Connected Campus

Connected Campus

Connected Campus is our ground-breaking initiative forging closer links between TV and Film professionals, production companies, broadcasters and the students trying to break into this competitive industry.

By fostering stronger relationships between employers and educators, the aim is to ensure that students on a variety of vocational Film and TV-related courses are fully equipped for the demands of a contemporary, rapidly-changing industry – and that the region’s workforce is the most talented, versatile and best-prepared in the UK.

All students at partner institutions can access a range of boot camps, masterclasses and special events, including visits to current sets and studios, industry workshops, visiting speakers and reviews of project pitches.

The original version of Connected Campus, which incorporates ten Yorkshire universities, has been growing steadily since it was launched two years ago.
A sister version, specifically for colleges, was launched in January 2021 – encouraged and supported by the broadcasters based in the region, including Channel 4, the BBC and ITV.

York St John and York College Students film a Connected Campus Project. Image: Hugh Mann Adamson

Connected Campus Universities Group

Our partners in the Connected Campus for Universities group are: University of York, University of Leeds, MetFilm School – Leeds, Leeds Beckett University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Bradford, University of Huddersfield, University of Hull, Leeds Arts University, Leeds Trinity and York St John University.

Connected Campus students from Leeds Trinity University, filming a segment of 'Quantaform', at the Cardigan Arms in Leeds

Connected Campus Colleges Group

Our partners in the Connected Campus for Colleges group are: Wilberforce Sixth Form College in Hull, Bradford School of Art, Leeds City College/University Centre Leeds, Wakefield College, The Sheffield College, University Centre Grimsby, Barnsley College, New College Pontefract, York College/University Centre and Craven College.

York College-BA (Hons) Media Make-up Special Effects and Hair Design

Get in touch with our team

  • Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard Knight, Career Support Manager

    Richard helps to find and develop Yorkshire’s industry talent of the future. He assists with the development and running of Screen Yorkshire’s training and education programmes including our nation-leading Connected Campus initiative. Having worked for 20 years in the industry throughout the UK on feature films, television dramas, music videos and commercials, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.