Swansea College of Art hosts Radio 1 Academy team and DJ Charlie Sloth


UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art was delighted to welcome the Radio 1 Academy team and DJ Charlie Sloth to the university.

The event hosted by Swansea College of Art at The Alex was aimed at giving students advice from industry professionals and also featured a Q&A session.

Caroline Thraves Head of School of Fine and Media Arts at UWTSD said: "We were thrilled to host BBC Radio 1 DJ Charlie Sloth and his team here at Swansea College of Art (UWTSD). It is crucial that our students have the opportunity to find out exactly what it takes to be successful in the creative industries and the question and answer session offered a valuable insight into the industry.

"Charlie and his team spoke about the importance of determination and hard work in the workplace, along with volunteering and going the extra mile to stand out from the crowd. Our students really benefited from this industry talk.”

Produced by BBC Learning in collaboration with Radio 1, the Academy seeks to inspire students through performances, sessions with industry experts, drop-in careers and one-to-one access to industry insiders.

This was the second event to be hosted by UWTSD's Swansea School of Art at the Reading Room in Swansea's Alex Buiding on Alexandra Road.  Last month students had the opportunity to partcipate in workshops, events and Q&A's designed to give them the tools, information and inspiration needed to succeed in a creative career.

The visit from Radio 1 comes ahead of it bringing its Biggest Weekend event to Singleton Park on May 26 and 27, featuring an array of star names and headline performances by Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift.


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