Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

You don’t need to end your art at Uni

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University is a big time in peoples lives, a fresh start if you will. But going to university doesn’t mean you have to give up the things you love, in fact quite the opposite!

Most people move to a different city when going to university, which would mean they’re unable to attend their existing art clubs, like drama clubs, or perhaps write music with their friends. This however should not discourage you from continuing your passion.

University is where people flourish. Many famous art practitioners, for example Coldplay, meet at University. Not everybody who has a passion is going to make it big, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t engage in their art forms, or perhaps try new ones.

The fantastic thing about many universities is the huge wealth of talent among the students, and the opportunities provided through the societies. Societies are simply clubs where like-minded people join together to engage with something they love.

Often there are clubs to cover all kinds of interests, for example, my university have over 150 sports clubs and societies, covering everything from drama to an official zombie society!! There is bound to be a club which meets existing interests, and can be a fantastic opportunity to try something new.

So you shouldn’t be at all worried about having to move away and abandoning your passion, university can actually be the place to hone your skills and develop new ones. If there isn’t a club that matches your interest then you could always contact your student union and begin the process of starting one. Imagine how good that would look on a CV…

See university as the portal to opportunity, and be sure to take advantage of it!

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Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

Tom Inniss Journalist and podcaster

Tom Inniss

Tom is a journalist and feature writer with interests in politics, technology and culture. He currently works as the editor of Voice - an online magazine for young people interested in art and culture.

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