The Away End
UWS BA (Hons) Sports Journalism students are being given the chance to produce their own TV show and magazine.
Created by UWS graduate Andrew Southwick, since May the University of the West of Scotland has chosen to back the project, with students set to benefit from a range of opportunities.
The Innovative Real-World Enterprise project is already recognised by many of the sports media, who have been interested in the new, alternative content being produced.
Leading the way in ‘New Media’, the project aims to give students experience in producing content the mainstream media are unable to; with weekly podcasts, a monthly TV show, an interactive magazine and two websites to showcase the range of different sports.
The students’ input gives The Away End a constant supply of news, features and interviews and also offer the students the opportunity to showcase their work to the public and the media industry.
There has also been the opportunity to produce short news items for recent games and events, such as the Lanarkshire Youth Games, Hamilton races and the Glasgow City women’s football team.
In addition to the journalism department, business students are also set to become involved in The Away End; gaining experience in the commercial and marketing aspects of the project.
Programme Leader Elizabeth McLaughlin said: “The Away End is an exciting project and gives students the opportunity to be working in the sports journalism industry from the minute they join the programme. The opportunities are limitless and students get the chance to produce content which is being read and seen by the Scottish sports media and the wider public.”
Football website – www.theawayend.net
Sports website – www.theawayend.org (set to be renamed soon, and currently in the middle of a revamp)
Range of videos produced by students – http://www.youtube.com/user/TheAwayEnd#p/u