James Lee: The Arena Theatre Prize Awarded for Outstanding Performance in BA (Hons) Drama: Q&A

We’ve caught up with BA (Hons) Drama graduate James Lee who has been awarded The Arena Theatre Prize for Outstanding Performance.

James Lee1. What degree did you study with us and when did you graduate?

I studied BA (Hons) Drama and I graduated in September 2016.

2. What did you do after graduation?

After deciding to take a year out to work, I will be returning to the University of Wolverhampton to complete my PGCE in order for me to be able to start teaching Drama.

3. What is your current job?

I have recently started my new job as a Graduate Intern at the University of Wolverhampton in Student Support for the Faculty of Arts. This role will require me to offer advice to students if they have any problems with enrolment or selection of their module on their course. Also, if a student has missed a number of lectures then I am the first person to contact them to see why they aren’t attending and to see if there is any advice that I can offer them.

4. How did studying at the University of Wolverhampton either help you to gain this job or how have your studies benefitted you in your day-to-day role?

My studies have benefitted in me successfully obtaining this job because within my degree, team work and communication were vital as we often worked in groups/ensembles so the skills that I enhanced enabled me to be able to communicate with students and work with them in a suitable way.

5. What, for you, was the best part of studying at the University of Wolverhampton?

The most enjoyable thing for me was meeting new people on my course. It is true what they say, some friends that you meet at University are for life. Academically, my favourite part was being able to be as creative as we liked and our creativity was encouraged throughout the degree.

6. What’s next for you? Any goals or aspirations still to achieve?

Next for me is to obtain my PGCE and then go on to teaching in either Secondary or College. I would also like to set up my own theatre company.

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