Learning Disability Nursing film shortlisted for Arts & Business Cymru Award

film to promote learning disability nursing that was commissioned by Bangor University and the University of South Wales and produced by Hijinx has been shortlisted for an Arts & Business Cymru Award in the Arts, Business & Health category.  

In January 2019, as a response to the national shortage of Learning Disability (LD) nurses, University of South Wales working with Bangor University commissioned Hijinx to create a promotional film for their Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) LD courses. The primary aim of the project was to attract more and different applicants to the courses, and to highlight the benefits of choosing to train as a LD nurse. 

Featuring 9 Hijinx actors, the film shows prospective students the variety of settings LD Nurses work in, and gives voice to the positive impact their roles have on the lives of the learning disabled and /or autistic (LD/A) people they work with. 

The film sees the Hijinx actors recounting the words of members of TRAC - the USW Teaching, Research and Advisory Committee who are all clients who receive support from LD nurses, reflecting on the special bond that exists between them.  

‘This approach allowed us to portray the LD nursing role from the perspective of the individuals that engage with the service and placed the Hijinx actors at the centre of the process’, said Dr Ruth Wyn Williams, Bangor University, “all of which added to the unique and inclusive qualities of the project.” 

Twenty-two businesses and their arts partners have made it onto the 2020 A&B Cymru Awards shortlist. The ceremony, now in its 27th year, recognises creativity and excellence in partnerships between business and the arts. Companies of all sizes based across the whole of Wales compete to win the prestigious awards.  

The full shortlist is available here.  

The virtual award ceremony is on Fri, 9 October 2020, 19:30 – 21:30 and if you’d like to join, you can register to watch the live streaming of the ceremony here


Publication date: 24 September 2020