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Making Things (Happen)

#VFL17 Participants

Andrew Clay

vfl17 selfie.JPGAndrew Clay was born in Dewsbury and raised in Gawthorpe, West Yorkshire. After studying art, design and film in Sheffield he chose media education as his profession. Andrew is currently Principal Lecturer in Critical Technical Practices at De Montfort University, UK, and Associate Head of Leicester Media School. For #VFL16, he made a remix film called Without Sun. He loves jump cuts and cats.

Emily Ashman


Emily Ashman was born in Essex and grew up there until she moved to Leicester studying Media Production Bsc at De Montfort University. She currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, and the UK. Hoping to permanently move to Melbourne after she has finished her degree.

Shefali Hunjan


Shefali Hunjan was born and grew up in London. She has always had passion for media, hence she decided to study BSC Media Production at De Montfort University in Leicester. She is hoping to get into social media after her degree alongside being a freelance photographer.

Hugh Beaumont

djl_3577-2Hugh Beaumont is a second year student studying BSc Media Production at De Montfort University. He has a keen interest in media due to his Automotive Photography hobby/job and actively uses multiple social media platforms for sharing this media. Alongside this he enjoys video production/editing and playing video games in his free time.

Neesey Pathan

screen-shot-2017-01-24-at-23-01-21 Neesey is a 20 year old Media Production (BSc) student at DMU by day, content creator at YouTube by night. Doesn’t like to take herself too seriously as life’s too boring for that..spends most her days either filming her life, watching Gossip Girl, Playing XBOX or wishing she had pink hair. Currently residing in the city of Leicester for her studies but after that it’s on to somewhere new. Also pasta and cats are very important to her.


James Collins

Roy Mark Weller

Roy Mark Weller is in his second year at De Montfort University. Spending most of his life in Leicester he is quite at home in the city and loves exploring the city and meeting new people especially when there is photography and media involved. An interest in internet culture and a job in media using photoshop his BSc in Media Production really suits his education and personal interest well.