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Student perspectives

Samuel Georgewill, community worker

Birkbeck has been offering evening courses in Stratford since 2007 - providing students with the opportunity to study closer to home and gain prestigious University of London qualifications. Samuel Georgewill is studying Birkbeck's BSc in Community Development and Public Policy in Stratford. He said: "The course I'm doing now is perfect for me - it's giving me the theory behind the practice of what I do as a volunteer in my local community. I'm doing this degree to develop my career prospects as a community development practitioner." Read more about Samuel's experience at Birkbeck.

Christina Milne, dancer

UEL student Christina Milne is studying BA Hons Dance: Urban Practice and she is looking forward to being taught at University Square Stratford.

She recently worked with BAFTA award-winning director Terry Braun as an underwater swimmer in his short film entitled "The Storm". The film focuses on global warming as well as projecting the beauty and ferocity of nature. Much of the footage is shot at St Brelades Church, Jersey, as well as underwater footage depicting Christina as an angel. The film can be viewed on the ceiling of St Brelades Church until 5 October.