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Media students share vision for the future of education

30 January 2019 @TeesUniNews

 

Media students shared their vision for the future of education in a challenge to create a 60-second documentary.

Teesside University students during the challenge
Teesside University students during the challenge

The Adobe Education competition, held as part of the BETT 2019 educational and technology event at London ExCeL, was open to journalism and digital media students.

A video had to be devised, filmed on a mobile device and edited on the day of the competition. Students were given a documentary title, The Future of Education, and were encouraged to think about the role of technology, automation, problem solving, creativity and digital literacy.

A group of students and two members of staff from the University’s School of Computing, Media & the Arts were invited to take part.

The students; Adam Burton, Daniel Askew, Hannah Conway, Adam Royal-Failes, Ed Ayab Balouch, Joe Walker, Ryan Keeley, Christine Candeland, Sam Taylor, Tori McCullagh, Natasha Jefferson, Catherine Roys and Rebecca Carroll, are studying film and television production, media production and journalism.

Adam Burton, third year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production, said: 'Adobe made the event fun. I enjoyed meeting people on different courses and in different years at University and exploring London with them, as they are people I possibly wouldn't have met otherwise.'

Dominic Dunn, Technical Director, School of Computing Media & the Arts, who accompanied the students to the event, said: 'It was fantastic for our media and journalism students to work closely with industry leaders Adobe at the Adobe 60 second documentary challenge.

It was a brilliant opportunity to put the skills I have gained throughout my time at University to the test

Rebecca Carroll, BA (Hons) Film and Television Production

'The University is committed to future facing learning and we are continuously striving to enhance our digital teaching toolkits. Being able to provide students access and experience first-hand, of new and emergent industry focused platforms, only further enhances their skillset and employability prospects.'

The films were judged by industry experts in the fields of documentary and film-making, educators and Adobe. Third year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production student Rececca Carroll produced the winning film, with first year BA (Hons) Film and Television Production student Catherine Roys named as runner-up.

Rebecca said: 'It was a brilliant opportunity to put the skills I have gained throughout my time at University to the test and I really enjoyed the chance to work alongside a variety of other students.

'The prizes I was given were so generous and helpful; one year subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud and other cool stuff, which will no doubt aid me in my further studies.'