From education to employment

creative digital media production student at Clarendon Sixth Form College ‘sees the big picture’ with work experience

Mariam Ali, a creative digital media production student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, has a promising career in television ahead of her after completing work experience with one of the biggest names in the industry.

Mariam, the former Fairfield High School student, took part in a two week work experience placement with BAFTA award winning production company, Nine Lives Media, in Sheffield.

During her work experience, Mariam helped to produce documentary ‘Britain’s secret charity cheats’, transcribing audio segments, working as a ‘runner’ on set and editing video clips.

Nine Lives Media is one of the largest television production companies in the UK, regularly filming documentary and factual series such as Panorama and Dispatches. The company has also won two BAFTA awards for its children’s programmes.

Mariam, said: “Taking part in the work experience placement with Nine Lives Media was a great experience. It increased my confidence greatly and I networked with a lot of important staff members, which is key in the media industry. I have also done work experience with BBC Newsround and wrote several articles for their website, which has given me a well-rounded experience of the industry. I can’t wait to start my career.”

After leaving Clarendon Sixth Form College, Mariam plans to study media production at the University of Huddersfield and then move into television production, with a focus on factual storytelling.

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