BUFVC award for Derby uni

Digital media producers at the University of Derby have snapped up an award from the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC)

The University’s Learning Enhancement and Innovation (LEI) Media Team won Best In-House Production, Courseware and Curriculum Production at the national BUFVC’s Learning on Screen Awards, held in London.

The annual event is the UK’s only awards which ‘celebrate and reward excellence in the use of moving image and related media in learning, teaching and research.’ 

The University fought-off tough competition from hundreds of other entrants producing educational media, including other academic institutions, broadcasters and production companies.

Dr Ruth Ayres, Dean of LEI, said: “I was delighted the team won this prestigious award. It is great national recognition of our innovative work in digital media production.

“To have beaten a range of organisations, many within our own field, is a huge achievement and we will continue to provide the very best support for all our staff to ensure we maintain such a high standard.” 

Directed and produced by University media advisor Rob Higson, the winning film features an introduction to electroencephalography (EEG) and the brain from postgraduate research student Mike Batashvili. 

It explains what EEG is, how it is used, what it is used for and a short example of a study carried out by the University of Derby’s Psychology department, examining how the brain reacts to visual stimuli.

The film can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3j2VrhqTAA.

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