Nick Payne, Freelance Cameraman
"I knew I wanted to be a cameraman before I started my degree and Sunderland had the best offer for me, both in terms of the facilities and the expertise of lecturers.
"What I learnt there gave me the building blocks I needed to embark upon my career.
"The facilities at the university are state-of-the-art and industry standard - therefore the same as what I am now working with professionally, so the skills I learned were simply transferred.
"Since leaving I've gone on to work on a range of productions from The Bill and Top Gear to Where the Heart Is and Make Me a Supermodel and I'm now working freelance.
"Even after all these years I can still hear my lecturer Shafik Obrai's advice every time I film an interview!"
Nick Payne, BA (Hons) Media Production (Television and Radio), Freelance Cameraman.