Students visit famous BBC “One Show” set

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Monday 27 July 2015

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BA Global Business Management students participated in a field trip to the BBC Broadcasting House in central London. This was an exciting venture as it marked the first time that Coventry University London Campus students have visited the BBC Headquarters.

With over 8000 staff, the BBC Broadcasting House is recognised as having the largest news floor in Europe. Officially opened by The Queen in 2013, the new headquarters is home to the BBC’s news, radio, television and online services, and is one of the most advanced digital broadcast and production centres in the world.

During their visit students experienced first-hand how the BBC operates and how breaking news stories are broadcasted to over 200 countries in over 100 languages, all in the same building.

In addition, the students were taken on an informative guided tour, including visiting the set of popular TV programme “The One Show”. They had the opportunity to put their creative skills to use when they made their own radio and TV shows.

Students also learned how the BBC has influenced consumer behaviour and public opinion over the years. This was particularly relevant to their academic development, as they are currently studying the influence of media in our psychosocial development.

Lead Teaching Fellow Cesar Peluso said:

“This visit provided students with the opportunity to reflect on how the BBC truly represents the nations, regions and diverse community they serve.

“Feedback from the students who participated on the trip was overwhelmingly positive. Coventry University London Camps recognises the importance of field trips and external visits in learning, sharing a social experience and providing students with an opportunity to engage with external businesses.”