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OCA’s online degree showcase – Live!
Posted: 30/07/21 06:13 | 1 Comments
I am delighted to announce that our first ever degree showcase at OCA launches this week at https://showcase.oca.ac.uk/. Students from the Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Painting, Photography and Textiles undergraduate degrees are all represented and the work is absolutely stunning.
Student Association study event: Visual Art and Text
Posted: 28/06/21 09:47 | 0 Comments
Join Bryan Eccleshall for two workshops (each two hours long) to explore how text has been used in visual art and to develop your own way of doing it.
edge zine 11: Catalyst
Posted: 11/06/21 01:25 | 0 Comments
We are pleased to announce the new issue of edge-zine is available now.
Perception: Where Science and Art Meet. Sort Of.
Posted: 09/06/21 09:26 | 2 Comments
The important point is our brains are wired in a certain way and we invent and build the world in our heads as much as perceive it as ‘truth’. This is important for anyone attempting to represent three dimensions in two. The world is indeed out there but perhaps capturing it requires more intervention than we might initially think.
Motivated to work in Equality and Diversity
Posted: 30/10/20 09:28 | 10 Comments
The motivations for my becoming the OCA student representative for Equality and Diversity are deeply embedded in my personal experiences of racial and social class based injustices. I felt that this personal context was important to illustrate my interest and commitment to the role. But equally I wanted to add a real life dimension to the discussion on equality and diversity.
OCA wellbeing: On self-care
Posted: 13/08/20 09:47 | 6 Comments
Increasing online presence may result in online fatigue with visual and somatic symptoms. To Self- care and to be aware of changing habits and maladaptive behaviour patterns may overcome not only chronic ‘online’ disease but also negative impact on concentration, mood and emotions.
OCA wellbeing: Community in lockdown
Posted: 23/07/20 09:15 | 3 Comments
Miranda shares what she has found helpful during the pandemic so far. Miranda is new to the Student Services Team at OCA, and has had the challenge of joining the OCA ‘virtually’ during the lockdown period!
OCA wellbeing: Pets
Posted: 16/07/20 09:51 | 3 Comments
I have settled reasonably well into life in lockdown and I think it’s largely to do with my furry companion. I’ve kept my normal routine of getting up and walking to work, which currently means taking Enzo out and looping back home to log on.
OCA wellbeing: Photography
Posted: 02/07/20 09:51 | 6 Comments
I’d started up an Instagram account a while back, but I’d fallen into posting very sporadically, going months without and not making much of a contribution. So I decided to try out the whole ‘post an image a day’ and use some hashtags to get the message out that although we were in lockdown, we were still here.
OCA wellbeing: Running
Posted: 11/06/20 09:23 | 5 Comments
I realise I am very fortunate to be in my running group. It has opened my eyes to all the virtual experiences that people can now engage with. Lockdown has resulted in the creation of so many activities to connect people – virtual running competitions, online courses, online counselling – the list goes on. Being removed from family and friends is difficult, but having a great group of people online has kept me going. I can’t wait until we can run together again.