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DEV students shine at the BBC


A group of 5 Postgraduate DEV students who have been working with BBC Radio Norfolk as part of their ‘Media and Development in Practice’ module – were recently invited to present their work to the regional manager of BBC Radio.

The group of students - Chun Zhang, Shahab Adris, Leroy Adolphus, Noel Healy and Yao Fu - had been working with the radio station to advise them on how they could be making better use of social media to engage alternative audiences. As part of their work they spent time in the station running the social media accounts of several radio shows.

After an initial presentation of their work to BBC Radio Norfolk station manager David Clayton, and news editor, Anthony Isaacs, the students, were invited back to present to further BBC staff and to the regional manager.

The regional manager of BBC was delighted with the outcome of the presentation, which reaffirmed the BBC's recently revised national strategy on social media. BBC Radio Norfolk were also very pleased with the group’s work ethic and determination and are considering offering the group placements within BBC Radio Norfolk to continue with their social media strategy. They are also likely to be invited back for a fifth presentation to other BBC stations. (Only one presentation was required for assessment purposes, for which they were all awarded distinctions.)

Shahab said "we are not only happy with the outcome of the project but very happy for Dr Scott too as his efforts and belief in establishing a practical media module in DEV are producing great results… The next step is waiting patiently for a call from Steve Coogan, that'll be the icing on the cake”.




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