Tamzin: My first year at UAL
It’s been amazing to get to know not only my pathway course mates but a whole group of friends from halls, all from different courses and years.
I was stepping away from country life into the big city. I’d never spent much time in London, so I was a little hesitant about whether I’d even like it. Although I knew it was a great opportunity and I certainly don’t regret coming.
It’s so great to meet so many talented individuals and I feel like I’ve not only learned from my tutors but from my peers too. While studying Fine Art (4D), the dynamic of our group has grown from being shy about discussing our work to comfortably giving each other feedback. The most difficult lesson I have found was learning to be my own critic. This is encouraged, especially on my course, so that you can become an independent thinker and understand why you make certain artistic choices.
I love the food at college which was a happy surprise. There’s a huge variety of great quality food and reasonably priced. I love the vegetarian hot dogs on Fridays. They’re always playing music too which keeps up the energy.
Lastly, I’ve been so fortunate to have a place in halls where the staff are so friendly and the atmosphere is full of people who are happy. I’ve had an amazing time and I’m looking very much to next year.
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