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BAFTA award for Southampton alumna

Published: 23 October 2013

A University of Southampton alumna has been awarded a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) scholarship in recognition of her talent.

Mawusime Blewuada graduated from Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) in 2005 with a degree in Computer Science with Image and Multimedia Systems.

She was one of just 10 UK students who were recently announced as winners of the BAFTA Scholarship Programme.

The Programme is part of BAFTA’s charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games. The scholarship winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals.

Mawusime will receive £7,500 towards further course fees, mentoring support from BAFTA members, and free access to BAFTA events around the UK. She will share her learning experiences on BAFTA’s online learning channel and take part in future BAFTA outreach to young people.

Mawusime said: “It is a great honour to receive this scholarship and will allow me to complete my Masters degree in computer animation."

“My course at Southampton was a great mix of computer theory and practice that gave me a good foundation in computer imagery and helped me begin my career working with computer graphics.

“The University has an excellent reputation for computer science courses and provides its students with great support from the academic staff. The facilities are fantastic. We had 24-hour access to the computer labs and student versions of software to use at home. I would definitely encourage other students to study at Southampton.”

Professor Neil White, Head of ECS, said: “We are very proud of what Mawusime has achieved. She joins many of our other ECS alumni who have gone on to gain prestigious positions and accolades not just in the UK but around the world.”

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