The team, a combination of radio and journalism students from Glamorgan University, are already working closely with people in the Adamsdown area and are hoping to build lasting relationships between the university and the local community.
The community will be encouraged to submit anything they like to the website and to work in partnership with students, taking advantage of the ATRiuM’s state of the art facilities to produce radio broadcasts and short films.
While the project will be initially run throughout March, it is hoped to be passed on to new students each year.
Meet the team…
Hi, I’m David Peek and I’m studying for an MA in Multiplatform Radio at the Atrium. I originally took Physics at the University of Bristol, where I first got interested in radio. My other interests include walking, cycling, playing squash, acting and singing. I’ll be gathering lots of audio and you’ll hear my voice asking the questions in some of the site’s interviews.
My name’s Jo, I’m studying Interactive Journalism. I go out and talk to people, get the stories and put them up on the site. I think students are sometimes detached from the local community and I’ve enjoyed finding out more about the people and area in which I study.
I am in my final year studying Radio at the Atrium. I’m one of the audio team, so if you ever see me I’ll probably be holding a microphone with a set of headphones on! I’m also station manager for Tequila Radio which is an on-line station that broadcasts live from the Atrium, here in Adamsdown (so tune in, it’s wicked!!). I’m passionate about what I do and am looking forward to working in the industry when I graduate!
I’m a mature student studying part-time for an MA in Multiplatform Radio at the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff. I live in Somerset so have quite a journey into Cardiff but it’s well worth it. I was a solicitor for a local authority but decided that it was time for a change and so left a well paid job for life as a poor student. I’ve been involved in hospital radio for several years and am also an active member of my local church where my husband is the minister.
I am a post graduate student studying an MA Interactive Journalism at the Atrium. After graduating from Swansea University I spent two tedious years working for Blockbuster Entertainment and my local council; I finally decided it was time to do something else. Aside from a few bits of work experience for my local paper and the Big Issue Cymru this is my first foray into journalism and so far I’m finding it really exciting.
I’m originally from China and currently majoring in Interactive Journalism in the Atrium. As the only international person throughout the whole project team, it is really a big challenge for me to explore into the local community despite of all the cultural and language barriers. However, I value this opportunity to work together with so many excellent team-mates and to learn more about online media, local community and the whole social background in an insightful way.
Hi, I’m James, a third year Drama and Media Production student here at the Atrium. I’ve been working on radio shows since 2006 and before that I did a lot of work on the technical side of theatre which I still do now. I do lots of work in schools and with children in general. I enjoy scuba diving and have done a skydive for charity, flown an aeroplane and been on a World Challenge expedition to Peru.
I lecture in Creative Technologies at The Atrium. I am responsible for tech support for the Adamsdownhere website.
Hello, I’m Hannah. I am currently a post-graduate student at Glamorgan University, studying a MA in Interactive Journalism. Originally a country bumpkin from beautiful Devon, I moved to the bright lights of Cardiff to study at 18 and have never left. Outside of my ongoing pursuit of a glistening career in journalism I enjoy a variety of hobbies, most of which centre around my love of the great outdoors.