Case study

Our first broadcasting student joins outside broadcast specialist

The first-ever student to enrol on our exciting new BSc (Hons) Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology degree has now landed a job with outside broadcast specialist Cloudbass, who work with the BBC, ITV, Sky and major sports TV channels and top football clubs.

Feeding demand

Bryan Buobu-Nwosu brought a valuable skillset, plus previous TV experience, to our Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology course, which feeds the huge demand for highly skilled engineers in the broadcast industry.

And we have helped Bryan to develop a high level of expertise while working with our industry-standard equipment and broadcast experts. As part of his studies, he has also benefited from working on a variety of real live broadcast productions with Cloudbass, who partner with us to deliver the industry-led course.

Ben Sams, our Broadcast Engineering course leader, says: “Bryan was the first student to enrol on this exciting new course. It has been a pleasure to teach Bryan and work in partnership with him as we develop the course.

“There is a huge demand for highly skilled engineers in the broadcast industry. I hope Bryan will be the first of many to come through our Broadcast Engineering and Live Event Technology degree at the University of Derby in partnership with Cloudbass.”

Firm foundation to succeed

Cloudbass are helping us to develop the next generation of engineers in broadcast engineering. Bryan says of his time with Cloudbass: “It has been remarkable working with Cloudbass. I feel I have benefited so much as there has been such good communication and feedback, which has really helped me develop.

“I feel I have been well-supported by both Cloudbass and the University of Derby and would highly recommend the course to anyone who is considering working in outside broadcast. The course has been excellent and has really given me a firm foundation to succeed in the industry.” 

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Bryan Buobu-Nwosu at work

Hard work pays off

Justin Davey, Head of Resources and Education at Cloudbass, says: “Bryan has worked incredibly hard over the last three years. It is a pleasure to work with him as he takes direction so well. Bryan is a great example of when hard work and dedication pays off.

“It has been brilliant being partnered with the University of Derby and their innovation and flexibility has meant that the course has been exactly what the students and our organisation has needed.

“At Cloudbass, we are passionate about developing young people into the industry and have created many opportunities for them to do so. Bryan has a bright future ahead of him in the broadcast industry and we wish him all the best.”

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Bryan filming at our Sports Centre

Route to success at Derby

Our course has given Bryan an in-depth understanding of the engineering and technology behind broadcasting including production, vision mixing, replay systems and signal distribution. 

As a final assignment, Bryan managed an outside broadcast in May – Karis Sportfest at the Forest Recreational Ground in Nottingham. This was to provide broadcast facilities for a number of football matches. It was an outstanding success and he put into practice all that he had learned, both the theory and the hands-on sessions. He was able to deliver the sports broadcast to a very high standard.

Bryan grew up in Nigeria before moving to the UK in 2005. Before starting the course at Derby, he was the head of the media team in his local church, LoveWorld North West London. He also volunteered at LoveWorld TV, a Christian television station that offers programmes to millions around the world. He created a number of TV programmes, streamed live events and developed the station’s mobile app.

He has also been a part of several production crews for various Christian outreach events held across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Sri-Lanka.  

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