About the project

Online content creation workshop

HEON and Bauer Media partnered together to deliver an online workshop for creative individuals. Bauer Media owns more than 600 magazines, 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations worldwide, reaching 200 million customers in 15 countries.

The objective for the workshop was to design a storyboard animation about Higher Education. Successful candidates collaborated with media industry professionals including radio presenters, producers, directors using video conferencing platforms. Guest judges from across the industry attended the online sessions to select the winning designs.

Winners had their scripts professionally voiced and storyboards converted into visual animations by Bauer Media professionals. There were also opportunities to win unique prizes!




Click on the photos of our finalists below to find out more about them.


Age: 14 Years
Hometown: Aldershot

Robson studies photography as part of his GCSE’s. Recent photography credits include his portfolio being featured in a local calendar. Robson loves sport and has taken PE as one of his GCSE’s. Future aspirations include going to university to become a sports physiotherapist.

5 favourite things
Sport – Football
Team – Liverpool FC
Position – Defender for local club
Gaming – Xbox with friends and family
Friends – being social

Robson's Story Board:



Age: 15 Years
Hometown: Aldershot

Kelicia is a creative artist aspiring to work for a large animation based company such as Disney. Kelicia is passionate about learning from the work of other artists. Eventually wants to take a course in art or animation at collefe to then progress into a similar course at university.

5 favourite things
Favourite Game – League Of Legends
Favourite show – My hero Academia
Drink – Cherry Pepsi
Favourite song – Sunflower
Favourite singer – Melanie Martinez

Kelicia's Story Board:



Age: 14 Years
Hometown: Guildford

Jamie studies photography and business as part of his GCSE’s. Future aspirations include a career in film, TV or media production. Jamie is an avid gamer and enjoys most games on PS4. Jamie has an interest in a wide variety of design roles including theme park development/engineering to product design.

5 favourite things
Food – steak or spaghetti Bolognese
Holiday – anywhere
Drink – Pepsi max
Game – GTA 5
Music – anything 80’s

Jamie's Story Board:



Age: 15 Years
Hometown: Aldershot

Natalia studies Art and History and is looking to take this further into Higher Education. She loves fashion and wants to pursue a career as a tattoo artist. Natalia loves creating modern art and spends her spare time painting, making music playlists and playing videogames.

Natalia's Story Board:



Age: 15 Years
Hometown: Guildford

Maia studies art and business as part of her GCSE’s. She is considering a career in animation after experiencing this workshop. Maia enjoys drawing, including specifically manga and anime which pays homage to the Asian culture, fashion and architecture.

Maia is also interested in pursuing a career in law with a focus on criminology. Music is one of Maia’s favourite hobbies including playing guitar, violin and the drums.

4 favourite things
Food – pizza and ramen
Music – classical, pop and 80s – 90s music.
Film – Avatar
Books – Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin

Maia's Story Board:



Click on the photos of our professionals below to find out more about them.

ADAM K – content creation workshop HOST

  • A creative communicator who lives and breathes content and broadcast.
  • Over 20 years experience across the digital industry including roles at BBC, Global and Bauer Media.
  • Experience includes work in the music festival industry across Europe. Recent credits include Amsterdam Dance Event in The Netherlands and Tomorrowland in Belgium.
  • Passionate about pushing the elastic of learning and has transformed his passion for education into delivering media training experiences.
  • Delivered content creation media training from storytelling, video production, pitching, presenting, images/photography, creative writing, podcasting and audio production.

@AdamKDJ 🤳

5 Favourites Things
Food - Italian (Calzone) 🍕
Car – Audi R8 🚗
Drink - Black Coffee ☕️
Fitness - Running + Cycling ⛹️
Saying - Live life for each moment 🕺

Industry guest speaker/judge – Hattie Pearson


Hometown: Manchester

Hattie is a presenter, DJ, artist manager and voiceover artist. Since moving to Manchester a decade ago Hattie has been involved in the music scene in various forms. Whether it's promoting live gigs whilst at Uni, interviewing bands for her YouTube channel Matter of Sound or DJing her club night, GIRLS ON FILM at The Deaf Institute.

GIRLS ON FILM is the night that Hattie founded eight years ago and in recent years she has welcomed guest DJs including Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, Melanie Blatt (All Saints) Hacienda legend Dave Haslam and Charlatans main man Tim Burgess. The night has since expanded to GIRLS ON FILM presents Decades every first Saturday of the month which sees a takeover of all three floors at The Deaf Institute with a silent disco in the basement!

At 13 she was the first and only girl to start an all-boys boarding school and has been pushing the boundaries ever since. With a few years at University of Manchester studying English Language under her belt she started freelancing at BBC6Music, BBC Breakfast TV and BBC Radio Manchester.

In November 2012 she won the prestigious Student Radio Awards for best female and this helped her secure her first permanent job in radio, her own show on Radio X (formerly XFM) as well as a one off show on BBC Radio 1.

Today she is a presenter on Hits Radio (formerly Key103) which is the only national radio station to broadcast from Manchester. She is also proud to play second bassoon (albeit not very well) in Manchester Wind Orchestra.

5 favourite things
Song – Billie Piper (Because We Want To)
Food – Pizza
Animal – My dogs (Daphne & Coco)
Celebrity – Malala Yousafzai
Colour – Purple

Industry guest speaker/judge – Paul Gerrard


Hometown: Manchester

Paul Gerrard is the Programme Director for Bauer’s Hits Radio Network. Based in Manchester, it’s the home of iconic radio brands and the new national radio station Hits Radio, where Fleur East wakes up the UK every single morning. He also programs Bauer’s brand new radio station for the LGBTQ+ community, Hits Radio Pride.

Paul leads a passionate and creative team based in Manchester responsible for producing on air and digital content for 25-45 year olds across the UK, with the total Hits Radio Network reaching 5.2 million listeners each week. His passions lie in building brands, entertaining radio and developing new and diverse talent for the industry.

With over 20 years of experience from playing the role as a stunt boy in his early days on a breakfast show, to then breakfast show host, head of music and programmer Paul has worked at a number of stations across the country including FIRE, Heart, Capital and Smooth. He broke into radio having studied media at Bournemouth University where he secured a work placement within the industry and never left.

Highlights include flying a plane full of listeners for a breakfast show live from Times Square in New York, to several years of Christmas live in Lapland. His team won a Sony Gold Award for creating a contest where a listener won an actual house! As well as countless live outside broadcasts from festivals and more recently the incredible sell-out arena tours for the Hits Radio Network’s HITS LIVE events which feature some of the biggest names in music.

When he’s not listening to radio (which he does a lot of!) you can find him attempting to run or trying even harder to parent his 2 kids


The Higher Education Outreach Network​
Widening Participation & Outreach
University of Surrey
Surrey, GU2 7XH