Recently Zoe, one our Tutors, sent me a link to a website for a wedding business launched by a UKAWEP student. The student is Laura Holliday and she is studying our Diploma in Wedding Planning Styling & Design. Laura’s business is Ansome Weddings & Events and I encourage you all to visit and take a look at what she has already achieved.
What I particularly love about Laura’s site is her blog and this is what I really want to draw your attention to. Laura has a fun style when it comes to blogging and a good variety of posts that give you a good idea of her personality and style – perfect for couples considering working with her. But what I was excited to see was that Laura is also sharing her course work via her blog; such as this post about Grecian Weddings. Not only does doing this provide Laura with a journal of her journey through the course, but it gives readers a chance to see her creative talents and share in her experiences along the way. Of launching her website and blog, Laura had this to say;
I first started my blog to get some ideas and mood boards out in the open. Then I decided to combine that with the work I was doing with the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning and show readers what I have been up too. I am thoroughly enjoying the Diploma in Wedding Planning, Styling and Design. I love how in depth each module is and the support and feedback from the tutors is second to none.
I am even contemplating embarking on a further course with the UK academy and I haven’t even finished the diploma yet! I would recommend the UK Academy of Wedding and Event Planning to anybody wanting to study and embark on a career in this area.
Along with Laura, we have a number of students using the blog platform as a type of ‘portfolio’ as they complete their course. One student I am working with, submits her course work to me in this format. Here at the UK Academy of Wedding & Event Planning, we encourage students to explore ways of presenting their work and showcasing their potential to future clients and employers. If this is something you would like to do as a student, talk to your Tutor for some guidelines. But my big tip is to be ‘brave’. The course is your ‘safe place’ to try new and different things, so don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone and go exploring, whilst learning.
A big thanks to Laura for her kind words and inspiring us with her creative approach to showing off her work.
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