No turning back now....

(42 Posts)
Kosakova Fri 15-Jan-16 21:43:13

My UCAS form was sent off earlier this week. I'm 52 and applying to do Textiles at Edinburgh, Herriot Watt, Dundee or Huddersfield. I'm excited and terrified at the same time! I've never lived on my own, so will be a huge change for me. Just getting ready to send off my digital portfolio.

Passmethecrisps Fri 15-Jan-16 21:45:33

Good on you!

It will be a huge step but likely a brilliant one

JamesetjeeBomanjee Fri 15-Jan-16 21:51:24

How exciting. smile. Where is your first choice?

Leeds2 Fri 15-Jan-16 23:14:40

Good Luck to you!

eatyourveg Sat 16-Jan-16 08:28:02

Here's hoping you hear back soon.

lljkk Sat 16-Jan-16 09:14:01

Fab smile

GasLIghtShining Sat 16-Jan-16 23:20:56

So exciting! I wish you all the luck

Do come back and let us know how you get on

Kosakova Sun 17-Jan-16 00:24:03

My first choice is Edinburgh. Currently working on one of my Pathway projects. I'll keep you all informed, it's nice being able to share it. smile

ShhhBeQuiet Sun 17-Jan-16 15:13:30

I think Edinbrugh would be an amazing city to be a student in.

Good luck.

antimatter Tue 19-Jan-16 11:35:22

Good luck! You must be so excited!

ImperialBlether Tue 19-Jan-16 11:36:40

Wow, lucky you! That sounds amazing.

Kosakova Wed 20-Jan-16 07:38:30

First interview date come through, just waiting for the others now.

Ilovelearning Tue 02-Feb-16 23:36:05

Well I said that I would keep you all updated - my first interview is at Huddersfield on Friday 5th February - wish me luck!

Leeds2 Wed 03-Feb-16 00:03:15

I grew up in Huddersfield. Lovely place! Good Luck with your interview.

GasLightShining Wed 03-Feb-16 20:25:07

Good luck for Friday

Bunnyjo Wed 03-Feb-16 22:50:24

Good luck! I am 37 and in the final year of my degree at Newcastle in a Biomedical Sciences related degree. I can honestly say that, apart from motherhood, it has been the most challenging and rewarding time of my life. However, as I am in the middle of my research project and I have my dissertation (based on my research) and finals to complete, the challenges may outweigh the rewards for a little while!

I am hoping to start a PhD after I graduate, so I may be a student for a while yet!

Ilovelearning Fri 05-Feb-16 08:36:10

Thanks everyone. Just getting ready to leave now, it'll take a couple of hours to get there. Let you know how it goes tonight.

Ilovelearning Fri 05-Feb-16 16:54:05

Just on my way home. I think the interview went well. Small group of 3 plus the tutor, so nice and informal. Should hopefully know by Monday.

Mrsmorton Fri 05-Feb-16 16:57:54

That's amazing!! Promise to keep us updated?
Good luck OP, you're fucking fab.

FelixFelix Fri 05-Feb-16 17:02:58

Oh wow, that's awesome! I am 25 and have a 2yo DD, and I am applying for an art & design access course to start in September then hopefully going to do a textiles degree in 2017. Huddersfield looks fab so I will be applying there and also Leeds College of Art.

Good luck thanks

Ilovelearning Fri 05-Feb-16 23:10:35

Thanks Mrs Morton, I needed that! Felix, although I haven't been to look around Edinburgh or Dundee because until Christmas I really was only applying for Huddersfield, the one thing that strikes me is just how welcoming everyone at Huddersfield has been and it is a really nice atmosphere. I've been a couple of times now to look around the department and the range of equipment they have available is amazing - 3d printers, laser cutters, weaving, knitting and embroidery machines as well as all your IT, etc. Where are you thinking of doing your access course? I have a friend who has just been accepted on the same course I've applied for who has spent the last year at Batley College of Art and has really been enjoying herself.

FelixFelix Fri 05-Feb-16 23:21:25

Huddersfield does look amazing and has such a good reputation for textiles. It would be fab if you got on to the course there! I'm going to try and get to some open evenings soon. I'm going to try for Leeds college of art for the access course as the facilities are top notch, but if not I can go to Bradford College (I live half way between both of them). I am worried about getting in to uni though as they are very competitive courses shock

Mrsmorton Fri 05-Feb-16 23:22:03

Ps I think your name change has failed...

Mrsmorton Fri 05-Feb-16 23:23:35

I want to see some textiles! I, so impressed, as a scientist I find creativity absolutely fascinating. The imagination you must have to make things. Fab.

Ilovelearning Wed 10-Feb-16 20:49:52

I've had an offer! From Huddersfield University. Just have to get a Merit now on my Final Major Project. Currently working on designing an overnight bag. I've designed a print and am trying to get it printed on fabric, so hopefully I can start putting it together next week. Dundee University have also asked for a digital portfolio, so I've got through the first round there. Still haven't heard from Edinburgh yet.

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