15th May 2002




A Hull design student has been given a £1,000 grant to continue her work with Disneyland Paris.


Sallyann Mason (21), who lives in Willerby, is in the final year of her degree in Museum and Exhibition Design at the Hull School of Architecture.


Her CV got a boost last year when she spent seven weeks in Paris working for Disney’s design company Imagineering.


The company was so impressed by Sallyann’s work that they invited her back for a second stint this summer – and the £1,000 grant from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 will help pay for the trip.


“Imagineering have asked me back there to work for two months after I graduate in the summer, which will give me a real head start in the design industry,” said Sallyann, a former Wolfreton High School pupil who studied Spatial Design at Hull College before embarking on a degree course.


She was asked to produce a video giving new employees the background to a new Walt Disney Studios in Paris as part of their training.


Dick McConnell, course leader for Museum and Exhibition Design, added: “Imagineering were so pleased with the work that they asked her back for the summer.


“The Royal Commissioners say they are most impressed with her potential and have approved an award of £1000 which will help pay for Sallyann’s second trip to Paris.”


The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 was established by Queen Victoria to mastermind the Great Exhibition. It is now a grant-making educational trust which provides funding for individuals, companies and organisations, particularly in scientific and technological disciplines.


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