(3.5)·By Jarred S·Media Studies· Mar 2019
Weird at first but once I understood where I was and what was happening I got into it. I made friendships, understood my surroundings and realised what life would be like.
Coleg y Cymoedd is a great college to study with, they work with you to achieve your best, and take great care in your wellbeing and health. I settled in easily and don’t want to leave. They continue to help me learn and further myself for my future.
The campus I study at is at Ystrad Mynach. The facilities are aging, and need to be renovated/renewed. Though the library is up to date and provides as a great place to read, learn, relax and research. The staff are lovely and the surroundings are comfortable too. My classroom in particular is run down and aging, our computers are not connected to the internet and the college refuse to do so.
My course is a great stepping stone to the Media/Arts industry, it gives students of disadvantage a change to understand college life and learn skills to better their futures. My tutor is easygoing and helpful, and is under appreciated by our class.
Our campus is based outside of the city, and in more of a rural town. Life here is okay, but I don’t usually leave campus. A problem that surrounds the outer town is drugs, our campus has been named the ‘Drugs Campus’. Something which the campus is trying to resolve.
Upon joining I found that I probably won’t fit it, everyone seemed different, loud and abrupt. But once I learnt that this course is a ‘stepping-stone course’ for the disadvantaged - I took everything into consideration. On the course you learn about creating animations and short films, performing and creating artwork. A huge range to better yourself in your field of study. Personally I joined for creating short films, as I hope to become an Actor/director in the future.