Brandon Boyd

Brandon

Boyd

Course studied: BA (Hons) Media (with pathways)

We now offer: Media Production - BA (Hons)

United Kingdom
Overall, the staff have been incredibly helpful with both the learning and support aspect of the course. The tutor sessions helped me to understand my strengths and weaknesses and how to focus on those to develop my learning and studying techniques.

More about Brandon

What were the key features that attracted you to your course?

“I had been studying media throughout secondary school and liked the initial layout of the course. I am interested in the filming, editing and audio aspect, but also enjoy writing essays and learning more about the theory behind media.”

What do you enjoy most about your course?

“I love the creativity about the course. We are set a list of topics for an essay and get to pick one to focus on, giving us a variety of choice rather than just being told what to do. Another thing I enjoy about the course is the variety of people studying media and how everyone’s passions are slightly similar to mine, making it easier to not only make friends but to also have study buddies and people to talk to.”

What do you think about the course staff – include lecturers, tutors, administrators and technical staff within this. How do they support your learning and University experience?

“Overall, the staff have been incredibly helpful with both the learning and support aspect of the course. The tutor sessions helped me to understand my strengths and weaknesses and how to focus on those to develop my learning and studying techniques. The lecturers all have a different way to teach, and I find their techniques of passing over information incredibly successful.”

What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?

“I like the fact that everything is close together. It’s quite a small town, which is good. Being from London it’s obviously a massive change because everything is pretty much walking distance or 10-15 minutes on the bus here. This makes it easier to visit friends, go out to clubs and find new restaurants and bars to visit.”

Why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study in that area?

NTU is a great University and has been very supportive. You can tell that their main focus and priority is ensuring that the students are not only safe, but having a good time and have any problems solved when they need to be.

How will your course and/or placement enhance your employability for your chosen career? What skills have you gained?

Before starting University, I believe I was quite shy. I had confidence, but only around the right groups of people. I believe that throughout my year of studying here, I have gained not only confidence, but public speaking skills and the ability to make friends with new people easily.

Do you use your Media Production skills outside of University?

“Outside of University, I have had a YouTube channel for about 4-5 years. Last year I decided to focus on it a lot more, making content relating to University life, things that I enjoy, collaborations with friends or challenges! YouTube for me is a hobby but it has also been a platform for me to express my views and opinions in a visual way, as well as giving myself space to work on my media production skills and network with industry."

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