Winchester University has signed a new partnership to boost job prospects for its film students and make their courses greener.

From September it will be an Albert Education Partner. The BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) enterprise scheme was set up in 2011 to make the film and TV industry more environmentally sustainable.

The partnership will equip lecturers with learning materials, industry case studies, customised tools and support.

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Winchester media and film lecturer Paul Carter has been a key member in building the new partnership.

He said: “We hope our students go on to work in the industry and an increasing number of employers are looking for people who are Albert graduates or who have had Albert training.

“As the university champions sustainability, we thought it made sense to work it into our courses.”

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All BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, Netflix and UKTV productions in the UK are required to register their carbon footprint using the Albert carbon calculator, with the Albert logo often appearing near the end of TV and film credits.

Film production programme leader at the university, Rob Ferrin, said: "The Albert Education Partnership, demonstrates the course's commitment to remaining up to date with industry practice. We are incredibly excited to have partnered with the leading industry figure in sustainable production." 

From September students studying film production at Winchester will be expected to consider the environmental impact of their films, assessing costs such as transport, props and materials in return for an ‘albert grad’ certification.