Some great work is going on in the division of Communication, Media and Culture at the university as Dario Sinforiani, Head of Production Teaching, outlines:
“We are making both informal and formal employability opportunities available to graduating students who have taken a production pathway. In Summer 2014, major production employers Lion Television, Tern TV and Raise the Roof all offered production placements available on a
competitive basis. Students applied, were short listed and interviewed for a range of work placements. Following on from this, three students were taken on in paid roles at Tern through the Stirling Internship programme. Two of these now have continuing work with the company.
We are currently setting up more work placements for this year’s graduating cohort, and two more will be taken on as Stirling Interns by Glasgow based TV production companies.
These initiatives are helping to forge ever closer links between Communication Media and Culture and the media production industry. In addition, staff from some of these companies have
delivered workshops and masterclasses with final year students. They are influencing curriculum development, taking part in teaching delivery and making opportunities available for graduates to gain meaningful work. We look forward to building on this work in the coming years.”
Relevant work based learning is such a powerful and effective way to promote and develop student employability. Find out more at http://www.stir.ac.uk/employability/staff/components-of-employability/work_based_learning/