BBC Bitesize competition

Just wanted to say a public CONGRATS to the students from Salford who recently took part in the BBC BITESIZE competition – and won!


Beating back competition from other universities in the North, our winning team have earned themselves a month-long placement with BBC Formal Learning where they’ll be developing their ideas for the BBC Bitesize revision site.

The winning team:

  • Amy Bishop – BSc Level 1 Audio Technology
  • Daniel James Cutts – BA Level 3 English Literature
  • Kalpesh Vasta – BSc Level 3 E-Commerce Systems
  • Maheshkumar Barve – MSc Management
  • Mishal Saeed – BA Level 1 International Relations and Politics
  • Nicholas Earnshaw – BSc Level 2 Digital Broadcast Technology
  • Yuriano Adikusumo – MSc Audio Production

However, the standard of applications was so high that we were able to put two teams forward, and it was a close one by all accounts as the other team also delivered an excellent pitch – so not to forget our runners-up:

  • Alexandra Hudaly – BA Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Craig Greenup – BSc Level 3 Business Information Systems
  • Emily Jayne Gaskell – BA English, Drama and Performance
  • Dan Lafferty – BSc Level 3 Professional Sound and Video Technology
  • Emma Bloor – BSc Professional Sound and Video Technology
  • Frantisek Dolezel – BSc Level 2 Multimedia and Internet Technology
  • Melissa Ingman – BA Graphic Design
  • Sivasubramanian Mohankumar – MSc Audio Acoustics

As you can see there was a real mix of disciplines and cultures across the teams, which is something we’re really keen on at Salford. We (myself and Frances Bell) promoted the competition within the University through the use of posters, flyers and mailouts, encouraging interested students to complete an online application form telling us about themselves, their skills and one big idea for BBC Bitesize. We were particularly impressed by the standard of the applications and the selected students were then invited to form a team to compete against teams from other universities in the north, pitching their ideas to the BBC in order to compete for the placement. Frances has uploaded lots of photos from the day on her Flickr stream – now we’re looking forward to seeing our student’s ideas translated into reality!