“Samsung Paralympic Reporter at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games”

PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympics have opened up entries for students to become Samsung Paralympic Reporters at the Games. Reporters will create video reports from the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, and will be given exclusive access to do so. Three winners will receive an expenses paid trip by the International Paralympic Committee to PyeongChang (travel, accommodation, meals and the provision of equipment during the Games); a special Samsung goodie pack and exposure in the build-up and during PyeongChang 2018. They must be available between 07-18 March 2018.

Entering the competition

Students who are interested are asked to submit a visually compelling two minute video, highlighting their reporting abilities on the subject of Do What You Can’t and five things they’d like to report on during the Games to be in with the chance of winning. The deadline for entries is 7 January 2018, 11:59pm (CET) and all entries should be submitted in English, French, Chinese, Korean or Japanese. A panel of judges from the IPC will then draw up a shortlist of participants whose reporting skills will be tested at the next stage – by live interviewing athletes online. The winning reporters will be announced early February.

When entering videos students should please:

Complete the entry form on https://www.paralympic.org/pyeongchang-2018/samsung-bloggers. Participants can submit their videos to YouTube, Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter or Twitch and post the URL in the entry form along with their personal information and contact details. Please ensure the videos are posted to a public account to be eligible for entry.



“Sport Studies’ students exercise the City’s Move More agenda”

By Luke Regan

Sheffield’s flagship physical activity plan Move More, an ambition to transform Sheffield into the most active city in the UK by 2020, was put through its paces during a press conference for the second year BA (Hons) Sport Studies module, Sport Journalism. Move More, which is part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, aims to help people to become more active and make healthier choices in their everyday lives.

The panel included Dr Gareth Jones – Officer for Move More, Glenn Carlin – Operations Manager for the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, and Mark Rocca of Rocca Creative, which designs and delivers the social technology solutions driving the ambitions of the Move More programme.

The students posed a variety of questions to the panel, highlighting Move More’s role as part of one of the Olympic Legacy projects from London 2012 and investigating how such a wide ranging city-wide strategy can be delivered in collaboration with multiple partners.

Many of the activities are largely facilitated through technological interventions, such as the Move More app, the activity finder on the website, and the schools and workplace challenges.

“The Sport Journalism press conference is a great opportunity for the Sport Studies students to learn the practice of journalism. Over the course of the module, students are taught how to apply the required features of journalistic writing, a process that allows them to develop and improve their own writing styles. The module teaches a number of important skills that are invaluable for the working world.”

Dr Jack Black, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for BA (Hons) Sport Studies

“It has been a fantastic experience to be involved in the Sport Journalism press conference. It was fun, really well organised and the students had some great questions. These questions have helped to highlight areas that need focus on within the project, as well as offering a new perspective on how the project is viewed from the public – this has been extremely helpful.”

Dr Gareth Jones, Move More Officer

You can find more information about the Sport Studies degree programme at https://sportstudiesshu.com

This project was supported by Sheffield Hallam University’s Venture Matrix scheme.

This article was originally published on Sheffield Hallam’s Venture Matrix Blog.