Bradford University launches £1 million student facilities

The University of Bradford will launch brand new £1 million broadcasting facilities this week with its new outside broadcasting truck and TV studio in the School of Computing, Informatics and Media. 

The £1 million investment will be officially opened by BBC Look North broadcaster and Bradford graduate, Tom Ingall.  The new facility, complete with industry standard broadcasting equipment, is one that will set the university’s students apart from their competition when they graduate. 

Guests will see Tom Ingall conducting a live interview in the new TV studio. They will then have the opportunity to use the equipment themselves, moving on to the outside broadcasting truck where they can view their efforts.

Dr Ian Palmer, Dean of the School of Computing, Informatics and Media, said: “The outside broadcasting truck demonstrates the University of Bradford’s commitment to graduate employment. Thousands of students graduate every year in media related courses and these facilities mean that students from Bradford will be able to differentiate themselves in the competition for graduate level jobs in the sector.”

David Wilson, Director, Bradford City of Film said: “Anyone would expect those graduating from a university in the UNESCO city of film would be among the highest skilled in the UK. As a graduate, experience of industry standard equipment is exactly what you need in order to stand out from the crowd, and here the University of Bradford is providing exactly that.”  

Notes to editors

Bradford was designated as the world’s first UNESCO City of Film in June 2009, due to the city’s rich film heritage, its inspirational movie locations and its many celebrations of the moving image through the National Media Museum and the city’s annual film festivals.

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