Kerry Drew

"I was one of the nine selected students to join the Arts & Media Theme when it first commenced in 2009. I have benefitted immensely from my time in the network because it helped me progress academically and socially. The academy has played a crucial role in my career development, gave me direction but also personal confidence and the will to succeed. All the skills I acquired have proved essential and transferrable to my studies at ALevel, degree level and in the workplace. I maintained a strong relationship with my mentor who has given me valuable advice, guidance and access to her network of contacts.

I graduated the programme in 2011 and have since studied Film, Media and Communications at De Montfort University, Leicester. I graduated university in 2014 with a 2:1 degree. However, I am now pursuing a career working with young adults through internship placements in youth charities and schools."

2011 HCN Arts & Media Graduate