Coverage of HRH The Princess Royal’s visit to BU

Posted on Thursday, December 13 2012

Media School students involved in the visit of HRH The Princess Royal to BU were interviewed by Steve Harris on BBC Radio Solent about what it was like to meet her.

The students, who all worked as outside broadcasters during the London 2012 Olympic Games, had taken part in a panel discussion with The Princess Royal earlier that day, for a student-produced TV programme about the Games.

Multimedia Journalism student Charlotte Blake and TV Production students Chris Butler and Rob Grieve talked to Steve about the experience and their memories of the Olympics on the drivetime show after HRH’s visit.

Third year student Chris, who also helped to film The Princess Royal’s visit to the university, said: “It’s been a lot of running around, but it’s been a great experience and it has been enjoyable to do.

“She made everyone feel very welcome and she was very interested in everyone’s responses to the Olympics, and she made a real effort to do that. She was very welcoming and engaging.”

Charlotte, also in her third year, said that the panel show had been celebrating the involvement and achievements of Bournemouth University students at the London 2012 Games.

“We did this TV show and we had panellists on to discuss our experiences – and Princess Anne joined us, which was quite a delight to have, and it was an experience definitely, and one I won’t forget.

“She was very impartial, but she did talk about the whole experience and what it meant for her.”

The Bournemouth Echo also featured the Royal visit to BU.

Reporter Caitlin Marsh talked about some of the research that The Princess Royal heard about – including collaborative work that is being done with Poole Hospital.

Deputy vice-chancellor Tim McIntyre-Bhatty told the Echo: “It’s great to showcase what the students have to offer and have achieved, and it helps Princess Anne to understand Bournemouth, and in recognition of the fact that we received The Queen’s Anniversary Prize this year.”

Read the Bournemouth Echo article.