City of Bristol College is a buzz with excitement following the news that Bristol has been selected as one of seven cities in the UK to be considered for a Channel 4 National HQ or Creative Hub, as part of Channel 4’s ‘4 All the UK’ strategy.
The first round pitch process was launched in April where cities and regions were asked to provide written submissions, outlining their individual strengths and how it could meet Channel 4’s vision for the National HQ or Creative Hub.
Over 30 submissions were received in this first round from across the UK. These were reviewed and assessed by Channel 4 and the shortlisted cities will now participate in the second stage of the pitch process.
City of Bristol College is one of the many foundations of Bristol’s creative structure. It boasts a wide range of creative courses, from Level 1 to Higher Education, working closely with organisations in the creative industry. Our HE provision, which has been awarded TEF Silver Award, caters to students looking for qualifications and careers in subjects such as Film and Media Production, Graphic Design and Interactive Multimedia.
If chosen by Channel 4, the Bristol HQ or Creative Hub will offer inspiration, experience and opportunity to students, both during their study and once they have graduated.
Each of the shortlisted cities will participate in a second stage process – which will include Channel 4 visiting each city for a presentation and Q&A. Following this, Channel 4 will engage in further discussions with cities and regions as necessary, before selecting the final locations in October 2018.
When this strategy is fully implemented, 300 Channel 4 jobs will be based in the Nations and Regions and the intention is to grow this further over time.