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Want to be part of Alcohol Concern's student video journalism project?

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Think you’ve got what it takes to create a hard-hitting piece of video journalism depicting issues related to students and alcohol?

It’s the Drink Talking is Alcohol Concern’s youth driven campaign dealing with social, cultural and political issues relating to alcohol. As part of this, the charity is putting together a group of between five and eight London-based students to work creatively together over the next four months on a video journalism project, which will be presented to MPs and other young people in early 2014.

By the end of February, the group will have planned, written, filmed and edited a short piece of media about an issue that they collectively feel strongly about.

The group will meet once every two weeks between late October and late February, and the project will be made to fit comfortably around students’ other academic commitments.

You don’t need any specific experience with media to get involved - just energy and enthusiasm, an interest in social and cultural issues, and the ability work well developing thoughtful ideas as part of a team. Alcohol Concern will provide technical training, guidance, and structure the work/meetings, but the group will have a great deal of authority and creative control over how the work is produced.

While the focus will be around an issue related to alcohol, this permits a really broad scope. Topics touching on drinking culture and sexism, to the advertising industry, homelessness, social pressures, domestic violence, stereotypes about young people, alcohol and poverty, or any other ideas you might have, could be taken up.

The final piece will be presented to MPs, local councillors and other young adults at Alcohol Concern’s keynote event in February 2014, and showcased on the website.

The project will help build skills in carrying out research, but also in video production, writing, planning, interviewing and delivering a major project as part of a group. It’s a good opportunity to add some impressive practical experience to your CV.

For more information, or to get involved with this opportunity, contact Matthew Corr at mcorr@alcoholconcern.org.uk or 0207 566 9801.

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