Engineering student's winning short film

Madeleine and prof Berry

30 January 2012

MEng Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry student, Madeleine Jones, won first prize in a student competition to produce a short film about student life at Aston University.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS) asked undergraduate students last term to produce a short film about their experiences as an EAS student at Aston University. Madeleine Jones won first prize for her video which captured views from students around campus to express her feelings about being an Aston Student.

The first prize was an iPad, with second and third prizes being £100 Amazon vouchers. Richard Chambers came second and Sabrina Mahmood third, with their unique takes on the brief.

The Executive Dean of EAS, Professor Robert Berry, presented all students their prizes in a small awards ceremony. Professor Berry was delighted with the student response to the competition; “Madeleine’s film presents so many of the positive and diverse aspects of life at Aston, and most importantly, it does so from the students’ perspective.  It is a genuine and sincere expression of the student experience; and I have already shown it with much pride to many people in and outside the University.  I am grateful to all of the EAS students that participated in this project.”

This was the first year in which EAS ran the competition and all staff members involved were impressed with the creativity of the students. All winning films were of a high standard and showcased different aspects of their EAS experience at Aston. The gauntlet has definitely been thrown down for the budding film makers infinal year students of 2012/13!


For further details contact Kreesha Pattani, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4552 or