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Media alumni student Adam Tyler gives encouraging workshop on building portfolios


From making their own films to designing their own print adverts, our media students have an excellent opportunity to create a vast portfolio of work during their duration at North Hertfordshire College.

Media alumni Adam Tyler returned to his old learning ground to inspire and encourage students to make the most of their time at college and teach them how they can use self-promotion to get ahead.

Since leaving college in 2008, Adam has become a freelance writer and owner of multi-media production company Hollow Dell Media. The qualifications he gained at college took him to university, where he studied Creative Writing, before taking the plunge and diving straight into the media industry as a journalist.

Adam returned to the college during Green Week when he came in to encourage our current media students to start thinking of themselves as a brand. He even gave some advice on being self-employed in the industry.

Adam says: "The college has changed a lot since my time here, the facilities and media equipment have improved and it's a lot more interactive now. I have come back to speak to current students to try and get them to think about what they're going to do after college and inspire them to really work hard on a portfolio of work.

"I want students to find their unique selling point and really utilise it. When it comes to university or job interviews, being able to sell yourself well and showcasing your work is really important, so hopefully my workshop will get them thinking.”

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