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Students launch social media video campaign

Students across Trafford have launched a summer campaign to showcase what a future path with Trafford College could look like.

Launched to attract new students to the college, following a successful merger with Stockport College earlier this year, the campaign will highlight the outstanding facilities and reasons why people enjoy going there.

Created in a workshop environment, the #MoreMe social video campaign, produced and directed by the students, asks previous and past students to film a selfie to say what aspect of the college they found ‘more them’.

Lewis, participating student and one of the campaign founders, said he’d chosen Trafford College as it had such great links with employers in the area, including Media City. Lewis said he had recently been part of a project to create animations for the BBC.

Other students said choosing college life had given them their freedom whilst still being supported by the college networks. They described the teachers as friendly and generous with their time and gave them encouragement to try new things.

Key points highlighted by students that made the college much #MoreMe included free haircuts from the on-campus salon, great food from the hospitality students restaurant and free gym membership.

Local Engagement Agency Big Brand Ideas, who worked with the students to bring the campaign to life, said “We were so impressed and inspired by the students who took part. There was an overwhelming appreciation of the support provided to the students, as well as the connections that were present with employers in the area.”

The team of students have created a launch film for the campaign and are calling for past students who attended the college to take part in filming their own #MoreMe film. Anyone creating their own film should tag #MoreMe and Trafford College and share on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, in a bid to inspire others.

Lewis, campaign founder and Student Ambassador, said: “We would love to get some momentum behind the campaign and are asking existing and past students to get involved. We want to inspire people to come here and highlight the career opportunities available because of studying here.”

Carl Miles, Director of Marketing at Trafford College, said: “We recognise people choose college over their school or sixth forms for many different reasons and we wanted to work with the students to create a campaign that showed the many benefits of college life. We are really proud of the students’ campaign and wish them every success in getting as many people as possible involved”.

Students are encouraging anyone who is a past or present student of Trafford College, to get involved and share their #MoreMe moment from the college. For inspiration they have stared in their own launch film.

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