Media LIVE! Student Event at Disneyland® Paris

Inspire their future career at our Media LIVE! conference on Monday 2nd March 2020. 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£249pp

Price Shown includes

  • Return travel by executive coach
  • 2 nights' B&B accommodation 
  • 1 day Hopper Park ticket  
  • Entrance to the Media Live! student event 
  • Curriculum-linked workbook for students
  • Group Leader’s conference pack
  • Extensive group travel insurance
  • Services of the Events Team in Disneyland® Paris throughout your stay
  • 1:10 free place ratio based on teachers sharing twin rooms

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

Event overview

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 teacher meet & greet with coffee & pastries
  • Register your students at the conference & take questions 
  • Assist with check-out & departure

Previous speakers include:

Cally Beaton, VP Viacom International 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, and is charged with pursuing co-production financing opportunities across various genres including kids, music, factual and young people. She manages a multi-million dollar budget and holds a seat on the VIMN Programming Council where her expertise is exploited in assessing all potential programming from a channel and distribution perspective. In addition, regional sales team heads based in Asia Pacific, Europe, Japan and Latin America report directly to her. Cally’s responsibilities include SVOD/OTT and non-linear exploitation, as well as linear broadcast and production deals.

Cally first joined MTV Networks International in 1996, leaving in 2000 to take up the position of Director of International and New Business at Carlton Television’s format production company, Action Time, based in the UK. She soon became Managing Director of Action Time, and the youngest ever member of the Carlton Television Production Board.

In 2004 she founded Road Trip Media, on the back of the UK government’s 2003 Communications Act which supported content creators in retaining/controlling more of the rights associated with their shows. During this time, she worked with TV producers, distributors, broadcasters and other media organisations providing strategic and commercial advice to independent TV producers and rights owners, gave input into programme development and consulted on a range of issues including formats, event design and delivery, start-ups, developing communication and improving commercial impact.

As a fully qualified and accredited coach and mentor, Cally continues to run a successful executive coaching and training practice alongside her Viacom role. With a Masters in Neuro Linguistic Programming, she is expert in communication in all its many forms and has produced and hosted many prestigious domestic and international events.

She is a sought-after public speaker and panellist and a highly experienced presenter and trainer; not to mention a rising star of the stand-up comedy circuit, in the UK, US and Netherlands.


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.

Steve Mould, Facilitator

Steve Mould is a Science Presenter with a reputation for providing expert knowledge and for packaging complicated scientific ideas in an accessible way.

Formerly the Blue Peter resident Science expert, he is best recognised as a regular contributor on The One Show.  Steve has a Physics MA from Oxford University and works frequently with schools, giving talks and demonstrations on Physics, Maths, Chemistry and Psychology.  He is adept at presenting science using comedy, music and interactive experiments and will make an excellent chair at our Live! event.

Andrew Davis

Andrew Davis is one of the UK’s most prolific social media speakers, trainers and consultants. He cut his teeth at the frontier of the social media explosion by moderating the chatrooms for some of the biggest sensations of the millennium, such as Pop Idol, PlayStation and Friends Reunited. Andrew went on to be part of the founding team for the digital radio station BBC Radio 1Xtra, from here he cemented his place in the social media revolution by launching the UK marketing and content division for MySpace.  Staying with MySpace as they gained and lost over 200 million profiles, Andrew knows what works and what doesn’t in the super-fast world of digital communications.

With his experience in tow, he reached a turning point when he launched the Social Media Fundamentals Program, which was connected to GCSE English Course. This received international acclaim, improving creativity and literacy in borderline C/D students. It began Andrew’s career as a consultant and trainer. This also created the opportunity for being the head digital consultant for the new Edexcel GCSE English subject: GCSE Digital Communication.  Going on to train some of the UK’s biggest brands in their social media strategy, Andrew has honed key skills that promote innovation, growth and convert social media users into business customers.

Andrew followed this up in 2008 by becoming the only person listed in both the prestigious Media Week Top ‘30 under 30’ rundown of the most talented individuals in the UK and Broadcast magazine’s ‘Hot Shots’ list of media insiders tipped for future success. Programmes For four years he sat on the Ofcom Advisory Committee, leaving this position in 2016. He now works as a freelance trainer delivering tailor made consultancy to big and small businesses on social media, marketing and building a brand.

Package options & sample itineraries

3 night overnight coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

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.

3 night coach package - includes 2 day park ticket

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.



2 night Eurostar package - includes 2 day park ticket

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

Media Representation & Media Audiences

  • Understanding the meaning behind the content
  • How audiences respond to & interpret media representations
  • How representations may invoke discourses & ideologies & position audiences
  • Role of media technologies in reaching & identifying audiences


Regulation in the Media Industry

  • Function & types of media regulation
  • How regulation reflects society, culture, politics & the economy

Understanding Media Industries

  • Structure of the media industry
  • How media industries maintain audiences nationally & globally
  • The effect of technological change on production & distribution


Media LIVE! Student Competition

A key part of the event day is the judging of the media competition. We provide the brief for your students to showcase their talent. Submit a piece of work prior to the event which will be shown at the conference and judged by our panel of speakers. As well as the kudos of being awarded the winner by industry professionals the winning entry will win a prize for their school!

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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