An Introduction

Hi, my name is Layla and I am a third year textile student at ECA. I originally choose this course because it seemed like the better option out of two. We weren’t given many options this year for this part of the course, especially when there were so many exciting courses that we could have…

Feature on Textiles Inc

It looks like I was not the only one who was been busy during quarantine. As a result of Covid-19, a lot of textile students were not able to go on their work experience placements during the summer holidays. I luckily was not affected as I am the year below, but many course mates in…

Our War on Plastic

From collecting mine and my flatmates single use plastics in a week I discovered that we accumulated a lot of plastics. We collected 73 pieces of single use plastics per week.  That’s 18.25 pieces per person. I sorted out all of these plastics in my room, and I was surrounded by them, as you will see below….

Thoughts on First Year!

I know it has been a bit of time since my first year, but I think it is so important for other prospective students to know mine and my fellow coursemates thoughts. First year was always going to be a nervous mess where you are scrambling to make friends, start your course and learn how…

New Designers

This was my first experience of New Designers. Our Textiles group went in order to gain some inspiration for our projects and it really helped me to improve my presentational techniques. There are also a couple of courses, other than Textiles, that were presenting at the exhibition such as Ceramics and Jewellery. If you do not…

Leeds University 

I visited Leeds a couple of weeks back and I really liked the city. However, for me, I didn’t like the Textile course there. Leeds is part of the Russel Group universities and has a large emphasis on research and has academic qualities. Course: This is a four-year course instead of the usual three as…

Edinburgh University

I visited Edinburgh this week and I loved it. I know I have only seen one other university, but I feel like I have already made my decision. Course: This is a four-year course instead of the usual three It is a very structured course with the opportunity to work independently and in groups Only…

Falmouth University

A couple of weeks back I visited my first university, Falmouth. It is a beautiful seaside town where the university campus is only 10 minutes by bus from the centre. I was not able to get pictures of the university but I have some beautiful pictures of the town which I will attach. If you don’t know…

University Decisions

It has now come to the time to make decisions about a university, which is very daunting to a 16-year-old. I have decided to write a post about all the different universities offering the course of Textile Design for people in my position as well as for me to clear my mind about what each university…