Jools Holland BBC experience for UCA students

The BBC's relocation of Later...with Jools Holland to The Maidstone Studios has given two students, based on the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) course there, valuable paid work experience.
Since April, BA (Hons) Broadcast Media students Lauren Woodfall and Ashley Kay have worked as runners on every episode of the hit music show.
The course's home at The Maidstone Studios has led to numerous opportunities for UCA students on major network programmes, including Take Me Out and Frank Skinner's Opinionated.
Third-year Broadcast Media student Lauren Woodfall, who is 22 and from Kings Hill, Kent, said: "Working on Jools Holland has been an amazing experience - not just because I have got to work on a top BBC show but, as I'm also a massive music fan, I've got to watch live performances from some of the world's biggest artists.

"Last year, I pitched and produced a show for our final project called Unsigned Live, which was inspired by the Jools Holland show, so it's brilliant to be filming in the same studio but this time working on the real programme."
UCA's Broadcast Media degree has been based at The Maidstone Studios since 2010, where students not only gain from the professional HD facilities and full studio training but regular opportunities to work on national TV programmes which are being filmed there.
Simon Welsford, Broadcast Media course leader, said: "Having the BBC making a highly respected programme, such as Later...with Jools Holland at The Maidstone Studios, is further evidence of why our course offers students a unique professional environment for them to study and benefit from.
"This has been a fantastic opportunity for Lauren and Ashley to, not only work on a network show, but also be paid employees of the BBC - there simply isn't another course in the UK where students are given regular opportunities, like this."

Lauren added: "When I originally applied for university courses, I received offers from other film and media degrees but the main reason I chose the course at UCA was because of its location at Maidstone Studios - it's definitely the best place in the country to study Broadcast Media."
Later...with Jools Holland was moved to The Maidstone Studios following the closure of BBC TV Centre.
The biggest names in music, including Vampire Weekend, Dido, Primal Scream and Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye, appeared in this series which was broadcast from The Maidstone Studios between 9 April and 7 June 2013.

BBC Production Manager, Vicky Singer, said: "Ashley and Lauren got stuck into the job with great enthusiasm and have gained valuable experience on live studio production for their future careers in broadcast media.
"They are seeing first hand all the planning which goes into a large-scale live production and at the same time watching some fantastic music performances.".