For me, the best thing about university life has been the sense of independence and the opportunity to start to plan what you want to do with your life when you graduate.”

“I decided to study at Edge Hill University because the BA (Hons) in Digital SFX Animation seemed ideal for me. As well as this, the experience I had when I came to the open day was great, everyone was kind and supportive and went the extra mile to make me feel welcome.

This was important to me because I lived a long way from Edge Hill, but I can honestly say that the staff really helped me to settle in and make me feel like this is my new home.

I chose to study this degree because animation is something I have been interested in since I was very young. I have always been fascinated about how the special effects work in films and games, normally thinking about how they could be made even better

During the course I decided to become a student blogger so that I could help new students settle in at Edge Hill. This is because, like me, there will be people who are coming to university from all over the country and from all types of backgrounds. I like to use my own experiences to help them, so tend to write about various aspects of university life, how you can access help and support and about all the great things you can get involved in.

For me, the best thing about university life has been the sense of independence and the opportunity to start to plan what you want to do with your life when you graduate. To anyone thinking of coming to Edge Hill I always say that they should attend an open day and experience it first-hand, I also tell them that they would not regret coming here and that they will have the best time.

I have no doubt that my course will equip me with all the skills I need to enter the animation industry and it has definitely helped to nurture my creativity. Once I graduate my plans are to use my new skills to move into film, television or even the games industry.”

To find out more about studying this programme, please view full course information for BA (Hons) Digital SFX Animation.