This next Thursday will see Venue host the eighth annual Student Media awards here at Newcastle University, to celebrate the accomplishments of students that volunteer their time and energy to produce entertaining and engaging content for their fellows.
A range of prizes will be awarded across the Union’s media ventures, including The Courier, NSR and NUTV. Hundreds of students are involved each and every week and the awards evening serves as a fantastic platform for recognising their hard work.
Mark Sleightholm, winner of the Outstanding Contribution to Student Media award and Press Association Prize for Excellence at last year’s ceremony said ‘The Media Awards are the perfect way to celebrate everyone’s contributions to student media, and I was honoured to be able to present well-deserved awards to such Courier legends as Calum Wilson and Dan Robertson at last year’s awards. I was also delighted to win the outstanding contribution to student journalism award and the Press Association’s Prize for Excellence; that was a very special moment in my time with The Courier. Of course involvement with student media is rewarding in itself, but it’s always nice to have a party!’
The event will take place at 7pm Thursday 11 May in Venue. Tickets are available from the NUSU website at £2 each and are available to anyone, regardless of your involvement with student media. Tickets will also be availiable on the door.
Two Courier alumni will be giving speeches at the event. Gemma Davies Editor of The Courier from 2007 to 2008. Gemma will be talking about her career at Sky and her new role starting this month at the production company Engage Sports Media. Also speaking at the event will be 2009/10 Editor of The Courier, David Coverdale. David currently works for The Sun as their North-East football reporter.
Speaking about the event current Editor, Jade Holroyd, said:
“I’m extremely excited for the Media Awards. We’ve had a fantastic year in terms of media this year, with The Courier, NUTV (formerly TCTV) and Newcastle Student Radio (NSR), all growing to new heights”.