Behind the scenes of the ‘University for the Real World’ film

Behind the scenes of the ‘University for the Real World’ film

October 28, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


My name is Sping I just completed my
postgraduate study in Health Psychology. My part was in Cafe Kino, which is my favourite cafe in Bristol,
that’s true. Yeah I used to work there with a cup of hot chocolate and my laptop, work there to do some self study there all the time, so when I play the part I feel like, hmmm this is real because I used to work there quite a lot. The film brings out what what real students do in a city, for me myself I did experience that. it gives the audience some space to think about what the university could
provide to the students, instead of okay this is the
one that university can give you, so there’s a lot of imaginative spaces in the film, so I’m quite impressed. My name is Nigel Chahwanda I’m studying Business Team
Entrepreneurship and this is my first year at UWE. I enjoy the freedom, the freedom of life at UWE, because like all my life I’ve always felt like I have to do something a certain way and when I came to UWE it turns out
there is a whole new world out there you can learn whatever you want, you can go wherever you want to go and there are no limitations to life
except your mentality, if you’re mentality is like I can do anything at any time, I can go
anywhere in the world, I can be anyone, UWE allows you to do that. I
like the film because it’s very very original,
it takes you through a journey and it kind of hits you from an emotional angle, it’s not just uni, it’s not just education, this is where I want to be, this is like home for me. My name’s Christina I do
Sociology and I’m in my third year. The role I play
in the videos, I represent the more social aspects side of Bristol
and the city itself. Live from the lido which is just a
really nice place I’d never been there before and I think
that’s the great thing about Bristol is that there’s so many different places there,
you’re always finding new places, it’s always just a great place to go out and do something. I’ve done placement with a human rights organisation and that was brilliant I learnt so many different things from there UWE really advocates and really pushes you to go out and look for these opportunities and to get the experience
in what you want to do as well so in terms of, you know, does it prepare you for the real world, I think absolutely, it absolutely does. My name is Joao, Joao Batista and I’m studying
second year of Architecture and Planning. England has some charm, it’s a place where you can live like a dream for me I guess. The language is really nice and the places, the land, the green spaces and all the history of the country it’s
incredible. The first time that I saw the video I was like really impressed, it’s completely honest, but it has some magic, it makes you feel emotive, makes you want to cry and makes you want to tell everyone and show to everyone, show your friends and your family how good is your life here, and how beautiful is this city that you are living in. It also makes you too proud and makes you think that it was the right
choice. My name’s Frank Harper, an Animation student in my second year. At the beginning of the second year we made a film called Not Now Nigel. In the film I’m seen sort of manipulating a puppet of Nigel so I was the lead animator on that
film and I also created the puppets. As a mature
student I’m very much focused on what I want to
achieve so I feel that all the time and I’m always
driven you know, I need to achieve this because this is potentially my last chance at that so I was one of maybe eight students that had their name put forward for work experience at Aardman and I was lucky enough to be one of the ones that got picked, one of the four, it was invaluable, the experience was just incredible really. I guess what I liked about the film was you couldn’t really tell if it was a student or a worker, I think that was a nice element of it and overall it was just a really well made video, really nice camera shots, beautiful.