UCA Students' Union launches Glue

Glue launch

A new radio station, magazine and website have been launched by the Students' Union at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA).

Glue, which was unveiled on 26 January 2012, aims to bring the University's five campuses at Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester closer together while simultaneously celebrating the achievements of students, alumni and staff across UCA's Surrey and Kent locations.

UCA Students' Union Communications & Media co-ordinator, Andy Squire, said: "This is the first time UCA has launched a magazine and radio station that will be available across all of the University's five campuses.

"We have a great creative community at each of our campuses but we want to develop that by giving students the opportunity to showcase their work to the rest of UCA via the magazine and to the whole world via the radio station and website.

Students making a radio show for Glue "At a time when employers want added value from graduates, Glue will also provide an opportunity for students to show they did more than the minimum at university. It will also give them new skills, prove they can meet real-world deadlines and give students some media experience which might help them land their first job."

The radio station will broadcast 24 hours a day via www.gluehere.com and the magazine will be produced twice a semester, however many of the student showcases and news stories will be updated daily on the new website.

Front cover of Glue Uptake for Glue has been exceptional: nearly 300 pieces of work were sumitted in just 11 days, while 80 students have signed up to help run the magazine, website and radio station.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor at UCA, Professor Mark Hunt, said: "UCA's students and alumni regularly produce high-profile and top quality work – from embroidering Kate Middleton's wedding dress to winning BAFTA awards and D&AD Pencils - success stories that the whole university can celebrate and be proud of.

"I hope the radio station, magazine and website will not only provide the glue that will brings UCA's five campuses even closer together but will also provide an outlet for students to showcase their work and inspire our unique, creative communities at each campus to give them greater pride in their university."

For more information contact:

David Reilly, Press Officer, UCA
T: 01252 892939
E: dreilly@ucreative.ac.uk

Twitter: @UCA_creative

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