I wasn’t prepared for the jump into university as I was only 17 at the time, and the course at Ayrshire College was not only full of exciting modules but was a very modern course compared to some others in Scotland.
Travelling from Stranraer to Ayr each day for college was not a problem for me, as every day I was excited to come to college to take part in the exciting modules. My course in visual communication was so varied there was a style of art to fit everyone.
I was comfortable coming into the course although most of my peers had already spent a year with each other – and coming from school and being young made me nervous, but this was soon forgotten as I met some great people.
Alongside the artistic skills within my course, I learnt several moral values at college. I learnt that presenting yourself and your work properly is just as important as the work itself. I also learnt how to project my communications skills, how to work together as part of a large team, and how to enjoy working hard.
I completed several live briefs whilst at college, including the Ayrshire College Foundation website design. This gave me valuable experience in working with real clients – which is exactly what I want to do in work.
I have now moved onto university at Glasgow Caledonian to complete my Bachelor of Arts. Following this I am going to continue on to do my teaching degree for art and design so I too can inspire people to follow my path and push their passion. I would absolutely recommend Ayrshire College to anyone moving on to further education. Not only does it provide a top education experience but it also helps young people mature and plan the future they want with no pressure or judgement.