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I studied a HND at NWRC and now I'm working for Euronews in Dubai

07 October 2021
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Evan takes a deep dive in Dubai

Evan Bourke reports from Deep Dive Dubai, which holds the record for being the deepest pool in the world.

NWRC Music Production Graduate Evan Bourke is now working as a Producer with Euronews in Dubai. He's previously worked with major brands such as Euronews, BBC, Fox Network, National Geographic. He says every day is different - one day he was in a space station interviewing an astronaut and the next he was documenting aid relief in Africa.

Evan says his course at NWRC was 'perfect; because it involved a lot of hands-on studio work which not many colleges or universities offer. And with all the technical knowledge he acquired at NWRC, Evan adds: "I learned how to conduct myself when in career-changing moments. How to deal with people from all races and religions, manage situations, and how to complete each project on time. It has to be noted that the friendly banter between the lecturers and students is priceless. I would love to go back for a week to hear a very random anecdote from Tony Talbot or Marc Geagan."


Name:

Evan Bourke.

Where are you from?

Killybegs in Donegal.

Which NWRC Campus did you study at?

I studied at Strand Road.

What course did you study?

I got a Higher National Diploma in Music Production.

Why did you choose to study at NWRC?

It had the perfect course for what I was after. The combination of excellent facilities with lecturers with vast industry experience made it a perfect fit.

What was your course like?

The course was excellent it involved a lot of hands-on studio work which not many colleges or universities offer.

What did you do afterwards?

On completing the course I continued my education at Leeds Metropolitan University. Studying at NWRC really prepared me for my time at University. Getting to use the studios, equipment and, all the other facilities at NWRC gave me an advantage over my classmates in University as they didn't have such an opportunity. After acquiring my Bachelor's Degree I got a job in a state-of-the-art studio in the UK as a Music Producer.

Tell us about your work now at Euronews TV.

The skills I learned in music production were transferable to other industries and due to the opportunities I was presented I'm now working in TV. Over the past 12 years, I have worked in content production within international news networks, advertising agencies, production houses, and publishers. Previously I have worked on projects with major brands such as Euronews, BBC, Fox Network, National Geographic. Currently, I work as a Producer with Euronews in their Dubai office. I produce packages for the Euronews website and TV channel that is broadcast globally in 12 different languages. This is a very interesting job as every day is different. For example, one day I was in a space station interviewing an astronaut and the I was documenting aid relief in Africa.

How much did your studies at NWRC help you take the step into your career?

Aside from the technical things I learned from my time in NWRC, I learned how to conduct myself when in career-changing moments. How to deal with people from all races and religions, manage situations, and how to complete each project on time. It has to be noted that the friendly banter between the lecturers and students is priceless. I would love to go back for a week to hear a very random anecdote from Tony Talbot or Marc Geagan.

It has to be noted that the friendly banter between the lecturers and students and NWRC is priceless.

Evan Bourke
Music Production Graduate

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