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Media WebUniversity Centre St Helens undergraduate students, currently in the first year of the FdSc in Media Production, are working closely with local charity, Amputation Foundation, on a multi-media project to highlight the extraordinary work that the charity has undertaken for amputees in the community.

The unique St Helens based charity assists amputees with many of their support needs including providing information that will be relevant to them starting their new life as an amputee.

Charity Trustee, Damian Harper, recently visited the students to outline the project brief, which included the creation of a commercial brochure and a short film. The final brochure will be used as part of a wider marketing campaign, to attract commercial sponsorship from national and international businesses, with the film forming part of the second half of the campaign.

The exciting project, which students are expected to work on throughout March, forms part of a long-standing relationship with the charity. Previously, degree students produced a video presentation for one of their annual fundraising events, held at a top hotel in Liverpool.

Programme Leader at University Centre St Helens, Phil King, said, “Despite a very tight project deadline, all of the students have responded in a very positive and professional manner to the task ahead and are really looking forward to the challenges and experiences that this project will bring.”

He added, “This type of live project is a perfect fit for the University Centre St Helens Media Production degree, as it encompasses video and graphic design, providing students with a great taste of real commercial work experience and a flavour of what life working in this highly diverse, fast-paced industry is like.”