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Kayleigh Damen (BA Film, Theatre & Television 2006)

Biography

I started working in the television industry in London once I graduated from Reading. Worked my way up the ladder to Producer/Director level. Worked on progammes such as Gogglebox and Undercover Boss.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

It offered one of the best courses in the Country. They also gave a good mixture of TV, Film and Theatre.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

Close to London, all on one big campus and not far from beautiful countryside.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Enjoy every second of it! The working world is fun but you'll miss being a student.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

After 8 successful years in the television industry I decided to give myself another challenge. I now work at Goldman Sachs in Financial Sponsors.

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

Reading gave me a good insight into television production. Before starting in the industry I knew my way around a camera.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

Secure some work experience and don't give up trying.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

Meeting my husband and making some life long friends.

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