Student Media To Be Celebrated in Awards Ceremony

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The university organisations that allow students to get involved in the media are taking part in an awards ceremony at the end of this term. The event will be held at 8pm on Saturday of Week Nine (19th June), in Barker House Farm, Cartmel College.

The Student Media Awards will celebrate those who have worked on student media this year, and are the first awards of their kind. Members of LUTube.TV, Bailrigg FM, SCAN and college JCR Execs are expected to pick up awards on the night.

There are eight categories: outstanding contribution to media, best event coverage, best sports coverage, best news coverage, outstanding contribution to SCAN, outstanding contribution to Bailrigg FM, outstanding contribution to LUTube.TV, and best college communication/ publication.

The winners of these categories will be decided upon by a panel. This will be made up of Katie Jamieson, the Student Media Board Chair; Vicky Tyrell, the University Press Officer; and Liam Richardson, LUSU Vice President for Media and Communications and SCAN editor. There is also a category that will be voted on by students, which will celebrate the most entertaining media “snippet” of the year. Students are likely to be asked to vote for the winner of this category online.

As all the organisations to be celebrated are run by students, students themselves are being encouraged to nominate in all categories. Hannah Fearon, one of the SCAN culture editors, encourages as many students as possible to nominate and attend: “It’s a good opportunity to celebrate the end of the year for student media.” She added that there may be a certain number of free Sugarhouse tickets available for after the event.

Nominations close on Wednesday of Week Nine.  Nominating only takes a couple of seconds –students are only required to enter their name, email address, the name of their nominee and select the award they wish to nominate them for a drop down list. It is hoped that the awards will encourage greater numbers of students to get involved in student media in the future.  Until then students can nominate at http://lusu.wufoo.com/forms/lusu-student-media-awards/

Winning an award such as this during university is likely to significantly improve a student’s career prospects when they graduate. The awards were organised in part by Katie Jamieson, Student Media Board Chair for the university. The event will be held at 8pm on Saturday of Week Nine (19th June), in Barker House Farm, Cartmel College.

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