Graduates Win TV Award

Congratulations to our recent graduates, Kieba Clubb, Emma Dove, Juliet Hounam and Marina Valero Gonzalez, who last night won the Royal Television Society Scotland Student Award, for Best Factual Programme with ‘On Another Note’.   Here’s their award winning documentary.

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Best Overall Student 2012 – Maggie Laidlaw

As I listened to the award presentation speech I looked around the room trying to identify the highly acclaimed student. There were around half a dozen final year students there; One I knew – the rest I hadn’t come into contact with during my year at Stirling University. All were young – well young compared to myself – probably all early twenties; attractive, intelligent young people about to embark on their next step to, most likely, very successful futures. I glanced around the room in admiration of their achievements. All had been studying within the Film, Media and Journalism dept for the past four years and one of them had done incredibly well according to the speaker.

I had joined FM&J the previous September having studied for many years at Forth Valley College and eventually graduating with an ordinary Bachelors of Art Degree in Art & Design the previous June. Previous to study I had given up my career as a nursery nurse to care full time for my three children. My eldest child was diagnosed with severe Asperger’s Syndrome at age seven and caring for him, guiding him and ensuring he received every possible means of help available to him took all of my time.
In 2003, he enrolled in a very good high school support unit and I had some free time. I had already been attending some leisure art classes where it was suggested to me that I should try to develop my artistic nature at college. Continue reading

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Student Prizes for 2011-12

Jonathan Witchell Prize for Best Radio Feature: Mary Beggs, Phil Jeruzal, Theo Hardie, Esme Rankin and Tara Struthers for “Scotland’s Hidden Histories”

The Speakeasy Prize for Best Dissertation: This prize was shared between Boel Marcks von Wurtenburg and Christine Auer .

The BBC Prize for Best Radio Drama: James Barr, Calum Clarke-Brown, Sarah Caughey, Emma Quinn, Rob Simon and Mike Smith for “A Brave Man”.

The T Dunn Prize for Best Overall Student: Maggie Laidlaw

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Postgraduate Scholarships Available!

The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree a £2,000 Scholarship to study full-time on any taught postgraduate course or £1,000 for part-time study.

To find out more on how to apply, please contact: graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk

Other scholarships and loans are available for our programmes. See http://www.stir.ac.uk/postgraduate/financial-information/scholarships/ for details.

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Student Film Nominated for Award

Congratulations to Louise Begbie, Milla Harju, Fatima Heldu, Claudia Lorenz, Nadin Mai and Amanda Jayne Naughton, whose  film ‘A Bunch of Gentlemen’ has been nominated for this year’s Royal Television Society Student TV awards.

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Jonathan Witchell Prize, 2011

This year’s winner of the Jonathan Witchell Prize for Best Radio Feature is “The Touch of That Stone”, a short feature on the Bastion, an ancient monument located within the Thistle Centre in Stirling, and which served as a guard tower built into the 16th century wall which surrounded the city.

The piece was produced as part of the third year module FMS9D6 Radio Feature Production, and the student producers are Sarah Caughey, Sophie Hanlon, Amy Jopling and Jeremy Watssman.

You can listen to the feature on the StirlingMedia YouTube Channel, which features the work of students who have studied on our programmes.

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Daniel Lands Bond Job

Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film & Media and Journalisn Studies last year is now working as a production assistant on the latest James Bond film, Skyfall.

An article about his experiences on the Bond set featured in the Glasgow Evening Times last week.

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Student Interviews Gordon Brown

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown talks of family stories and his affinity with Cowdenbeath Football Club in a short documentary called When The Sun Shines, created by University of Stirling student Ross Cunningham.

 

The emotive film focuses on Central Park, Cowdenbeath’s stadium, and relates it to the memories and bonds that come with being a devoted football fan. The film also features interviews with Ron Ferguson, Ross Birrell and Craig Winter.

When The Sun Shines is currently featuring on YouTube, as one of many films on the Stirling Media channel which showcases the work of students who have studied on our programmes.

 

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Postgraduate Bursaries 2011-12

Taught Degrees

The School of Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer a number of postgraduate tuition fee bursaries for students starting selected taught postgraduate programmes in September 2011.  In Film, Media & Journalism these bursaries will be available to students taking the MSc in Strategic Public Relations (Lund University).

These £1,000 tuition fee awards will be available to both Home/EU and overseas students.  Further information can be found here and application forms are available here.

Research Degrees

Bursaries covering the full value of fees for three years of PhD study are also available for students who have been offered a place on one of our postgraduate programmes by 8 July, 2011.  These bursaries are competitive and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.    Further information can be found here and applications forms are available here.

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‘Film and Memory’ – The Fourth Scottish Consortium for Film and Visual Studies Conference

The University of Stirling is hosting the Fourth Annual Scottish Consortium for Film and Visual Culture conference, which will be dedicated to the subject of Film and Memory.

Topics include:

  • Film and institutional memory
  • Film and personal and/or collective memory
  • Film and public/critical reception
  • Film and processes of remembering and forgetting
  • Film music and memory
  • Film studies and memory – remembering the BFI summer schools

The 2011 SCFVS Conference will also be marking the lives and the contributions to the study of film which our colleagues Dr Mark Brownrigg at the University of Stirling and Professor John Orr from the University of Edinburgh made in the course of their respective careers.

Keynote Speakers include Professor Richard Dyer (Kings College, London) and Professor Andrew Hoskins (University of Nottingham).

More information including the preliminary programme and registration details can be found at www.film.stir.ac.uk.

Conference is open to all however registration is required.

Contact: Isabelle Gourdin-Sangouard <isabelle.gourdin-sangouard@stir.ac.uk>

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