March 18, 2016, by Fern Todhunter
Film Stars For The Day! Student Nurses And Staff From The University of Nottingham and Birmingham City University Filming Together
On February 26th 2016 following months of preparation, student nurses and staff from The University of Nottingham and Birmingham City University became film stars for the day. The film is about public expectations of professional behaviour. The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Code of Conduct formed the basis for the film script. The film will be part of the Re-usable Learning Object about expectations of professional behaviour. The Safeside Educational Unit at the West Midlands Fire Authority provided the backdrop for the film set. The filming took place on and arounbd the big red bus. Technical support was provided by the excellent HELM Team from The University of Nottingham. The day commenced with a discussion about risk assessment. Fire Officers were on hand to walk the team through the set. On-set catering was provided for the film stars and technicians. The group enjoyed the appetising food and beverages. The cast members had lots of fun in the warm-up activity. The student nurses performed some excellent and comical Disney impressions. Helen Laverty from The University of Nottingham was our artistic director. The serious business of being film stars emerged when the cameras started to roll. The Hoodies designed for the student nurses looked fabulous on the set. A second technical crew took photographs of the proceedings for the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC). The much appreciated funding from The University of Nottingham Alumni Cascade team and Louise Toner Assistant Dean paid for the day’s events. The main photograph is a snapshot of the student nurses as film stars waiting to board the big red bus.