British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Educational Multimedia Award

Antimicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain

University of Nottingham

Website: agrifoodatp.ac.uk

Synopsis: Antibiotic resistance is a huge threat to humanity. But antibiotics are not only an essential part of human medicine, they are also indispensable in veterinary medicine.  Inappropriate antibiotic use in livestock has allowed harmful bacteria to become steadily more resistant, and make their way from the farm to our dinner plates, leading to infections which are untreatable. This course explores what antibiotics are, how bacteria become resistant, and how antibiotics in farming can lead to resistant bacteria in our food. Leading experts discuss the role of agriculture, environment, global trade and legislation, and we explore new solutions to this crisis.

Jury Comments: This film formed part of a MOOC about antibiotics, food and farming, and how antimicrobial resistance will affect our lives in the future. Judges commented that the production was an accessible and effective way of communicating important lessons about antibiotic resistance to a broad audience.

 

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COLT – The Collaborative Learning Tool for Prevent

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Synopsis: COLT (Collaborative Outcomes Learning Tool) for Prevent is an online resource supporting understanding of the CONTEST Prevent Strategy that aims to stop people being drawn into terrorism. Developed within Scotland, COLT for Prevent supports understanding of safeguarding approaches available to practitioners engaging with individuals who may be vulnerable to radicalisation, as part of a multi-agency approach. Focusing on five characters vulnerable to ideological rhetoric, learners watch dramatised scenarios, the main character and related characters sharing insight into what is happening. Professionals outline safeguarding responses, experts explore related issues e.g. online safety and a knowledge check ensures learning outcomes are met.

Jury Comments: This online resource was produced to support the understanding of the CONTEST Prevent Strategy that aims to stop people being drawn into terrorism. The judges were impressed by the time and care that was taken during the film’s production and noted that the video clips were well integrated into the online resource.

 

Reach Out Reporter

Twig World

Website: reachoutreporter.com

Synopsis: Reach Out Reporter is an online primary science news service, helping teachers integrate topical science into everyday teaching and learning. Every week, the service provides teachers with free films and resources to engage their students with the latest news and topical issues in science. The service’s classroom content includes news-based films and articles focussing on current news and significant world events; features which take an in-depth look at a topical science story with films, activities and scientific investigations; videos to help teachers answer curious questions or discover the craziest creatures; and videos and text-based resources which share science-related facts.

Jury Comments: This fun online resource provides primary teachers with topical science films and resources to engage their students, highlighting the latest news and current issues in science. Judges described this production as a valuable classroom resource and praised the range of easily accessible films available for teachers to use.

 

Votes for Women: The First Mass Petition

UK Parliament

Synopsis: UK Parliament’s free online teaching resource brings the campaign for women’s voting rights to life. Users follow the journey through video, audio and interactive activities, starting with the first mass petition in 1866 and ending with the 1928 Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act, which gave women over the age of 21 the vote.

Jury Comments: An engaging online teaching resource bringing the campaign for women’s voting rights to life. Users follow the journey through video, audio and interactive activities, starting with the first mass petition in 1866. The judges praised the use of archive material and the warm and inclusive voiceover that draws the audience in.