Selina Jahangir

MA Media Production

Selina previously studied an undergraduate degree at BCU and chose to return to complete her postgraduate study. She found that having some more study experience under her belt helped her become more employable and ultimately secure a career in the field of her choosing. 

“I didn’t originally intend to apply for a Master's but decided to get a postgraduate degree to improve my chances in the media industry. Since I graduated in 2017, I had been working in a temporary job, but I missed BCU and wanted to come back to study again. 

I found this course to be really fun. I had support from my tutor who was great at helping me understand the assignment topics. Due to my learning difficulties, I had a note-taker to assist me. I also used a Dictaphone to record all of my lectures, as I had done previously in my undergraduate studies. My lecturers were very helpful – they’d offer to look over my work and highlight what could be improved or added. I fitted in well within the BCU postgraduate community. There was only a small number of people in my class as it was a relatively new course, but we all helped each other throughout the journey – teamwork! 

When I was in my second year as an undergrad at BCU studying Visual Communication, I was part of Scratch radio and I had my own specialist show. Luckily my course allowed me to explore radio, but I didn’t stop there! I am a Graphic Designer and a radio presenter, but I have an exploratory nature and would love to do more work in the creative industry. I love radio because it allows me to speak my mind, which is something I really want to do.  

I applied to the Birmingham City University Students' Union and unexpectedly was elected Vice President. This post came with its own responsibilities and commitments, which meant I faced the challenge of balancing my studies with extracurricular activities. Ultimately all the hard work paid off and I passed my Master's. 

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt that’s helped me in my career, it’s the importance of communication. Radio is all about communicating with people and in my case, it helped me in my current job, running my own arts and crafts business called Aishia Arts. I am very knowledgeable about the media industry and this has helped me gain employment. 

I see myself in the next 5 – 10 years working for a creative/media company ideally working in the art or media department. My career goal is to have the title of Art Director.

‘I AM BCU’ means be yourself, be happy and let your creativity grow.” 

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