Creative Technologies students to showcase their work
The event will take place from 5-8pm on Monday 20 May in the Jubilee Room at the University's Headingley campus, giving the public and industry experts the opportunity to view the students' innovative work.
The showcase marks the end of the academic year bringing together the works of BSc (Hons) Games Design, BSc (Hons) Multimedia Technology, BSc (Hons) Computer Animation and Special Effects, and for the first time, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies and BSc (Hons) Photographic Journalism undergraduates.
Highlights include 'HandzUp' - a mobile web app encouraging children to become more physically active, 'Speak Up' - a short film raising awareness of discrimination and social stereotypes, and 'Veggie Vow' - a website that allows people to pledge to eat less meat.
Kara Wilson, final year Multimedia Technologies student and founder of veggievow.co.uk, said her project has involved building an interactive website and promotional materials that help users decide about what they want to do regarding their diet and lifestyle. It offers facts about meat and healthy eating, easy to follow recipes and a blog which talks about the problems Kara has been faced with whilst taking 'the vow'.
She added: "I didn't want meat eaters to feel like I was trying to 'bully' them into an opinion that they don't have so the main goal was to try and produce a website which would educate people about the food production industry without being militant like some other sites and pro-vegetarian companies.
"People have really seemed to take an interest in what I've been doing. I think because I have approached it in a different way to other companies and societies it opens itself up to a wider audience without pushing people away.
"I feel extremely proud to have been asked to showcase my work. The course itself has given me an insight to how the industry works, how to meet deadlines and organise my time. It's really satisfying to know that it has been worth it."
Marc Fabri, Multimedia Technology course leader, said that his students' showcase is all about the creative use of digital technology. "Expect to find excellent graphic design, beautiful websites, innovative mobile app concepts and thought-provoking short films," he said.
Darren Wall, Computer Animation and Special Effects Course Leader, added: "Our students have worked extremely hard to produce high quality output and it will be a perfect opportunity to see their inspiring work. The two new courses, BSc (Hons) Broadcast Media Technologies and BSc (Hons) Photographic Journalism will bring another dimension to an existing outstanding portfolio of the creative technologies students' work."
All are welcome to the Showcase. To confirm your attendance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.