Oliver Millar

Oliver Millar

COURSE:
Media & Communication

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Personal statement

I am a final year Media & Communication student studying the broad course, due to graduate summer 2020. Throughout my three years at Birmingham City, I have taken a variety of modules, Visual Communication, PR, Live Radio and Radio Documentary. As well as studying at BCU I have presented for Scratch Radio for a year and a half, after finding a passion for radio through my modules. I have also been a part of the rowing team for two years which I have taken great pride in and was the social sectary for the society.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at university, from being able to create a pop up radio station with a great team in my final year, working with clients to make promotional content, delving into football fan culture to produce a radio documentary, taking part in student game shows and having the responsibility or arranging and coming up with events for the rowing society.

Alongside my degree I have completed the majority of my work experience at The Telegraph, which was an incredible experience and I aim to gain more work with them in the foreseeable future. The company recognised my growth throughout my time there over the years, leading me to have more responsibilities within the department. From running on shoots, to prepping equipment, to researching and contributing to the creation of new texts as well as shooting some of the texts myself.

My time at university has been unforgettable and has helped me to grow into a confident and enthusiastic individual who thrives in group work and creative tasks. Communication is key within the media industry and I feel this quality has developed for me, not only from university but having worked in a bar/bowling alley for two years, the fast pace job has required me to improve my customer service skills as well as improving teamwork attributes. Having had a part time job at university has enabled me to enjoy my hobbies; going to gigs, attending sporting events and traveling, which I love to do in my spare time.

I am currently working on my last project at university where I am co-producing a podcast series based around the topic of food and the culture surrounding it. The name of the podcast is Stuff It and we're currently planning to bring out episodes on veganism, student-based foods and Indian cuisine. To check out more click the instagram link.

If you're interested in some of the work I've produced at University check out the links, YouTube and MixCloud.

For some of the TMG work that I have worked on use the links below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIUCufv9qs
James Cracknell takes the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer to a Feather Down Farm campsite to spend some quality time with his family.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj4ozA2akLo
Want to know what to wear on the slopes this season? Telegraph ski gear expert Cat Weakley reviews this season's best outfits.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/var-video-referee/
Could you do a better job than VAR?

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