The 80 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 have included:
- Community Media
- Social media channels
- Documentary Media (film, photography, audio & new media)
- Can documentary films really influence change?
- Digital storytelling
- Citizens Journalism
- War Crimes
- Environmental 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, Cambodia
- 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.