2 November 2020

Graduates Talk About Owning a Company

Global Academy Graduates, gave our students a lecture about life in the industry and what they wish they knew before graduating!

Graduates Talk About Starting Their Own Media Company

Our first speakers were Richard and Niamh who joined Global Academy in 2017 and graduated last year. They spoke about the effects of COVID-19 on their business and how they had to adapt.

Niamh spoke about working towards an apprenticeship after leaving Global Academy which gave her a lot of industry knowledge and skills.

Russell started PipCo, a London based creative media agency specialising in Visual, Audio, Design and Social Media. He then joined forces with Niamh and Richard to bring the idea to life!  They spoke about how Global Academy helped them build PipCo from the ground up.

I think that this lecture was one of my favourites and I definitely found it the most helpful because I do want to work at home in the future but also I don’t want to graduate Global Academy and not be happy with how I spent my last year and not have the grade I feel I could’ve achieved if I worked harder.

Lauren John, Year 13 Student


They shared tips with the Year 13s about their final year and when they graduate!

• When you are working, both at home but also in general, self- discipline is crucial

• Deadlines are essential, whether these are set by you, your teachers or employers.

• Use your teachers and resources to your advantage.

• Do every project to the best of your ability, it is not only a great way to build up your portfolio, but it will make sure you are getting all your grades as high as possible

•Life is unpredictable so when you have an idea, make it, it will only benefit you, improve your skills and add more projects to your portfolio.

• Take every single opportunity– even if your friends aren’t doing it or if you aren’t entirely sure, you could end up loving it.

• If you haven’t already, start a portfolio. Keep it up to date with all your projects and showcase your best ones! You never know when you might need it.

• Focus on your coursework, don’t wait until FMP to start working hard. Especially with COVID-19, your grades throughout the year might end up being your final grade.

• Treat everyone like a CEO. This is a general rule of thumb, not only should you be polite to everyone but don’t look down on people if their job title is lower than someone else’s or yours. This is especially important not only to your reputation but you also never know who you are going to meet and you definitely don’t want to meet someone and give them a bad first impression of you and then they tell their co-workers and then go to a job interview one day and they are the interviewer.

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?

Ready to kickstart your career in media?