Girls on Cousdon College’s BTEC Level 3 Sport courses attend a Women in Sports Media Day this week, a conference organised by the University of Brighton and Sky Sports.  Industry professionals offered  hands-on insight into sports media careers such as TV presenting, reporting, commentary, PR and digital production.

After a keynote speech from Sky’s Sportswomen Executive Producer Anna Edward, the girls took part in a range of workshops in digital media production, radio presenting, TV presenting, PR and reporting.  Jo Wilson, presenter from Sky Sports News led a session where the students had a go at presenting a Sky Sports News style news report in front of the cameras.  Students were also given some advice on radio presenting from Faye Curruthers who is a radio presenter on Absolute Radio who has previously worked for Talksport.

BTEC Sports student, Hanna Bartram found the event inspirational.  “In the digital media production workshops, we were set a brief of creating a social media campaign to promote Sky Sports using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  This session was led by Sian Parry who is in charge of digitial media production and is the football planner for Sky Sports News.  It was a great experience and I am now thinking about pursuing a career in sports media, although not necessarily front of camera!”

Fellow BTEC Sports student, Hannah Lucy however, was a natural in front of the camera.  “I loved it.  The adrenalin helped me to cope with the pressure of knowing exactly what to say and how to look.  I think I may have just found my future career.”

Information for schools

Croydon College Group offers a wide range of activities to provide support to schools, parents, carers and students with post-16 decisions. Through activities both at the college and onsite at local schools, the diverse range of courses on offer at Croydon College, Coulsdon Sixth Form College and Croydon University Centre is explored.

Information is provided on the various opportunities available for both vocational and academic pathways. This, combined with the wide range of apprenticeships, delivered by the World of Work team, provides an important resource for post-16 options. 

Contact the team at or phone us on 020 8686 5700 ext. 3676 for more information.

Let’s work together:

Assemblies and Presentations

Delivered at your school and providing either a general overview of courses available or tailored specifically to the needs and interests of the student year group in attendance. Focus subjects could include apprenticeships, applying to universities, T Levels or sector-specific subjects.

Career Events & Options Evenings

Virtual or in-person we welcome the opportunity to support your events and engage with students and parents. Our team can also be available to attend application and interview workshops also GCSE results day. 

Onsite Taster Sessions

Engaging and interactive sessions with specialist lecturers in areas including criminology, fashion and textiles, media studies, music performance, photography, science and much more. Sessions can be held on-site at our colleges or at your school. Please enquire about specific subjects.

Campus Tours

Your students can tour our campuses, chat with members of the teams and explore our range of departments and facilities. Building your own tour, allows you to choose the areas your students are keen to view the most, and with a large course offering, this ensures they get the most out of their visit and enough time to ask any questions they may have.

The Programme can also help to support evidence of careers activity provision in relation to the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Croydon Colleges Group is always pleased to build strong relationships with local schools and sixth forms and produce a newsletter to keep schools and sixth forms up to date with the exciting work of School  Partnership Programme

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