Swansea University is enhancing student employability and boosting career prospects with a helping hand from former Wales and Ospreys rugby coach Sean Holley.
The University recently teamed up with local award-winning education technology experts Aspire2Be to give students the opportunity to gain valuable experience from experts in the field of media.
And Holley – who coached the Ospreys for nine years between 2003 and 2012 – played a key role with the collaboration as the broadcaster’s ‘iBroadcast’ programme was piloted for the first time in higher education.
The iBroadcast syllabus was originally suited for schools, but Swansea University staff worked alongside their counterparts at Aspire2Be to adapt the methodology for University level.
A number of Swansea University students were handed a media masterclass, as well as being awarded the opportunity to cover this year’s Welsh Varsity like never before.
The team went on to produce a documentary-style promotional video for Varsity, assuming a number of different roles including presenting, interviewing, filming, script writing, producing and research.