Sandra moved to London from Taiwan to study BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication. She discusses how learning alongside students from so many different backgrounds and cultural perspectives has helped her to find her own creative identity and way of thinking.
“When I began the first year of my course, I really felt like I was starting from the bottom. I had so much to learn, particularly when it came to the digital and technical side of an art and design degree. It has been the toughest part of the course for me so far, but in many ways it’s also been the highlight – I feel like I have improved a lot already!
I’d definitely recommend trying to make as many friends as possible, and not just people from the same background as you
Making friends from a different country or culture from you is so eye-opening. You can learn a lot from each other, especially because you’ve each got different experiences and different ways of thinking. It really makes you think, and it helps you to understand where you stand and who you are, both personally and creatively.
Being surrounded by people who are interested in exactly what you’re interested in is amazing.
You can meet so many people living in London. It’s one of my favourite cities in the world – it’s so lively, inspirational and full of energy. Just being here make me feel like there are endless possibilities."
BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media, London College of Communication