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Youth Media vs Chemistry!

Dr Alan McCue from the University of Aberdeen visits shmu

What is shmu Youth Media?

shmu offers an innovative programme of creative youth media activities aimed primarily at those living in the regeneration areas of Aberdeen. The Programme encourages young people (10-18yrs) to actively participate and engage with radio, film, music and magazine production, resulting in increased confidence, self-esteem and communication skills. Projects include the Youth Radio Project, a science and media initiative, Youth Journalism, an Into Film Club and the Speak Out radio project for P7 pupils.

During the COVID-19 period, staff are continuing to support participants to create media remotely.

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Northern Lens Youth Film Festival

Northern Lens is a new Youth Film Festival taking place on 16th June 2024 at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen.  As part of the Light the Blue Festival, Station House Media Unit, in partnership with Aberdeen Performing Arts, are hosting the film festival with support from the Sean Connery Foundation to celebrate youth filmmaking across the country, with a spotlight on the

Date added: 25/04/2024

Youth Media take on social action

At shmu, we have no shortage of creative and passionate young people, who want to make positive differences to the world and our environment. Which is why our youth media crew are delighted to be exploring the world of youth social action, with the help of funding from Children in Need and the Hunter Foundation.

Date added: 28/02/2023

Youth Media vs Chemistry!

Our Youth Media Team were recently visited by Dr Alan McCue from the University of Aberdeen in partnership with the Curiosity Fund during British Science Week! The group got to watch multiple chemistry demonstrations, film them and speak about it on their radio show.  

Check out the video, then read on to find out what some of the group thought of it all...

Date added: 05/04/2022

shmu's Summer of Fun 2021

“Best summer ever, shmu is awesome, I can’t wait to go back”  - particpant

Thanks to funding from Cashback for Communities, the Fairer Aberdeen Fund and YouthLink Scotland we were able to offer a dynamic summer programme to young people aged 11-18 living in our regeneration areas.  

Spanning the school holidays, we offered introductions to filming, radio broadcasting, making music and outdoor activities both in the sunshine and under canvas (when the weather was less favourable), where young people learned to connect with and care about our surroundings and environment.   

Date added: 31/08/2021