Alex Hackett

Before you came to Brookes what did you study and where?

A Levels at Hereford Sixth Form College, and Foundation Studies in Art and Design at Hereford College of Art.

What made you choose Brookes as a place to study?

The friendly atmosphere around campus, especially amongst staff and students at the School of Arts, as well as the cultural attractions of the city of Oxford.

What do you think of the course now you’re here?

The Fine Art course is a great introduction to the possibilities of art in the broadest sense, and my tutors offered me great freedom and encouragement in pursuing my creative ideas.

How did your scholarship or bursary enhance your experience of the course?

Receiving financial support from Brookes allows me to spend money on extra study materials and producing art pieces. I also took the opportunity to visit Lisbon on the field trip in my first year with the bursary I received.

What are your plans for when you’ve completed your course, for work or further study?

I would like to continue my practice based in socially-engaged art, but perhaps most importantly, I plan to approach future opportunities with the same creative approach I have been surrounded by at Brookes.

What are the best bits of studying at Brookes?

Living in such a cultured, historical and interesting city, and the opportunity to spend three years developing a personal art practice in such a supportive environment.

What advice do you have for others?

University is much more than just the course you choose, and requires commitment to study in the widest sense. Every opportunity you take (and make) outside of your course also contributes towards your education.

Alex studied Fine Art BA (Hons) with the School of Arts

The Fine Art course is a great introduction to the possibilities of art in the broadest sense, and my tutors offered me great freedom and encouragement in pursuing my creative ideas.