University's video production unit in the premier
University’s video production unit, AVS – Video, was showered with prizes
at this year’s Learning on Screen awards, winning two runner-up Highly
Commended certificates and 3 first place awards, including the top Premier
Award. The awards – the UK’s
education Oscars – are organised by the Society for Screen Based Learning to
promote the 'use of innovative learning design and production creativity'.
In the craft awards, Leicester won the award for Best Editing and was runner up in the Best Camera category for the Higher Education Summer School video. The judges said: “In a very tightly run race between three very strong candidates, we decided to give the award to Leicester because of the nicely paced, well crafted editing style which kept the jury engrossed throughout the film.”
the University's Widening Participation Project Leader, is in no doubt that
“the video has been instrumental in breaking down barriers and
misconceptions commonly associated with higher education.
Young people are actually sitting up to listen to their peers extolling
the virtues of the Summer School and University generally.”
won the Training Award for its video about the Leicester Royal Infirmary
Prematurity Prevention Service which operates in a unique way to identify and
reduce the risks of mothers giving birth prematurely.
The video was made to introduce the service and its techniques to staff
and patients and was also shown as part of an exhibition at the Royal College
of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. “The
success of this film in the face of the competition it encountered was
impressive,” the judges commented, “this film with its beautifully
weighted, carefully crafted approach to the subject of training provides us
all with an important benchmark against which future entrants in this category
will be judged.”
Premier Award, the top award for non-broadcast entries, was given to
‘Understanding Domestic Abuse’, a video commissioned by the Oadby, Wigston
and South Wigston Domestic Violence Forum and paid for through funding from
the National Lottery and Comic Relief. The
video forms part of a teaching pack aimed at Years 9 and 10 in schools and is
designed to raise issues and stimulate discussion about domestic violence.
It features two women who have been victims of domestic abuse who tell
their stories and explain how they have managed to cope with their
experiences. According to the Society "the
production scored high marks with the judges, especially with the great deal
of thought which had gone into the making of the film. It is a well executed
and totally absorbing film and it conveys its important message with great
skill and power.” Although initially
made with a teenage audience in mind, the video is also being used locally in
nurse and police training on domestic violence and in the University’s
School of Social Work.
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