Sky News on campus
With the General election just over three weeks away Sky News has chosen the University of Glasgow as one of only eleven locations across the UK – and the only one in Scotland – as a base for its Stand Up Be Counted campaign.
Live broadcasts ate taking place throughout the day (Thursday 16 April) at a specially constructed studio in Professors' Square where Sky News journalists will interview students and young people on the issues that matter to them. Politicians and commentators will also be interviewed across the day.
John Ryley, Head of Sky News, told Campus E news: “This tour is a really exciting opportunity for young people to engage with Stand Up Be Counted on a regional level. It will bring a unique experience right to the doorstep of people who might feel disengaged from the political parties and their campaign promises. We hope the tour will help more young people to have their voices heard ahead of the General Election, and we will put all our efforts behind amplifying their opinions."
There will be some impact on parking, with several bays outside the Chapel reserved for the broadcast truck and studio from Wednesday 15 – Friday 17 April.
First published: 13 April 2015