Students team up with Age UK to preserve memories for future generations

  Students from the University of Gloucestershire have teamed up with Age UK Gloucestershire on a project bringing together the young and old.

Published: 04/06/2020 16:56
Last updated: 05/06/2020 16:23

​​Students from the University of Gloucestershire have teamed up with Age UK Gloucestershire on a project bringing together the young and old. ​

Over an 18-month period from September 2018, students from the School of Media and Health and Social Care have been working on the Veteran’s Voices project, enabling young and old to talk to each other and create digital accounts of the stories shared. 

It comes as part of a national MOD funded project called “Joining Forces”. Students and Veterans worked together to produce short pieces of media, with recorded voice and still images. 

Old photographs, army call up letters, vaccination certificates and medals were dug up from drawers and attics, brought along and the group of veterans worked on their scripts for telling stories of their time in the armed forces.

Dr Abigail Gardner, Associate Professor in Music and Media at the University of Gloucestershire, said:
“Working with veterans and Age UK Gloucestershire has been a wonderful project, allowing students and staff to meet with veterans, sharing and producing stories. Jazz in the desert, marches at night, friendships forged and adventures had are just a few examples.”

To find out more about the project and view the digital stories please click here​.