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Sport Aberdeen RGU Communication students finish project with a bang


Eilish Brodie and Zoe Lennox, who are both studying for an BA in Media at the local university, took part in a 12-week placement for their third year where they filmed a series of videos. 

Projects included the innovative ‘Social Stories’ videos, created in partnership with Me Too!, as a means of familiarising customers with additional support needs with Sport Aberdeen venues prior to use in order to break down barriers to participation in sport.

The placement is part of Sport Aberdeen’s ongoing partnership with RGU to provide students with opportunities to experience the world of work. This year the placement programme was expanded following the success of the Aberdeen Youth Games project organised by Sport Aberdeen Active Schools in partnership with RGU and North East Scotland College.

Both students requested to be taken on for the 12-week placement with Sport Aberdeen after producing work for the registered charity as part of a previous course.

Commenting, Sport Aberdeen Business Development Director Jill Franks said:

“Eilish and Zoe have made an enormous contribution to the success of Sport Aberdeen’s online presence with their creative and professional videos.

“They are an asset to Robert Gordon University, who I know will be proud of the impact their students are having in the community. Sport Aberdeen is committed to becoming the employer of choice for those seeking a career in the leisure industry.

“It is increasingly important and valuable for students to gain experience within a real working environment and we are delighted to support this.”

Izzy Crawford, Subject Leader for Media, Public Relations and Journalism said:

“We are incredibly proud of Eilish and Zoe who have shown outstanding professionalism and competence on placement. RGU Media students combine business and creativity to help employers achieve their goals.”

Eilish Brodie said:

“This placement was undertaken as part of a client-based project with Sport Aberdeen. Not only has it been beneficial to find out more about what the organisation does for the local community but the opportunity to apply my theoretical knowledge from university as well as my own practical skills has been incredibly rewarding.”