Lights, camera, action! English and Media student celebrates degree success
It was a day to celebrate today (Monday, 20 July) for Sophie Wiggins, who received her BA Honours degree in English Literature and Media from Swansea University, achieving an Upper Second Class (2:1) degree.
Twenty-one-year-old Sophie, who is originally from Abingdon, Oxfordshire, but now lives in Pembrokeshire, received her degree at a Congregation for the University’s College of Arts and Humanities, held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.
At the end of her first year at Swansea University, Sophie, a former pupil of Pembroke School, was an integral part of establishing the university’s TV station, SU-TV, and later went on to become the station manager. Sophie also gained vast film production experience when she worked with Tanabi Films, and Northbank Entertainment on two feature films, and when creating short films on automotive and aerospace engineering for ASTUTE (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies).
During her studies, Sophie also worked as the editor of The Waterfront, Swansea University’s student newspaper, which later led to a three month internship at the South Wales Evening Post.
Since completing her degree, Sophie has secured herself a job as a regional development officer at the National Association for Student television. In August 2015, Sophie will travel to China for an internship in art and design technology, where she hopes to further develop her skills in animation, editing and 3D printing.
Speaking about her experiences at Swansea University, Sophie said: “My time at Swansea University is indescribable. It has given me such a vast amount of experience in my industry, which will undoubtedly give me an advantage in my next steps.
“I have high hopes for my future career, I am passionate and driven, and Swansea University has enabled me to unlock that and use all of the resources available to the best of my ability. I have had so many experiences. I’ve met such a variety of different people, both students and staff. I feel that I have grown as a person, and that I have a great foundation for the future; I have the university to thank for that.”