ASPIRING photographers from Leamington College wielded their cameras at an NHS medical conference.
More than 80 leaders from NHS organisations across the UK attended the conference in Leamington to discuss the future of research and development in healthcare.
The UKRD (UK Research & Development) Summit 2023 was held for the first time in-person since before the pandemic at conference venue Woodland Grange and focused on three key themes of connect, include and sustain.
And organisers invited students from Leamington College – part of Warwickshire College Group – to support with photography and videography across the two days.
Six students attended the event and worked with the organisers to capture a collection of stills and video clips for UKRD to use on their website and in future marketing.
George Gulliver, 18, was one of the students involved on the day.
He said: “I really enjoyed the reportage aspect of the day and it was the first time I’d done something like that.
“I’m interested in photojournalism and to be there on both days supporting the event was great experience. We hope UKRD like the images and it will be nice to see our work published.”
Dr Chris Bray, from Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We had the idea of reaching out to a local college to support the event and after speaking with tutors Irene Tsiampakou and Jane Murray we knew the students at Leamington College were perfect for the job.
“This was our first face-to-face summit since 2019. It was therefore a highly interactive meeting and a fantastic networking opportunity and we really wanted to capture images to reflect this.
“The students were highly professional – managing to position themselves to get the shots required, but without distracting from the main business of the summit.
“It has not been decided where the next UKRD Summit will be held, but if it is anywhere near Leamington we will be in touch with college again.”