The Scottish and Leningrad Albums

CCI Broadcast Production student Andy Knight has spent years researching and exploring the untold story behind the Scottish and Leningrad Albums. Below is his story and the research he has undertaken. Back in 2009, whilst a student at Reid Kerr College in Paisley, studying HNC in Radio Broadcasting, he represented the college and travelled to … Continue reading

Global Impact of the Olympic Games

The Global Impact of the Olympics and the London 2012 Games: an interview with Professor Gayle McPherson, University of West of Scotland, UK – www.uws.ac.uk – Published Friday 29 of July: 2011-07-29 Anglohigher® News: What should be the ‘Cultural Legacy’ of the London 2012 Olympic? Professor G. McPherson: The Cultural Legacy should be Games where the citizens … Continue reading

Lost Bodies: New Novel Selling Well on Both Sides of Atlantic

News just in … Lost Bodies, the new novel released just over two weeks ago by David Manderson, is selling well on both sides of the Atlantic. Which is surprising, considering it’s had no launch, publicity or marketing in the States… Is it the quality of the writing, the appeal of the subject-matter, or the … Continue reading

Lost Bodies Published

Lost Bodies, a novel by Dr David Manderson of the School of CCI, has just been published. Look out for the forthcoming launch at The Arches Theatre in Glasgow on 21 July, and at the Tchai Ovna Cafe on 23 July. More launches and publicity to follow.    

Making Waves: The Drum Podcast

Last week saw the launch of a new media podcast for Scotland. The Drum Podcast, which is produced by Broadcast Production student Andrew Smillie is set to bring an engaging discussion about media stories making the headlines. The fortnightly podcast is presented by John Collins, and episode one features panellists: Colin Kelly (Broadcaster), Fraser MacDougall … Continue reading

“Taking Back the University: Angry Young Academics” – @UWSCreative’s Jennifer Jones write for Guardian Higher Education Network

Yesterday a piece that I co-authored with Martin Eve from the University of Sussex “Taking back the University: Angry Young Academics” was published on the Guardian website. Extract below, full article here: The full piece can be read on the Guardian site, extract below: “While AC Grayling’s New College of the Humanities proposes a free-market value system … Continue reading

A Namibian Sunset

The sun sets over Windhoek, capital of Namibia, 400 miles from Johannesburg, and over 10,000 from home. This is me with Mike Higgins of the NUJ, one of my companions on the business trip organized by The Creative Loop to investigate media training opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Other travellers were Helliate Rushwaya of The Creative … Continue reading

Namibia: Research Visit

Tomorrrow, and until 21st May, Dr David Manderson of the School of Creative and Cultural Industries will be in Namibia playing a leading part in a new research intiative for the University. Based in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital, he’ll be part of a team of Scottish and Namibian media producers and academics exploring new ways, through … Continue reading

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