Rise Up Academy Summer School

Calling UK students in schools years 7-13! Join our industry partners, including BT Sport, ITV, Discovery, Sky & disguise for two fun packed days getting hands-on media technology experience. Book a place now for the FREE Rise Up Academy Summer School in August 2022.

Where and when

The Rise Up Academy Summer School is split into two sessions for different age groups – both taking place at the Global Academy in Hayes, Middlesex. The two session dates are:

2-3 August

This session is exclusively for students who are currently in years 7-9. Parents/care givers can click on the box below to register their child/children.

4-5 August

This session is exclusively for students who are currently in years 10-13. Parents/care givers can click on the box below to register their child/children.

About this event

The Rise Up Academy Summer School is perfect for any student who is curious about how the FA Cup Final is broadcast to your screen, why so many cameras are needed at an event like Glastonbury, or who is considering a career in the media or in new tech such as virtual reality, but doesn’t know where to start.

It offers a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on experience of working in media technology and learn about all of the different steps that are needed to get great content onto your TV, tablet or phone, as well as highlighting the possible career opportunities across new technologies such as virtual reality.

This experience will include:

  • Building a TV studio and creating a TV show;
  • Exploring an Outside Broadcast (OB) Truck;
  • Creating eye catching graphics;
  • Learning more about post production and getting hands-on editing video content;
  • Finding out more about what virtual production is;
  • Exploring cloud technology with Amazon Web Services.

Industry experts involved in the Summer School

By attending, you (or your child) will benefit from the extensive experience of industry experts from leading media companies, including BT Sport, ITV, Discovery, Sky, Mo-Sys Academy, Final Pixel Academy, AWS, AE Live, Singular, Raccoon, Post Super, Broadcast Tech & Sport Group, Cloudbass Outside Broadcast, Gravity Media, Grass Valley, Fifty Fifty Post, Residence Pictures, Finish Line and many more.

Who can attend & what’s included

The Rise Up Academy Summer School is free to attend and we welcome all young people in school years 7-13 inclusive, as of July 2022.

We cannot cover travel/accommodation costs, however please note that lunch and refreshments throughout the day are provided.

How to register

Parents or care givers can register their child/children by clicking on the relevant link below, as parental/carer permission is needed to complete the registration.

Are you an industry professional interested in volunteering to help?

We’d love to hear from you! Please drop Gemma at Rise an email on gemma@risewib.com who will be able to tell you more.

With thanks to our industry sponsors

The Rise Up Academy Summer School has been made possible with thanks to the kind support of our industry sponsors including: BT Sport, Discovery, ITV, Sky, Blackmagic Design, Clear-com, disguise and Deluxe.