The BBC Audience Council Scotland will visit the University of Abertay Dundee on Monday (8 October) to gather the views of its digitally savvy students.
The event is all part of the forthcoming BBC Trust review of the BBC’s online services, an area of ever-increasing importance for the corporation as more content is delivered through web and mobile internet platforms. The Audience Council Scotland advises the BBC Trust on behalf of licence payers in Scotland.
Abertay University was asked to contribute to review because of its leading position educating the next generation of digital technologists and its strong working relationship with the BBC Trust.
Students will be giving their views on what the BBC is successfully achieving online, areas that need improvement, as well as ways to improve its future online provision.
BBC Trustee for Scotland Bill Matthews said: “Dundee is a leading centre for the digital industries and a great place to get robust, informed audience views. I’ll be ensuring that the perspectives we get there on BBC Online feed into the Trust’s forthcoming consultation and review of the online service.”
Gregor White of Abertay University said: “We’re delighted to welcome the BBC Audience Council Scotland back to Abertay to gather the views of our students on the BBC’s online services and where it should take these in the future.
“We teach our students to design new computer games, new media products and new ways of interacting with audiences, so this will be a valuable opportunity for them to put those skills to use by suggesting ways to improve the BBC’s online services.”
The event will be run by the BBC Trust’s Audience Council Scotland, with input from students on Abertay’s undergraduate Media, Culture & Society and postgraduate Professional Masters in Games Development courses.
Every five years the BBC Trust reviews each BBC service, which include television, radio and online.
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