An introduction to studying Media courses at university. Featuring the University of Gloucestershire.

Event Summary

This webinar is hosted by Jon Cheek, the Founder and Director of UniTasterDays who touches upon the guidance and help provided to students to help them make good choices when considering university. The guest speaker for this session is Angelica Johnson, the Outreach and Student Recruitment Officer (Business, Computing and Media) at the University of Gloucestershire.

An introduction to studying media courses at university with the University of Gloucestershire
Angelica starts with an introduction to what media study in the UK is and shares statistics on how the media contributes to the economy. She goes into detail about what this sector encompasses, the courses available and the different types of career opportunities you can pursue after university.

At university you can specialise in a range of topics and Angelica describes what these are. Going to university will provide you with the skills and knowledge to focus on one subject in particular. Angelica touches upon sub-sections in the media such as film, journalism and music and explains the type of modules you can study on these courses.

She gives examples of media related degrees and information on what to study, based on what you enjoy. When it comes to making your decision, there are important things you should complete to ensure you are able to narrow down the best course and university for you. Angelica shares top tips for attending virtual open days, tips for building your portfolio and virtual interview tips.

She goes on to explain why it is important to explore facilities and resources that are available at each university for media studies to enhance your opportunities and learning as well as industry links with companies that enable you to gain work experience and placements. Finally, Angelica speaks about the practical and transferable skills you gain on media courses that will help you to pursue careers in other sectors.

Session summary from Rubaya Zaman, a final year English Literature student at the University of Birmingham.

Event Recorded: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 09:30

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