Journalism students at Liverpool John Moores University are helping to produce content for the Eurovision Song Contest as they have been getting closely involved with one of the biggest spectacles to hit the city in years.
In the run up to the competition, Liverpool City Council has a huge schedule of events taking place across Merseyside in community groups and schools.
Students are being provided with briefs to help the council’s communications team cover some of those activities.
The first task set was to film interviews the Eurovision Volunteers who will be located around the city, in their bright yellow T-shirts, at the Tourist Information Centre in Liverpool ONE, at the Eurovision Village on the Pier Head and at key transport hubs.
There are around 500 volunteers and their duties include scanning event tickets, meeting and greeting visitors, or welcoming artists to backstage areas in the Eurovision Village.
Students are also getting the chance to work in the communications team office to provide support.
Journalism Programme Leader Fran Yeoman said: “Working to cover Eurovision as part of a professional press office is a fantastic opportunity for our students to put their multimedia skills into practice and build their CVs.
“They are meanwhile helping our city to document the amazing array of music and cultural events that are happening in the build-up to the big night, and it is a great thing for the department to be part of.”