In the last three years, students studying media courses within the field of Political, Social and International studies at UEA have worked as accredited journalists in the Strasbourg European Parliament, won prizes working with the BBC, and have made productions in the studios of the West Flanders regional broadcaster. They have enjoyed internships in the UK and Belgium - working on everything from coverage of gigs and bike tours to commercial production for the energy industry. They have worked on large studio productions in the UK - including an European 'Question Time' style debate, which included a panel of 5 MEPs. They have made dozens of their own video news reports, both in Norfolk and continental Europe, many of them being published on the SeaMe.tv website.
Some of them have gone on to careers as digital journalists in radio, video, online publishing and national newspapers.
All that and more has been possible through our membership, as lead partner, of the cross-border EU Interreg project, SeaMedia.
SeaMedia is a collaboration between UEA, Howest University College, Kortrijk, Focus WTV in Flanders, EPIC Studios Norwich and northern European music venues, DeKreun and Le Grand Mix. It offers young people a chance to develop their professional reporting and production skills, covering activities and topics of interest to them, working in professional environments.