I came to KWMC in February 2016. I was the communications co-ordinator for the project Change Creators.
I only worked at KWMC for 10 weeks, however in this time there were always new projects taking place, exciting events happening, there was never a dull moment and the centre was always changing. Since leaving it’s been easy to keep up to date with everything going on at the centre via social media and the website and I’m always excited to see what’s new and what opportunities I can share with other young people I know.
KWMC has made a huge difference in my life. Not only was this the first time I was able to work within my studied field of media, I was also able to gain knowledge from graphic designers, artists, film editors and directors, creative tech technicians, communications officers, and other young people with bright ideas and passionate views. I got to work alongside incredibly talented and creative people and each day was filled with new and innovative discussions.
I have many but a few that stand out to me are: the sometimes heated but fair debates me and other staff members had in the office, it was great to be in an environment where people were open to different views and took your opinions or experiences into account. The trip to Barcelona with the Change Creators was definitely three days to be remembered. Although I was there to help document the journey and assist in making the weekend run smoothly, I also learned so much from the speakers and sessions at the Barcelona Fab Lab and came home with a whole new understanding of technology. I would also like to mention my last day, where I had a true KWMC send-off with lots of tea and cake. Although I was only at the centre for 10 weeks, it took me about 10 minutes to feel right at home.