I did an HND in Advertising and Public Relations at college and, although it was a great experience, it still left me searching for my dream job so I decided to go to university to do a media degree to open up my career options. QMU was the friendliest university I visited and the modern campus was really impressive. I just couldn’t choose anywhere else.

The HND enabled me to go straight into the third year of the media course at QMU and in my first week I wished I had come to university earlier. Studying media was very interesting and we covered lots of aspects of the subject. I really enjoyed the practical side of the course, especially video production, but I also enjoyed the scriptwriting classes. I got a great deal of support, advice and guidance from the lecturers in these areas and I owe my BAFTA success to them – I was awarded ‘Best Writer’ at the BAFTA in Scotland New Talent Awards 2012 for my short film ‘Secret of Confession’, which was also nominated in the ‘Best Short Film’ category.

Since graduating, I have set up a video production company, Raw Film Productions, with a fellow graduate which is based in the QMU Business Innovation Zone. We have already worked on a variety of different projects and some of our clients include The Royal & Ancient Golf Association, NHS, Perth and Kinross Council and Scottish Business Awards. The company has been around less than a year, but has already secured some very promising contracts and as an example of one, during the summer we are going to Canada to film a documentary for one of our regular clients. I am also working part-time in The Scottish Documentary Institute as a production assistant to help with the outreach of their feature films and to gain more experience working in the industry.

I would definitely recommend QMU as a place to study. It’s a great environment to be in and for those who are interested, it has endless opportunities.