Codebase event gets the creative juices flowing

Codebase CI event went well

Codebase event gets the creative juices flowing

Staff and students from Forth Valley College’s Creative Industries Department took part in an innovative networking event at Codebase in Stirling recently.

‘The Social’ networking event took place on Thursday 22 February form 5.30pm – 7.30pm and was an opportunity for informal networking and to promote FVC Creative Industries courses. This was the first time FVC’s Creative Industries Department had partnered up with Codebase on their regular networking event - just one part of a busy events programme at CodeBase Stirling.

Based in the city’s former Municipal Buildings in the new Digital District, CodeBase Stirling is the heart of the growing technology ecosystem. Their hub gathers and supports the tech community providing scaleup education, office and co-working spaces, mentoring and exciting events.

Clare Hoare, Creative Learning officer at Stirling Council, said: “This event is a fantastic opportunity to bring together staff and students from FVC with people working in the Creative Industries, Codebase and Stirling Schools, Learning and Education. There have already been a number of conversations about possible ideas and collaborations. It’s also been great to meet students from FVC who were pupils at Stirling schools and hear how much they are enjoying studying at FVC.”

Alan Hamilton, Principal Teacher of Business and Technologies at Stirling High School, said: “We need to give our pupils the best advice we possibly can about further and higher education courses and events like this help us to do that. We are also looking to develop a couple of initiatives – Raspberry Pi and an Animation Club - with the college that could benefit students and Stirling High pupils alike.”

Kenny Bates, Music Development Officer at the Tolbooth, said: “It’s great to see a lot of creative people meet up like this in an informal setting. FVC students have already helped out with Sound Production and Film and Media collaborations at the Tolbooth and I think events like this are really good.”

Barry McDonald, Community and Events Coordinator at Codebase Stirling, said: “It is important for Codebase to reach out to the local community, businesses and academia as it helps to prepare the ground for potential collaborations between our companies, our tenants and the college.”

Fi Milligan, Rennie, Curriculum Manager in FVC’s Department of Creative Industries said: “It was an excellent night and we are delighted that so many people, interested in what Forth Valley College’s Creative Industries Department is all about, attended on the night to find out more and meet our staff and students. We can’t thank Codebase enough for hosting the event and we look forward to developing all the good ideas, links and contacts that were made on the night.”

All photos taken by FVC BA Digital Media second year student Meghan Bain.

Fi and Clare
Lana from Stirling High School

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