Bradford College - Educating generations for years to come with the help of local Audio Visual Solutions Company Universal AV Services.

Bradford College's new multi-million pound campus will be ready to welcome students in September 2014, providing an innovative and technology rich learning environment in the heart of the city for students for years to come.

The eco-friendly campus has been designed to be sympathetic to the large-scale mill and warehouse buildings that characterise parts of Bradford, as well as have a light, airy, modern feel.

The new campus, named after famous Bradford College alumnus and internationally acclaimed artist, David Hockney will transform the students experience using new styles of learning, which will embrace cutting edge technologies. These technologies have been installed by Universal AV Services, a local audio visual systems integrator, supplying AV systems for a quarter of a century.Bradford Teaching Room CTouch Display

Universal AV Services is pleased to announce that Kevin Wardale has joined the Universal Sales Team.

Kevin has a wealth of knowledge in around and the AV industry, having previously owned his own IT/AV company, worked for a leading UK distributor and then for an integrator. His knowledge of the industry and insight into the distribution channel is a valuable asset, as well as the relationships he has created over the years.

"We are delighted to have Kevin on board, he brings with him a wealth of experience, and I am sure he will be a great asset to both the Universal Team and our valued customers," Comments Nick Fitzpatrick, Sales Director, Universal AV Services.


Universal AV Services has prided itself on being able to help local groups in the community, through sponsorship or the loan of audio visual equipment over recent years and is delighted to announce it will be helping Ilkley Juniors Girls with their new kit for the 2014 season.

The all girls club approached the Universal Sales Director for sponsorship for a new kit towards the end of the previous season. Universal AV Agreed to sponsor the kit, buying them ready for the 2014 season, and proudly having the Universal AV logo on the front.

Nick Fitzpatrick, Director of Universal AV commented: "We supply audio visual products into schools and clubs so it made a refreshing change to be able to help the girls and show our support."

The month of June proved to be busy for Universal AV Services, attending the annual Schoms Exhibition in Exeter, the Manchester Schools Alliance Conference in Manchester, and JISC North East at the Stadium of Light.

Having supplied to the education sector for over 2 decades, Universal AV remains strong in its support for events and exhibitions in the sector.

Schoms and JISC saw a strong focus on collaborative learning and the use of space in Higher Education.  The Manchester Schools Alliance conference focused on the changing technology being adopted in the classroom, in order to facilitate interactive and engaging lessons.

The events proved to be successful, allowing Universal to build upon many existing relationships as well as create new ones.

We hope to see you at our next event.

Universal AV Lecture Capture University of LeedsThe University of Leeds invests over £2 million in state-of-the-art lecture capture and multimedia management systems to capture over 50,000 hours of lectures through the use of Sonic Foundry's Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform and audio visual solutions form Universal AV Services.

The solution being installed is a collaboration between Universal AV Services, for Audio Visual Solutions and Sonic Foundry who have proposed the Mediasite system which automates the capture, management, delivery and search of live and on-demand vidoes and rich media.

The University of Leeds already captured some lectures, but really wanted to scale up its efforts with a fully automated, single video platform that integrates with its Blackboard learning management system.  The solution will be installed into every centrally time tabled teaching space across the city campus during 2014.  The solution allows the University to capture rich video recordings of lectures and other teaching activities, providing students with a more flexible approach to learning enabling them to revisit and review content throughout their course.

Professor Neil Morris, Director of Digital Learning at the University of Leeds said: "This is a significant investment which will transform teaching and learning here at Leeds. Not only can we capture all our audio and video assets, but this new platform will allow us to store, manage and publish content across multiple channels.  We are unique in having a digital strategy that encompasses all of these elements.