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Photography students team up with Gloucester Rugby on exciting new project

University of Gloucestershire photography students are benefiting from an exciting new project with Gloucester Rugby paying homage to supporters of the leading sports club.

Second and third-year students working towards a degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography will capture a series of colourful images of supporters on matchdays for the Premiership club’s ‘Faces of Kingsholm’ exhibition to be displayed at the end of the season.

As well as celebrating the club’s fanbase, the newly-launched project is providing the students with important experience that will enhance their career opportunities when they graduate.

Paul Roberts, Academic Course Leader: Photojournalism and Documentary Photography within the University’s School of Arts, said: “The whole ethos of the course is to provide as many opportunities to our students as part of their studies as we possibly can. Our partnership with Gloucester Rugby Club for the ‘Faces of Kingsholm’ project is another really good example of this.

“Students will be working directly with the rugby club, treating them as a professional client to arrange photography for each match at Kingsholm for the remainder of the season.

“Through the project, students will improve their communication skills by dealing with both a professional client and the fans within Kingsholm stadium, together with their organisational skills as part of their employability modules.

“We aim for this to be a long-standing relationship with the rugby club and we cannot wait to see the students work for this year with the club, and toward the exhibition at the end of the season.”