VU Screen Media student Abbey Hewat won the $10,000 Roger Dunn Prize. She was both humbled and encouraged by the prize.
“I was so surprised and proud when I won. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t fighting back tears. The award reminds me that I’m capable of great things.”
She attributes her ability to stay motivated – in spite of the challenges of lockdowns and online learning – to her teachers and the innovative VU Block Model®.
“One of the best parts of the course is learning from people with extensive industry experience, who I can go to for advice and feedback.”
“Studying under the VU Block Model® with its single-unit focus means I can give all my attention to one project at a time – so I can be my most creative. It's also been good for my mental health as I don’t feel so overwhelmed.”
Senior Lecturer Dr Marc C-Scott commended Abbey’s commitment to her studies.
“While Abbey's consistently high grades were a considerable achievement, her ability to receive these results in a year with external challenges including remote learning is a real testament to her dedication. Abbey will be an asset to the projects she is associated with in the future.”