Amelia Chiew moved to the UK from Canada to study animation at University of Gloucestershire. She is now working for the award-winning animation studio Infocandy Animations in Bristol.
“I was researching universities while living in Canada and University of Gloucestershire was the only one that made me feel like they actually wanted me to be there. I love how the lecturers cared so much about their students. They were supportive and cared about our personal lives and offered extensions when I was dealing with the loss of a loved one. I also loved how small the class was so I was able to get to know the other students well and build lasting friendships.
University helped me build the confidence I needed to find a career I wanted. Through the university, I now have a strong portfolio to show to companies, and also the confidence to approach clients.
There are times when the workload feels overwhelming and impossible, but the university offers a lot of help. Students should make use of the 'helpzone', they have been such a tremendous support for me during my time at university.
Since graduating I have mainly been working at Infocandy Animations. I also take up other animation projects through studios like Still Moving Media or clients that want animation for their personal use."
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