Ben Wills

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Sports & Leisure
Job title: Technical Manager
Subject of study: Drama
Year of graduation: 2009
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Mercury Theatre, Colchester

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

Qualified Lecturer in Production Arts. Technical Management of regional theatre and national tours. Lighting design, stage management, production management. External events and event management.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Passion for the arts and a keen interest in technology.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Gilbert & Sullivan Footlights EUTCO.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Collaborative. Supportive. Interesting. Lots of opportunities.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Atmosphere. Excellent student experience and opportunities.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Campus, course, area.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Plenty of extra-curricular experiences available. Northcott Theatre on the doorstep.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be prepared to work hard and be passionate about what you do.


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