Focusing on innovation with Youth Work and Communities
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Focusing on innovation with Youth Work and Communities

Author: James Cresswell | Posted on: 12 January 2022

Many prospective students want to know that their degree will make a difference. That could be in terms of furthering their career prospects, broadening their understanding of the world, or empowering them to contribute to their own communities.

This video project that we recently worked on with Birmingham City University for their Youth Work and Communities course puts this front and centre. The video, as well as highlighting what’s on offer to students, also focuses on how the course’s innovations strive to benefit the sector and society as a whole.




Much of this is communicated through the interviews that are the backbone of this video. We talked to course academics, current students, and the employers who provide work placements about how the course content reflects the exciting changes taking place within youth work and community work.

Most importantly, the video emphasises how the students themselves are one of the most important elements of the course’s innovative approach. Both the interviewees from the placement organisations make this point – noting how “[students on placement] bring energy, ideas, and [are] able to engage with young people in a new and meaningful way,” and how there’s a demand for an eclectic range of skills in areas like “marketing, administration, management, and leadership”.

Cutaway shots showing students on their various placements and in lectures emphasise this further. This all helps to assure students that, as well as learning, they will be actively participating and - from the offset - making a difference both to themselves and those around them.


Youth Work and Communities BCU


Whatever type of course you’re promoting, it’s always a great idea to capitalise on what is new and unique about your offering. Are you partnered with local organisations? Do you offer a specific qualification that is at the forefront of your industry? Do students on your course get opportunities to make the most of their skills and creativity? If you’re interested in how we can help you bring these facets to life in a video, feel free to get in touch with us via our contact page.

 

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Author: James Cresswell

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James is our copywriter and social media manager here at Ember Television. He joined us after studying an MA programme in Film and Television: Research and Production at the University of Birmingham.
Focusing on innovation with Youth Work and Communities

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