Millie Cooper

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Studying at Goldsmiths changed my view on higher education.

Millie's time at Goldsmiths

I really enjoyed my time at Goldsmiths, I found the experience supportive throughout and my lecturers really helped me to grow. I have always struggled with formal education and I always felt as though I could express these emotions and felt guided in the best direction.

The Theatre and Performance department gave me to tools to get be a versatile creative, I have knowledge of lots of different departments within theatre and beyond.

Studying at Goldsmiths changed my view on higher education, I never saw myself ever completing university or ever being able to achieve a BA and Goldsmiths helped me to achieve that.

The best part of studying at Goldsmiths

In all honesty, my friends, I would not have been able to get through university if it wasn't for the support I got from the people I met.

Work created at Goldsmiths

For my third year Major Research Project I created a documentary. This documentary has led me to all of the opportunities that have changed my life from writing articles for newspapers, speaking at conferences and giving a voice to my community.

The documentary is an in-depth look at the lives of Romany women in Britain, throughout this film we discuss topics of feminism, racism, discrimination and what it means to be a Romany woman in the 21st century. A huge thanks to all the women involved and everyone involved in the project so far, this is only the beginning.

You can watch Millie's film: Conversations with Romany Women on YouTube.

Life since graduating

I am working at Warner Brothers Studios in the VFX department, I am also on a scriptwriting scheme for Channel 4's Ackley Bridge. I would love to get into script writing for TV and Film.

Advice for future students

Be influenced by everything around you! you can find inspiration everywhere and Goldsmiths will help you realise this. I come from Romany Gypsy heritage, I would say that if you are from that community that higher education is for you, and you can feel included in educational spaces. Make your voice heard.