Students in Bournemouth network with industry heavyweights

Students in Bournemouth network with industry heavyweights

Monday, 4th March 2024
Jane Zurakowski (Credit: Joshua Du Val)
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More than 150 students attended Southern Centre’s “Meet the professionals” event in late January, hosted at Bournemouth University.

Students from across the Southern region had the chance to network with a range of media professionals to discuss current industry trends and opportunities for career development. Steph Farmer, executive producer of RedBalloon Productions and a member of the RTS Southern Committee, said: “We try and run this event annually and, as usual, it saw a fantastic turnout, with students from Bournemouth, Solent and Winchester attending.”

Curated and chaired by Gordon Cooper, who is also on the RTS Southern Committee, the event saw 14 professionals give their time, from senior execs such as Dom Ho at BlackList and Jane Zurakowski, Head of Production Management at BBC Studios, through to mid- and early-career professionals.

Farmer said: “The information the students receive at events like this is invaluable, and we thank the professionals for their time and energy. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to see how their own careers might develop and get advice on how to take that first important step.”

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