ITV Fixers visited Stratford-upon-Avon College this week to talk to a range of media students on the work they do across the country.
Two representatives from ITV Fixers came into college on Wednesday to talk to students from the First Diploma in Media, National Diploma in Media and Higher National Diploma in Media. The two-hour session concentrated on creating features for the ITV website which revolve around issues that the students are interested in. Students discussed what potential projects they may want to work on which included issues around travel and transport costs, the complicated UCAS process and the lack of things for young people to do in the area.
Phil Middleham, lecturer said, “All the students were fully engaged with the concept and flooded our visitors with ideas that hopefully will be translated with the help of ITV’s creative team in to a documentary for their network (Central News) and for inclusion on their website.”
Andy Tyers, programme area manager, commented, “This is a great opportunity for young people to have their say. We know from working with them how concerned and enthusiastic they can be; now with the help of ITV Fixers they can find an outlet for their concerns and hopefully make a difference. All these students are studying media so this will be a wonderful opportunity to work alongside the crews from ITV Fixers.”
Sadia Wilson, young people’s co-ordinator for the Central Region commented, "I am very excited about working with some of the students from Stratford-upon-Avon College. Many of them had many great ideas and issues that they wanted to fix and raise awareness about. It is always great to work with such enthusiastic young people."
ITV Fixers has been developed by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, with the support of v and the Nationwide Foundation. They work with ITV regions across England and aim to help 16-25 year olds tackle the problems they care about. Whatever the burning issue or deep concern, they are ready to help them fix things. They also get their point of view across to a wide audience through their online channel. For more information, visit www.itvfixers.com.
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Posted on Friday 22nd October 2010