Students Staff

11 April 2014

Essex student blogger up for two UK Blog Awards

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Rhys Stevenson

Rhys Stevenson is up for a UK Blog Award

Essex blogger Rhys Stevenson finds out on 25 April whether he has won a UK Blog Award.

The  journalist and Business Management student is nominated in the arts and culture category and the young persons (18-25) category for his site Global Metal Apocalypse.

He says the New Media and Contemporary Cultural Change module, taught by Dr Michael Bailey from the Department of Sociology, has really helped him develop his blog writing skills and his Essex Business School course is giving him the skills to turn the blog into a fully-fledged business in the future.

Rhys started Global Metal Apocalypse in 2011 and it has reached more than 150 countries. He now oversees contributions from people from all over the world and all walks of life and four international correspondents uncovering the best metal music in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Find out more in our news section.

You can also listen to or download an interview with Rhys on our SoundCloud channel

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13 November 2013

Watch award-winning documentary by Essex student

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Screenshot from Monashay

Monashay is being screened at our Colchester Campus

You can catch an award-winning documentary by one of our students tonight (Wednesday 13 November) in the Lecture Theatre Building on our Colchester Campus.

Monashay by Film Studies student Elena Dirstaru won an Award of Merit at this year’s Indie Fest.

The documentary is being screened at 7pm on Wednesday 13 November in LTB10 in the Lecture Theatre Building.

Monashay is about Romani women in rural Romania and being presented by the Essex Transitional Justice Network (ETJN) as part of the Centre for Film Studies’ autumn film season.

The screening is free and open to everyone.

For more information see our news page.

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