Oaklands Student Blogger: Ewan Jones
Introducing our Student Blogger! Meet Ewan Jones, a Creative Media Production student who will be working alongside Oaklands College delivering valuable insights for fellow students on his experiences, top tips, blogs and vlogs on various college events and much more. Hello, my name is Ewan Jones and I’ve been a student at Oaklands College since…
Introducing our Student Blogger!
Meet Ewan Jones, a Creative Media Production student who will be working alongside Oaklands College delivering valuable insights for fellow students on his experiences, top tips, blogs and vlogs on various college events and much more.
Hello, my name is Ewan Jones and I’ve been a student at Oaklands College since September 2016!
In this time I have studied Creative Media Production at both Level 3 (Extended Diploma) and progressed onto the Foundation Degree course in partnership with Oaklands and the University of Hertfordshire.
I am a dedicated filmmaker and have worked on many different types of films as part of my course as well as external work, including promotional adverts, short films, music videos, and documentaries.
Student Insight: Ewan’s Top Tips!
How to get work experience
Regardless of your course, work experience can be an invaluable tool for your own personal development and help you further your own career goals for what you would like to do once you graduate from Oaklands College.
Oaklands College has a dedicated team employed to work with students, their teachers and course leaders to find appropriate work experience opportunities which are relatable to what students are studying. A lot of student do not know how important work experience is and how good it looks on your CV when applying for jobs or writing personal statements for University.
Three top tips for creating an online portfolio for clients
Online portfolios are a great way of showcasing the best of your work to a potential employer or client, they’re a fantastic way to help you stand out as an individual from the competition.
- Create your own website to stand out and showcase your portfolio of work
- Create your own business cards to improve your communications with potential clients and get your name/service out there!
- Attend networking events to meet up with as many people working within your chosen industry, you don’t know how many options may arise, whether it be work experience or client-based work, the more experience you gain of these events, the more affective they will be.
Top tips for exam preparation
Exams are never easy, but with the right preparation and regular schedules, you can power on through and give yourself the best possible grade you know you can achieve. Here are some of my best tips that got me through my exam terms and that could potentially help you in your own experiences!
Top activities to take part in at Oaklands College
Here at Oaklands we offer a variety of different activities for you to enjoy alongside your study times, including many different opportunities to get involved with your local community, here are my top activities for students looking to get the most out of their college life!