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Project: Championing Social Media Practice through Student/Academic Partnerships at @UWSInteractive

I’m really pleased that I’ve been able to announced several opportunities through two different, but very connected projects that I am part of at the University of the West of Scotland.

The first is the opportunity to recruit current UWS students as social media student champions to work alongside academics and support staff to deliver social media surgeries during the UWS Interactive Festival that I am curating in May.

Details of this are available on the UWS Interactive website. The deadline is this friday (24th Feb)

The second is part of a bigger project called #citizenrelay, that is part of #media2012, the citizen news wire for the London 2012 Olympic Games, that Dr David McGillivray is leading on. I developed the website, the host platform for citizen media content and the accompanying literature around #citizenrelay (including the branding) so for me, it is exciting to promote opportunities to recruit eight interns across the entirety of Scotland, in collaboration with colleges and HEIs, to work alongside both of us (and the wider #media2012 network) to cover the alternative stories of the torch.

There will be a second call for #citizenrelay reporters in the coming months, who will be supported by the interns, to follow the torch for two days in their designated area. It is hoped that through the relay process, we will be able to gather a more in-depth picture of Scotland during 2012 than the accredited media outlets, and who knows, be able to break a story or two!

For details of the intern role and the citizen relay in general click here. There will be a #citizenrelay launch event during UWS Interactive Festival on the 6th of March, all welcome.