The Bill Vinten GTC University Awards competition acknowledges excellent teaching of camerawork and craft skills within UK educational establishments. The Bill Vinten GTC University Trophy is awarded to the institution with the highest scoring portfolio of films submitted to the competition. These awards came about as the result of a collaboration between the GTC and the late Bill Vinten, one of the GTC's most long-standing supporters and sponsors.
The Awards are funded by the Television and Video Camera Craft Educational Trust (TVCCET). The aim of the Trust is to provide funding for work experience for potential new entrants to the industry. In this year UoP were nominated for two individual student awards for Best Camerawork/Cinematography as well as shortlisted for the main Bill Vinten University Award.