Magazine student wins Welsh Livery Guild Scholarship
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Lady Roisin Pill, MSc, PhD, DL. Senior Warden for the Welsh Livery Guild, presents the bursary to Dena Mohamed
Cardiff Magazine student Dena Mohamed has won this year's Welsh Livery Guild Travel Scholarship to study women's magazines in Dubai.
Dena, who recently completed her postgraduate diploma course in journalism, won the £1,000 bursary which will allow her to analyse how women's magazines in Dubai are trying to balance an interest in Western fashion and culture with traditional Muslim values.
During the visit Dena plans to make the most of the school’s alumni network by visiting 2008 magazine diploma graduate Ele Cooper, the Editor of Jumana magazine, a popular fashion magazine created within Dubai, before meeting the Dubai Fashion week event team and Amal Murad, a successful Middle Eastern fashion designer.
Dena said, “It will be a busy week, the link with Ele will allow me to spend more time at Jumana magazine, gaining valuable insight into the representation of the women that work within the fashion industry in Dubai.”
The travel bursaries attract strong competition each year, with journalism students required to submit their story proposals, a travel budget and an itinerary. The winner is chosen by a panel drawn from the Livery Guild and the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
The Welsh Livery Guild was formed to promote education, science and the fine arts and in particular the promotion of skills and associated professional activities in Wales. The journalism bursary has been running for the last seven years and has sent students on assignment to Africa, Cuba, North America and continental Europe.
The winners produce a piece of print or broadcast journalism about their topic; previous reports by winners have been broadcast by the BBC, S4C and published in magazines and newspapers.