I began studying for my degree in 2009 when I had time, at last, to take photography seriously again and the OCA was the perfect vehicle for my study as it gave me the flexibility to fit my study around my lifestyle rather than limit my freedom. This coupled with an excellent series of supportive yet critical and demanding one to one tutors has given me the confidence to find my own voice in the world of photography, informing my practice and honing my self-awareness and critical approach beyond just the obvious and photography itself.