So, everyone has different reasons for going to uni, and has a different journey while they’re here! I wanted to write this blog
about my own personal experience so far in higher education, just to give you a little insight into my world at Staffs Uni!
First up, how did I get here? Okay, so I’m gonna let you in on a secret; I didn’t do great in my A Levels. It wasn’t a disaster, but I didn’t get what I wanted and was super disappointed. Luckily, I’d already chosen to do a Foundation Diploma before uni, purely for the fact I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do yet.
During my Foundation year, I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself and moping about my bad results. But I had a big turning point in my attitude when I found out that Staffs did an actual course dedicated to my one true love – COMIC BOOKS! From the second I found the webpage about Cartoon & Comic Arts, I was set on doing whatever I could to get there.
I was offered interviews for all five of my applications and Staffs was my last one (after I’d fallen even more in love with it after visiting an open day). As I went through, I was pretty confident in my interview technique, gaining offers from my first three choices. And then, a week before my Staffs interview, I got a rejection. My confidence was so knocked and I remember being genuinely heartbroken at the concept of possibly not getting into Staffs…
But I did!
And now I’ve been studying Cartoon & Comic Arts for a year and half, and have gained more from uni then I could have ever imagined!
I’ve gained a group of amazing friends (whom I met through the Staffs New Students Facebook Group before starting my course); visited London with my class within the first semester; got a fabulous job in being a Student Blogger; worked with uni-connected external clients to produce work, as well as having to find my own external clients; set up an art fair with my class; assisted in a workshop with primary school kids, and countless other things in just 18 months that have just left my head spinning!
Here’s to the next 18!