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Nescot’s Creative Media students were recently commissioned by Epsom and Ewell Times to film interviews with the respective local General Election candidates on site at the college (17.06.24).

A team of three students on the Level 3 Extended Diploma Creative Media (Film and Broadcasting), filmed the interviews conducted by James Hains from the Epsom and Ewell Times with the prospective UK Parliamentary candidates for the Epsom and Ewell constituency.

All three Creative Media students Jess, Frankie and Charlie said that it was an amazing experience and an interesting insight into filming political discussions.

Charlie said, “This was a fantastic chance for us to be part of an industry standard filming project. Our tutors are incredibly supportive and helpful. Getting us involved in projects like these is a great opportunity for us to showcase our skills and put into practice what we’ve learnt in our course.”

“The professional filming experience has given me an insight into the techniques involved in filming and interviewing such discussions. Very useful for inclusion in our portfolios and CVs”, added Frankie.

Jess commented that it was interesting to hear different political voices and have the experience of using the various filming equipment.

Louise Gaskin, Head of Curriculum for Creative Industries at Nescot said, “We are always looking at giving our students real world experience to help them with next steps in their careers. Partnering with bespoke projects like these, provides our students with practical work experience with the added benefit of working in the local community.

“It was a good experience for students from some of our other courses too, who were invited to watch the interviews and ask the candidates questions.”

Nescot’s Creative Media students filmed the following local General Election candidates who attended the interviews conducted by Epsom and Ewell Times – Gina Miller (True & Fair Party), Mhairi Fraser (Conservative Party), Helen Maguire (Liberal Democrats), Stephen McKenna (Green Party) and Mark Todd (Labour Party). You can view their filming efforts on the Epsom and Ewell Times website here.

Nescot students also had the chance to ask the local General Election candidates questions about young people and voting and how they would support the college and its students if elected. You can watch the video of our student’s interviews on our YouTube channel here.

Epsom and Ewell Times, in partnership with Nescot, is hosting a public husting for local voters at the college’s Adrian Mann Theatre on Wednesday 26 June at 7pm. For more information visit their website here.

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