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Events Management and Music students at Leeds Metropolitan University are putting their skills into practice at the fifth Live At Leeds festival.
On Saturday 30 April, students from the University will be volunteering at the festival, including hosting the Unconference event on Friday 29 as well as managing the wristband exchange at Leeds Met¶s Calverley Street building and running the Met Bar stage.
Hannah Miller, a third year BA (Hons) Events Management student who will be co-managing the wristband exchange, said: ³It's a brilliant event to get to work on. I have applied for my first Temporary Events Notice (TEN) which is brilliant to be able to write on my CV that I have had one. It has been my favourite module from the start as I much prefer the hands -on learning approach, getting to put theory in to practice and build up on experiences from my work placement last year. It means I can confidently include these things on my CV and back them up at interview with experience. It has helped build upon my communication skills, particularly attending client meetings a nd the support of our tutors has been fantastic. ´
Live at Leeds is run by Leeds-based music promotions company Futuresound and was originally created to celebrate 800 years of Leeds.
Final-year Events Management student, Lucy McCann has been involved in a senior role in the overall planning of the festival this year. She will be Lucy spending the full week before Live at Leeds in Futuresound¶s office.
commented: ³Working at Live At Leeds has helped me enhance my skills, knowledge and experience within the events and music industry . By working on such a well-established event, it allows great experience and opportunities for yourself and your CV, as you work closely with organisations within Leeds, networking and making contacts."
The Unconference was created to bring together a panel of industry experts to help students and local bands to get gigs, approach record labels and get the best out of their recordings with a chance to have their music played and receive feedback and advice on labels to approach. The event was so successful last year that this year it has moved to a larger venue, the 300capacity Leeds University Students¶ Union. This year¶s conference has been organised by a group of five Events Management students as part of their coursework.
Alongside the Events Management students will be a team of Music Technology and Music Production students, setting up and running the audio for the bands playing at the Unconference and running a showcase of final year students¶ music projects.
For further details please contact Carrie Braithwaite in the News and Media team at Leeds Met on 0113 812 3022 or email email@example.com
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Leeds Metropolitan University has 30,000 students and 3, 000 staff. The University has achieved its best ever Research Assessment Exercise results. Sports-Related Studies is in the top 6 institutions in the country with research rated at the highest levels of 4* and 3*.
The University¶s award-winning learning environments include the iconic Rose Bowl building, awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property Awards; Broadcasting Place, winner of the 2010 Leeds Architecture Awards New Building category and the pioneering Carnegie Village student accommodation. Broadcasting Place was also voted the best tall building in the world in 2010.
Leeds Metropolitan is one of only a handful of UK universities to have been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard.