"An Invaluable Academic Partner"

- Rosie Munro, Corporate Events Manager, University of Bedfordshire

Technical production team of the year

For graduations, public lectures, awards nights and more.

Looking for ways to create content and events that help your institution attract students, improve their overall experience, and engage alumni?

First Sight Media can help! As the UK’s leading academic production partner, we deliver filming, streaming and AV solutions to over 50 institutions across the UK.

With our finger firmly on the pulse of the industry – we’ll keep your institution up to date with the latest innovative trends and suggest technical production solutions tailored to your specific needs.


Alumni Events
Award Ceremonies
Business/VIP/Government Visits
Corporate Events
Open Days
Promotional Films
Public Lectures
Student Recruitment Events

Our longstanding partnership with the University of Bedfordshire demonstrates how higher education institutions can benefit from using a production partner like us to amplify events and content.

Candela Vmixing at graduation


For the last 12 years we have worked closely with the university’s events, alumni, and marketing team to deliver multiple successful events. We’ve helped with everything from pivoting to online graduations during the COVID-19 pandemic, to streaming their public lectures worldwide - reaching viewers as far as Australia, and providing the technical production for engaging award shows for their staff and students. Through the relationships we’ve established with key stakeholders, we’re able to proactively help extend the university’s reach, and stay connected with their audiences by continuously evolving their technical productions.


"Our audience has grown significantly, and that’s invaluable."

Our collaboration with The University of Bedfordshire has been instrumental in expanding the reach of their "An evening with…" public lecture series. Since its inception, these events have become a regular feature each term. The university invites a well-known special guest to speak in-person at the university and to offer an intimate Q&A session with the audience. Guests have included Chris Packham, Baroness Lawrence, and most recently, Mick Harford. Watch the latest lecture on demand here.

The university's aim was to extend the reach of these talks beyond the lecture theatre to engage and connect with their local community.

The real value came from live streaming the events, enabling viewers to participate remotely via the university's YouTube and Facebook pages, as well as a dedicated live Q&A platform. By implementing tools such as word clouds to engage their virtual audience, we were able to include online viewers in the action and bring them into the conversation.

The university’s latest public lecture saw over 300 additional unique visitors join the event online, doubling the size of the university’s in-person audience. To date (June 2024), the lecture has almost 1,000 additional on-demand views on YouTube alone! With the lectures available to view on-demand, the university’s reach continues to grow long after the lecture theatre doors close.

Rosie Munro, Corporate Events Manager at the University of Bedfordshire said, “What First Sight Media have done by live streaming our events has grown our audience significantly. The numbers we are reaching is much bigger than what you can expect when simply delivering to a fixed space like our lecture theatre. There's so much value in that. Our virtual audience really enjoys the opportunity to be able to ask questions live, using the online streaming platform.”

Candela Vmixing at graduation

"The Beauty of working with First Sight Media, is that they're so invested in what we're doing."

As specialist suppliers to the higher education sector, it’s the relationships we create with our clients that really set us apart. We take the time to understand your needs and tailor a solution that showcases the unique identity of your university. From pre-event planning, all the way through to delivering a production you are delighted with, we’ll work closely with you to understand your needs and create bespoke solutions that deliver the best results.

Choose an academic production partner that are driven to creating unforgettable moments for your students whilst raising the profile of your institution.


Get in touch with our Academic Sales Director, Paul Starsky and find out how to make the most of your content and events with First Sight Media.

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