Francis Chan
I worked at Sheffield International Documentary Festival for 2 months. I also produced an Emoji news documentary, which took a lot of work and research. My greatest achievement at NTU was that I was able to interview the founder of Emoji.

More about Francis

Can you tell us why you chose to study in the UK and why you chose NTU?

“I have always loved travelling around the UK. This made me search for a UK university for my further education.”

What route did you take into postgraduate study?

“I applied to this Masters course straight after my undergraduate degree.”

How did you feel about coming to a UK university?

“It is a great place to meet people from different places, and being able to learn from a rich historical land is amazing.”

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

“The work placement and theory.”

What modules have you particularly enjoyed?

“I have really enjoyed the Documentary Journalism Skills and Digital Production module. I was able to produce a 15-minute documentary on the UK’s visually impaired community.”

Can you tell us more your work placement experience?

“I worked at Sheffield International Documentary Festival for two months. This experience was unforgettable as the staff there were super energetic and full of fun. My job was to assist festival delegates in purchasing tickets, and it developed my communication skills.

“I also produced an Emoji news documentary, which took a lot of work and research. My greatest achievement at NTU was that I was able to interview the founder of Emoji.

“My internship made me want to work in the UK as it has a more creative culture than my home country.”

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