Remi Edun

Communication, Media and Culture, 2010

Remi Edun

The flexibility of the modular course structure at Brookes allowed me to expand my knowledge through giving me the opportunity to study subjects from a variety of academic areas such as English, publishing, foreign languages, religion and many others

Remi completed a marketing internship at Oxford Brookes University after graduating; he now works as a digital media officer for the Hammersmith Academy.

The Communication, Media and Culture course at Brookes really appealed to me because of the links it had to many other academic areas. The course encompassed a wide range of modules, in addition to the usual theoretical modules, there were also practical ones, such as 'Broadcast News', whereby we had to produce our own 30 minute news programme, and 'Design for Online Communication', whereby you design and construct your own website. These modules gave a ‘hands on’ approach to what could be expected when in the workplace.

My favourite parts of the course were studying its link to film. This was especially prevalent in the 'Critical Media Literacies' module, which analysed film in ways that I had never thought of. It not only considered the significance of props, costume, lighting and other decisions made by the directors whilst shooting, but also how films can be received by audiences in different ways. I also thoroughly enjoyed writing my dissertation on perceptions of ‘black male identity’ based on cinematic representations. Although it was a challenging piece of work, I was able to write about something both intriguing and significant. The flexibility of the modular course structure at Brookes allowed me to expand my knowledge through giving me the opportunity to study subjects from a variety of academic areas such as English, publishing, foreign languages, religion and many others.

The staff at Oxford Brookes are always on hand to help with any difficulty. Lecturers are constantly available to meet in person, via telephone and through email to help and give advice. Furthermore, the library staff are particularly helpful when it comes to finding books and electronic sources.

The best part about studying at Oxford Brookes is its location. Oxford is a beautiful, vibrant city visited by people all over the world for its culture, architecture and history. One in five of Oxford's population is a student, making the city even more welcoming to students. There are plenty of friendly faces on campus creating a real sense of community.