Dr Nicola Mann and Student Government President to Host ‘Update TV’ Symposium – in Association with RTS London & BBC Academy

Dr Nicola Mann, Assistant Professor of Communications and Visual Cultures, and Student Government President Damien Ashton-Wellman will be hosting an industry symposium ‘Update TV’ in partnership with the Royal Television Society (RTS) London Centre and BBC Academy on Saturday 22nd April.

The focus of the day will be on craft and production in the television industry and will bring together Richmond students and industry professionals interested in learning the latest professional techniques in a changing media landscape. Topics on offer will include multiplatform commissioning, production for portable devices and social media.

This event forms part of an ongoing partnership between Richmond and the RTS London Centre,  launched in 2016 by students and faculty in the School of Communications, Arts and Social Sciences. The partnership utilises joint symposiums, industry panels and student mentoring opportunities for enriching the study of communications at Richmond.

The RTS is a British-based educational charity for the discussion, and analysis of television in all its forms, past, present and future. It is the oldest television society in the world and runs a number of industry events throughout the year for professionals and students including seminars and regional broadcasting awards. More information on the RTS can be found here.

The BBC Academy is an educational arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation which trains current and prospective broadcasting employees in the skills of the Broadcasting industry, in addition to training the corporation’s own staff and prospects. More information on the BBC Academy can be found here.