Not so amateur
Am just back from a fantastic event organised by some of the Info Comms staff at MMU – the first ever “ADMP Showcase“, which screens and celebrates the best short films produced by students from the Advanced Digital Media Production course, overseen by Dr Dee Hynes and her colleagues. I have to admit, I don’t know how Dee managed to choose a winner because all four of the films shown were amazingly professional, entertaining and informative, covering a diversity of subjects that ranged from the role of toys in childhood (and adulthood) to the historical, aesthetic, and personal politics that influence how young women of African/African-Caribbean origin style their hair.
Well done to all the students and to the event organisers – I think it’s safe to say everyone was very impressed! At a time when skill development and study in a University setting is going to become an even more difficult challenge for many young people, it’s great to see their talents and hard work rightly put into the spotlight. 🙂 In a teaching-dominated University like MMU, Undergraduates are as much the lifeblood of the campus as any PGs, academic or support staff; possibly even more so!