Devine intervention for Sunderland students

Rachael Devine at the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus

Rachael Devine at the University of Sunderland's St Peter's Campus

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UNIVERSITY students are getting some “Devine” advice today.

Radio producer Rachael Devine returned to the University of Sunderland where she studied media production to give students advice on finding the perfect career path.

Rachael graduated last summer and landed a job as a producer at Amazing Radio the day before her graduation.

The 21-year-old shared her tips at the university’s Open Day today.

She said: “I count myself lucky because I feel like the media production degree was the perfect course for me.

“I had to study theory like any degree but I got to do so many practical modules too, which was exactly what I needed.”

As well as studying, Rachael had her own show on the university’s student radio station 107 Spark FM, was head of new music at the station, and wrote for the student magazine.

She added: “I’ve found that experience in the industry is what will put you ahead before anything else.

“You can’t just rely on your degree. You have to get experience in your field which is why joining something like Spark is so important, especially now because it isn’t just about radio, you can join and get experience in TV, online, and in marketing – there is something for everyone.”

The University of Sunderland Open Day is an opportunity for prospective students of all ages to see what is on offer in terms of courses, facilities and experiences, academically, socially and culturally.

The day featured a range of subject talks, plus taster sessions from the most popular courses, giving an insight into what students can expect from their course.

For more information on subject-specific open days, individual visits or open days, contact the Student Recruitment Helpline on 515 3000.