As you may know, I work for the University as a ‘Student Ambassador’ which usually entails me wearing a lovely bright orange hoody and working events like the university open days, applicant days and subject specific taster days.. However, things took a turn for the unexpected and in doing so became very exciting! This year (as I got through the applications to become an ambassador again this year, YAY! and there’s been a pay rise DOUBLE YAY!) the Student Ambassador scheme has widened to include work experience opportunities and volunteering; both of which I am putting my name down for. The more experience the better!
Now you may have figured out through the title of this post, previous instagram updates and maybe tweets if you follow me on there @tashajsteel that this very exciting experence was indeed, working at Metro Radio Live. I wasn’t just working the event in a steward type of way, taking tickets from people, no no, I was working backstage as part of the Digital Team.
It was an absolutely brilliant experience, challenging and busy but I loved it. I got to mingle backstage with the stars, film their on air interviews with Alex on Metro Radio, edit the videos and have them ready to upload to the Metro Radio YouTube channel. Of course I had to get a few photo with some of the stars; unfortunately I didn’t get to grab a photo with McFly however they did walk past me a couple times, I filmed their interview, chatted a little with the lads and wished Dougie a Happy Birthday.
Everyone who I chatted to backstage was lovely, I was a little nervous to be given such an important job of filming the interviews and editing them for such a quick turnaround, but it was so cool to be so close to so many people and it’s definitely given me an insight into working in the industry and I can honestly say it’s something I’d love to do again in the future.
To finish off the night I watched Olly Murs perform from the side of the stage, a great performer and a lovely guy, very funny and chatty. I can’t wait to do more things like this and the experience has taught me so much!