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The Big Move In

Published: Thu 21 Aug 2014

Freshers at the University of Bradford are being offered a unique opportunity to record their experience of moving into halls of residence as part of the 'Big Move In' initiative.

200 x 133 The University is hoping to find three students to star in their own self-made documentaries. The films will follow the students as they prepare to leave home and during their big move into the University’s award-winning student accommodation, The Green.

New starters are invited to audition by Friday August 29 by posting a short video, up to 60-seconds in length, of themselves on or by mentioning @UniofBradford on a Twitter post with a link to their video.

 The video will capture their thoughts and feelings of moving to Bradford, how they will travel to the city, and what the most important thing they will be bringing with them and why.

The three students who progress through the audition stage will each be given a Sony HDR Handycam to record their ‘Big Move In’ to halls. Once settled in Bradford they will be able to keep their camera to record their own films of student life.

Emma Banks, Head of Communications at the University of Bradford, said: “Studying at university offers many their first opportunity to live independently. It is a rite of passage and as such can be filled with both excitement and trepidation.  

“At Bradford we understand how important starting university and moving away from home is and we put many support services into place to support new students. We hope that the first-person documentary that results from the ‘Big Move In’ will help people in the future know what to expect and that others are feeling the same as them.”

Further information about the competition can be viewed on the The Big Move page. The University of Bradford also has places left on degree courses starting September 2014. Details of which courses are still open for applicants can be obtained from the free hotline number 0300 0230603.

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