I began studying with the Open College of the Arts in late 2013. Having discovered a love for Textiles and Teaching; I wanted to further my own practice. The OCA was the perfect option, as I could schedule my learning around other responsibilities. I worried I would miss the university campus setting, where I could be inspired by others. However my concerns were unfounded, as there’s many ways in which we fellow students keep in touch, bounce ideas off each other and even meet up to visit exhibitions. There’s always someone to turn to, I have never felt a lack!