Flying Start is a collaborative project between over 40 Schools or departments at the University of Leeds (UK) created in 2012. It consists of a website with student and staff videos, interactive activities as well as social media channels, where information to help new undergraduate students manage the challenging transition from school or college to university education is uploaded in stages. The aim of the resource is to help students gain a clear understanding of the importance of academic skills so they arrive at Leeds prepared for study.
The MEDEA Awards are supported by a large number of networks, organisations and individuals who support the rationale and mission of this initiative.
The organising committee is made up of the founders and originators of the MEDEA Awards and several key collaborators. This committee manages the MEDEA Secretariat which is responsible for the day-to-day management of this awards scheme.
The advisory committee is made up of individuals representing organisations who support the MEDEA Awards and the organising committee in the management of the awards. This includes promoting the awards, providing practical support for the organisation of the Awards and by identifying judges to take part in the selection jury.
The MEDEA Awards also work with a number of partners, who promote the MEDEA Awards in different ways. This includes the provision of web links, the publication of news stories or by providing references to the awards in a newsletter or other publication.
The MEDEA Awards are made possible by the generous help of several supporters, who provide important help to the awards by their financial funding, their provision of prizes, their sponsorship of certain aspects of the awards or by their extensive promotion of the competition.
The MEDEA Awards is also supported by a highly expert judging panel that is responsible for the selection of the MEDEA Award winners. The MEDEA Awards Judging Panel consists of key players and experts in the educational multimedia sector as well as representatives of higher education institutions, research centres, production houses and broadcasters specialised in the use of audio and visual material in education.
If you want to participate as a judge in selection of the MEDEA Awards, we invite you to submit your application on this form, (please note that jury members cannot themselves submit any entries in this competition).