I chose Middlesex University as it had been recommended by a previous student, was within a commutable distance and the Creative and Media Writing course was perfect for me.
A BA (Hons) in Creative and Media Writing.
It sounded more suited to me than English Literature and I knew I wanted to write for a living.
Fiction and novel writing, and my work placement in Cyprus.
The wonderful people I met and the beautiful Trent Park campus.
Make the most of what the university has to offer – I wish I did. Commuting from Bedford preventing me from joining in with the university magazine and other activities.
My writing skills are of a high standard which is required for my job. My job involves a lot of copy writing for marketing mailings, social media, websites and 'point of sale' material.
I have an interest in the industry. It is great to work with products that I understand and use regularly, but it is a very competitive market.
I went from part-time to full-time at the shop I worked at during my studies, and offered to set up their social media and create their 'point of sale' material. This experience led me to where I am now.
Right now we are launching a new brand into the UK market and it is great to play a huge part in that.
I hope to work for myself, offering marketing consultation to other businesses and try my hand at writing a novel.
The dream job may not come right away but it will arrive when you're ready for it.
Sometimes you can find your niche without even realising it. I never wanted to go into marketing – it was an accident but I love it.
Don't get stuck in a rut, don't feel loyal to an employer then feel bad about leaving for a better job. It's not a good place to be!
Don't worry so much about money, don't work three part-time jobs – it affects your studies! Don't commute such a long way – why not stay on campus? Things would have been much better if I had.