Students interview David Miliband

Fri 30 Mar 2012

Journalism students from Milton Keynes College's University Centre met with MP David Miliband today as he attended the headquarters of the National Association for Gifted Children in Bletchley.

The live project was set up by UCMK Director Kate Stephens, who arranged for the students to cover the event as part of their learning programme.

She said: "Today was a terrific opportunity for our students. They had a challenging role providing coverage for a number of clients but they completed the task brilliantly and were excellent ambassadors for UCMK and the College." 

Mr Miliband and the Labour Party Spokesperson for Milton Keynes, Andrew Pakes, were in the city to hear about a partnership between the NAGC, Minerva IT and UCMK which aims to bring together innovative thinking from across the public private spectrum to support holistic learning for children. 

Journalism students were given the opportunity to cover all aspects of the MPs visit including taking part in a round the table session question and answer session where they asked questions ranging from war in Afghanistan to rail travel.

Elena Georgieva, a FdA student at UCMK explained that the opportunity was invaluable to learning to be a journalist. "Today has been a wonderful opportunity," she said. "I am very happy that I had the chance to meet the former Foreign Secretary Mr David Miliband. It was an exciting oportunity which wouldn't have been available without the support of our university - UCMK."

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