Examples of our Work
The Media Production Unit has produced a wide variety of programmes, across the University as well as for some outside agencies. These productions range from Promotionals, aimed at student recruitment, to short instructional videos, and lectures, either distributed on DVD, or accessed by students through "Moodle", the University of Glasgow's Virtual Learning Environment. You can view a number of extracts from a selection of such videos, by clicking the "(view clip)" links below.
Public Lectures / Events
Learning & Teaching
Public Lectures / Events
The Media Production Unit records all University of Glasgow Graduations, using a 4-5 camera outside broadcast set up, which records onto DVC Pro digital video tape, and onto computer hard disk. This results in a high quality record of the day, which is distributed on DVD, through the University Visitor Centre. All Graduation Videos are available for viewing, (in web file format), on the IT Services Web Site.
Burns Conference 2009
Marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns, the newly established Centre for Robert Burns Studies hosted a three-day conference celebrating all aspects of Burns's life and works. The conference took place in the prestigious surroundings of Glasgow University from Thursday 15 to Saturday 17 January 2009. This a short extract of proceedings on the second day of the conference which featured a talk by Prof Susan Manning. (view clip)
The Pilcher Lecture
The first heavier than air flights took place in 1895-6 when Percy Pilcher, an assistant lecturer at Glasgow University, flew his "Bat Glider" at Cardross. Aerospace Engineering honours his memory by hosting an annual public lecture on various topics based on aspects of the aerospace industry. This is a short extract from such a lecture, and is given by Pietro Alli of Augusta-Westland. (view clip)
Professor Mona Siddiqui in conversation with The Archbishop of Canterbury
Dr Rowan Williams was in conversation with Professor Mona Siddiqui from Theology and Religious Studies, in the Bute Hall. More than 700 people packed out the hall to hear the Archbishop discuss a wide range of issues. This clip is from the full programme, which was also streamed live, and can be viewed in full here, or (view clip)
Informatics Lecture - Ted Nelson
A short extract from a public lecture hosted by The Humanities Advanced Technology and Information Institute (HATII), and given by Ted Nelson. Viewed by many as a charismatic prophet, Ted Nelson invented the twin concepts of hypertext and hypermedia. His visionary ideas gave us hyperlinking, a version of which powers the World Wide Web (WWW) as we know it. This lecture was a unique chance for staff and students to hear one of the legends of the informatics revolution. (view clip)
The Glasgow West War Story
The University of Glasgow held a special Remembrance Day Service in the University Chapel on Wednesday 11 November 2009 at 10.45am to which all members of the local community were invited. The service was arranged by the members of The Glasgow West War Story Project, which over the last year has been creating suitable resources to inspire greater learning and understanding of World War 2. This is an extract from the full video recorded in the University Chapel, by the Media Production Unit. It can be viewed in full at the University News Site, or (view clip)
The Kilbrandon Lecture
Lord Kilbrandon (1906-1989), is widely recognised as the founder of the Children's Hearing System, and this bi-annual lecture series has been established in his name. This is an extract from a lecture given by, Kathleen. A. Marshall, and is entitled, "Children's Hearings and the Love that Binds: Reflections on Community, Discipline and Exile". The lecture was also streamed live on the web. (view clip)
Careers Service Promotional
This is an extract from one in a series of videos made for the University Careers Service, giving tips on finding employment it is aimed at current students and graduates. (view clip)
Translational Research & Systems Medicine
The BHF Glasgow Cardiovascular Research Centre was funded jointly by the British Heart Foundation and the University of Glasgow. The aim of the Centre, which opened in 2006, is to consolidate under one roof , internationally recognised cardiovascular research groups, and to provide a multidisciplinary research environment, and facilitate the rapid translation of laboratory-based research to the clinic and the wider population.
Professor Anna Dominiczak is the Director of the Centre and manages the Centre with help and support of the Management Group including all Principal Investigators.
The Centre encompasses:
- state-of-the-art clinical research facilities
- physiology and electrophysiology laboratories
- well equipped molecular laboratories with facilities for human and experimental genetics
- genomics and proteomics including high throughput SNP genotyping, gene expression profiling, vascular gene transfer/therapy and many other modern molecular technologies.
These three short clips are from a longer video promoting the work of the Cardiovascular Research Centre
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Weipers Equine Centre
Clips below contain excerpts from a promotional DVD showcasing the Weipers Centre for Equine Welfare. The programme highlights the Centre's highest standards of Medical care, its use of the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical techniques, and its excellent communication for animal owners and referring veterinary surgeons. All services are provided by a team of the best qualified staff in the country.
Medical Research Scotland
This is a section taken from a video made for the charity Medical Research Scotland. Medical Research Scotland is the largest and most comprehensive medical research charity in Scotland and has an impressive track record in supporting the country's most promising young researchers. The full video can be viewed on the M.R.S. website or, (view clip)
University of Glasgow Virtual Visit
The full version of this student recruitment video is available on the web, and was distributed to schools on DVD. (view clip)
The Optics Group at The University of Glasgow
This is an excerpt from a DVD promoting the work of the University of Glasgow's Optics Group. Headed by Professor Miles Padgett, the Optics Group's work is in the areas of, Quantum Optics and Ghost Imaging, Angular momentum of light & optical vortices, and Laser modes: fractals and Bose-Einstein Condensates (BECs), as well as many others. The full video can be viewed on the Optics Group's own website. (view clip)
Nursing & Healthcare Promotional
This is an excerpt from a promotional video produced by the Media Production Unit for the Division of Nursing & Health Care, aimed at attracting high caliber applicants from across the UK and abroad. Nursing & Health Care aims to provide leadership in multi-professional healthcare research, education and practice at local and international levels. (view clip)
James MacMillan Interview
This is an extract of an interview between Dr. Kirsteen McCue, of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, and renowned Scottish Classical Composer James MacMillan. They discuss a recent composition of his, as well as Burns himself, on the eve of a conference held at the University of Glasgow, marking the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns.
Learning & Teaching
This video shows how to orientate a sheep's lung, prior to demonstrating its inflation. It then goes onto describe, using graphics and a voice-over, the surrounding organs and tissue which comprise the breathing mechanism. This video is shown to students on DVD, prior to participating in the lecture where they will have an opportunity to carry out the same procedure. (view clip)
Mentoring in the School of Medicine
This clip is from a longer video recorded for the School of Medicine which is intended to give potential mentors an insight into how to approach this challenging area. The programme was recorded in the television studio, in the Learning & Teaching Centre. (view clip)
Biology 1b Lecture Series
This is an extract from one of a number of lectures given to first year students in the Boyd Orr Building. The entire Biology 1b lecture series has been recorded, and is available to be accessed by students on that course, through the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment, for revision purposes. (view clip)
The Spirometer is a device used in the Lab to measure resting energy expenditure. This is the complete video, recorded by the Media Production Unit, using two cameras, with a voice over added in post production. The video is used to demonstrate the operation of the spirometer to students who will use it in the laboratory. (view clip)
The Strasbourg Option
This is an extract from a longer programme recorded for the School of Law. It follows a group of students preparing to plead a case in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. The full programme shows how they approach preparation for the case, including a mock-up court session, recorded in the Media Production Unit's studio at Southpark Avenue, to how they perform in the ECHR itself. (view clip)
Client Web Sites
In addtion to the above examples, the links below will direct you to the websites of clients, both internal and external, who have used programmes produced by the Media Production Unit, to promote their work via the world wide web.
Adam Smith - Chris Berry, Professor of Political Theory at University of Glasgow is a leading expert on the life and work of one of the University of Glasgow's most famous academics, Adam Smith. In this 10 minute talk, Professor Berry describes the making of the man, the global significance of his writing and explains why Smith's work still resonates with us today.
Archive Services - Glasgow University Archive Services is a unique learning and corporate
heritage resource that is an inspiration for all. Archive Services hold the records
that document the history of the University and its management, staff
and students from its foundation in 1451 to the present day. This 8 minute video takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes tour.
The Beatson Pebble Appeal - The Beatson Pebble Appeal is a £10m campaign to raise funds to build the Beatson Translational Research Centre; the final element in the creation of the Glasgow Centre for Cancer Research.
Economics - Undergraduate Economics students share their views about their studies and social life at the University of Glasgow.
Scene - The Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment is conducting a campaign to raise money in order to improve facilities at the loch lomond site. A video was commissioned to highlight their work, and it can be viewed on the SCENE website
The Scholarship Fund - The Rt Hon Charles Kennedy MP, and Rector of the University of Glasgow, describes how The Scholarship Fund provides the University with the means to offer a variety and ever-increasing number of scholarships. These awards help both to ease the increasing financial burden on students and enable the University to continue to attract the brightest and best students from all over the world.
Scholarship Profiles - Here, recipients of scholarships describe how it has affected their lives.