A Step into Industry for the Journalism department…

Students on the Journalism and Media course spent two weeks at the end of December learning what it is like to work in the Broadcast Industry. First year students spent two weeks working as a Radio station, hosting live shows whilst the Second Years tried their hands at running a Television News Room for two weeks.

Written by Alex Maidment
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A Lesson on Commentating…

Rob Nothman, Sports Broadcaster and Producer for over 25 years came to speak to the Journalism students of Coventry University.

The talk started with an introduction about commentating and about how it is an important part of radio. Rob told the audience that: “It’s about your audience.” And that audience is one of the most important things to think about when. It is vital that as a commentator, you think about who you are commentating for.

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Macmillan fundraiser walks Coventry in stilts

Binley’s own Stuart Kettell performs yet another innovative stunt to raise money for Macmillan cancer care. Next April, Stuart plans to walk the five-hundred miles of Coventry streets wearing stilts in an epic walk which will take him three weeks to complete.

Written by Leah Freeman and Cathy Eglington

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Culturae Mundi is Celebrating Diwali!

In association with CU’s Hindu society and the Bollywood Society, Culturae Mundi will be celebrating Diwali next week.

Diwali, commonly known as the festival of lights, carries great spiritual significance for Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs all over the world. It is usually observed for five days; we will be having a packed evening commemorating Diwali on Monday the 12th.

It promises to be a superb event with a great array of Bollywood music and dancing, candle lighting and fire lanterns. You can also expect a stand for artistic henna application and as well as some prayer. We will be topping it off with a great meal as well.

It’s a night not to miss, right here on campus at Square One. Do join us for a wonderful evening starting at 6pm at Square One, Monday the 12th. We’ll see you there!

Written By Amel Guettatfi

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The Changing Face of Coventry

Since the 1950s Coventry has been developing parts of the city. It began with the re-building of the centre including the Cathedral after the Blitz. The redevelopment and regeneration is continuing still, sixty years on. The latest plans, City Centre South, are for a £300 million regeneration project in which a large part of the city centre is to be redeveloped.

In February, plans for the new development were being submitted for planning permission with a decision to be made by Autumn 2012. This regeneration attempt would include; Bull Yard, Shelton Square, City Arcade, Barracks car park and Hertford Street. The regeneration would also focus on the market area. Andy Mclain, a sweet stall owner in Coventry Market thinks it’s possible the regeneration will improve Coventry and: “Hopefully it will make it (Coventry Market) busier, attract more people from Birmingham and other places like that.”

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Come and Celebrate Eid with Culturae Mundi

 

A billion people around the world practice Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world. Coventry itself is home to thousands of Muslims from a diverse array of backgrounds. In celebration of the upcoming Eid al Adha, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael, Culturae Mundi will be hosting an Eid evening on November 1st at 5 pm at Square One.

The event will include an exciting and informative speaker, an exhibition, and of course food reflecting the multicultural background that Islam universally stems from.

This evening will be great for anyone interested in learning something new as well as meeting different people. The event is open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Do join for Eid celebration on November 1st at 5pm at Square One.

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Culturae Mundi Shortlisted for Coventry Community Cohesion Award

In recognition of its work towards a more understanding and inclusive society, Culturae Mundi has been shortlisted for a Coventry Community Cohesiveness Award. The three year old award, under the patronage of the Equalities and Community Cohesion Theme Group, Coventry Partnership celebrates this city’s rich heritage and its constant endeavor towards a more comprehensive community.

Written By Amel Guettatfi, Second Year Student

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