Thanks to generous donations to our Alumni Fund we have been able to offer our first bursaries to undergraduate students studying at the University.
The first recipient was Emily Maloney, a final year BA (Hons) Visual Communication student and keen upcycler, who was invited to spend time working alongside designer, upcycler and TV presenter Max McMurdo in his studio. There she had the opportunity to develop her own skills, working with Max on a variety of projects including developing and delivering workshops for primary school children, something that Emily is keen to pursue further. Find out more here.
Image: Emily Maloney, BA (Hons) Visual Communication student
Ryan Morgan, a BA (Hons) Creative Advertising student, also received a bursary to support a week-long placement at the global creative advertising agency, McCann. He gained valuable experience, and met directors from other McCann agencies across the country, to help him pursue a career in the industry. Read more about Ryan's experience here.
Image: Work by BA (Hons) Creative Advertising student Ryan Morgan
Finally, Cassie Suche, a second year BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design student was able to take up a two-week placement at Glasgow-based studio Timorous Beasties, giving her the opportunity to work on interior focused, luxury design. Read more about Cassie’s placement here.
Image: Cassie Suche, BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design
These students have all expressed their gratitude to alumni who have supported the bursary fund, without which they would not have been able to access these opportunities. Gifts of every size have a lasting impact and Leeds Arts University is profoundly grateful to all those who support our work and our students. To find out how you can donate please visit our supporter page here.