At Mount St Mary’s, we pride ourselves on the extra-curricular opportunities that we are able to afford our students, and as a CAT faculty, we were delighted to have been approached by Leeds Arts University to offer year 9 students a place on their Creative Pathways Programme.

Students with an interest in pursuing a future within Art and Design have applied to participate in an initiative with the University, that will give them access to unique opportunities throughout their next 3 years at Mount St Mary’s. The initiative will support students who are keen to pursue further and higher education within creative arts, by giving them a valuable early insight into the pathways and access routes available within their chosen career path.

With 5 events taking place each academic year, our students will have the chance to develop a range of creative skills and a portfolio of work, visit galleries and gain a deeper understanding of art collections, meet university students currently pursuing creative subjects and gain an insight into University life. All these activities will help our students to grow in confidence on their journey throughout their education and beyond.

The CAT faculty are keen to develop the personal responsibility each student applies to their own success, as well as creating the opportunities that will build their resilience to adapt to different environments within education and beyond. We are delighted to confirm that 9 students have been accepted on to the programme and we look forward to sharing with you the fantastic events that they will participate in during the course of the year.