Media and communication studentsTaylor McDaniel, MLitt Digital Journalism, United States

Taylor McDaniel MLitt Digital Journalism student 

Tell us a bit about your background…
I graduated with a BA in Storytelling from New York University and then went on to do an MLitt in Film and Television Studies from University of Glasgow. My home town is Shrewsbury, Vermont, USA and I’ve since moved to Glasgow from Los Angeles, California.

What inspired you to continue in higher education?
I love learning, and I hope to remain in some form of education (formal or informal) for the rest of my life.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Strathclyde?
I chose University of Strathclyde specifically because they value practical learning. Hands on learning and training is invaluable, especially to help students prepare for the job market.

What has been the highlight of your time at Strathclyde so far?
I really enjoy how practical and useful my programme has been so far. We're not just learning theory, we're doing hands on journalism creation and production. This is not only very helpful for future career prospects, it's really fun too!

What would be your advice for people considering taking the course at Strathclyde?
Absolutely apply to and come to Strathclyde. Glasgow is a fantastic city with so much going on, and the university is a great place to learn.

What have been your main challenges at university, and how did you overcome them?
I think the biggest challenge I've had at Strathclyde has been learning many new skills and techniques on the fly. But this has been easy to tackle with the help and tuition of my lecturers.

What do you think of the support available during your course?
I think there has been plenty of high quality support from the Digital Journalism MLitt academic team.

What are your ambitions for the future?
I hope to embark on a career mixing journalism, work in new media, and my passion for television and pop culture.

Do you have any other thoughts or advice that you would like to share on your course?
I'm enjoying the course so far and can't wait to see what we get to do next!