BU Presents Co-Creation Awards to Outstanding Students

This year’s co-creation awards were handed out to 15 outstanding students from different faculties of BU. The event took place on the 1st of March on the 5th floor of the iconic Student Centre.

In line with BU’s commitmeDSC01337nt of encouraging staff and students to work together to co-create and co-produce knowledge and research, this year’s award aims to support the development of student led, collaborative projects, leading to co-created outputs.

Prior to announcing the winners of the competition, interested students identified a topic of relevance and an academic they would like to work with on the project.  Each contestant submitted a brief project plan with intended outcomes to a panel organised by the Centre for Excellence in Learning for review. Out of the several entries received, the following students were declared successful and each awarded £500:

Student Course  Academic partner                 Faculty
Darel Evans BSc Physiotherapy Jon Williams HSS
George Hulm et al Computer visualisation & animation Paul Smith, Vicky Isley Media
Kyran Bishop Computer animation arts Adam Redford Media
Danielle Cardy Multimedia journalism Emma Scattergood Media
Kyle Price BSc Physiotherapy Simon Dyall et al HSS
Hayley Moss BA Social Work Jill Davey HSS
Alma Sofie Edlund BA (Hons) Communication and Media Ann Luce Media
Harry Cutler-Smith Business Studies Elvira Bolat Mgt
Natalie Brown (on behalf of the group) BSc (Hons) Nursing Anne Mills HSS
Freya Samuelson-Cramp Business Studies Elvira Bolat Mgt
Samuel Mark Harrison Business Studies (International Business) Ben Thomas SciTech
Bao A Ngo Business Studies with Marketing Thanh Huynh Mgt
Nomitha Gallagher BSc Occupational Therapy Helen Ribchester HSS
Paul Dunn, Cleo Bishop Holt FdSc Paramedic Science Peter Phillips HSS
Liz Peach Computer Animation Arts Richard Southern Media

The award winning projects include the following:

“A Production of a Sci-fi short based on the mental breakdown of an astronaut after he discovers a celestial being in orbit around Earth”

“A design and production of an innovative videogame experimenting with narrative structure, subverting design tropes, and commenting on the nature of the medium of videogames in a social context”

“Using inertial sensors to measure head and neck movements in healthy participants during the activity of drinking”

“An exploration of the experiences of social work students who have participated in international opportunities”

“From the midwives’ perspective: Media representations of childbirth and midwifery”

“An investigation into the motivations and reactions of social media users towards campaigns promoted via social media networks, with particular interest of studying ‘Slacktivists’” 

The winners at the event received certificates and were all visibly happy in the presence of the Deputy Vice DSC01352Chancellor Professor Tim MacIntyre-Bhatty who handed them out and Head of CEL, Professor Gail Thomas who hosted the occasion.

Hearty congratulations to all the winners!!!

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