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08/05/2013 12:00:00
Student lands top media training place

An EDINBURGH Napier student has landed a spot on a top media training course which aims to launch the careers of promising young talent.

Kay Petrie (24) has been selected to join Gen Up Scotland, a 5 week programme offering full-time training in the worlds of TV, design, advertising, marketing and games and animation to ambitious graduates.

As part of Gen Up, Kay, who is currently studying Graphic Design, will get the chance to spend a week working at both Channel 4 and BBC Scotland. She’ll also take part in hands-on workshops, expert seminars and get the opportunity to complete an internship at a creative digital media company.

Kay said: “I'm so proud that I have been given this opportunity to use my creative design skills within the media industry. I have worked really hard towards my education and it is something I am very passionate about. I’m looking forward to working with industry professionals at Channel 4, BBC and TRC to further my learning and hopefully kick-start my career.” 

Gen Up Project Manager, Marie-Claire Farmer said: “We are really excited to have Kay as one of our new Gen Up participants. I am in no doubt that she will bring lots to the programme as well as gaining a great deal from the experience.”

Gen Up Scotland runs twice a year and is funded by TRC media, Channel 4, Creative Scotland and Scottish Enterprise.

The summer programme runs from 17th June to 19th July 2013.

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