A springboard to the future
Falmouth has launched a new, free, guided programme of creative activities to help students destress and find confidence.
As part of RealWORKS employability services at Falmouth, Springboard Studios is funded by the European Social Fund as an action research project using arts engagement to help students address mental health concerns.
Lecturer Sasha Dobrota is working with colleagues to bring Springboard Studios to life and encourages students to sign up. She told us,
“Springboard Studios uses creativity in a relaxed, fun environment, to help frazzled students to destress, find confidence and ready themselves for life after university.
“We’re starting off with drawing, so no previous experience or specialist equipment is necessary. Students can access the sessions live online or as pre-recorded sessions that they can access in their own time. It’s a great opportunity for students to gain additional support in an informal setting to help prepare for the future.
"These will be engaging, uplifting, creative sessions designed to give focus, bring happiness, reduce worry and stimulate curiosity.
"There will also be some optional informal sessions from the Academy of Music & Theatre Arts , helping students to develop their confidence in delivering presentations, pitches or interviews.
"We had amazing feedback from the students who took part in the taster sessions we ran in January and are very much looking forward to welcoming more students to Springboard Studios!"
The first programme of sessions begins on 17 March 2021. To find out more or book to join, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org