Flora Honson

Course: BA (Hons) top-up Design

Previous school: Europa Fachakademie Dr. Buhmann

Flora visited New College Durham with her school and was very impressed with the facilities. She wanted to enhance her English and was excited to make new friends.

She said:

“Studying at New College Durham was a very nice experience. The design space was fantastic to work in. It was an open space and allowed you to work independently or with friends. Most of my new friends were from Norway, Finland and Spain – it was great to learn about their cultures.

“I always felt like I could go to my tutors for support. The international team were very helpful too. I was quite happy to have to pay to print my assignments out professionally. It was quite expensive but I now have all the work ready to show potential employers. Learning how to get your work printed was beneficial and holding a hard copy felt amazing!

“My tutors encouraged us to enter competitions and apply for job opportunities. They really wanted us to succeed and add to our portfolios. The department had many links with employers and agencies which allowed me to make my own connections.”

Flora secured full-time employment with Playmobil Toys.