Media LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Inspire their future career at our Media LIVE! conference on Monday 4th March 2019. Bring media studies to life for your students and fire their future career ambitions by showing them the many different paths a career in media could take at our Media LIVE! conference - all whilst enjoying the magic of Disneyland® Paris!

Leading industry experts will deliver presentations to give a unique insight into the media business, offering real life experiences to ignite your students’ aspirations whilst perfectly complementing the curriculum at KS4 and KS5. Students can also put their own questions to the experts during a Q&A session.

Meeting your learning objectives - Media LIVE! is designed to meet course aims by encouraging and developing an enthusiasm for studying Media Studies. Learn more about our full range of LIVE! events here


Prices start from£259pp

Price Shown includes

  • 2 nights B&B acommodation

  • Return travel by executive coach

  • 1 Day Park Ticket

  • Attendance at the 2019 Media LIVE! Conference

  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students

  • Group Leader’s conference pack

  • 1:10 free place ratio for staff on a twin room basis

  • Extensive group travel insurance

  • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay

Price shown is based on 40 paying passengers departing from selected departure points. 

On-tour support

Expert speaker presentations - a chance to gain an understanding of the dynamic and changing relationships between media forms, products, media industries and audiences and the global nature of the media.

Q&A session - interactive question and answer sessions offering invaluable career insight and advice.

Creative media competition - students have the opportunity to showcase their talent by taking part in our creative media production competition! 

Team park challenges - encourage students to take a step back and critically appraise the resort as part of a synergised media enterprise - see in action how Disney use synergy to promote their brand, loyalty and merchandise.

The Events Team in Disneyland® Paris will provide support throughout your stay , they’ll: 

  • Meet you on arrival & assist with hotel check-in
  • Be on-hand & provide assistance throughout the event 
  • Host a drinks reception on the Sunday evening 
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure


Places to stay

2018 speakers

Cally Beaton - VP Viacom Intl Media Networks

As Senior Vice President, Viacom International Media Networks, Cally Beaton is responsible for international programme and format distribution for MTV, VH1, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET, CMT, TV Land and Paramount. She manages a multi-million-dollar budget and holds a seat on the VIMN Programming Council which assesses all potential programming across various genres including kids, music, factual and young people. 

During her career she has worked with TV producers, distributors, broadcasters and other media organisations, making her knowledge of the media industry very broad. She is expert in communication in all its many forms, and a superb addition to our panel at Media Live!

Lucy Brett - British Board of Film Classification

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films since it was set up in 1912 and videos/ DVDs since the Video Recordings Act was passed in 1984. 

Lucy Brett joined the BBFC as an Examiner in 2004, became Education Officer in 2010 and is now the Head of Education. She coordinates the BBFC education and outreach programme including education visits, creates online resources and runs a series of in house seminars.  Prior to joining the BBFC, Lucy was a journalist for trade and consumer home entertainment magazines and a media studies teacher.

Gill Corley - Head of Marketing, The Walt Disney Company

Gill joined Disney Destinations as Head of Travel Industry Marketing for Disneyland Paris approximately 13 years ago leading the UK marketing for the travel industry in both BtoB and BtoC. Since then, she has worked in various marketing roles and in February 2012, she took up a new and extended role as Head of Marketing Communications for Disneyland Paris – UK & Ireland and across EMEA for Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise line.

She leads a team of 29 people responsible for Developing & delivering marketing plans across all the disciplines including media, creative, CRM, on line, trade, SEO, PPC, partnerships and social media activity to drive increased awareness & sales.

She joined the company in July 2003 having previously worked in marketing roles at Safeway (who were at the time the UK’s 3rd largest grocery retailer at the time), Shell, and also British Airways.

Package options & sample itineraries

2 night coach package - includes 1 day park ticket

Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris 

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in the park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris

Tuesday: Return coach travel.

3 night coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

Sunday 3 March - Wednesday 6 March 2019


Sunday: Morning departure for Disneyland® Paris, overnight at Disneyland® Paris

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 

Tuesday: Day trip to Paris. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris 

Wednesday: Morning free in the Park. Return coach travel.



3 night overnight coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

Saturday 2 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


Saturday: Late evening departure. Night time channel crossing

Sunday: Morning arrival at Disneyland® Paris. Day free to use your Disneyland® Pass. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris. 

Tuesday: Return coach travel.

2 night Eurostar package - includes 2 day park ticket

Sunday 3 March - Tuesday 5 March 2019


Sunday: Afternoon departure from St Pancras International. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.

Monday: LIVE! Conference, free time in Park. Overnight at Disneyland® Paris.

Tuesday: Free time to use your Disneyland® Pass. Early afternoon departure. Arrive back in London early evening.

Evening activites

  • Explore the parks: Disneyland® Park & Walt Disney Studios® Park

  • Shopping in the Disney Village® 

  • Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show

  • Disney Illuminations Night Time Show

  • Gaumont Cinema

  • Evening meal experience at Planet Hollywood or Billy Bob’s Country Western Saloon

Study themes

TV & digital advertising

  • How Disney targets its audiences – trailers, tasters & teasers.

  • How Disney segments its audiences.

  • The role of media technologies in reaching and identifying audiences & in audience consumption & usage.

  • How media practices are linked to identity difference between actual & desired self, fans & fandom.

Regulation in the media industry

  • The function of media regulation.

  • Types of regulation of the media.

  • The challenges & impact on media regulation.

  • How regulation reflects society, culture, politics & the economy.

Understanding media industries 

  • Structure of the media industry.

  • How technological change affects media production, distribution & circulation.

  • How media organisations maintain audiences nationally & globally.

  • Work opportunities, career structures & employment in the industry.


Study levels

Suitable for Key Stage 4 & 5 - meeting exam board specifications for AQA, OCR, EDEXCEL, WJEC and SQA.



Educational resources

In order to help you prepare for the Media LIVE! Event, you will receive supplementary information about how each speaker will link to the curriculum as well as a list of desired outcomes. This can be used to follow up with your students when you return.

Expert's comment

It is a real pleasure to participate in Media LIVE!, especially alongside such an interesting range of industry speakers. The biggest plaudits should always go to the student attendees though, and the Media Live! audiences are as engaged, challenging, passionate, talented and articulate an audience of young people as you could hope to meet!

Lucy Brett, BBFC

Giving you full support throughout

Before your tour

  • Your own dedicated NST contact
  • Bespoke tour itineraries
  • Unrivalled local knowledge & expertise
  • Curriculum linked visit programmes
  • Great value for money - no hidden costs
  • Free group leader inspection visits
  • Risk assessment guidance
  • Safety assured, transport, accommodation and visits

Whilst you're away

  • Free educational resources
  • Group-friendly accommodation
  • Exceptional standards of coaching
  • On-tour support from our reps on the ground
  • Support & assistance from our specialists guides throughout your tour
  • 24/7 support just a call away
  • Extensive group travel insurance

On your return

  • Priority rebooking services
  • Rewarding your loyalty with our reward scheme
  • You say, we listen - we're committed to continuously improving our tours
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