30th Apr 2018
I provided photography, videography and social media support for Galaxy during events, including Varsity 2018 live coverage and 69 Hour Marathon charity event.
Starting off a year of student group madness in style, I co-hosted 2017's Fresh Fair main stage with Station Manager Henry at the University of Leicester Students' Union.
Broadcasting music and taster snippets throughout the busiest days of Freshers, Henry and I used the station's social media channels to interact with attendees, introduce students to the Galaxy brand and help to publicise other student groups.
By taking requests, shouting out groups and introducing live stage performances, GR managed to build a strong community atmosphere at the fair, leading the society into a year of successful collaborations with other groups and increased publicity across campus.
Galaxy Radio's most famous event is its annual charity broadcast: a non-stop run of one-off content over the course of a weekend in the spring term.
In 2018 I co-hosted Saturday's night shift with Station Manager Henry, presenting a light-hearted commentary on the behind-the-scenes events at GR, keeping the show going until the next morning began.
It was a pleasure to be a part of the broadcast, for which I also supported the technical and logistical aspects, given that it is run entirely by students for a fantastic charitable cause.
Given a last-minute opportunity, I took the responsibility of photographer and videographer for Galaxy Radio at the University's annual Varsity Rugby game at the Leicester Tigers Stadium.
After helping to set up GR's outdoor studio to broadcast live commentary throughout the women's and men's rugby games, I helped to document the event in photos and supported the commentators on GR's social media.
Photographing the game from the stands with limited equipment was certainly a challenge, but with a focus on producing varied content with a unique perspective, I captured some defining moments of the games with an in-the-moment quality that supported GR's brand.
Working with Station Manager Henry and our live commentary team, we were able to produce timely social media content across GR's social channels with a point-of-view perspective of the game, complementing our broadcast to create holistic multimedia coverage of the game for our campus audience.