Why did you choose Kendal College?
I am local to college and had been at the Main Site. The Allen has always been a positive place; everyone I know that has come here loves it so I was really comfortable coming in here and confident that it was going to be a good experience.
What do you most enjoy about College life?
I have become so much more passionate about Film and Arts in general since coming here and feel so comfortable here. I was really interested in watching films before and now I have found a creative side to this; I’ve learnt so much it’s like a development of my interest in films.
What opportunities have you had as a student at the College?
At the start of the course we make short films every week and post them online; we get good feedback and loads of opportunities coming from this. My work experience was filming a training video at Lakeland in Windermere.
What is the teaching style like on your course?
It’s very relaxed and it's always very hands-on and productive so at the end of the day we have made something we can be proud of. I think it’s so friendly which makes it more enjoyable. It’s a very supportive atmosphere, they take so much time to support me, for example, if I email them a question they send back a big email to help me with anything I have questions about, even if it feels stupid in my mind they answer right away. I love it.
Can you describe a typical day at College?
It’s really casual and a big laugh, we get so much work done at the end of the day that I feel am becoming so professional but at the same time, it’s like being at a youth club and meeting with my friends and making something creative. The relaxed environment is very easy to learn in and work in. We wear our own clothes and can take the time we need which is really important.
How would you describe your College experience so far?
It’s really enjoyable, I actually look forward to coming into class every day because I am surrounded by people who really want to be there. In Film, you have to use other departments like art and tech and we mingle with each other and the café is always full of people. I’ve made plenty of friends; my class is like my family.
What are you hoping to do after College?
I plan to go to University – maybe Manchester Film School for screenwriting. I wrote a small script at the beginning of the course because I needed to and everyone said I should go into that so I’ve carried on with it ever since. I always enjoyed English at school but never knew I could be funny with a script. My confidence has improved 100% for this.
If you could give one piece of advice to people considering College, what would it be?
I want to encourage women to look at and read into this course, I’m sure you will enjoy it, its loads of fun. The film industry and my class is predominantly male because I feel that women don’t think they have a chance in the film industry but they really do. Film works for everyone, we just need to get women interested and passionate about it. Being a minority in the group is not a problem as we all support each other, all give feedback and are all friends. Be confident as everyone is happier when you are happy.