Course: Creative Media Production (TV and Film)
Previous school: Durham Johnston Comprehensive School
Helen credits the tutors at New College Durham for inspiring and encouraging her to pursue a career in the media industry and said that her two years at New College Durham were the best years of her life!
“I came to New College Durham as it offered the best resources available for my chosen field. The teaching was amazing. When I progressed to university I realised that much of what I was being taught, I already had a good knowledge of thanks to the teachers at New College Durham. I also enjoyed the freedom of creativity, access to professional equipment, guidance from both tutors and technicians, but mostly the support and encouragement I received every step of the way.
“The best thing about the course was definitely the tutors! I benefited from being taught by those with real experience in the industry. I still use their advice and guidance to help me in the industry today.
“It was a pleasure going to college every day, because the campus was always clean, well maintained and spacious. There was a real sense of community and the atmosphere was always uplifting!
“My time at New College Durham were two of the best years of my life. When I first walked through those doors, I had no idea what I wanted to do. Luckily, I encountered some fantastic people who inspired me to pursue something that helped to develop my creative side. They taught me the skills I needed, encouraged my ideas, praised me when I did well and guided me when I needed help. I'm so grateful for all the college did for me, because I definitely wouldn't have come as far as I have without them!”
Helen progressed to The University of Sunderland to study Broadcast Media Production. Her dissertation, a TV Pilot entitled Community Radio, recently won the Regional Student Royal Television Society Award 2017 in the Comedy and Entertainment category.
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