As our BA14 season comes to a close we look at the final students from across our undergraduate courses who will be graduating this summer as part of our Class of 2014 series. Here FdSc Beauty and Spa Management student Emily Moulton talks about her future plans and living and studying in London.
LCF: What have you enjoyed most about studying at LCF?
Emily Moulton: LCF is one of the most well-recognised universities in the UK and what I’ve really enjoyed about the FdSc Beauty & Spa Management course is that it covers a wide range of relevant and up-to-date methods and practices whilst bringing in industry professionals to train its students. This has been fundamental for me in terms of gaining employment in the beauty and spa industry in London.
LCF: Have you won any prizes / been in the media / undertaken work experience?
EM: I was working as a spa therapist for two years at Virgin Active health clubs which provided me with the experience to progress not only in my course but also in the industry. I have recently joined Cowshed Spa at Shoreditch House, part of the Soho House group, which has been a great insight into working for a well-accomplished, stand-alone brand.
What inspires you?
As part of University of the Arts London, LCF shares its space with students training in not only beauty, but in the arts, fashion and design. Being in such an environment has been inspiring to me because it has taught me not only about the vocational aspects of beauty and spa management, but also contemporary, cultural issues, relevant to the beauty industry. It has been an eye opening experience.
What is most important to you about beauty?
I chose to study this course, not only to learn about the practical aspects of working in a spa but also because I wanted to learn about the managerial and scientific side of the industry. What’s been important about studying at LCF is that it has given me the tools and resources to own my own spa in the future.
What are your plans for the future? And how do you feel your course will help you?
I have always been interested in applying my experience in London to a different location. After completing my BSc I hope to move to Los Angeles to continue my practice.
What advice would you give someone wanting to study for a BA at LCF?
I could not imagine being on the course and not living in London. My main recommendation would be to live in one of UAL’s halls of residence for your first year – you’ll be able to experience all that London has to offer, especially in terms of employment that is relevant to the industry you want to be a part of.