Celebrating Success 2021: Gracie Jewell 

Media Student of the Year 
Gracie Jewell 

Gracie, from Basildon, studied Creative Media (Television and Film) at the college’s Southend campus.

She was nominated for her award because she has been a consistently high-achieving, high-attending and motivational student throughout the two years on her course.

She chose to study at the college because she liked its location and liked the fact that the college had lots of facilities.

She said: “The course tutors were really nice which made the move from school to college really easy.”

Her tutor said: “Gracie has never given up even throughout topics and areas that she struggles with. She plays an active role in the student voice at the college by being student rep for her course. She uses this role to support others in the group, whilst at the same time managing her own journey. She is a joy to teach and very much deserves recognition for her hard work.” 

Gracie added: “I was really surprised to win this award; it was a really nice surprise and a great way to end my time here at South Essex!

“My favourite thing about studying at college is that there is so much support, if I’m struggling with coursework I have so many teachers I can go and speak to get help it’s really nice.”

Gracie is going to the university of Lincoln to study media studies and hopes to become a media studies teacher. She also wants to get some of her short films included at film festivals . 

Gracie concluded: “This college has given me so many amazing and positive experiences and I would want somebody to have the same positive experiences I had so that’s why I would recommend the college to anybody.”