HeForShe video nominated for Royal Television Society award

The University has been nominated for a Royal Television Society Midlands Award for its HeForShe video in the Best Production Craft Skills category which recognises achievement behind the camera.

Leicester was invited by the United Nations to be one of just ten universities in the ‘10x10x10 IMPACT Champions’ programme. HeForShe was formally launched in the UK with a bus tour in September/October last year which started in Leicester.

Our in-house team comprising Hayley Evans, video producer and Amy Cory, former Multimedia News Officer, produced the University’s HeForShe video and Jonathan Sisson, Digital Content Officer came up with the concept.

In our video, members of the University’s community discuss their experiences of being treated differently because of their gender, explain why movements like HeForShe are important in helping to achieve gender equality and describe their hopes for the future.

Jon Shears, Head of the Creative Team at the University, said: “It's a tremendous compliment to the creativity of our in-house team to be nominated for a Royal Television Society Midlands Award. Simple ideas can be surprisingly difficult to generate but are often the most effective. The film has previously won a Learning on Screen Award and a CASE Circle of Excellence silver award, so this would be the icing on the cake."

Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 3rd November at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull.

HeForShe - nominated for Royal Television Award - Best Production Craft Skills