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British Universities Film & Video Council

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Schools Membership

Schools across the UK can join BUFVC (a not-for-profit organisation) and access a range of specialist membership services and support.

Level 1 Membership (BoB in Schools)

Indicative Annual Cost £1200 per year + VAT
(Primary Schools and Special Schools £600 per year + VAT)

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a service from the British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC), which is a not-for-profit membership organisation representing 83% of UK Higher Education Institutions.

BoB in Schools Membership allows schools to view and record well over 1.3 million TV and radio programmes (including several foreign language channels).

Over 100 Universities, Colleges and Schools already use BoB as part of their everyday teaching and learning. Registered users can access an extensive archive of existing content to support lesson planning and curriculum delivery.

BoB gives Teachers access to a unique source of rich, reliable and legally available audio-visual material.

BoB pedagogically frames and enhances material.

school-website-photo-webTeachers can:

  • Access high quality meta-data
  • Create clips, playlists and compilations across specific teaching areas and curriculum topics
  • Share playlists across networks
  • Share notes with other teachers
  • Embed and share content on VLEs and social media
  • Record missed programmes from a 30 day buffer
  • Search rolling transcripts and view thumbnails
  • Access a one-click citation to reference a programme

BoB in schools is available on desktops and on handheld devices and can be accessed on and off school premises.

Level 1 Membership also has the Additional Benefits:

  • Access to BUFVC’s Information Service –phone, email, site visits
  • 50 DVD copies of formerly broadcast television and radio (Off-Air Broadcasts)
  • Access to TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)
  • Use of the TRILT online ordering system (for Off-Air Broadcasts)
  • Copies of the quarterly magazine Viewfinder
  • Access to the TVTimes database (TVTiP)
  • Substantial discounts on registration costs for BUFVC courses and events
  • Discounts for use of BUFVC facilities

Please contact: bob@bufvc.ac.uk • 0207 393 1500
for information on pricing and on how to arrange for a free trial of BoB in your school.

 

Level 2 Membership (BoB not included)

Indicative Annual Cost £440 + VAT

Benefits :

  • Access to BUFVC’s Information Service –phone, email, site visits
  • 50 DVD copies of formerly broadcast television and radio (‘Off-Air Broadcasts)
  • Access to TRILT (Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching)
  • Use of the TRILT online ordering system (for ‘Off-Air Broadcasts)
  • Copies of the quarterly magazine Viewfinder
  • Access to the TVTimes database (TVTiP)
  • Substantial discounts on registration costs for BUFVC courses and events
  • Discounts for use of BUFVC facilities