I’ve had many different opinions about applying for uni. When I was in my final year of sixth form, I applied much like many other people in my year. After applying and receiving my offers I changed my mind and withdrew my application. I realised the courses I applied for just weren’t the ones I wanted to be doing and at the time uni just wasn’t for me. However, after working for a couple of years I completely changed my mind.
For the last few years I’ve toyed around with ideas of writing, creating little pieces here and there. I’ve run a blog where I’ve reviewed movies and TV shows among other things and after doing this for around a year it made me realise I wanted to create my own content in that industry. This spurred my decision to apply for a film and tv production course. Had I not of had this time to think about the choice to go to uni I honestly don’t think I would’ve been applying for a course I really wanted to do.
I suppose one of my main reasons for applying to uni is that I simply wanted to learn. I’ve always found the film industry fascinating in literally every aspect and have always wanted to learn the tricks of the trade. I’d love to be able to write and produce my own TV series one day although I’d love to have my fingers in all the pies so applying for a Film & TV Production course was perfect for me. Another main reason why I applied to uni is from watching other people I know thrive and succeed in things they’ve become so passionate about. Watching my friends graduate and go into so many exciting avenues in their lives I thought to myself ‘I want to do that!’ so I did!
Although in my particular university story there has been more than a few times when I’ve veered off in a completely different direction to what I was expecting I couldn’t be happier that I’ve finally decided to go. I feel like it can’t come around quick enough and I can’t wait to start in September.