Meet our graduate student: Eva
Q: Can you please introduce yourself to our LIS community?
Hi, my name is Eva. I am currently an undergraduate in Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. I started studying at Léman in the summer of 2015 and graduated in the summer of 2017.
Q: How did you apply for universities? Which university was your final choice? Why?
London has always been my first choice. The city provides a range of exhibitions and gallery shows for my research of art. I went on each university website to look for the courses I was interested in. Most importantly was to know the entry requirements for every department.
After the research, Central Saint Martins became my dream place to study. The main reason is that it was ranked in the top three art and design universities worldwide. I believe it could benefit me with a larger platform and resources for my future art practices.
Q: Congratulations to you on your enrollment in such a good university. Can you please share with us how you have successfully achieved your goal? What support did you receive from your teachers and school?
University of the Arts London has six colleges when I was still an applicant. I applied to five colleges, they all offered me a place for the course I chose eventually. Included in these five was my dream college Central Saint Martins!
The principal reason I could achieve my goal is to continually challenge myself to explore the possibilities for the experiment I was taking in art-making and to always overcome any limitations.
I want to give special thanks to Mrs. Shill, Mr. Neal, Mr. Ketchlove, Mr. Davidson, Ms. Ji, Ms. Tara, and all the teachers for their encouragement and support!
Q: How is your university life? How did the school prepare you for the university?
At the very beginning of my uni life, I would say it was hard. Because it was the first time I lived in a brand new environment alone. Luckily, in the international education system Léman offered is the opportunity to meet students from all across the world. We meet in London to catch up and talk about the good old days back in our high school life.
(Original works, No Pirates!)
Q: What is your major in university? And what courses are you studying right now? What achievements did you make in your university?
I am majoring in fine art for my undergraduate. In my course, we challenge what we think art is. This explores time-based, durational performative, and also interdisciplinary practices. We also discuss the art practices and current ideas in critical and philosophical positions.
From 2020 to 2021, I'm currently doing my second degree in the Diploma of Professional Studies. From 2019 until today, I'm a member of the Chinese student union (UALCSSA) of the University of the Arts London, responsible for event planning and external market research. From 2019 to 2020, I have participated in several institutional art workshops and art meetings. In 2019, I curated two art charity exhibitions with a team.
What do you plan to do after graduation? Why?
I would say I’m not a conservative person, I do like to push myself to cross the boundary to be involved in a multidisciplinary area. However, my main focus is always on curating and art economy. At present, I’m considering applying for the Masters degree after my graduation within Bachelor of Arts with Honours and my Diploma of Professional Studies in two years, to continue my research and discussion on“What is art”.
What have you enjoyed most during your learning journey at Léman? Have you had any challenges and how did you overcome them?
One of my favorite things is the ACAMIS sports season. Each tour we took in ACAMIS was unforgettable. Remembering the first year in our volleyball season we didn’t get a good result in the league. However, our team spirit was soon inspired after weekly training and our love for sports. So that we achieved great results in the following seasons.
Q: As a Léman graduate student, what would you like to say to our students? What are your suggestions for our students to prepare for university?
“No Pain, No Gain.” Find your goal, put your best effort to achieve it. Although, enjoy the process, whether successful or not. Be audacious, be optimistic. Expect the unexpected. Always explore the unknowns, the future is waiting for you.