Hometown: Edinburgh, Scotland

Year of Course: 3

 

About You

Tell us a little about yourself such as your hobbies/interests that are related or not related to your course of study

I am really interested in film and television and playing music as well as theatre and going out for walks around Arthur’s Seat

How did you come to choose this course and why QMU?

For me I chose this course partly due to the entry requirements. The other reason I chose QMU was that the campus looked and felt very different to my high school which me feel more free.

Why did you choose to study in Edinburgh/Scotland?

I wanted to stay close to home. 

"Don’t be afraid of learning something totally new and possibly beyond your capabilities. It will be new to most people as well so you’ll get through it together."
Mark Buckingham

The Course

Did you attend an Open Day? If so was there any aspect of the University which made up your mind for you?

I went to an Open Day. What made my mind up was the overall feeling and atmosphere of the campus but also the course presentation explaining what would be covered and knowing that there was a blend of theory and practice appealed to me.

What’s been the highlight of the course so far? What have you learnt, or which particular activity has been the most interesting?

What I’ve found most interesting in my course so far has been looking at the different theories in Contemporary Hollywood Cinema and being given the opportunity to help shape the screenings for that particular module.

Any future plans after graduation?

I hope to either do a postgraduate degree in teaching to train to be a Media Studies teacher or pursue screenwriting to hopefully write a brand new family sitcom.

Life as a Student at QMU

Are you a member of a QMU club or society? If so, what was the reason behind your choice and what do you enjoy most about it?

I am on the committee for the Cobweb Theatre Company. My reason for joining it was I’ve always had some interest in theatre and even though I didn’t study it for my Highers, my drama teacher saw potential in me that I never thought I had and I promised I would continue to do drama beyond school. Being on the committee is important to me to help encourage diversity within the company as it is mainly attended by drama students but being a film student, it helps encourage that it is a society for everyone despite the name.

I’m also a member of the Comedy Society. I joined it because I was lacking self confidence and I wanted to develop and explore different styles of comedy. What I enjoy most about it is the other people in the society that I’ve met and become friends with through the simple ability to make each other laugh and how it’s opened me up to push my self further by putting myself out there by working to be a part-time stand up comic.

What’s your ‘top tip’ for making the most of being a student?

Try something new. You’ll never know what might happen and just talk to someone who you think is looking alone. They may end up being one of your best friends.