George Tah Meh
Digital Journalism (MLitt)
Cameroonian student George Tah Meh is studying a postgraduate course in Digital Journalism at Strathclyde. In the future, he hopes to run his own media company. Find out why George chose Strathclyde for postgraduate study.
Why did you choose to study at Strathclyde?
I am passionate about journalism and Strathclyde is reputed to have some of best journalism graduates. With the changing face of journalism, especially in this age of social and digital media platforms, I needed to be involved in the future of journalism, and Strathclyde was offering the exact postgraduate degree programme for me.
The 12 months study is very practical, giving me the right digital media skills to use for work. Beside, Strathclyde is a reputable and prestigious university.
It is in the true sense of the meaning, an international university with students from every corner of the world.
What do you like most about your course/department?
I like the practical aspects in my course and the department staff are very supportive. The lecturers are experienced journalists with first-hand knowledge of the sector.
What specialist knowledge/professional skills have you developed studying the course?
I have developed further journalistic skills and multimedia storytelling technical abilities since studying the course.
I have also developed entrepreneurial and creative industry business knowledge, which is always useful when seeking opportunities.
How is your course helping to enhance your current career, and prepare you for your future career?
Professionally, the course is helping gain the right digital media skills and enhance my previous knowledge in content production and storytelling using different tools and platforms.
What have been the main challenges studying at postgraduate level?
Keeping up with assignment deadlines while attending all lectures has been the only challenge.
But, those activities have improved my organisational and time management skills. Of course, these are very important work qualities if one is to be successful.
What are your ambitions for the future? How do you think your postgraduate study will help you achieve your goals?
My future plan is to run my own media company with emphasis on journalism and new media.
My postgraduate degree would help me open doors to vital work to give me both the mental and practical strengths and the right experience for me to get ready for my future plan.
My time in Strathclyde has already started helping me towards my goals because, aside from my course, I have also had the opportunity to participate in so many other learning sessions in business pathway, academic research ideas all for free as part of the University's network. Direct connection to the industry is helping me achieve my goals.