ba graduates in the world

mercedes prevatt
institute of arts,

My time studying at British Academy was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The structure of the curriculum offered ensured that our classes for each subject were more than just writing notes but lessons that were engaging, with open discussions that encouraged us to think critically. Now I find myself more open-minded, able to use these approaches and apply them to my studies at university. Furthermore, the guidance and essential life tips provided by my teachers both in and outside of the classroom as well as my leadership roles within the school have allowed me to take on new challenges and opened doors to new opportunities and experiences. 



Class of 2017  

(Former Head Girl and House Captain of Livingstone)

monique andrew
Paris, france

After leaving The British Academy I started ESMOD International Fashion School, studying Stylisme (design) and Modelisme (pattern making). My first year was unlike anything I had experienced and a massive learning experience. The many skills I learnt at The British Academy helped me to adapt to my new school life but outside of school was a different story.


We have a very intensive programme which was an adjustment as the way of teaching is more technical. My school prepares us for the fashion industry itself and so we are very hands on and working on being clean and precise in our designs, aiming for perfection. We can spend months focusing on creating our final garment and there are multiple prototypes to be made and inspiration books and a bunch of important but tiny details that I never knew were so important with fashion design.


I can definitely say I don’t have the typical university student lifestyle. My own consists of late nights sewing and going out with my friends to buy fabric. Paris can be lonely at times like any big city but I think that in those moments, when you must do things independently you notice things about the world and you truly find yourself.


There are moments when the pressure of consistently being perfect dwell on me but overall I can definitely say I am extremely happy with the person I have become and couldn’t be more content about my current life situation and surroundings.


I am so grateful to my parents for supporting me and my dreams and to The British Academy for teaching me a great work ethic.

Monique Andrew

Class of 2017


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