British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access


We organise a wide portfolio of events across the year, aimed at teaching staff, researchers, librarians, copyright officers, media services, IT staff and anyone else involved with moving image and sound in education.

Copyright and Creative Reuse in Education – Training Course

This course will explore the main copyright issues related to lawfully accessing, using and producing audiovisual works in educational settings. Primarily aimed at teachers, students, academics, researchers, librarians, and other people dealing with audiovisual works in education, this course will help attendees understand the conditions under which audiovisual works can be used lawfully for educational purposes; and how mash ups and other derivative works can be created and exploited within and beyond educational settings.

Dates available: TBC

Lights, Camera, Learning: Teaching with the Moving Image

To mark our seventieth anniversary in 2018, Learning on Screen together with Birkbeck, University of London is pleased to announce a two-day conference exploring the history of teaching and learning with the moving image.

Dates: Friday 23rd – Saturday 24th November 2018

Copyright & Creative Reuse – Members’ Day 2018

The 2018 Learning on Screen Members’ Day will be dedicated to Copyright & Creative Reuse. The event will provide attendees with an opportunity to explore and discuss their most pressing questions and concerns about copyright with leading experts and practitioners.

Date: Friday 7th December 2018

Learning on Screen Awards

The Learning on Screen Awards are the UK’s only celebration of film and media production in education. Recognising the talents of university and college staff, national broadcasters, arts institutions and students, the awards are the perfect way to get innovative educational media content showcased on a national stage.

An Introduction to Moving Image Metadata

With our training course, you will learn the requirements of descriptive metadata and how it is used with audiovisual assets in the UK. You will gain practical knowledge around all aspects of descriptive moving image metadata, obtaining the key skills to boost your professional development.

Date: Wednesday 6th February 2019

Metadata in Practice – Latest Developments in Audiovisual Metadata Standards

Further to our introductory course, you will learn about some of the innovative ways that emerging technologies can deepen understanding of your collections, and bring resources to life in new ways, through the use of metadata. You will gain practical knowledge in areas such as linked data and automated metadata generation as you discover new methods of applying metadata in practice.

Date: Thursday 7th February 2019

Essential Video Production Skills

This two-day introductory course, delivered by our specialist staff, will enable attendees to develop video production skills geared towards non-narrative filmmaking, such as interviews, documentary and research films. By the end of the course, attendees will have developed an understanding of the equipment and techniques required in video production and will have utilised this knowledge to have produced, edited and uploaded a film.

Finding and Using Audiovisual Resources in Your Research

We have been successfully running a course on Finding and Using Audiovisual Resources in Your Research with university consortia across the UK. The course highlights the research potential of moving image and sound materials, helping attendees:
  • Develop skills for finding and evaluating audiovisual material
  • Understand copyright
  • Cite audiovisual resources with assurance
To find out more about running this course at your institution, contact Lucy Witcomb – email or call 020 7393 1507.