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Salford Professional Development Ltd and the London School of Public Relations (LSPR) Jakarta, Indonesia has jointly organized a spring study tour programme in Manchester and London April this year highlighting on film making project for LSPR students.

The study tour programme provided the students with opportunities to participate in film-making classes, as well as use the latest technology and facilities at the University of Salford’s state-of-the-art MediaCityUK campus, taught by industry experts in UK’s leading TV station.

Attendees also visited the BBC’s MediaCityUK studios and have their work screened, as well as had the chance to enjoy cultural experiences and sight-seeing in Manchester and London, including a visit the Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium plus historical sites in London such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Eye and Westminster Abbey.

The course came about through the links that  both organizations have with UKTI Northwest Region (UK Trade & Investment). LSPR Jakarta is a graduate school of communication offering undergraduate and postgraduate programme and has been established in 1992 by director and founder Prita Kemal Gani, MBA, MCIPR, APR.

LSPR has produced more than 14,000 alumni from both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and received recognition as the ‘Best Graduate School of Communication’ from the Indonesian media. It is dedicated to producing high quality and skilful communication graduates through an interactive learning environment and research structure.

Katrina Tan, Director of International Relations & Partnerships, LSPR Jakarta, said: “We are delighted to come to the UK to work with the University of Salford. Students will certainly gain invaluable experience using hi-tech equipment and learning from professionals in the TV & film-making industries. The MediaCityUK venue is truly world class and we look forward to our students taking the cutting edge techniques back to Indonesia”.

Philomena Chen, Head of Asia Pacific Development for UK Trade and Investment Northwest said: “The link between LSPR Jakarta and University of Salford is an excellent approach to forge further relationships in the field of hands-on vocational training programme in the creative industry between the UK and Indonesia and providing mutual employability support.”

Deputy CEO of Salford Professional Development Ltd, Stuart Wells, commented: “It is a great pleasure to welcome The London School of Public Relations Jakarta to the University and the Television Production course will provide the students with an exceptional opportunity to work with media professionals using top-of-the-range industry technology in our digital media campus based at the heart of MediaCityUK. Our aim is that the students will learn, experiment, develop new skills and improve their opportunities in digital and media careers. I would also like to praise the excellent work that UKTI has undertaken in setting this collaboration up”