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.

Universal AV Services very own Andrew Cooper receives Silver Acorn Award..

The Scout Association has awarded the Silver Acorn Award in recognition of "specially distinguished service" to Beaver Scout Leader, Andrew Cooper.

Andrew joined the 38th Rossendale as a Cub Scout in 1972 followed by a period of time in Scouts and Venture Scouts where he gained his Queens Scout Award.  Andrew was one of the initial team helping set up the 38th Beaver Scouts pilot programme.

Universal AV were appointed to the prestigious framework covering all exhibition and display purchasing across 3 museum sites, of Royal Armouries Leeds, Fort Nelson near Portsmouth and the White Tower in the Tower of London.


The Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, is the award winning hom of the UK's national collection of arms and armour and Britain's oldest national museum.