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Why did you choose Reigate College?

I chose Reigate College as I felt that it would be a good progression from Secondary School, giving me more independence and responsibility that would help me prepare for the independent nature of studying at university.

How and why did you decide which subjects to study?

I decided to study English Literature and Art because along with having a passion for both subjects, I knew they would be needed for a career in producing children’s literature. As for Philosophy, I chose this as the course sounded interesting and I thought it would be fun to study something new.

How did you find the move from school to College?

As you are surrounded by people with similar interests to you, it isn’t hard to make new friends. The transition from school to College was easy as you are constantly surrounded by people who share common goals or aspirations.

What do you like most about being a student at Reigate College?

I enjoy the freedom that comes with being a Reigate College student. I enjoy that I am in control of my studies, but still have the support of teachers when it’s needed. This has really helped strengthen my ability to work independently and create a schedule that works for me.

What are your plans for the future?

After spending a foundation year at UCA Epsom and hopefully moving on to study Fine Art and English Literature at Reading University, my aspiration is to become a children’s book author and illustrator.

Mia, 2020

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