Creative Industries students put skills into action Cumbernauld TED Talk


Creative Industries students put their skills into action working behind the scenes at a recent TED talk held in Cumbernauld.

Current and former students on Sound Production, Film, Television, Photography and Radio courses volunteered their skills and experience at the event, ‘Bold + Brilliant – TED Women 2019’, held in Cornerstone House in Cumbernauld in December.

Organised by Cumbernauld FM volunteer and award-winning filmmaker Maureen Hascoet, the event was opened with a video message from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and included talks from inspirational women across the world to celebrate women from a variety of backgrounds – from stay at home mums to business owners.  

The volunteers included five current students and three former students who all volunteer with Cumbernauld FM, which is community-led to help those interested in radio gain skills and experience while providing a platform for community focused news and advertising.

They were solely responsible for the sound engineering, stage management, audio recording, filming and audio visual output.

Tommy Marshall, college lecturer and organiser of the event, said: “NCL has a fantastic partnership with Cumbernauld FM as they provide endless opportunities for our students, current and former, to put their learning into action in a community-focused environment.

“Being part of the TED X event was another fantastic experience for the students which adds a different set of skills to their already robust CVs.

“They did an excellent job and are a credit to the College.”

The event included speakers from across the world, including authors, musicians, performers, activities and life coaches.

The videos produced by the students can be found here:

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