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National Media success for QE student

Date Posted: 29/06/2017 | Posted In: Latest news

A Level Media Studies student Erin Charnley, from QE, has had her work celebrated by a national media company. An aspiring film and television producer, Erin wrote a highly academic and thought provoking article on the representation of women in Disney films which is being published in the prestigious Media Magazine. Her piece examines how increasingly progressive representations of women are helping to shape future generations and comment on the role of women in contemporary society. Erin’s article examines the validity of feminist film theory and applies it to recent Disney films including Frozen (2013), Wreck it Ralph (2013), Big Hero Six (2014) and Moana (2016). Impressively, Erin has combined her subject knowledge, creative skill and technical understanding of journalistic writing to produce an article that was commended by the publishers of Media Magazine.

Erin said, “I feel so grateful for this opportunity and was honoured to hear that my article was being published. This experience has given me a greater understanding of how the publishing and magazine industry works and is something I will take with me in the future. The article focussed on an important topic to me: feminism. Currently women are still struggling for equality and it is something that strikes home with me time and time again and I am glad that I was able to shed more light on the subject in my article.”

Media Studies teacher Nicola Naisbett said, “This is an excellent achievement for Erin and something she should be very proud of. We are dedicated to helping students develop employability skills and widen their interest and participation in media beyond the confines of the A Level specification. Having a published article in Media Magazine, with a national readership, is impressive and a great asset to her portfolio that will undoubtedly contribute to a remarkable career in the media industry.”