BA (Hons) Business Studies with Film, Radio and TV Studies, 1997
Tony Payne has been instrumental in helping to develop alumni relations at CCCU, both within FRTV and across the wider University. In 2012, he contributed to University-level focus group which was influential in informing CCCU’s development of a strategic approach to working with past students and he is now a proactive member of a University group which steers CCCU’s relationships with its alumni. Working in a senior role within the Education, he is a helpful sounding board and objective advisor to staff at CCCU.
Tony is a keen ambassador for CCCU and does a great deal to promote the activities of the FRTV team through Facebook and other social media. Within FRTV he has contributed enormously to bringing together alumni from his own cohort. Through a reunion Tony co-ordinated, FRTV staff reconnected with another alumnus, Head of Production with a film company, who then visited the University to give a masterclass and has since provided part-time employment to 2 undergraduates. That same reunion also enabled FRTV staff to sign up alumni for its Facebook group, secure their help on the FRTV Industry Advisory Panel and enlist them to share their expertise at the School Employability Event.
Tony also has facilitated deepening relationships at University level with a number of alumni in significant roles within the worlds of media, education and social policy, again leading to the provision of work experience for students.
In addition, Tony is very active with the Student Union. He is currently championing development of an alumni mentorship programme for current sabbaticals, including helping the University reconnect with past sabbatical officers with whom it has lost touch. His interest in the Student Union has even included providing DJ services at the Student Ball!