"I decided to study for a Master's degree because I wanted to be pushed outside of my comfort zone! I also wanted to ‘qualify', somehow, in Welsh, or at the very least, use Welsh as a vehicle for my studies. All those years ago, as a school pupil I was too overwhelmed to decide on a life path for myself, and soon after that my professional life consumed all my energy for many, many years. However, I was always aware that I had 'left something behind'; also let some unspecified opportunity escape through my hands, that I have not realised some 'potential'. Broadly speaking, my decision to seek an MA degree for myself was an attempt to put that right.
I am fascinated by the humanities, but, having discussed with my course director, I decided that the short story would be a very worthwhile area for me to immerse in; I have a great love of literature, and love the compact forms. My world is fiction, of a different kind, and stories about the human condition are my bread and butter. An actor spends a lifetime interpreting scripts, and seeking the truth in the words of their authors. I felt, therefore, that I was well prepared for my studies.
Studying is fun! Choose an area that gets you excited, throw yourself into the middle of it, and don't be afraid to experiment with ideas and directions! You will have unrivalled education, care and advice at Swansea University, and educational experiences that will stay with you forever."