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Media Students Present Work at BFI

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Photo: L-R Tom Allen, Alex Purnell, Fern Dolphin.


Students from our media department presented their work at BFI Southbank on 8 May as part of a celebration of youth media produced as part of Adobe Youth Voices.  

Alex Purnell, 17, and Fern Dolphin, 19, introduced the work produced over the past year by the college’s BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production students.

The students have participated in a global programme empowering young people to voice their opinions on global issues. This year, students’ media has tackled a wide range of subjects including climate change, cyber-bullying and ethical fashion.  

Adobe Youth Voices is delivered by Eastside Educational Trust in the UK and hosted by comedian Tom Allen. AYV Co-ordinator Rakhee Jasani explains more:

AYV is powerful because we are able to support teachers and educators to develop their skills by working with industry professionals and harness this to young people’s desire to make their voices heard. 

“AYV Live! at the BFI Southbank is a wonderful showcase of young people’s burgeoning creative confidence.  Making media in a meaningful way and having your work reach an audience is not always easy but we’re so impressed with the work showcased at AYV Live! which shows energy, enthusiasm and spirit.

Media lecturer Esther Hewson said:

“It was a fantastic event and we are very proud of all the students involved with their professionalism and creativity throughout the project.”

Participants in Adobe Youth Voices are also able to apply for a Creative Scholarship which offers support to recipients for tuition fees for up to four years.

After the event our ambassadors commented I really enjoyed taking part in Adobe Youth Voices and it was an amazing opportunity to present my work to such a big audience and to see it shown on the screen at the BFI. It has made me want to make more films and get them shown.

View our full range of media courses for school leavers and degree students online.