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Student success stories

Discover our students' success stories so far. From broadcasting, to social media filters, to film production, a BA (Hons) in Media and Creative Industries could take you in all kinds of directions.

Ashaé Lecky

Stormy Records presented the "A Moment of Fame" Open Mic Night at the Albany Theatre in Coventry on Sunday 5 March, 2023.

The event featured singers, rappers and spoken word artists and provided a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents. There was an amazing turnout for the event, with many performers choosing to perform twice. The Open Mic Night stage was used as a safe practice space, allowing artists to gain confidence and experience performing in front of an audience. Overall, the event provided a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for performers, creating a space for artists to express themselves.

Yasir Guerziz

In his first year of the course, Yasir was successful in securing an opportunity to be employed as a Photography and Production Runner during the BRIT Awards 2023. This built on the role he had secured previously at the BRIT Awards in 2022.

Yasir was responsible for making sure photographers had everything they needed to shoot on the red carpet and inside The O2 Arena.

He was also given a camera to shoot wide angled photography during the show, and his images were sent to be featured on the official BRIT Awards website and social media channels.

Sophie Emeny

Sophie has been the Marketing Officer for Warwick Student Cinema since early 2022, where she created and distributed high-quality marketing content across digital channels to promote the film screenings.

In her first year at Warwick, she was an Events and Photographer Intern for Open Arts Festival (OAF), where she assisted in the creative production and took professional photography of OAF events.

Sophie was offered two Warwick Internship Programme roles and became a Marketing Intern for the international model and talent agency BRIDGE. She worked at the agency's London office for six weeks in Summer 2022, creating social media content of models and assisting with brand identity development through implementing marketing strategies. The internship led to Sophie being offered a remote role of Marketing Executive within their team. Responsibilities include creating and distributing agency update newsletters to industry clients, managing press enquiries for BRIDGE’s talent and using Google Analytics and SEO optimisation to increase website traffic.

Izzy Nott

With a blossoming passion for broadcast journalism, Izzy has started her career as a presenter with Radio Plus in Coventry.

Izzy first presented her student life Saturday Show from 12-2pm, playing the latest music and integrated stories from Coventry listeners. She also covered shows on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day, talking all things festive and playing Christmas hits. Izzy also interviews Coventry United players at the Butts Park Arena every week for the Saturday Radio Plus Sports show. She discusses their league performance, their roles within the team and the importance of women in football.

Izzy continues to become more confident in her role and now presents a morning show from 10am-1pm every weekday, playing Coventry's Greatest Hits, Records of the Week and a Rewind Chart, where she plays the top songs of the day from 2011 onwards. Listen to Radio Plus CoventryLink opens in a new window online.

Nia Nguyen

Nia has been invited to join Leamington's Art in the Park (AITP) festival board as a trustee.

Nia said: " I was connected to AITP Leamington Spa through the Young Trustee Development Programme, which supports and trains young people to join the board of arts organisations in Warwickshire.

"This is an exciting opportunity for me as AITP is a major event in the area and I can't wait to take part in the behind-the-scenes process."

Find out more about the Art in the Park festivalLink opens in a new window.

Lewis Dobbs

Among many other talents, Lewis creates and produces his own radio show for 1020 Radio. He was nominated ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Student Radio Awards in 2021, where industry professionals stated that his ‘passion for new music, and delivering that in a way that is both different and inclusive, is inspiring’ and that ‘radio needs people like Lewis’.

Lewis was also featured in an interview for npm label and was a finalist at the 2022 inter-noise soundscape competition for his soundscape and images for the Scottish Wildlife Trust. Judges said of Lewis' submission: "An engaging and visually arresting emotional response ... The judging panel all appreciated your dedication to the brief and your technical execution".

Find out more about Lewis’ work on his websiteLink opens in a new window.

Fatma Bahwan Al Mukhaini

In addition to her impressive illustration skills (seen here), Fatma has created an augmented reality (AR) filter game, Catch the Waste, which has been highly acclaimed and featured as a top AR filter on Lenslist.

Using her talents to raise awareness of environmental issues, Fatma’s game encourages users to consider the plastic waste in our water courses, seas and oceans.

Fatma is collaborating with charities such as 'Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii' to raise awareness through their social media platforms. Experience Catch the Waste yourself by trying the filter on your mobileLink opens in a new window.

Tick, Tick... Boom

Linda Zaranyika, Feranmi Majekodunmi, Elaine Dong, Olga Tomaszewska and Sophia Jin entered Take 24, a competition to create a short film in just 24 hours.

The film competition was judged by three industry specialists. Their film, Take it to the Grave, won Best Performance (Feranmi Majekodunmi) and Best Editing. It was also shortlisted for Best Soundtrack and Best Cinematography.

Linda Zaranyika

Linda has engaged with a range of film-making projects, leading her to secure a place on the competitive mentoring and training initiative 'Momentum'Link opens in a new window with Channel 4 and We Are Parable.

The scheme supports talented black film-makers and content creators.

Linda is mentored by Gursharn Khaira of Altitude Films.

Nick Baynton

Nick has been awarded a competitive and prestigious scholarshipLink opens in a new window with the Royal Television Society, providing industry support and mentoring from leaders in the sector.

Already an accomplished actor, Nick has been developing his talents in writing, directing and editing on the course.

Nick said “I am delighted and honoured to be receiving such a prestigious scholarship with The Royal Television Society. The creative industries have always captivated me and whether it’s through acting, writing, directing, or editing; the ability to continue furthering my passion with such a tremendous amount of support and opportunities is something I will not take for granted!”