Emlyn Wilcox is now working towards his ambition of a career in the film industry.
Having initially come to the University through Clearing, Emlyn has graduated with First Class Honours in Film Production.
“Coming to university through Clearing, I never thought that in three years’ time, I would be graduating with a First,” he said. “I am proud of the time and effort that I have put into my work whilst at university and I am glad that this has been recognised and rewarded.”
Long-term Emlyn would like to work in the film industry, more specifically in set and prop construction as that is what interests him most. He said: “My short-term goal is to gain as much experience in set and prop construction as I can whilst working my current job. I will do this by volunteering at local theatres and helping to create sets and props for shows.”
Emlyn is currently working in the University of Worcester’s Communications and Participation team. He is going out to local schools and colleges, representing the University, to encourage students to think about higher education. As part of this role, he will also gain experience in different areas, including marketing, press, digital and events.
Emlyn looked at a wide range of universities, but chose Worcester for the size of the campus and City. “I wanted to study somewhere that had a sense of community and Worcester definitely has that,” he said. “As for the City, I wanted to go to university in a city, but a city where everything felt close by but also had everything you would need from a bigger city.”
When the pandemic struck and lockdowns were imposed, Emlyn said it was an interesting time to be studying. “It was my final year and we had to create a physical piece of work. But at the time, there were restrictions in place to prevent households from mixing, which meant no filming unless it was over a video call. My lecturers were very supportive to me during this time, encouraging weekly video calls to see my progress and how I was getting on. They also made it clear to me that they were only an email away, so if I had any worries or concerns just to email them.”