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.
Special Prize of the MEDEA Jury
In addition to the main MEDEA awards, the judges may, at their discretion, present a special award to an approach or production in recognition of exceptional innovation in pedagogic or technical design.
In the past years the judges have given a special award to:
Flying Start introduces a range of academic skills throughout the 4 week period between the students receiving ‘A’ levels and starting at university.
Pocket Anatomy, a fully searchable interactive atlas of the human anatomy for its innovative use of mobile learning technologies
Eyes on the Skies, a superb example of the value high quality video imagery can bring to an educational production
Anti-Anti (2008), a media-based pervasive learning game