Teesside University’s digital media platform TU-Xtra has been nominated for Best Station Branding at this year’s Student Radio Association Awards – in association with BBC Radio 1 and Global Radio.
Our web platform developed by staff and students provides a unique learning and teaching platform developed to enhance student’s multi-media journalism and broadcast production skills, whilst at the same time acts as an online multi-media news and entertainment platform for the wider-University community.
Students producing material for TU-Xtra are able to showcase their content in the form of a digital portfolio, which forms part of their assessment whilst studying across some of our Media and Journalism programmes. Utilising cutting edge live TV Studios, Radio Studios and Multi-Media news room environments all replicate current industry practice.
Dominic Dunn, Technical Director, School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies
“The TU-Xtra digital platform, which launched little over a year ago was realised thanks to the collaboration between staff, graduate interns and current students who all worked closely to develop and produce a digital platform that replicated current industry practice. It is wonderful that TU-Xtra and what we are doing across Media and Journalism here at Teesside is being recognised by key industry players. It only endorses exactly what our programmes are about. Providing real-world experiences and opportunities for students studying with us.”
Andy Munns – BA Broadcast Media Production
“I’m extremely proud to have been involved with student radio during my time at Teesside University. During the summer of my second year, I was involved in a project to re-brand the station and integrate it with output from journalism and media production students. It was an exciting project to work on and one that helped me develop new skills and enhance existing ones.
I’m very proud that the new brand has been nominated for a prestigious Student Radio Award in Best Branding. It’s great to have recognition for a project that we as a team worked so hard on.”
The Student Radio Awards held each year at the O2 in London, celebrates the very best student media talent across the country and is supported and judged by industry professionals across BBC Radio and Global Radio. This year’s awards take place on November 7th and a team of staff and students will head to London for the awards ceremony in the hopes of winning gold.