Student Profile - Petra Cassar 188BA (Hons) MediaFrom Malta

Why did you choose RGU?

There were a few factors which played an important role in studying at RGU. The two main ones were that the detail and information provided for my course and the way the course was set up seemed to be the best choice from other universities I considered. My course seemed to fit perfectly with what I was looking to study and learn over the 4 years. The second thing was the high employability rate associated with RGU, along with the opportunity to work for a few weeks in the field throughout studying.

Why did you choose the course you are studying?

Before starting my course, I was always fascinated with different aspects of media, I used to love taking pictures and spent the majority of my time watching people create content online - be it videos, music, writing etc. Therefore, I wanted to study something that would help me improve my skills in these areas, whilst also allowing me to work along with other creative students. Before university, I had only experimented with filming and writing, and I thought that the course I chose would allow me to learn more and be more creative.

What are your favourite things about being a student in Aberdeen?

I enjoy the fact that Aberdeen has two universities, which makes it a city that really accommodates students. When considering moving to Aberdeen, there seemed to be a lot of potential activities to participate in, and I wanted to choose a place where I knew I would not get bored. Aberdeen also has some amazing places close by to visit, such as Stonehaven and all the different castles around. For the time I have lived here, I also feel that Aberdeen is quite a safe place to be living in as a student.

Have you been involved in any clubs or societies while at RGU? If so tell us a little bit about it

While I have been at RGU, I have been involved with RGU:TV, which is a media based society under the union. Being in a society is great fun, it gives you something to look forward to during the week and usually involves meeting up to participate in the events that are part of the society, but also meet up for socials. Societies are a great way to meet new people whilst doing something you enjoy. TV is a society that is related to my course, but it allows me to work on exterior projects, which means I can have a better portfolio whilst also working with different people and having fun.

Do you have any advice for people who are considering study at RGU?

As someone who was not able to visit Aberdeen before moving here, and for people who are from the UK, I would say do your research. I found various websites which give you plenty of information about the university. It’s nice to see if the environment of the university looks like something you will enjoy, because at the end of the day you will be spending a lot of time in university. Personally, I am glad I picked RGU, we have an amazing campus right by the river, some great lecturers who are always happy to help and various aspects in the university to keep you busy!

What do you want to do when you complete your course?

Next year is my final year, and I am still not completely sure of what my next step will be. Currently I am considering moving from Aberdeen, just because I enjoy the adventure of moving to a new city and getting to know a new place. But most importantly I would like to start working in the industry. I have learnt so much over the past few years and still have 1 year to go and I know I will be ready to go ahead and start off my career in media when I graduate.

Find out more about Petra's course

  • BA (Hons) Media

    Our Media degree will enable you to build an impressive portfolio of skills in media production, as well as key transferable communication skills.

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