Voices (ISL Stories)

Meet Mhari Glober

Learn more about Mhari Glober, Alumna (Class of 2014)

Class of (or years attended): 2014

Where are you living now? Glasgow, Scotland

What did you do after you left ISL? 

I graduated ISL in 2014, and moved to London to study Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins; the course was incredibly diverse and encompassed all aspects of performance design from costume, to props, to set design and lighting. After university I worked as a set designer for theatre in London before moving to Scotland to work on a Netflix production, Outlander. 

What did you study at University? 

Performance Design and Practice at Central St Martins (see above)

What are you doing now?

I currently work for the art department on a BBC production and am based in Glasgow. My chosen profession is very varied and I work on many different types of productions; where no two days are ever the same and no two jobs are ever the same. I have now worked on a number of different types of productions from theatre, live TV, fantasy period dramas, to continuing dramas

Do you think that your time at ISL helped you pursue this? If yes, how?

The IB played a big part in preparing me for this line of work because a vast amount of research goes into any project I do and I have to manage my time and insane workloads for extended periods of time. 

What advantages has studying at ISL given you?

ISL taught me to balance my work and social life, and pandemics notwithstanding, I always try to do that. I still have a great love of music, and I used to pursue that locally while in Luxembourg.  

What advice would you give students to help them make the most of their time at ISL? 

I would advise any student at ISL to really make the most of their time there. If you get given loads of homework and assignments by different teachers, try not to shy away from it. It may be daunting and it may be hard, but it teaches you discipline, self motivation and resilience, and it will make the working environment easier in the long-run.  

Were you involved in any clubs/activities at ISL? What did you enjoy about them and what benefit do you think they have for students?

At ISL, I was involved in sports (even though I wasn’t always great at them), as well as acting as co-president of the Business Club. Sports were really just a way to find a balance in my life where not everything was about academics. It was a time to spend with friends, have fun and let off some steam. As the only female in the Business Club at the time I learned one crucial thing; how to stand up for myself and have my voice heard in a room of peers that didn’t want to hear it. This has stood me well for life on a busy film set. 

If you could thank a teacher or staff member, who would it be?

There are a few teachers that I would like to thank for going above and beyond for me. Mrs Kibler, for taking the time before school to tutor me in Biology, making sure I not only passed my IB, but exceeded my expected grade. She instilled a love for the subject that is still with me. Also, Ms Lorton and Ms Coolen, for awakening and feeding my excitement and love for Art and Design ….that now helps me pay the bills.




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