Student Profile | Syuen Wei Tang | Mass Communication with Business BA

Student Profile | Syuen Wei Tang | Mass Communication with Business BA


(upbeat music) – So Mass Communication
is the study of how things work in the world in terms of media and how different flows and
channels of communication transcends above certain media types. So, it starts from the
beginning as written text, and went all the way into newspapers, eventually into radio and
television and eventually into the internet as we know today. (upbeat music) And the teaching methods that we have are quite lecture and theory based. There is a mix of practical
and theoretical lectures and classes, which I thought
were really effective in building up my knowledge, as well as building up my skills. Staff who teach me in the course
are really friendly people, they’re really outgoing,
they’re also very willing to help students in,
whenever they ask for help. So we have some guest lecturers
that come in once in a while to give us a bit of insight on industry and what it’s like to work in
mass comm fitted jobs really, so we have lectures from
the BBC to come talk about what it was like working
with TV and radio. The staff members have
given a lot of insight on what it’s like to work in industry. A lot of lecturers have
had industry experience and also research experience,
which they’re also shared. (upbeat music) As an international student, I’ve been given a lot of
opportunities to branch out and make a lot of
connections with new people. The unit provides a lot
opportunities for international students to get to know each other, as well as to provide
international students with a standard of CV
writing and job preparations to get ourselves job-ready, not only for our students in the UK, but also back home in their countries. I’d say the biggest
recommendation I’d have for international students is
get out of your comfort zone. I’ve made a lot of
connections in my three years of studying in Northumbria. Got societies and a bunch
of other opportunities for students to make
friends and also connections with both lecturers and people outside of
the university as well. (upbeat music)

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