Lara Cardoso – MA Media, Communications and Critical Practice

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Lara Cardoso

Lara Cardoso decided that London College of Communication was the perfect fit for her studies. She is now considering a career in meaningful online communications

Where are you from in the world?

Toronto, Canada

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

I was interested in studying abroad at a creative institution – LCC within UAL seemed the perfect fit.

What was your first impression of LCC when you joined?

Creative and a little crazy. Crazy in a good way, anything goes!

And what’s your favourite thing about LCC now?

The support from course leaders and tutors, and the freedom to academically and creatively pursue what really matters to you.

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?

My thesis which was a mix of Slow Movement research and autoethnography. It was self-explorative and an incredibly rewarding period of time during my MA course.

What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?

Make the most of it, it goes by so quick. Try to get involved with UAL at large, there is a lot to discover and be inspired by!

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Inspiring, unique, exploratory

How have you found living in London, and where’s your favourite place to explore?

Being an international student, it took me some time to adjust to London, but I love it now! I live in south east London and it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t say my favourite place is without a doubt the SE, all the way.

What are you hoping to achieve after you graduate?

Meaningful work in online communications. My interests are somewhat niche – fashion, sustainability, online media – but I feel that LCC has helped me prepare for a career path towards a role in this area.

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