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Harrison gains invaluable communication skills

Harrison Ferris is a current student, studying an MA in Sports Communications and Digital Media.

“I’m really enjoying the course so far, it’s an expansion of what I’ve been doing over the last couple of years. I have a background in multimedia sports journalism and it’s led me into the boxing industry, which I have a huge passion for. I have been a creator for 4 years.”

“When I was 18, I launched my own website which has turned into a small business. I’ve been going up and down the country, hopping between the UK and Ireland, covering some of the biggest shows in British and Irish boxing.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to interview so many fighters and write feature-length articles. You name it, I’ve had a good go at it. It’s been an experience of a lifetime over the past couple of years.”

“I took this course because I knew that when I came here there would be principles I would have to learn. I’m not brilliant with content creation but, every single day that I’ve been on campus, I’ve learned something new. From using microphones in the radio studio to using software like Adobe and Capcut – whether it’s big or small things.”

“I think that’s something I’ve really been able to engage with and I decided to choose UoG for that exact reason. They have some of the best state-of-the-art pieces of equipment that I’ve ever seen and it’s been brilliant being able to get hands-on experience using these tools.”

“I think that the biggest skill that I have learned so far is the ability to communicate. I think it’s been fantastic that I can arrive feeling comfortable in my environments, create podcasts and videos, interview people, and get invaluable hands-on experience working with people.”

“You don’t get that as much with article writing, so the chance to get in and talk to people every day is something I will take forward with me. It’s the biggest part of this degree – the hands-on experience and contacts. It’s been fantastic to get to learn how to do that.”