A creative agency within Falmouth University has won the Guardian University award for Employability and Entrepreneurship for 2018.
MAYN, who’s name translates to “mediator” in Cornish, commissions student and graduate work to a range of clients outside the university, with some work having been publish in The Guardian and The Telegraph.
Manager of MAYN Creative, Lynn Chambers, tweeted that the award was one of her “proudest moments”.
Winners of the event are awarded with a trophy and winner’s package which includes a logo to use on their website and in press releases, as well as advice on how to promote your success.
Student and wedding and events photographer Geraint Roberts said: “I’m really happy we got the award. It’s really good for the university and it makes the courses at the institute of photography and school of film and television sound even better.
“We definitely deserve the award, and the woman who manages the agency, Lynn, has put so much effort in finding us work and connecting us with clients – it doesn’t come as a surprise we won.”
Since it’s launch in December 2016, MAYN has provided 286 assignments for 62 selected students. The briefs provided mean students can gain experience, earn money and expand their portfolio.
Roberts added: “As for the service MAYN provides, near faultless… High standards are expected of us, but they are very professional with us both as workers and clients.”
The Guardian University Awards is an annual event which has been taking place since 2012. Among the judging panel are award-winning journalists, professors and entrepreneurs.
You can learn more about MAYN and what they do by going on to their website
Featured image by Geraint Roberts