Linda Stenback

2018 BSc(Hons) Computer Games (Design)
QA / Production Assistant @ No Code Ltd

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Why did you choose GCU?

I wanted to study abroad, and Scotland sounded like a great idea. GCU is situated in Glasgow’s city centre with student accommodation just next door. It was ideal, especially for European and international students.

What was most important to you during your time at GCU?

Friends. 100% the friends I made at GCU. University is tough and it would have been more difficult without them. There are a lot of group projects and having reliable friends just made it stress-free. 

Where do you work/what do you do now?

I am currently working as a Junior FX Artist at Axis Studios in Glasgow. I started in June 2020 and since then have been working on a great variety of projects from music videos to game trailers and at present working on a feature film.

What's your biggest lesson learned? Do you have any advice for our current students?

For university? Always start projects, especially honours early. Life in general? Be kind to others but make sure you take care of yourself. You can’t please everyone.

Our mission is to be the University for the Common Good, how would you describe GCU?

For university? Always start projects, especially honours early. Life in general? Be kind to others but make sure you take care of yourself. You can’t please everyone. 

Who inspires you?

I am inspired every day by my colleagues at Axis. Seeing how hard they have worked to get to where they are today and how they continue to grow and learn, encourages me to be a better FX artist each day and to one day be as skilled and helpful as they are.

What's next for you and have your ambitions changed since leaving University?

Next for me is to just take care of myself and listen to my body. Last year was… well quite a year and now more than ever, I try to always make time for myself and enjoy the moments of just relaxing. I would say my ambitions are the same since leaving University, I just try to take better care of myself. 

Missed anything?

Going to GCU and taking that step towards independence was life changing. It made me grow as a person and taught me that I can take care of myself.