I chose Middlesex because of its reputation for Performing Arts and its location.
My course was a BA in Performing Arts and Theatre Studies.
I chose to apply for my course due to its strong reputation but also because it matched my career aims.
I loved being part of the student community- they were the best years of my life!
The Summer Balls and Trent Park union on summer nights. Oh and of course our performances.
Make sure the course you choose gives you a solid head start in these tough times of austerity. Also remember that Graduates, despite media hype, are statistically in higher paid positions than none graduates.
My course taught me excellent research and study skills and gave me a breadth of transferable skills to apply in my professional life.
I was a touring Actor and Artistic Director but the lack of stability of income made me decide to move into education. The pros are it is rewarding and varied. The cons are dealing with the constant changes that result from new Government agendas.
By making a number of applications and working hard. The first few years were very tough but then I had a few breaks.
Being appointed as one of the youngest senior academic directors in the country.
I would like to become Principal. The consultation and hard work I do will continue until I hit 65 in 30 years but who is counting.
Gain as much work experience as possible. Carry out detailed research into the organisations or jobs you apply for and get a 1st degree if you can.
Build up as much work related experience as possible. Keep learning and develop a wide breadth of skills. Master the art of dedication and commitment.