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Havering College


26 November 2015 12:45


For the 5th year running, Havering College is proud to present the HC Television Week.

Beginning on Tuesday the 1st of December, the college’s own internet television station will go online 24 hours a day, with special live programmes every day until Friday the 4th December. There will be a fantastic line-up of student films including documentaries, dramas, music videos and more, as well as a host of college promotional videos.

Television week is produced by the students of Havering College as part of their coursework. It’s a great achievement for all those involved and this year it’s set to be the best one yet!

There will be a crew of 32 dedicated students, working hard throughout the week to ensure all productions run smoothly. TV streaming will be nonstop and all shows will immediately be trimmed and timed to fill gaps between live shows.

Back by popular demand will be the award-winning Havering Asks, the question-and-answer debate show modelled on BBC Question Time, with an audience of students from local schools as well as Havering College.

This year it’s going to be even more controversial, with top panellists including Andrew Rosindell MP (Conservative), Ivana Bartoletti (Labour), Craig Bennett (Friends of the Earth) and Rania Hafez (Muslim Institute) talking about everything from the events in Paris and Syria to the price of plastic bags. In the chair, attempting once again to keep order, will be veteran BBC World Service broadcaster Fred Dove.

The Director of Havering Asks, Julius Grut, a student here at Havering, has been working hard to ensure that all runs smoothly. Although he has had experience working on productions before, this is his first big rôle. This is what he had to say “Havering Asks has been done before and that’s why we know it works. It’s professional, it supports the local community and it talks about topics local people want to know about. It’s the biggest thing any of us students have ever done before so it’s going to be exciting. I plan on giving it my all and I am confident that things will be fine.”

Andy Popperwell, a media lecturer at Havering College and the Executive Editor of the show, says, “Havering Asks is as close as we can get to a fully professional production, with 7 cameras, lights, sound and more. Working on the show has helped many previous students into successful university or career applications.”

All shows can be viewed live by visiting or

Havering Asks will be live from 1430 to 1530 on Friday 4th December 2015.


Havering College of Further and Higher Education
Ardleigh Green Campus
Ardleigh Green Road
Hornchurch Essex RM11 2LL

Please note: Havering College of Further and Higher Education is also known as Havering College. It is NOT the same organisation as Havering Sixth Form College

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About Havering College

Havering College of Further & Higher Education is a college with three campuses in the London Borough of Havering, east London, England. One campus is based in Ardleigh Green, under the Hornchurch post town; Quarles is based in Harold Hill and the third is Rainham Campus Construction Centre. It educates part and full-time students aged 16+. The current principal is Maria Thompson.

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