British Universities Film & Video Council

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Audiovisual in Education – What’s Possible and What’s Legal

We’ve programmed Audiovisual in Education to examine why audiovisual materials are used in teaching, learning and research and how they can be used creatively and critically. We’ll also be focusing on copyright and rights clearance, an area many of you told us you find challenging. 


An expert panel chaired by John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts – Royal Holloway University of London, will examine the reasons for using audiovisual material in learning, teaching and research, and how it underpins a scholarly method.

The panel are:

  • Bill Thompson, Partnerships Lead on Make it Digital & Head of Partnership Development at BBC Archive Development
  • Ian Wall, Founder and Director of Education at The Film Space
  • Sarah-Jane Crowson, Critical Studies Tutor at Hereford College of Arts
  • Dr Charlotte Crofts, Associate Professor of Filmmaking at University of the West of England

The day will cover the ways audiovisual materials can be used to enhance learning and engage learners, with presentations from three practitioners:

  •  Dr Chris Willmott, University of Leicester, will highlight the ways broadcast material can enhance science education
  • Dr Catherine Grant, University of Sussex, will look at how the audiovisual essay can be used effectively
  • Chris Morrison, University of Kent, will present the findings of his recent research on lecture capture, carried out with Jane Secker at the London School of Economics and Political Science

There will also be a presentation on copyright and how materials can be used legally from Sergio Angelini, our Head of Membership Services and Information, and we’ll be demonstrating how BoB and our other academic services can support you.

Our AGM will take place at 12.40 for voting members to attend. You’ll also get an opportunity to meet our team and ask us any burning questions you might have.

It’s one of the most important dates in our calendar, so don’t miss it!

Date: Friday 2 December, 2016

Location: The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, W1J 0BD

Costs to attend the day:

£30: Learning on Screen (formerly BUFVC) member

£50: Non-member

£15: TECHNE/ CHASE/ White Rose rate

Explore the full programme.