@Hansel2012 visiting UWS Ayr on 16th of June

University of The West of Scotland (UWS) is taking part in an innovative UK- wide project as part of the London 2012 Festival celebrating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ‘A Hansel of Film – Shetland to Southampton and Back’ is a relay of screenings of short films made by the public in each … Continue reading

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

Eleanor Thom: New UWS PhD Student Nominated by The Guardian

Eleanor Thom, who commences her PhD at UWS on 1 March 2011, has been nominated one of the twelve most promising debut novelists in the UK by BBC2’s The Culture Show, as reported in The Guardian. Eleanor’s first novel The Tin Kin (Duckworth, 2009) won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Award, the Saltire Society First Book … Continue reading

‘Like This’: Julie Tsang and Iain Heggie

Julie Tsang (pictured above), an ex-Performance students who graduated last year, has just had her first play, Like This, put on at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow – and she did it through a UWS connection. The play first surfaced as a script submitted by Julie as coursework for one of her Modules, where it immediately … Continue reading

David Manderson at the CCA

David Manderson, UWS Programme Leader in Creative Industries Practice who lectures in Creative Writing and Screenwriting, has been invited to appear at the CCA to talk about his forthcoming novel and other recent developments in Creative Writing in Education. His talk will take place in the Scottish Writers’ Centre, established by poets David Kinloch and … Continue reading

UWS Students Win Major UK-National Short Film Award

Two fourth year Film-Making/Screenwriting students, Lynsey Tomlinson and Gordon Howie, have won a major UK-wide award for a short film. The Odeon Award for Best Film was given them at a recent ceremony at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London, where judges spoke warmly of their 3-minute Scottish comedy horror B-movie short An Eye for … Continue reading

Working as a Writer in the 21st Century

Facebook, Twitter, Kindle, the iPad and social web sites – they’re altering the creative industries day by day, and publishing is no exception. The Working as a Writer in the 21st Century conference in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th January, hosted by the Association of Scottish Literary Agents and supported by Creative Scotland, will raise questions … Continue reading

Radio: Local or National?

There’s a war going on in Scottish radio. But then, there always is. And not just in that industry, but across Scottish publishing, television, film and journalism, the perennial, never-to-be-resolved, but endlessly intriguing argument about how much to appeal to the UK, and how much to concentrate on the home-grown audience, continues to grow and … Continue reading

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