WW2 documentary makes waves at radio awards

Students have earned industry recognition for a moving documentary inspired by the Nazi Occupation of the Channel Islands.

Kelvin Andrews and Chris Steers at the Student Radio Awards
Image: Kelvin Andrews and Chris Steers at the Student Radio Awards

Chris Steers and Kelvin Andrews, both studying BA (Hons) Film, Television and Radio at Staffordshire University, won silver in the Best Speech Category at the Student Radio Awards this month.

For five years the Channel Islands became the only part of the British Isles to be Occupied by the Germans during World War 2 and ‘Love, Art and Radio Resistance’ tells the tale of two women who launched a fearless yet silent campaign to undermine the regime.

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Charity single released in memory of teacher

Teenagers at Cheadle Academy Sixth Form College have released a charity single to raise vital funds for the Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

Students recorded the single at Staffordshire University's Cadman Studios
Image: Students recorded the single at Staffordshire University’s Cadman Studios
It’s been a really exciting project to be able to raise the profile of the school choir and offer our expertise and resources to create, record, produce and release the single and video to raise money for a charity which has touched so many people’s lives.
Matt Brindley-Sadler, Associate Dean

The song, which was recorded and produced in Staffordshire University’s state of the art Cadman Studiosis in memory of their former teacher Craig Beverley who received end of life care from the Stoke-on-Trent Hospice.

University staff and students from Music and Sound have helped the choir arrange, record, produce and launch the charity single. Associate professor Marc Estibeiro and Head of Department Luke Scott have also supported the choir at their performances, including University Open Days and the academy’s annual concert, and have been able to offer advice, guidance and mentoring in relation to producing the single.

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