Volunteers Week 2019: What do volunteers get out of volunteering?

This week is #VolunteersWeek! We’ve been updating our various social media channels with themed content, You’ve heard about what difference our volunteers have made to our tutors, but now it’s time to hear possibly the Read more…

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Volunteers Week 2019: Thank you to all our volunteers!

This week is #VolunteersWeek, and to celebrate, we’ve been posting a variety of things across our social media channels, but this is a special thank you message from our tutors to our current volunteers. You’ve Read more…

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Volunteers Week 2019 – 7 Ways to volunteer you might not have thought about before

1-7 June marks National Volunteering Week, and what better a time to get stuck in and volunteer for a cause that you care about. No, it’s not all just working in charity shops (but of Read more…

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: Body Image

Mental Health Awareness Week: Body Image This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year’s theme is on Body Image. Our bodies change so much over the course of our lives and can be Read more…

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World Password Day 2019

Being careful with your password is very important. Believe it or not, 2nd May 2019 is “World Password Day”; an entire day devoted to underlining the importance of those pesky little strings of letters, numbers Read more…

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International Day of Happiness 2019: 6 Ways to be happier

It’s International Day of Happiness 2019! This year’s theme is Happier Together, focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us. Getting social is just one way to improve your happiness, but Read more…

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Calling All Companies Looking to Increase Their CSR!

What is CSR? So you might be thinking, what is corporate social responsibility? Well, corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a broad term for a company’s efforts to improve society in some way. This could range Read more…

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International Women’s Day 2019: Harriet Tubman

Happy International Women’s Day!   This year’s theme is “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, and today we celebrate the achievements women have contributed throughout history, and strive for equality to ensure women can Read more…

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Website Dev Diary Week 9

It’s Wednesday, it’s a little later than usual, but it’s still here…it’s week 9 of our dev diary! What have we been up to this week..?

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Website Dev Diary Week 8

It’s Week 8 of our Dev Diary! We’ve edited the layout of out pages changing the header colours and font size to make things a bit easier to read. We’re also trialling a new technique Read more…

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Website Dev Diary Week 7

It’s Week 7 of our Dev Diary! Can you see yourself on our website this week? Find out what we’ve been up to this week… This week, we’ve added a page for our past 5 Read more…

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Website Dev Diary Week 6

Hello from the brand new shiny Media Savvy Blog! Here you can read our week 6 dev diary, and all of our posts in the future too.

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eSafety: Internet Safety Day

E Safety These days, the internet can seem like a dangerous place, especially if you’re a little new to the territory, but don’t worry; there are plenty of steps that you can take to minimise Read more…

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Dev Diary Week 5

It’s Wednesday, it’s here, you guessed it… it’s our Dev Diary Week 5! This week’s major update was an overhaul on the Team section of the website…scroll down to find out some more information and Read more…

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Website Dev Diary Week 4

It’s that time again…week 4 of our Dev Diary!

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Martin Luther King Jr Day 2019

Every third Monday of January is Martin Luther King Jr Day; a day celebrating his life and achievements. Did you know that MLK was the youngest person to have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Read more…

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2018 in review

We’ve been looking back on our achievements from 2018, and we decided to make a little infographic with some of the highlights.

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Website Dev Diary Week 3

It’s time for another installment of the Dev Diary ladies and gents. This week we have been working largely behind the scenes, adding a layer of anti-spam protection using Google’s reCaptcha v3 and also ensuring Read more…

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Obesity Awareness Week

The week following the second Monday in January is National Obesity Awareness Week, and what better week to start your New Years’ Resolutions (and shed some of the extra pounds we ate over Christmas…)

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Website Dev Diary Week 2

It’s time for week 2 of our Dev Diary detailing all of the updates that are happening to our website over the next 9 weeks!

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New Year: New Website

  NEW YEAR: NEW WEBSITE We’re always so busy at Savvy Towers that unfortunately, something always has to give. We make a big effort to keep our social media posts regular, responsive and current BUT Read more…

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Black History Month: Jesse Owens

October is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we’re featuring someone who has influenced history every Wednesday and Saturday all through October. Our last instalment features Jesse Owens.

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Black History Month: Nelson Mandela

October is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we’re featuring someone who has influenced history every Wednesday and Saturday all through October. Our next instalment features Nelson Mandela.

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Black History Month: George Jackson

October is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we’re featuring someone who has influenced history every Wednesday and Saturday all through October. Our next feature is George Jackson.

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Black History Month: Nat Turner

October is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we’re featuring someone who has influenced history every Wednesday and Saturday all through October. Our next instalment features Nat Turner.

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Black History Month: Malcolm X

October is Black History Month, and to celebrate, we’re featuring someone who has influenced history every Wednesday and Saturday all through October. Our first feature is Malcolm X.

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4 Ways to Overcome Stress Eating

For some of us, eating is not just fuel for our body; for some of us, it’s a tool to help us feel better when we’re feeling down or anxious. Stress eating can really affect Read more…

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5 Things to Learn About Success and Motivation from Professional Athletes

There’s no doubt about it – athletes are some of the most determined people on the planet – and obviously all their hard work pays off. Achieving success is vital to an athletes’ career, but Read more…

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How to get involved in volunteering

You might be surprised at how many roles are available to you in a wide range of different sectors in your local area, so here’s a little how-to on looking for your next volunteering position.

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7 Ways to volunteer you might not have thought about before

1-7 June marks National Volunteering Week, and what better a time to get stuck in and volunteer for a cause that you care about. No, it’s not all just working in charity shops (but of Read more…

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Mental Health Awareness Week – 5 Ways to Reduce Stress Now

14-20 May is National Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the focus is on stress. Stress can affect us all at any point in our lives, sometimes unexpectedly, and can greatly affect not just Read more…

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Interview tips

Whether you’ve done 5 job interviews or 500, they’re never an easy experience, but you always need to make sure that you’re making a good impression. Here are some tips to make sure that you Read more…

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Working to a deadline

In the creative industry, meeting deadlines is incredibly important, but just because it’s important doesn’t mean it’s easy. Here are some tips to help you learn how to meet those deadlines. Be serious about it Read more…

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An introduction to being creative

Here at Media Savvy, we are all about creativity, and our courses aim to bring out the creativity in our learners. We often come across learners on our courses who insist “I’m not creative!”, but Read more…

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News Release: Digital Arts exhibition to celebrate the creative work of local hard-to-reach learners

Media company is launching their third annual exhibition; Shine_On, with an aim to boost learners’ confidence and employability skills. Digital arts and media projects created by local residents, largely from marginalised groups, will be showcased Read more…

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New Website Alert!

www.mediasavvycic.co.uk Happy Friday followers!  We are extremely excited to announce that our brand new website is all set up and ready to go. There are still a few additions and tweaks that need to be made, but as far Read more…

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Media Savvy Rebranding

What’s in a brand?  Hey MS followers, as most of you know, we have been trading for more than five years and we have worked very hard to get to where we are today. Last summer Read more…

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A Proper #TB

Hello awesome followers, our first ever promo video was shared with the online world five years ago! The reason we mention it is because we are planning to create a new Media Savvy CIC promo Read more…

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TB to our 3-Peaks Challenge

Yorkshire Three peaks Hello awesome followers! We plan to organise a similar challenge to the one we did last year. This time, our focus is aimed at the Yorkshire Three peaks. Please PM us if Read more…

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Sunderland Social Enterprise to release a short documentary about Ghana

News Release Sunderland based social enterprise, Media Savvy CIC to release a short film featuring the company’s educational project in Sunyani, Ghana. The initial costs of the Ghana project were funded by UnLtd, with funds Read more…

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Genesis 2015

Hello followers and Media Savvy fans, this is a little video from this year’s #Genesis2015 where our managing director Dan Makaveli gave an inspirational talk. In the excerpt of the presentation, he is talking about Read more…

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A Sign of Appreciation

Northumbria Community Rehabilitation Company Team Manager, Ken Harrison, recently offered his thoughts on how Media Savvy (MS) has helped many of their (offender) service users to turn their lives around: ”Media Savvy allows to the most vulnerable or resistant, Read more…

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Lights On: 2SHINE!

Our second annual exhibition on Friday night was again, a huge success. Thank you to everyone who came along and contributed to making the event such a great night! Also a big thank you to Read more…

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Media Savvy Ghana Update

Mission Accomplished After a few ups and downs (mainly ups) we are delighted to say that the direct teaching of our first Ghana course is over and has been a resounding success! After 3 weeks Read more…

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Media Savvy Ghana Update

From Ghosts to Thieves  After a few days of ‘spooky’ goings on for our tutors out in Ghana, the latest news is that the premises (our Training Academy) where the courses take place in Sunyani have Read more…

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Press Release: It is your time 2SHINE

Media Savvy launching their sophomore annual exhibition Originating in Sunderland and established in 2010 Media Savvy’s  mission is to promote employability, education and creativity through the medium of digital arts and media. Over our short Read more…

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Media Savvy Ghana Update

Settling In… I’m just briefly checking in from Sunyani, Ghana. We (myself and Leon) have been over here for just over a week now and we are pleased to say that, overall, everything is going Read more…

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#BodyPumpathon

Fancy joining our BodyPumpathon challenge?  Hey awesome workout maniacs or just casual gym goers. It is also applicable to you lazy ones in the far back corner, looking at your smart phones during the exhausting workout sessions.

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Media Savvy’s Very First Blog Post

Hello readers! As you all may (or may not) be aware, we have been extremely busy over at Media Savvy, or Savvy Towers, as we prefer to call our offices. Firstly, we must send massive Read more…

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