Art and Design students awarded scholarships to study in Sweden this summer

Year One BA (Hons) Fine Art student Hannah Barton, and BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making student Hannah Varley, have embarked on an exciting exchange opportunity to Linnaeus University in Sweden.

L to R: Hannah Barton and Hannah Varley
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L to R: Hannah Barton and Hannah Varley

Year One BA (Hons) Fine Art student Hannah Barton, and BA (Hons) Costume Design and Making student Hannah Varley, have embarked on an exciting exchange opportunity to Linnaeus University in Sweden.

The students were both awarded Summer School Scholarships, which will cover their tuition fee and accommodation costs.

Linnaeus University was established in 2010 by a merger of former Växjö University and Kalmar University, and was named in honour of botanist Carl Linnaeus, world-renowned Swedish scientist of the last few centuries. The Summer Academy first launched in 2014.

The University has a long tradition of offering degree programmes and courses in English, attracting more than 1,600 international students each year.

The students will spend five weeks over July and early August on the Art and Landscape Painting course, where they will study art and outdoor landscape painting in the midst of the exotic island of Öland, and follow an interesting era of modernist painters from the late 19th century to the present day.

An excited Hannah Varley told us: “I’m looking forward to being able to study in Sweden and to explore a different country. I’m hoping it will be a valuable experience, both academically and culturally.

“I’m hoping to gain a greater understanding of art outside of the UK, and the learning environments abroad. This opportunity will hopefully make my CV stand out, as I will be able to show my openness to new experiences and a wider interest in art.”

Hannah Barton added: “I am looking forward to meeting new people from all over the world, and also experiencing Sweden itself.

“I am hoping to improve my teamwork skills and individual design practice. With regards to my CV, I hope the experience of studying abroad will improve my overall skillset.

Paulina Swann, NTU Global's International Mobility Coordinator, remarked: "Studying abroad during the summer months is a rewarding and exciting experience. NTU students immerse themselves in the language and culture of their chosen country, discover a new and different approach to learning, and they have fun as well.”

Visit the NTU Global summer schools page to find out more about all our exciting summer exchange opportunities.

According to the Gone International: Mobility Works 2017 report, which analyses data from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, graduates who were mobile during their degree were less likely to be unemployed (3.7% compared to 4.9%), and more likely to earn 5% more than their non-mobile peers.

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Art and Design students awarded scholarships to study in Sweden this summer

Published on 5 July 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; School of Art & Design

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