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Amazing range of services bought together today to enable people who have sight loss to have fuller lives @SouthEssexColl Grays today

My story Joe Mander
UAL TV, Film & VFX Production Level 3 Extended Diploma

Joe Mander
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Hello My name is Joe Mander, I am 18, I studied Television and Film Production and this is my story.

Before I went to College I was studying at school, particularly media studies which prompted me to go on to South Essex College to study TV and Film Production. I chose South Essex because the facilities were so much better. Looking at the other colleges they didn’t have has the up-to date equipment that South Essex College has.

My experience at the College was really good, the teaching in particular stood out because all the teachers know what they are talking about. Their industry experience really helps them to teach.

I am currently an apprentice at ITN, one of eight out of 850 that applied. My role here completely varies day-to-day, sometimes I’m doing journalism work, sometimes I’m doing studio work but whatever I’m doing the work contributes to national programmes that goes out to millions of people each week.

I am currently working in studios, which involves me learning with the floor manager, the director and sound and lighting departments. I see what they do and put my knowledge to use by doing their jobs as well.

I definitely think that my time at South Essex College prepared me for what I am doing now, What I learnt there is a massive plus point for working at ITN.

My greatest achievement so far is setting up a local history website,, which I set up in 2011. Within a year of running it, It was named the  best national community archive, which considering I was 14 at the time was a real achievement. Since then we have been involved in campaign launches in parliament, we have met many people in the history sector including people from the government’s national archives and it’s just been great for learning and showcasing what we can do.

My ambition is to stay on at ITN and be hired as a field cameraman here because I like the idea of traveling and meeting new people every day.

If someone was thinking about which college to go to, I would definitely say South Essex College for this course. I think the facilities and teaching that is provided in Film and TV Production is just the best that you can get and it is actual real knowledge that is going to help you in a career rather than something that isn’t useful.

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Lego game master speaks to students #animation

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My story Marc Baker
Graphic Design BA (Hons)

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Hello my name is Marc Baker, I am 25 and this is my story.

I started at South Essex College in 2007 on a Level 2 Art & Design course which led to a Level 3 Diploma in Graphic Design. I knew that doing graphic design would allow me to develop and progress as a student, and was the natural choice to pursue my chosen career. I then did a BA (Hons) degree in Graphic Design.

I enjoyed my time at South Essex College and it was probably the best time of my life so far. I met some really great people and built and developed great relationships with my tutors whom I keep in touch with to this day. It was a fantastic time and I would recommend it to anyone else. I think the skills I developed at the College really helped me and benefitted what I wanted to do in the workplace. I always had the time that I needed with tutors, one-on-one and resources were always made available to me. Since I left the College an opportunity came up at Essex Web Creative. I am in charge as the creative graphic designer of the team. It was a great pleasure to come to this company because I can provide something that they need and produce fantastic work and beautiful art work. It is great to be able to help other businesses with their creative process.

I would always recommend South Essex College. It has a professional atmosphere,  but it is also a very friendly atmosphere which from my experience helps. At South Essex College you get the best of both worlds and when needed there is always a tutor to help you.

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#Basildon students - make sure you display your parking permit clearly on your vehicle! Tickets will be issued to those that fail to do so.