Adam worked in various jobs after leaving sixth form, from self-employed cleaner to optical assistant. But it was when he started doing foil blocking at a bookbinders that he rediscovered a love for working with his hands.
After completing a foundation degree, he decided that a Production Arts course at UAL was the next step. Pivotal to his UAL experience has been the support he received from the Disability Service. They helped him get an important dyslexia diagnosis
"The question of dyslexia had been on my mind for some time. I’ve always struggled with memory and certain subjects, and during my second year at UAL I decided to look into it further.
After speaking with the UAL Disability Service and completing several assessments, I finally received confirmation of my dyslexia. This was followed by a discussion to work out what help and special equipment I could be entitled to.
I’ve been given additional time and help sessions for my dissertation, and was even granted funding to help me buy a laptop with specialist software. It’s really helped me cope with any stress knowing that all the support is there if I need it!"