of praise for a student who has been working on one of TV longest-running shows.
Cleadon student Beth Moody, a student at Edge Hill University, Lancashire, has boosted her job chances after working behind-the-scenes on on BBC religious show, Songs of Praise.
Beth is a second-year television production management student and worked on the show for nine days with Avanti TV Productions.
Beth said: “The placement went really well, I met some great people, made a lot of contacts and learnt a lot about the industry, and how different the job roles are.
“I was assigned to a production management team. Working alongside them and shadowing was the ideal opening for me.”
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She added: Having the funding allowed me to do beneficial work experience and ‘put my foot’ in the industry.”
“Without the funding I wouldn’t have been able to afford to get to Manchester. Hopefully long-term this opportunity will enhance my employability. Experience in the industry is vital to getting a job.”
Beth, a former student at Newcastle College, gained relevant experience and insight in a highly competitive industry.
Joy Monks, Senior Lecturer in Television Production, added: “This placement has opened a number of avenues of employment for her and given her a greater breadth of knowledge.
“It has also given her the opportunity to network with professionals in the industry that she would not normally have had access to – those most likely to employ her once she has gained her degree.”