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Christ Church students secure internships at leading London agency

10 August 2012

Three students from the Film, Radio and Television degree course at Canterbury Christ Church University have gained internships at leading social media and multi-platform content provider, Telegraph Hill.

Rebecca Pattinson and Elliott Gonzalez at Telegraph Hill HQ.
Rebecca Pattinson and Elliott Gonzalez at Telegraph Hill HQ.

Rebecca Pattinson, Syd Heather and Eliott Gonzalez, all studying the 'Professional Perspectives' module of the course, successfully secured prestigious internships at one of the fastest growing social media companies in the UK.

Based near Silicon Roundabout in London’s East End, the company has been responsible for all the social media content of the recent BBC 1 series, The Voice.

After a two stage interview process, Rebecca, Syd and Elliott began their internships at the end of May and have been involved in all aspects of the company’s work from shooting on location to building an online audience for BBC 3’s Free Speech.

Syd Heather (Year 3 Film, Radio and TV student) in the background enjoying the interaction with company co-founders, Barry Pilling (left) and Garret Keogh (right)
Syd Heather (Year 3, Film, Radio and TV student) in the background enjoying the interaction with company co-founders, Barry Pilling (left) and Garret Keogh (right).

Garret Keogh and Barry Pilling, co-founders of Telegraph Hill said: “We are delighted with the way Rebecca, Syd and Elliott have integrated with the team and feel very comfortable assigning to them jobs with real outcomes.”

Dr. Ken Fox, module leader, in the Department of Media, Art and Design, said: “Developing this on-going relationship with Telegraph Hill is a great incentive for students who can see their University work has real currency with media industry experts.”

Garret and Barry from Telegraph Hill are members of the Film, Radio and TV (FRTV) Industry Advisory Panel who set briefs for the students as part of their assessment for Professional Perspectives. They were so impressed by the level of student presentation they put in place an internship scheme at their company for students on the course.

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Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.

With nearly 20,000 students, and five campuses across Kent and Medway, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional subject areas.

  • 93% of our recent UK undergraduates are in employment or further studies six months after completing their studies
  • Christ Church is the number one choice for local people looking to study at university in Kent (2010 UCAS).
  • We are the South East’s largest provider of courses for public service careers (outside of London).
  • 2012 is the University’s Golden Jubilee, reflecting on 50 years of higher education and innovation.

*2010/11 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey

 

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