Aimee Herd, BA (hons) Photojournalism

Aimee Herd

Aimee Herd

I chose to study Photojournalism at the University of South Wales’ Faculty of Creative Industries partially due to the fact that the campus in Cardiff is right in the middle of the city, making it accessible to many different things. The Photojournalism course is really great, run by lecturers who are very enthusiastic about the program. Gaining a USW scholarship was also a factor in me choosing which University to attend.

I have settled in to life here very well. I am really enjoying a great group of friends, social life, as well as my course. It was initially a challenge to have to create new connections and be in a new city, but this also turned out to be a great experience for me.

The best experience I have had to date, though, was going to see David Hurn, a photojournalist, on a trip with my class. Though I’m not sure about my specific career goals after university graduation, I do hope to work as a freelance photojournalist, and I think that my current course will definitely prepare me for my future career.

If I had to share some advice with other US students considering studying here, I would say that it is a great school and everyone is really nice and helpful. Although sometimes it is difficult being so far away from home, there are other people who can relate and help you.