Emilia Fox visits Ardgowan Hospice

Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock recently had a famous visitor to celebrate the launch of a new partnership between the Hospice and The University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Silent Witness star and Patron of the Hospice, Emilia Fox, delivered the keynote speech at the event on Friday 15 December in the Beacon Arts Centre in Greenock.

The partnership agreement between UWS and Ardgowan Hospice aims to revolutionise the understanding of palliative care and help improve the customer journey of patients. It will also see the Greenock-based charity become a University teaching hospice, leading the way in education and training for health and social care professionals. 

The event was recorded by two Television Production students from Glasgow Clyde College who were given the opportunity by the college’s Senior Lecturer in Digital Media, Frank Paterson. Frank took them along to the event to give them opportunity of filming at a Press style event.

Commenting on his experience, student Ewan McAleer said; “This was a great opportunity to work to tight deadlines and deal with a constantly changing situation. Ardgowan Hospice is an amazing place and filming Emilia Fox was a really great experience which will look great on my showreel and CV”

Catriona McLellan, Glasgow Clyde College media student said: “Getting the practical experience was great. I like sound recording and I learned a lot working on this event. It’s also very from different working with other students, even talking to the client adds a new dimension to the job.”

Frank stated that; “It was a great opportunity to give the students hands-on experience of a real life scenario. The students performed really well under pressure of time and behaved in a professional manner throughout the day. They also enjoyed the cakes!”


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