Science has given us everything from the Atom Bomb to antibiotics, from aerosol to the Internet. This short video, commissioned by the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Science asks the question ‘Can Science Save Us?’ Researchers who are currently working on some of the fundamental, complex issues in science – from theoretical chemistry to geology, from psychology to planetary formation – discuss what it means to be a scientist in the 21st century. Designed to showcase the breadth of thinking in the department, the video was intended to inspire prospective students.
UNESCO-IHE is the largest international graduate water education facility in the world, based in Delft, in the Netherlands. The Institute confers fully accredited MSc degrees, and PhD degrees in collaboration with partner universities and works as the hub of an international network for water research and education, focused mainly on developing countries. We were commissioned by UNESCO-IHE to produce a video introducing the institution and its work to prospective partners and students. The video is intended to highlight the wide-ranging impact of the institution’s work and was shot in Holland, Vietnam, Palestine, Kenya and Colombia.
The Leadership Conversation, commissioned by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), aimed to inspire a debate around the future of leadership in the further education sector. We were commissioned by the 157 Group to create a series of 12 videos exploring specific issues relating to the future of leadership, filmed at colleges across the UK. The project ran from December 2013 until July 2014, and was delivered by a sector-wide partnership. Project partners represented in the project management team include the 157 Group, AELP, IfL, NIACE and the Gazelle Colleges Group.
Fear, frustration, anger and disappointment; what it feels like to ride the roller-coaster of Scientific research. The second in a series of videos commissioned by the University of Bristol’s Faculty of Science, aimed to inspire and engage prospective students. This video delves into the darker side of life as a scientist, in which things don’t quite go according to plan but where dogged perseverance and determination can have unexpected results.
Engagement beyond academia is a vital part of life at the University of Bristol – it is integral to research and teaching that is responsive to public concerns, priorities and aspirations. Partnership, knowledge exchange and co-production between universities, communities, and the public, private and voluntary sectors is crucial to addressing the complex challenges facing society. In recognition of its importance the University runs an annual Engagement Award and we have had the privilege of making a series of videos featuring the work of the nominees and winners for the part 3 years. The 2015 winner, an open access arts foundation course, is featured in this video.