Student profile: Kayane Thomas

Why did you choose to study Communication and Media at the University of Liverpool? 

I had been studying drama at a University in London before coming to University of Liverpool. In London I was doing a very practical coures and wanted something more academic. Another reason for Liverpool was that is a city with a community spirit. You could go in to get a bacon roll in the morning and make a friend. Along with the great underground night life Liverpool became my city.  

What do you enjoy most about the course, and why?  

I loved how wide spending it was. I could be doing one lecture on the communications of news and politics and the next on Queer media and its history. As well as this is it an intimate course and I loved feeling like I know my lectors and course inside out! 

Can you tell us about an exciting project you have completed on your course?  

I did a film festival where I curated 6 films around one theme persuasively wrote about them. This was accompanied by a critical analysis of two of the films. I did my festival on Queer Club Culture, I loved being able to study a specialist concept like this that you wouldn’t always expect to study at university.   

What does Liverpool have to offer as a city?  

Just something for everyone! Crazy nightlife, create activities like pottery, massive parks and nearby beaches. It's just a beautiful city I am so in love with it.  

Can you tell us about the teaching methods/how your learning has been facilitated? 

Lectecrs and seminars. My favourite has been seminars which are communicative lessons where you, your classmates and lectures go over the weekly content in a verbale participatory way.    

What extra-or co-curricular activities do you take part in, and how do these affect your student experience?  

I coordinated the School of the Arts Showcase in my 3rd year. This was an amazing experience as it’s the job I felt I wanted but give me the expect and let me explore my enjoyment for that role.  

What are your ambitions for the future and how will your experiences at the University of Liverpool help you in your future career? 

I will use my degree and the work experience I've achieved within and outside of the university to apply for events coordination, production and media-based work.  

If you could go back, what advice would you have given yourself before going to University? 

Do the work ahead of time! The degree is so fun and interesting. It built to be worked on and researched so give yourself time for this. By immersing myself in my assignments I discovered so many interests I didn’t know I had before.