Following the success of our first project with the University of Greenwich, we were on campus again at the start of the academic year filming first-year students as they arrived at the start of their student journeys.
This ‘Great Expectations’ project saw the Alterline team filming across London from meeting international students as they arrived at Heathrow to interviewing nursing students on campus in Medway. Using a combination of observational, documentary-style filming, reflective interviews and video diaries we have brought to life the hectic, sometimes confusing, and often emotional experiences of a group of students taking the first steps in their university lives.
The resulting five short films are being used by the University to deepen their understanding of this crucial time in students’ lives and put in place measures to improve systems and procedures, and increase support for first-year students. You can watch a short excerpt of some of the footage below.