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.

Connected Campus students from Leeds Trinity University, filming a segment of 'Quantaform'

Connected Campus Universities Group

Our partners in the Connected Campus for Universities group are: University of York, University of 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: Bradford School of Art, Leeds City College/University Centre Leeds, Wakefield College and York College/University Centre.

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

Get in touch with our team

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    Glyn Middleton, Head of Skills and Industry Engagement

    Glyn is a member of our senior management team, and is responsible for all our skills and training initiatives, including new entrant and professional development programmes. Glyn oversees a number of projects including the Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire, Connected Campus and Beyond Brontes. Glyn also heads up our industry engagement and support activities, developing and maintaining Screen Yorkshire's relationships with Yorkshire based indies working in the broadcast sector.
  • Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard assists with the day to day running of the Film Office and also manages Screen Yorkshire’s training and education programmes. Richard has worked for fifteen years as a location manager, predominantly in Yorkshire on films including Four Lions and This is England, and TV Dramas such as Utopia and Prisoners Wives. As such, he has an excellent knowledge of Yorkshire’s diverse range of locations and the logistics of filming in them.