Monday 15 August 2016
Former University of Northampton student Rebecca Merison, who graduated with a First Class degree last month, has been honoured with the inaugural ‘Errol Flynn Filmhouse Award for Achievement in Film and Screen Studies’.
The Film and Screen Studies graduate was selected for her outstanding effort, engagement and achievement during the three years of her course. Rebecca accepted her award outside the cinema – which is part of the Royal and Derngate – on 27 July.
Dr David Simmons, Senior Lecturer in English and Screen Studies at the University of Northampton commented: “It’s a pleasure to be able to reward Becky’s outstanding performance during her three years at the University of Northampton. Becky has been one of our most committed and enthusiastic students, with a passion for film and screen studies that has seen her achieve a first class degree.”
Becky commented: “I am honoured to have received this award. I owe much of this to my lecturers, who taught me not only the artistic importance of cinema, but also the emotional rewards that result from hard work and academic dedication. This is a feat I simply could not have achieved on my own and this award shall serve as a reminder of the cultural and artistic influence of cinema and how it has affected me.”
Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of the Errol Flynn Filmhouse, added: “We are delighted to be able to sponsor this award, as part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the next generation of film makers in Northamptonshire.”
The Errol Flynn Filmhouse kindly awarded Rebecca with a 12-month cinema pass as a prize.
For more information regarding the University of Northampton’s Film and Screen Studies Joint Honours degree, visit the course pages. The Errol Flynn Filmhouse, located in Northampton town centre, hosts a variety of world, independent, British and mainstream films. For more information and listings, visit the Errol Flynn Filmhouse website.