12 December 2017

This year saw a record number of Mass Communications graduates appear as finalists in the 2017 Flare Awards.

Mass communications graduates were again prominent at the 2017 Flare Awards Ceremony with a record number 4 finalists in the various categories. Our most recent graduate Krystle Loh, was last month awarded a first class degree at our 2017 Graduation Ceremony. At the Flare awards she was also a finalist in the Flare Ignite category with her Pocketeer App, an educational mobile app for the students.

In the main award categories Xue Lee Foo and Mei Rei Qua, recent graduates from our franchise INTI Penang Mass Communications were finalist appearing for their online marketplace ‘Project Prodigy’. It is the first time that graduates from one of our partner institutions have appeared at these awards.

Beverley Agyeman (Mass Communications 2014) with her business partner Naomie Hall-Fantie attracted much interest in the invited audience with their online events platform Lunaire Events.

Guests included Julie Newlan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Business and International Development, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Campbell, and The Dean of the School of Humanities, Jeremy Ridgman who declared. “This an excellent showcase for the entrepreneurial work of our graduates who continue to develop their knowledge and skills in unique and valuable directions."

We are also celebrating the success of another of our graduates Kirsty Peters, who used her Humanities degree as the springboard for her new business offering personalised digital art depicting black and ethnic minority characters.