BA (Hons) Mass Communications
'I enjoyed learning and being in the company of my lecturers and could not have asked for anyone to be any more supportive. I could not describe the teaching as any less than five stars and my lecturers always found the time outside of class to help me with anything I was struggling to understand.'
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Meet Jonathan Yip who has undertaken a career in academia. He is currently working as an undergraduate lecturer at one of the most prestigious institutions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - BAC Education Group.Read more stories Find out more about this course
|Current job role||Undergraduate lecturer in Journalism and Media|
|Year of graduation||2016|
|Course of study||BA(Hons) Mass Communications|
Jonathan initially came to study at Herts as his institution in Kuala Lumpur had a twinned programme with the University, which allowed him direct entry into the final year after his diploma in Mass Communications. He says, 'The University's central location, opportunities for scholarships, and the modules offered in the programme were all I needed to make a decision.'
University experience and opportunities
His time at Herts was enhanced significantly by his lecturers who offered support and expertise that helped Jonathan realise his potential. He says, 'The tireless effort to assist students like myself during my undergraduate and postgraduate degree speaks for the University itself. Absolute dedication!'
The University of Hertfordshire is dedicated to transforming lives and giving students the opportunities and resources they need to develop career ready skills, through expert teaching, research and ties to industry. Jonathan advises new and current students to: 'Start building a portfolio and harness yourself with new skills whenever possible. The creative industry is all about doers, and it's evolving faster than ever - don't be left out!'
The University of Hertfordshire has been hugely formative in shaping Jonathan’s career and he still greatly values his time being a student here and a part of the Herts community. 'The entire duration of my time at the University as a whole was so special. I enjoyed being part of the Athletic Union, working as part of various societies and the Students' Union, and making everlasting memories and friendships after hours. I even got a stag tattooed on my arm to remind myself of the University every day.'
Meet Stephanie Sofia who used her course to build vital industry connections. She is currently a Marketing and Office Manager at a leadership and development training company.Read more stories Find out more about this course
|Current job role||Marketing Manager|
|Year of graduation||2016|
|Course of study||BA(Hons) Mass Communications with Study Abroad Year|
University experience and life
Stephanie chose the University of Hertfordshire due to the variety of modules her chosen course enabled her take and the life-changing opportunity to study abroad for a year.
She says, ‘It was the only course I found that allowed me to study a range of modules in different fields… For example, my Design for Print module taught me the principles of good design and how to use Adobe software.' These skills have been incredibly useful to her career where she uses the software every day to create promotional material.
Stephanie is currently a Marketing and Office Manager at a leadership and development training company in London. She is unsure what the future holds, but it will definitely be in marketing.