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    George and I volunteered at the ‘speed of light’ event. It was an artistic performance that had hundred of runners dressed in light suits, lighting up media city and the Quays.
    It looked amazing and I was glad to be a part of it. We were audience guides, ensuring that everyone stayed out the way of the runners and told them which parts of the Quays were the best places to see the performances.
    It was absolutely freezing with bitter cold wind and snow but we ploughed through and it was a great few nights work! Everyone I met was really nice and everyone was really appreciative of our input. We got a certificate and a goody bag woop!

    If you have the opportunity to attend this in the future you should definitely see it, it’s amazing!

    If you missed it, watch this Blue Peter episode which was filmed on the night we couldn’t volunteer because of the pub quiz event http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/bigscreen/tv/episode/b01rs200/

    This evening after uni I went down to media city with Rachel to volunteer for the nva speed of light event. Tonight was the dress rehearsal and the first time we got to see how the event will run. The actual event dates are 21-23rd March 8-9. Runners covered in coloured lights run and perform dance routines around the landmarks of the Quays and it looks really impressive! Although we only caught a glimpse of it. Our role is to guide audiences with cleverly designed light sticks. We also get a walky talky and headset. At the end of it my hands were frozen red so next time I’m wearing two layers of gloves!


    20 Mar
  1. Was a nice christmas atmosphere in the Egg at Media City tonight for the first ever Alumni awards / moving christmas card screening. Well done to everyone that created work for it.. 

    Was a nice christmas atmosphere in the Egg at Media City tonight for the first ever Alumni awards / moving christmas card screening. Well done to everyone that created work for it.. 

  2. Pics from todays volunteering stint with CBBC for Sam and Mark’s Sports Day. A free olympic based event for families with kids under 12 at Media City. It is also on tomorrow from 12-5. The weather was perfect for it today and everyone seemed to have a good time. 


    04 Aug

    This weekend I’ve been back to Media City to volunteer with the Beeb. This time for an event called Give an Hour: Summer of Sport, which aims to get people more confident about interacting online and getting the most from BBC Sports coverage. Each group taking part was given access to an iPad or laptop. I was given an iPad to play with help answer any extra questions people had about finding stuff online and how best to use social media. 

    Sean McGinty from BBC Lancs and BBC Introducing gave an hour sessions on social media, twitter in particular. We got people tweeting and hash tagging for the first time about the event and finding potential people to follow based on their interests. I helped a man interested in birds to search for and follow the RSPB and tweet the celebrity guests that were there giving Q+A sessions. I also met a librarian who wanted to know how she could use twitter to promote her library.

    On saturday the jolly Chris Hollins was on hand to give advice on how technology helps keep him connected. It was his first visit to MediaCity after leaving BBC Breakfast when it moved to Salford. On sunday Fatima Whitbread MBE came to talk about her Olympic journey and Javelin triumphs. As well as her decision to move towards reality TV and I’m a Celebrity. But people seemed more interested in the tennis for some reason..

    There was also an interesting demonstration from Mike Burnett, who is in charge of the BBC’s 2012 Portal & Olympic Torch Relay site. He talked about how they will be organising 24 live HD streams and 2,500 hours of coverage though the BBC websites, mobile apps, tv and Facebook. Overall it was a very rewarding weekend and I hope that everyone went away knowing something new and passes their knowledge on to others. A lot of people were just saying how much they wanted an iPad.

    Images from Johnny london

  3. Yesterday me and steven went for a tour of the BBC’s new home at Media City. I came away from it a bit disappointed to be honest although the tour guides were very good. It started with a brief history of the BBC then on to the ‘tour room’ with a miniature versions of the Breakfast sofa, Question of sport desk and some other bits. Then we moved on to the radio drama studio and the ‘dead room’, where outdoor scenes are recorded because of the complete lack of echo. The Philharmonic studio was quite impressive and an improvement on the old one at Oxford Road. Finally we stopped off at the Blue Peter studio which was surprisingly small and stunk of plastic. A jib crane and wide angle lens are used to make the room look a lot bigger. 
There is a lot more of the BBC we didn’t get to see such as Radio, Sport, Dragons Den, Kids, the actual Breakfast set and galleries where they edit the shows. For the price of £7 I wouldn’t recommend it, I get to see more when I volunteer there. More pictures on flickr

    Yesterday me and steven went for a tour of the BBC’s new home at Media City. I came away from it a bit disappointed to be honest although the tour guides were very good. It started with a brief history of the BBC then on to the ‘tour room’ with a miniature versions of the Breakfast sofa, Question of sport desk and some other bits. Then we moved on to the radio drama studio and the ‘dead room’, where outdoor scenes are recorded because of the complete lack of echo. The Philharmonic studio was quite impressive and an improvement on the old one at Oxford Road. Finally we stopped off at the Blue Peter studio which was surprisingly small and stunk of plastic. A jib crane and wide angle lens are used to make the room look a lot bigger. 

    There is a lot more of the BBC we didn’t get to see such as Radio, Sport, Dragons Den, Kids, the actual Breakfast set and galleries where they edit the shows. For the price of £7 I wouldn’t recommend it, I get to see more when I volunteer there. More pictures on flickr


  4. 04 Jun

    Today was the official opening of our university building at Media City. Me and Jemma were working with the other students and staff on decoding and recoding different pieces of work submitted by all levels at Salford University and from across the world. These were then shown on the big screens in the egg space. It was a great experience and the visit from the Duke of Edinburgh was a big success!

    I have uploaded a few more photos to the DNA group on facebook

    The project is open to the public all next week so go and take a look!

    Me and Jemma were selected to come and help out with the opening of Decode/Recode at MediaCity tomorrow. We were told that Prince Philip was going to have a wander around our Univerisity building and the Queen will visit MediaCity too!!

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GEORGE DUNKLEY

BA (Hons) Graphic Design
University of Salford
Graduated 2013
First class honours
YCN Winner 2012/13

I'm a 22 year old tumblr addict from Bury, UK. This is a personal blog of things I've done during my 3 years at university (and then some).

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