Aerial photograph from a plane of the Brook Street campus

Student Stories

Dawn Jenner

BA (Hons) Photography

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"I chose to attend West Kent College as the course fees were more competitive than some of the alternatives and the course looked good. I met a wide variety of people with lots of different skills on the BA course and have great memories of setting up the exhibition for our final major project. It was exciting to see all the work come together and work as a team.

"The photography course allowed me to gain skills and knowledge that I need in my role as a clinical photographer. It also allowed me to go onto the postgraduate clinical photography course to further my career.

"The first job I had after graduating from West Kent was a laboratory technician at a school helping teach photography students. However, I always intended to go into clinical photography and jumped at the chance for such a role when the opportunity arose.

"My current job involves many aspects, including photography, graphic design and illustration. I work within a hospital, in a studio and on location, such as wards and theatre, and a large part of it is knowing how to deal with patients. I photograph many patients with all different conditions and in all sorts of situations. I enjoy my job and have expanded my knowledge into graphic design and illustration, using all three skills in my role.

"There are many highlights to my job, including the fantastic staff I work with, as well as the patients that I speak to - and overall, the job is different every day, making it an interesting place to work.

"I really wanted this role as a clinical photographer and as they are few and far between, I had to move for the role I wanted. I have a completely different life to the one I had previously - and I wouldn't change a thing.

There are many highlights to my job, including the fantastic staff I work with, as well as the patients that I speak to - and overall, the job is different every day, making it an interesting place to work.