Monday, 4 December 2017

I finally Graduated!

On the 23rd November I graduated Leeds Arts University (formerly Leeds College of Art) with a 2.1 in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design! I feel so proud of myself after struggling with severe mental health problems in my last few months of university. I did not think I was going to finish, even though I had come so far. Luckily after starting medication and with help from family members (especially my Auntie Sue, Mum and Rob) I completed my degree. I still feel sad now that I missed the last few months at uni with my friends whilst recovering at home.  I even missed an amazing lecture by Orla Kiely's assistant designer and also The Printed Peanut- I could of cried!! 
I couldn't have done it if I wasn't so passionate about my degree, so I just want to say do whatever you love as you will get there in the end. And to reach out to the people around you if you struggle with mental health yourself as i'm sure they will be super supportive. So heres to the future!

My lovely uni pals

My dad and brother

My lovely Mum

My favourite human - Roberto

My lovely Auntie Sue and Mum


  1. congratulations Jodie. In spite of everything, you did it! you are amazing

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