Students launch second edition of College magazine

Thursday, 02 January 2014

Joint Editor Daisy Baker, 18, helps launch the second edition of Urban DecadeMedia students at Seevic College have premiered the second edition of their student magazine Urban Decade. 

The magazine, which is targeted towards 16-21 year-olds in the South Essex area and has a focus on fashion, had its official launch at the College’s Charity Week on Thursday 19 December.

Editors Daisy Baker, 18, and Ryan Skinner, 17, were present at the launch. In total 26 students, who all study BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Production at the College, were involved in production of the publication.

Each student was assigned a real-life role on the magazine, and funds for 500-print run were generated by income raised throughadvertising sales.

Ryan, who previously attended Cornelius Vermuyden School in Canvey Island and plans to study Broadcast Journalism at university, said: “Our aim was to introduce a more consistent editorial and design style in to the second edition of the magazine. The feedback we received at the launch from other students has been really positive.”

Susan Sandercock, Media Lecturer at Seevic College said: “Working on a live project like this enables students to get a feel for the real life challenges faced by professionals working in the media industry. I would like to thank each of the local businesses who supported the project through agreeing to advertise their services in the magazine.”

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Production course provides students with the opportunity to develop the specialist skills needed to work in the theatre, TV and media industries.

Seevic College offers A-Levels, BTEC Diplomas, Professional Qualifications, Higher Education and Apprenticeships.

The College’s next Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 4 February, 5.30 – 8pm. Visitors can pre-book online

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