Emma is currently in her second year of studying BA (Hons) Broadcasting, Journalism and Media Communications. She's also a WGU Insider.
What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
Before coming to Glyndwr, I was studying at West Cheshire College on a Media Studies and Journalism course.
What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I was attracted because of the wide variety of modules on my course. In one week we could be doing marketing, media law, multimedia and professional and academic skills, it’s a really good mix and they all link in really well together. There’s also a good balance between practical and academic work.
What’s the atmosphere like around campus?
The atmosphere is really positive. It’s only a small campus and you get to know everyone in your subject area really quickly.
What do you enjoy most about your course?
I enjoy getting to work on real life projects for our assignments. During my time at the university so far, I have worked with several professional clients and it’s a really good experience.
What do you hope to do when you graduate?
Before coming to Glyndwr, I thought I wanted to work in video but, the past few months has also made me want to work in PR and Marketing. I’m close to halfway through my university career and my favoured career path will probably change again but, for now, I would love to graduate being in a job within the marketing or video pathway.
What has the support been like?
The support has been brilliant. The lecturers on my course are always there if I need them for anything and tutorials are always available if you’re having trouble with the work or just having a stressful day (which every student does!). It’s made me feel really comfortable on the course.
How do you think you have benefited from studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University?
I have benefited so much from studying at Glyndwr. I would never have thought I would have gained so much experience within 12 months but it has been incredible. I have worked with a football club's media team, helped film a documentary that is being aired on TV, been involved in a BBC One Wales show and help record live videos for a local music festival. All of these experiences have made me so much more confident as a student and my work has benefitted from it.
If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?
Inspired. Studying in a building surrounded by industry professions such as BBC Wales and the careers that our lecturers have outside of uni is inspiring. It makes you realise that your end goal is achievable and that you just need to put in some good old fashioned hard work!