Eclectic and diverse range of activities Eclectic and diverse range of activities

We take pride in our international reputation for high quality research and scholarship. We were rated 9th for Communication and Media Studies in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. 82% of research in Film, Television and Media Studies was rated 4* (world leading) or 3* (internationally excellent) according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), a major Government analysis of university research quality. Additionally, our research output was rated 4th in the UK in the Times Higher Education REF2014 rankings.

Besides writing books and contributing to scholarly journals and conferences, our staff and students are keen to share their expertise and enthusiasm for their subject with the widest possible audience. To achieve this, we participate in an eclectic range of activities - regionally, nationally and internationally. Recent examples of this type of work include:

  • Creating, organising and participating in conferences, festivals and other public events (screenings, talks, creative workshops, career days etc)
  • Providing film education events for schools, cinemas and community groups
  • Contributing articles, interviews and blogs to a range of specialist and non-specialist media outlets
  • Speaking about our work or commenting on topical issues in the press, and on TV and radio
  • Working with commercial organisations (eg DVD distributors and film exhibitors) to share expertise and research with non-specialist audiences
  • Providing Research and Consultancy services to businesses and organisations

Recent Examples of our Work

The Great Ealing Film Challenge

Dr Keith Johnston marked the 80th anniversary of Ealing Film Studios by blogging about every film produced there. His ‘Great Ealing Film Challenge' saw him watch and write about almost 100 films – a project which has already featured in The Independent, on the Huffington Post and in a special feature on Radio 4's Today Programme. The blog has also become an increasingly popular resource for British cinema fans.

Women, Islam and the Media

Around the world, there has been considerable media interest in Dr Eylem Atakav's new module on Women, Islam and the Media. Besides contributing interviews to various TV and radio organisations, she was also commissioned by The Guardian to write an article for them on the subject.

New Forms of Cinema Exhibition

This conference and online resource is designed to bring academics researching cinema exhibition and/or cinema audiences together with those working within cinema industries and who are looking for ways to respond to the challenges that they are facing. Find out more on our news and events pages.

Studio Canal UK

We have been working with DVD distributor Studio Canal UK to identify suitable films for release on DVD and provide supporting materials for viewers, including DVD extra interviews.

How can we help you?

We are always interested to explore new ways of sharing our work with others beyond the University. If you wish to approach us with a suggestion for an event or collaborative project we should be delighted to hear from you. Please visit our People pages to find the relevant member of staff or email Patrick McGrady with details of your proposal.

Community University Engagement

UEA has a small dedicated Community University Engagement team who are on hand to advise staff and students about different aspects of their engagement activity including ideas, planning, evaluation and impact.  Financial and practical assistance is also available via a Small Expenses Fund and the loan of equipment such as audio recorders.  You can find more information and case studies on the Community University Engagement website