Student Blog - My Coventry Highlights
Kyle was in the final year of Journalism BA and was able to take on some great experiences whilst studying with us, from editing the student newspaper to helping organise a journalism conference.
When Kyle's was not doing all this, he was also being a great asset to the University's Marketing team as a part-time Student Social Media Assistant. It's an opportunity he took with both hands.
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Hi, my name's Kyle and I'm a final year Journalism and Media student currently in the midst of stressing about my final project. I've been studying at Coventry for three years and in that time I've experienced everything the University has to offer!
One of the best things about my course is my lecturers. Talking to them has really expanded my view of my course and given me all the support I need to work on my own projects. They are engaging and genuinely enthusiastic and passionate about what they teach. Sometimes we joke a little too enthusiastic, there's definitely a limit on how many times you'll love hearing stories about 'local journalism’! At any rate it’s better to have that passion there! Plus, it really helps to know that you're being taught by people who have successful professional backgrounds in the field you're studying.
The media loan shop
Being a media student means I get access to our media loan shop. It’s basically a fancy shop in the media department that you can borrow equipment from cameras to audio equipment and tripods - it’s got it all - plus it’s free!
It’s been essential during my course as it’s given me access to equipment I can't afford. I am a student after all. All of my money is going on study essentials, food and responsible things, definitely not expensive or frivolous purchases...
One of the best things about studying at Coventry is that there's always something to get involved with... or something to get roped into being involved with!
I've been part of:
- a Facebook live stream talking about my faculty
- I've helped out on loads of media projects
- I've been one of the editors of the student newspaper
- I've wrestled bears and crocodiles simultaneously with my hands behind my back
- I've been on a students’ union trip to the Harry Potter studio tour
- And right now I'm helping to set up a journalism conference here at the University.
I've done a lot of definitely true activities (OK I didn’t do the wrestling, but everything else is true!) That’s just a brief overview of what I've done while I've been here, uni has always kept me busy and always challenged me to see what I can do.
Fun in societies
Outside of my course and the University benefits, there's a lot to like about studying in Coventry.
There're tons of societies on offer: everything from Football to Medieval re-enactment! I personally have been part of the Gaming, Pokémon and Source Radio societies. The Pokémon society was my favourite though, it's full of great friendly people who are all passionate about Pokémon! What could be better? Literally nothing, at all.