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Students Celebrate Success At Media Awards Ceremony

Newcastle-under-Lyme College (NULC) film students are celebrating after enjoying success at the recent University of Wolverhampton (UoW) Media Awards.

AS Film Studies student Ben Hurt won Best Blog for his blog ‘The One Who Colludes’ and A Level Film Studies student Lydia Morgan won Best Writer for her screen play entitled ‘Vitality’.

Special commendation also went to A Level Film Studies student Chad Cliff for his A Level dissertation entitled ‘How are the central themes of deep existential crisis and angst communicated in central male protagonists?’ and AS Film Studies student Saul Garret for his film essay which explores the use of cinematography and mise-en-scène in the film text ‘ The Place Beyond the Pines’ in the category Best Film Essay.

The awards ceremony, which celebrated the wealth of journalist student talent across the West Midlands, was held at the Light House Media Centre on 19 June.

The winners fought off competition from over 60 vocational and degree level students across the West Midlands.

Commenting on her award, Lydia Morgan, said: “I wasn’t expecting to win, it was a regional competition and I was up against vocational and degree level students from all over the West Midlands.  Obviously I’m thrilled as it will help strengthen my career prospects.”

Dr Bianca Fox, Senior Lecturer in TV, Broadcasting and Journalism and Course Leader BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism at the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Media, said: “This year was the first year we’ve held the awards as we’re really keen to recognize and reward journalistic talent.  It was great to see so many students enter the competition and the standard of entries was extremely high.  Congratulations to all of our winners and we hope to see even more winners next year at an even bigger event.”

Verica Travar-Williams, Curriculum Leader for Film Studies at NULC, said: “I’m incredibly proud of our students.  The students had tough competition from vocational and degree level students from across the West Midlands.  We hope to have more winners next year.”

Newcastle-under-Lyme College offers A Level courses in Film Studies, Media Studies, Photography, Graphics and Art. In 2016 70% of our A Level Film Studies students were awarded grades A*-B. For further information on courses visit www.nulc.ac.uk, email [email protected] or call 01782 254254.

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