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UCLan media students capture Medical Education conference

July 2018 saw the first cohort of graduates from the University of Central Lancashire’s School of Medicine. As the University’s newest school, exposure is crucial to the growth and development of its courses and contribution to the local Trusts and communities.

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Medical Education Conference 2018 Highlights

Jim Gardner

The School of Medicine and East Lancashire Health Trust (ELHT) held a conference in June at Ewood Park in Blackburn to communicate progression and future aims to stakeholders from both UCLan and ELHT. To showcase their developments further, the School of Medicine wanted the event to be filmed. Keen to become more involved in interdisciplinary projects.

Jim Gardner, Deputy Head of School of Medicine, approached the Creative Innovation Zone in pursuit of a student crew to film the event, which hosted key speakers Professor Jane Mamelok (Postgraduate Dean, Health Education England North West) and Professor Val Wass OBE (Emeritus Professor of Medical Education, Keele University).

The crew were tasked to create four media outputs; a one minute highlights video, a five minute highlights video and filming of the keynote speakers; Students were complimented by delegates for their professionalism and Jim Gardner has since reported: “we have received the 4 video outputs and are delighted with them.”

The highlights videos are to be used on the School of Medicine’s social media pages and website and the keynote speaker addresses have been sent to all attendees at the event.

The media team who filmed the event were Media Production students students Ethan Rogers, Matt Steele, Niamh O’Grady and Nick Dobson. All four impressed the client and event attendees with their expertise.

Ethan reflected: “There is always an extra layer of awareness necessary when there is a client is involved. It is important that you are able to work as a team to deliver what is being paid for to a standard that will be well received.”

Matt added: “Putting practical skills into a real-life situation means we have to quickly take on board what we have learnt in the classroom and apply it. This often requires us to think independently and improvise based on the situation we're in, it's really enjoyable.”

Watch the media outputs: Five minute highlights | Professor Jane Mamelok | Professor Val Wass OBE