Students support Liverpool’s bid for Channel 4
Following the news that Liverpool has been included in the shortlist to become the new home of Channel 4, media and journalism students from The City of Liverpool College have spoken out to show their support for the city.
Elizabeth Thomas, media student at The City of Liverpool College, said:
“As someone who wants to work in the media industry, I have to think about moving to other cities to access the opportunities. It would be great to have somewhere to aspire to work at within the city.
“It would offer jobs for young people and people from the surrounding areas who would otherwise have to move further afield and would inspire more people in the region to work in the media industry.
Jordan Boyd, journalism student at The City of Liverpool College, said:
“An opportunity like this would put Liverpool on the map to compete with the likes of London, which is needed as many opportunities in the industry seem to be in the South.
“Liverpool would see a higher rate in other companies moving to the city as well as more jobs being created. Having these opportunities would bring more people to the city to stay.”
The City of Liverpool College is the largest in the region, with a student population of almost 10,000 and more than a third of 16-18 year olds in the city studying with the college.
Elaine Bowker, Principal of The City of Liverpool College, added:
“Having Channel 4’s headquarters in Liverpool City Region would bring the opportunity to develop the region’s burgeoning skills in a growing industry and giving the channel access to the talent that exists in the city and beyond.
“At The City of Liverpool College, we have a huge amount of talented people coming through our state-of-the-art digital academy and arts centre, with our journalism and creative and digital media courses being designed with industry standards in mind. As a result, we provide a ready-made workforce for organisations such as Channel 4 to develop the next generation of industry talent, making the city a perfect fit.”
About The City of Liverpool College
The City of Liverpool College (COLCC) is a leader in providing high-quality skills and education, delivering opportunities for growth to people and businesses in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.
The College has a student population of almost 10,000 and a turnover of approximately £40 million, with more than a third of 16-18 year olds in the city studying with the College and 94% of students going on to further education, university or employment.
Whether it’s apprenticeships, NVQs, A-levels or GCSEs, students benefit from the learning and support of a team of award winning tutors. The City of Liverpool College’s five main campus’ offers students access to some of the best training, learning and leisure facilities in the country.
The City of Liverpool College has Microsoft Associate College status with its £2.5m digital academy – the country’s first dedicated academy of its kind – offering young people coding, software development and a range of digital skills including online marketing and games design.
The City of Liverpool College is proud to be the first college in the North of England to provide the prestigious Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) Chefs Apprenticeship.
The City of Liverpool College supports employers in creating a skilled workforce, responding to economic priorities and drivers for growth and supporting students to achieve and progress in either education or employment.
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) praised the college’s ‘good practice’ and management for a ‘dedicated’ focus on development of high level skills, academic competence and student employability. The City of Liverpool College is rated as ‘Good’ by OFSTED and was awarded the gold standard of Higher Education in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) league table.
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