The vast range of media courses and the interesting mix of modules available.
BA Journalism and Communications with Creative and Media Writing.
I knew I wanted to do a media degree but I wanted to do a mixture of practical and theory and a lot of other courses were one or the other. The course at Middlesex seemed to have a nice combination.
I very much enjoyed my minor in creative writing and found the choice of modules really fun.
Middlesex had a really great student environment. I was part of the football team during my time there and that was a great way to meet people on other courses.
Find out as much as possible about the course before you start to make sure you are really interested in what you are going to spend the next three years of your life learning!
I wouldn't have got either of my post university jobs without my degree. Nearly every job requires a degree now and showing examples of work from my time at University helped secure me work experience.
I wanted to work in the media from a young age. From my experience so far, working in media means hard work, long hours and not always very good pay. People often think it is glamorous, when sometimes it is far from it. Whilst working at national radio station talkSPORT in a live newsroom I got to experience the buzz of breaking news which is really exciting and something that cannot be created anywhere else.
I sent my CV into talkSPORT radio and luckily got a call the next day as they needed someone to answer the phones. I started at the bottom and worked my way up. It was hard work answering and screening callers to be put on air but was a great learning experience and eventually I was producing my own national radio show at the station.
Being part of the production team at talkSPORT during the Olympic Games.
I've currently stepped out of the media directly and am trying life on the other side, working as a Communications Officer in a busy Press Office. It's interesting and yet very different. Many of my skills have transferred very well.
Get some work experience in the sector as soon as you can, it will be invaluable. Don't think about the money – get in and work your way up. Make contacts and get yourself out there, these are the people you can turn to after you graduate.
Embrace every moment at University and everything that comes with it – your time there will be some of the best years of your life!