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Student stories: Enterprise grant success thumb

Student stories: Enterprise grant success

The message dropped into my feed from the OCA… ‘We are offering an Enterprise Grant for level 2 and 3 students of £100, or £150 each for group applications.’ All you had to do was complete an application form with a simple proposal setting out why you wanted the grant. This seemed peculiarly appropriate as I had just started my first Level 2 course and was itching to get out in the market place.

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Confessions of an art student: Introducing Paul Butterworth thumb

Confessions of an art student: Introducing Paul Butterworth

However, though I have learned some painting skills, learning to look and question has been much more important. By 60 my world view was set but the OCA has turned it into sand.

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Study event review: OCA East of England – A student’s perspective thumb

Study event review: OCA East of England – A student’s perspective

Without going into details about individual chats – we stayed about an hour before we drifted out into the cold and wet – my main takeaway (and the best bit of the day) was how supported I felt. I was an art student with other art students.

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