Students pitch ideas to ITV in real-life simulation

ITV pitches

From composing theme tunes to coming up with ways to improve some of the nation’s most popular daytime TV shows, Media students had the opportunity to pitch their creative ideas to a panel of industry professionals as part of Employability Week 2016.

ITV Producer Tracey Moore invited students across all Media programmes to come up with fresh ideas to enhance the daytime schedule, suggest a brand new show, design an animated logo, create music for a programme or improve the Judge Rinder or Jeremy Kyle TV series.

The experience was designed to mirror industry practice and provided many opportunities to build media students’ practical and transferable employability skills. Two students won placements at ITV studios for producing the best ideas on the day, with one Television Production Management student Hollie Keenan Fallace, going on to secure a part-time role as a Researcher on ITVs Judge Rinder show.

“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the students at Edge Hill. It was an amazing experience to listen to their pitches and offer some genuine feedback on their ideas. Here at ITV, we’re always on the lookout for new talent and there are certainly some potential stars to come out of Edge Hill.”

Tracey Moore, ITV Producer