Lexie Rhys-Jones, who has just completed her first year studying BA (Hons) Animation at University of Brighton, said: "The placement was great. It was fascinating to see inside PigBird's studio, and know that I helped work on a real professional animation. I am very grateful to the university for giving us this opportunity, and excited to do more things like that in the future!"
Kate Jessop, meanwhile, will be spending time over the summer working with three leading European festivals. First up is being among the festival judges at Fest Anca in Slovakia, where she will also deliver a lecture on women in animation based on her research at University of Brighton – alongside a screening of one of her films.