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Interested in being a part of our team? Join our Members’ Facebook group here: facebook.com/groups/SUTVMembers. This is where we can communicate new opportunities, discuss our plans for new videos, arrange meetings, and generally discuss ideas. You need to be a current student at Swansea University to take part.
Don’t use Facebook? We get it. Speak to one of the friendly committee members or send an email to SUTV@swanseastudentmedia.com to let us know.
Where are we?
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SUTV is based alongside Xtreme Radio and Waterfront in the Swansea Student Media Offices. We moved in summer 2019 and are now located on the ground floor of Fulton House (access via east side enterance), opposite Discovery, on Singleton Park Campus.
There may not always be someone about, so just let us know when you want to come by. You can hang out and socialise in the office, or get on with some video editing if you’re in the mood.
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Continuing from the success of last academic year, we are running a series of free training sessions for students interested in joining SUTV. The idea is for you to get to know us in the committee, learn about how to use the equipment we have and gain some hands-on experience in video creation and production straight away. The workshops are designed for everyone of any ability, and include:
- Recording using our cameras
- Introduction to Video Editing
Dates for the workshops will be posted on the Facebook Members group.
We may run more workshops in Semester 2 if there is enough interest. We can also offer one-to-one training with members.
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This year we are planning to increase the number of new video series and shows produced by our members, where members responsible for the show organise and edit it themselves with the guidance of committee members. We’re here to help and give our members vital experience working in a media environment. But the main aim is to have fun! So please get involved and send us your ideas.
Download the form below to fill in and send to us at SUTV@swanseastudentmedia.com.
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Being uni students, we’re always busy, right? Deadlines, assignments, lectures, coursework – the list goes on. But the SUTV committee is on hand to listen to what you have to say. So, want to see some change or give your voice on any aspect of video production, here’s your chance.
Complete this survey with your thoughts here. But if you would like a response, the best thing is to pop us an email.
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- I’ve never done anything like this before, does that matter?
Not at all! Starting uni is one of the best opportunities you’ll probably ever get to try something new. And what better way than being apart of Swansea Student Media. You can do as much or as little as you fancy, and we’ll train you up so you can work on your own projects if you wish to. Don’t forget to get in touch whenever you need us.
2. When do you meet?
The good news is, there is no commitment to attending sessions on a regular basis. All opportunities to work on projects are posted on the Facebook Members’ group. There you can find out about events, ask questions and submit ideas. We don’t meet with everyone on a regular basis, since most of our projects often depend on other people and their availability. We have the odd social too; see below for more.
3. Does it take much of my time?
Up to you. You decide how much time you’d like to spend on our activities. Of course, all of your studies and academic commitments come first, hence why you’re here in the first place. However, often the more you put in, the more you get out of it. All we ask if that you are enthusiastic and try your best.
4. Can I do a bit for SUTV, Xtreme Radio and Waterfront?
Yes. You could be the next presenter of one of our video series, host your own radio show and write an article for one of the sections in Waterfront all in one day if you wanted. Visit the Contact page to get in touch with the committees of Xtreme Radio or Waterfront.
5. What can I expect from SUTV?
In a nutshell, we record videos to upload to YouTube, live broadcast talks, work at the uni’s biggest events (ahem, free entry), work on video editing and much more. But that’s not all. We are looking for fresh and innovative ideas for new videos. By joining, you also get the chance to attend industry events and work experience and receive support and training on the job. Most of our members learn new skills, whilst enjoying the benefits of working in new and challenging environments, great for CVs. The SUTV committee hopes your volunteering experience is rewarding, inspiring and something you wish to continue.
6. What volunteering roles are available?
There are a veriety of activities you can get involved in as a member. This inlcudes, but is not limited to, working alone or in teams to generate new ideas, create imagery and other desgin work, presenting or interviewing on camera, operate equipment (cameras, microhpones & lihting), directing and producing live boradcasts and video editing. You can see which roles are available for each avertised opporunities on the Facebook Members' group. The SUTV committee will also provide guidance to help you understand the key tasks and responsibilities that a particular role involves, including time commitment and reporting requirements.
7. I’m living/studying at Bay Campus. How can I get involved?
Currently, we don’t have permanent provisions for Swansea Student Media at Bay Campus. Our equipment is stored in our office on Singleton Park Campus. Don’t worry though, you can still get involved in our activities. Many of the opportunities we advertise take place in different places in Swansea so you won’t be missing out. Perhaps worth considering a bus pass though if you will be traveling a fair bit.
8. Do you have socials and when are they?
We are somewhat of a party bunch, we promise. SUTV will organise social activities for members, but first we’d like to know what you like – send us any ideas using the Feedback form above. All events arranged by us will be advertised in the Facebook Members’ group. Our annual Swansea Student Media Awards take place in the final few weeks before we all go home for summer. Everyone involved in SUTV, Xtreme Radio and Waterfront are invited.
9. Can I get expenses reimbursed?
Swansea Student Media cannot usually reimburse out-of-pocket expenses incurred by you in relation to your volunteering. Please contact us if you wish to discuss individual circumstances.
10. Are you part of the Students’ Union?
Yep, we are one of the Union’s services, here to provide Swansea University students with a single information point for student life in Swansea. We supply news coverage, ignite debate and discussion, and capture what it’s like to be a student in our city. Visit https://www.swansea-union.co.uk/ for more info on volunteering.
11. Can I join without being a student?
Swansea Student Media is a voluntary organisation for students, it’s not a paid job. Every Swansea Uni students is automatically a member of the Union, and it's completely free. This means you have access to all the Societies and Sports Clubs, along with opportunities such as Swansea Student Media. If you are not enrolled with a Student ID, you cannot join SUTV I’m afraid.
12. How can I tell you about my amazing idea?
You’re in luck – please download the Show Application Form to fill in suggestions for a new video project. If you would like to discuss this with the committee first, contact us via email.
13. I need to speak with someone, how do I go about this?
You can see us in person by arranging a meeting. You can speak with us by calling 01792 295988 during working hours. However you may get a quicker response via email. Contact the SUTV Committee at SUTV@swanseastudentmedia.com and we will endeavor to reply to your query within 5 workings days.
If your query is urgent, please speak with Student Voice by calling 01792295466.