Alexandra is in her final year of the BA Hons Graphic Design course.
What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I was training to become a florist and volunteering with the British Heart Foundation in Helensburgh, Scotland. I then decided to expand my creativity by venturing in illustration or graphic design here in North Wales.
What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I liked the thought of Wrexham Glyndwr University because it’s not as big as the likes of LJMU, Manchester Metropolitan, GCU or UCLAN and because of this, you’re treated like a name rather than a number, and you will get the help that you need.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
The campus is very friendly, I spend most of my time at the Regent Street School of Arts. It’s a very tight community there and we treat each other like close family, we try to be there for each other as much as we can.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy the creativity and freedom of my course, I like trying out different things and graphic design will allow you to do that. Plus the tutors make the course even better – they’re understanding of what you want to gain from your degree and what you want to try creatively.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
Two things I’d like to do is to work for a magazine publication as a magazine layout designer or in marketing and advertising.
What has the support been like?
I’ve had help with my dyslexia from the disability team, and the careers team has helped with my confidence to get myself ‘job fit’ so I can go into my chosen career. I’d also recommend the fantastic GO Wales programme, which has helped me a lot too.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I think I’ve benefitted from a lot of things by studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University. It’s enabled me to get job fit by getting work experience in the fields I want to work within and I’ve been able to learn different techniques within different types of mediums. But the biggest thing I would take away from this whole experience would be confidence. Confidence within my work, confidence within the workplace and most of all confidence within myself.
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?
Spellbinding. I chose this word is because Wrexham Glyndwr keeps holding my attention like magic and I’m fascinated with ever part of the university whether it’s part of the building’s architecture, in a lecture or even speaking to a staff member or a student. It can inspire you to be what you want to be.
Alex is also a WGU Insider so will be popping up on social media throughout the year giving you an insight into her Glyndwr experience.