NHSG - Award winning Emma to Study Film at University

Award winning Emma to Study Film at University

August 17, 2023

Demonstrating her outstanding ability in Film, Emma Hands secured a place a Salford University to study her dream course in film after receiving excellent A Level results today.

Emma, who won the prestigious Best Film GDST short film competition in May 2022 which saw her competing with talented students from across the GDST family of schools, says her success today has been entirely down the to the confidence she has gained while being at NHSG.

“I joined NHSG in Sixth Form because I thought it would provide me with the opportunity to get into film, and when I won the GDST Short Film Competition it really boosted my confidence in my abilities and also my confidence to be a woman in film.”

“Film still remains a male dominated sector but being at an all-girl school I have learned that I can achieve anything and it’s made me much more determined and motivated as a result.”

Having achieved an A grade in Art and Bs in English and Philosophy, Emma’s confidence and self-belief have grown enormously over the two years at NHSG where she has been encouraged to follow her own dreams and be the person she wants to be.

Now she is looking at how she can support others in fulfilling their ambitions. She said: “I love film as an art form and how you can visually tell a story. It’s mind blowing how film can impact people’s lives in a positive way.”

Looking to the future, Emma says it would be empowering to work for herself making films and that she would like to try to “change the gender dynamic in film and share my own experiences with others.”

As Emma’s Sixth Form education at NHSG draws to a close, she recommends others take up the opportunity to join NHSG’s Sixth Form. “This school provides great opportunities for anything you want to do. The support is incredible.”