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Bradford City strike partnership with University

23 October 12

The University's Working Academy at the School of Computing, Informatics and Media has been contracted by Bradford City Football Club to film all the team's home games.

Students film football game. Simon Couth, Working Academy Director, said: "A key factor in the employability of our students is providing them with the experience of a real production environment in which to hone their skills. Filming or photographing live matches at the football club is a brilliant opportunity to do just this."

He continued "Our students have great resources here at the University, but there's nothing like honing your skills in a real production environment such as Bradford City Football Club.

"One of the reasons our courses are endorsed by Creative Skillset is because we engage our students directly in the industry. Working on proper commissions, like this, is the best way of building a professional portfolio. It's an amazing opportunity for our students, especially those who want to work in Sport Journalism, to get the experience of being on the gantry alongside professionals from Sky and the BBC.

"Bradford City also benefit from the partnership as the University has a fantastic range of media sources, including a fully equipped Outside Broadcast Truck as well as specialist technicians to support the filming of live matches."

23 October 12

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