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Helen Docksey

Helen Docksey

Helen is studying MA Art Practice.


What were you doing before coming to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

Before enrolling in the MA I was working as a language tutor helping GCSE and A-Level students with their Spanish. 

What attracted you to Wrexham Glyndwr University?

I'd heard that the school of art and design at Glyndwr University had a very good design and illustration undergraduate course and that their main lecturer, Yadzia Williams, also taught on the MA. 

What’s the atmosphere like around campus?

It was friendly and inspiring. The eclectic mixture of students and teachers from different backgrounds contributed to innovative and challenging thinking.

What do you enjoy most about your course?

I enjoyed the critical discourse amongst students and lectures and how it made us question and challenge our notions about art and the world that surrounds us. It also gave me an opportunity to re-evaluate my role as a creative artist and my contribution to society.

What do you hope to do when you graduate?

I am currently evaluating all options, but hopefully, I'll be able to travel abroad to further my creative and academic studies as a PhD student.

What has the support been like?

Excellent. The teachers engaged with us from day one and their hard work and dedication was outstanding.

Each university has its own qualities, but I believe Glyndwr’s' is the one to one relationship between teachers and students. We could never have the same amount of time dedicated to us individually in a larger university.

If you were to sum up your experience at Wrexham Glyndwr University in one word what would it be and why?

Inspiring. I arrived not knowing who I was as an artist.  Now that the end of the course is approaching, I feel confident in my work and what I wish to do in the future.

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