Alice wins prestigious places at two art schools

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Borders College art and design student Alice Scott has been offered an undergraduate place at both the internationally-recognised Glasgow School of Art and the University of the Arts London, Central St Martins, a world-leading centre for art and design education.

Since leaving Hawick High School two years ago, Alice has been studying on the BTEC Level 3 Art and Design course at Borders College. This has given her the opportunity to immerse herself in her art studies, push her boundaries and open her mind to different art concepts.

She has shared her experiences with like-minded art students and been guided by lecturers who themselves are professional artists in their own right.

“I’m delighted to have the choice. I applied for the BA (Hons) Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow and for the BA (Hons) in Fine Art in London, and I now have a hard decision to make as to which path to choose,” said Alice.

“One of the best decisions I’ve made so far is coming to study at Borders College on the Art and Design course. The lecturers are really passionate about their subject and have really inspired me.

“My fellow students and the art studios at Scottish Borders Campus have provided me with a great creative atmosphere where we can share ideas. When I left school I lacked self-confidence and the college has given me the opportunity to broaden my horizons, become more confident, both personally and with my art, as well as develop my portfolio so I can take the next step.”

Her tutors, Niall Campbell and Siobhan O’Hehir, are delighted for Alice. They know that both institutions are hard to get into and receive many more applications than spaces.

Niall said: “Alice has been a very hard-working, self-motivated student and to be offered places at two prestigious art schools is fantastic. Alice is a great advocate for our course and we look forward to witnessing the next part of her journey.”

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