SOUTHAMPTON Solent university has become one of the main media partners of Glastonbury Festival.

This weekend students will be filming performances and

gathering news stories on behalf of the world-renowned music festival.

As some of music’s biggest names take to the stage, staff and students from the university will help broadcast performances, interviews and events.

With a 13-year history at Glastonbury, Solent is established as one of the festival’s main media partners.

Often dubbed ‘probably the best work experience in the world’, students from the television, film, production and journalism courses, get the opportunity to deliver technical support, film and creative content to news outlets – from Reuters to South Korean TV.

TV studio production student, Ryan Alicoon who will be graduating this year, will be interviewing people and organising videos for the festival website.

He said: “This is a step into the real media industry and I’m going to take every opportunity while I’m there – meeting new people, meeting celebrities, interviewing them and taking every opportunity I can.”

Students will also film performance and discussion footage for the festival and Billy Bragg at Left Field – featuring a lively debate, radical bands and political heavyweights.

Tony Steyger, academic leader, said: “We are delighted to offer students this opportunity.”