Aleksandra is a third year LLB Law student who has shared some of her university experiences and what Wales is like:
Have you enjoyed your University experience at South Wales so far?
I have honestly enjoyed my experience at University of South Wales. Every year I am given an opportunity to improve not only my intellectual skills but many other transferrable skills, which will be useful in my future career. I have also met many people, who I would never had the chance to meet if not for the university.
Has your learning experience at South Wales been positive?
I have been given so much support from the teaching staff and other staff members in terms of educational learning, but also personal development support.
What advice would you give to any students who are thinking of studying at USW?
University of South Wales is a great place, not only because of its educational opportunities, but also thanks to its endless experiences such as student events.
What’s your number one student experience so far?
During my time at the university, I had made many friends for life.
Favourite places to visit or things to do in Wales?
Cardiff is a very beautiful city that offers a lot, for anyone who wants to explore it a little bit. I would recommend visiting National Museum Cardiff. The art collection draws people from all over the world. Also, Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is a great place to visit, as the centre hosts a huge range of concerts and performances. Something for food-lovers is a Farmers Market that takes place in Riverside. Last but not least, the Millennium Stadium is remarkable sport arena that hosts a variety of sport events such as football or rugby and major live music concerts.
Agata Graczyk, from Bydgoszcz, Poland graduated from the BA (Hons) Film and Video in 2015. Her final year project was awarded Best Fiction Film at the end-of-year grad show.
“After four years of studying the creative side of arts, I decided I wanted to know more about technical side of filmmaking.
I loved the idea of the Atrium – a whole campus dedicated to the creative industries seemed like a very inspiring place to study. I also liked the idea of studying in Cardiff. It’s a great city for students.
I enjoyed the practical side of my course the most. I’ve learned about the most important things to look at while making a film. All the workshops with people working in the industry were very inspiring and helpful.
As a final project I directed a short fiction film. It was a very long and arduous process but our hard work paid off because it was awarded best fiction film project at the end-of-year grad show. It’s made me realise that my passions lie in short filmmaking, and I’m now planning on making more short films that I can show at festivals.
I spent the whole second year studying at Volda University in Norway where I studied film and animation. This student exchange opportunity was an amazing experience.
Everyone at USW was very helpful. Every time I needed any help from the University staff, they were there for me. Friendly tutors and other University staff members made my experience smooth and easy.
I would definitely recommend this course if you want to train in single camera and multi camera production as well as learn about writing short films and transferring them to the screen.”