To celebrate Adult Learners Week, the National Design Academy, who specialise in Interior Design distance learning courses, held a special open day on Saturday which went down a real treat with visitors and received a huge amount of positive feedback.
The team were thrilled with how many people came along to find out more about our range of courses and how distance learning works. The atmosphere was buzzing and people were really keen to know more about what they would be studying, how the courses are delivered and what students have achieved since studying.
NDA student Karen Lane, kindly took time out of her busy schedule to give a talk about her experience as a student and how she balanced work and study, which many visitors found extremely helpful. One person said, “Over the whole day, I especially enjoyed the student talk and listening to her experiences”.
Tutor Sara-Jane believes it’s important for people to hear experiences direct from NDA students; “Karen’s talk was a brilliant opportunity for people to hear about the student experience first hand, many of which stayed back to ask her more questions, she was the star of the show!”
After enjoying a tour of the luxurious RiverCrescent Apartments, visitors got a chance to have valuable one-to-one time with the tutor team, Academy Director and Director of Studies to ask as many questions as they liked and look through various examples of student work.
One visitor who travelled from Kent said, ” Today was well worth the long journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it”. Another visitor said, “The open day was really informative and I couldn’t see how it could have been improved.”
Tutor Natasha Wymer, is responsible for students of all levels and was impressed by people’s enthusiasm; ” It was an intense day with lots of buzz and a great positive vibe. Everyone loved Karen’s talk and the high standard of student work, they couldn’t wait to enrol.”
Over all the day was a huge success and introduced many people to an alternative route to further and higher education which is flexible and can lead to fantastic careers within interior design. If you’d like to know more about the National Design Academy, courses, or how distance learning could be for you, book on the next open day which is 22nd June 2011 or visit their website www.nda.ac.uk. Push yourself, learn some great talents and take the leap of design!