A student walks along a deserted canal path while carrying her camera, looking for the next snapshot to capture.
Students are invited to submit films of their isolation activities before Friday.

Students from Edge Hill University are being encouraged to submit a short film about their experiences of social distancing for a new project. 

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the world, the University’s Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) has joined forces with Culture Liverpool to call for students to share what they are doing during their time in isolation, before the deadline at 12pm on Friday 3rd April.

The idea behind the project is to document the lives of communities during lockdown to make ‘a mosaic of short films about not going out’. 

Students on any course, in any year and from anywhere in the world can send a short film showing how they are filling their days while in lockdown. 

In return for their efforts, ICE is offering £50 to each student who submits a film before the deadline at 12pm on Friday 3rd April. 

Director of ICE, Professor Martin McQuillan said: “During this testing time it is vital that we keep the creative economy moving and accessible to all. 

“We are delighted to be working with Culture Liverpool to share everyday experiences during the COVID-19 lockdown and hopefully to put a smile on people’s faces. 

“Culture is one of the precious things that we are all trying to protect at this moment, it will be one of the resources which helps us through these days.” 

Once finished, the full montage will be available to view on the Edge Hill University and Culture Liverpool websites and will help to strengthen the connections between students of Edge Hill and people from all over the city region and beyond. 

Click here to see how you can get involved. 

As one of three research institutes for Edge Hill, the work of ICE stretches across the University and into the wider cultural and creative world. 

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