Doc Media for Learning


The 60 minute L.A.B. Sessions [Learn|Access|Build] can provide a one-off interactive opportunity to focus students around a social issue or act as the starting point for a project-based learning opportunity, in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges and acquire a deeper knowledge.

L.A.B. Sessions – Learn | Access | Build

The theme of workshops/talks/sessions/seminars have included:

  • Be a documentarian……document life
  • Introduction to Community Media
  • Community Media Production
  • Community Media Leadership
  • Social Media Innovation
  • Social Media Practice
  • Social Media & Communication
  • Documentary Media (film, photography, audio & new media)
  • Can documentary film influence change?
  • Digital storytelling
  • Documenting media
  • Citizens Journalism
  • War Crimes
  • Conflict Media
  • Environmental / Green Crimes
  • UK Criminal Justice System
  • World War One School ‘newsrooms’

The list below highlights some of the organisations where sessions have taken place:

  • De Montfort University (DMU)
  • University of Leicester
  • Loughborough University
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of Derby
  • University of West Scotland (UWS)
  • Birmingham City University (BCU)
  • American University of Phnom Penh (AUPP), Cambodia
  • Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Srinakharinwirot University (SWU), Bangkok, Thailand
  • Leicester College
  • Regent College
  • Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
  • Groby Community College
  • Secondary schools
  • Primary schools


Examples of previous Reportage Club themes and guests:

  • The Syria Crisis – in partnership with the Prevent programme. Dr Halla Diyab (Liberty Media Productions) and Dr Omar Gabbar (Hand in Hand for Syria charity).
  • Coordinating Volunteers at London 2012 – Gaynor Nash.
  • Working for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo – Steve Crump.
  • Radio Broadcasting at the BBC – Rupal Rajani, BBC Radio Leicester Presenter.
  • The Regional Press and the New Regulator IPSO – Keith Perch (former Editor of the Leicester Mercury).
  • Making the News – Jim Davies, Journalist, Broadcaster on BBC Radio Leicester.
  • Documentary Filmmaking – Tristan Anderson, Founder of DocHeads / BAFTA Award Winner.
  • Making Your First Feature  – Rhys Davies, local filmmaker (Finding Richard).
  • Borneo Tribes – Dr Huw Barton, Bio Archaeologist, University of Leicester.
  • Being a Press Photographer – Beth Walsh, Leicester Mercury.
  • Young People and Community Activism – Brahmpreet Gulati, Voices 4 Change.
  • The Situation in Gaza – a Q&A event with an Israeli and Palestinian representative from the One Voice Movement – partnership event with the Prevent programme.
  • Disability in Film and Television – Dr Anna Claydon, University of Leicester.
  • Northern Ireland Flag Protests and Social Media – Dr Paul Reilly, University of Leicester – hosted as part of the Conflict Reportage theme of Documentary Media Month.
  • UN Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women – Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, CEO Zinthiya Trust.