Rachel Carless

"I’m Rachel Carless and I'm 29 years old and I'm a single mother to a 6 year old boy. I started university in my late 20s as I’ve always wanted to be a journalist but never thought I was clever enough. I was so excited when I got on to the course. Getting accepted was an achievement alone but being in university has been an absolute dream. I've always dreamed of having a graduation ceremony since I was little girl and it’s all been about making my dreams come true and doing a course I’m so passionate about."

Journalism is my absolute life’s ambition … I've truly enjoyed my time collecting my work each and every week.

As each new week began it was a new challenge I would face and I would have to think how I was going to approach my news pieces each week. Gathering the news each week for me was amazing it was like being in the real world, working to deadlines and having to answer to our editorial mangers that day. It pushed me to be the best that I knew I could be.

My practical work is top notch work because I put the time and effort into my course, I have been very open to constructive criticism because it made me the person I am today…

For me I loved collecting and presenting the news. I'd feel this kind of adrenaline going through my body because, even at the age of 29, I was so excited to present the news and show just how capable and good I am. My high grades proved exactly what I knew I could do.

My portfolio

Animation, Computer Games Design, Film and TV Production, Multimedia Journalism

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Wolverhampton School of Art MA Show 2021

MA Show 2021

Friday 17th September – Sunday 3rd October: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield St, Wolverhampton WV1 1DU
MA Design and Applied Arts / MA Digital And Visual Communications

Friday 1st – Sunday 31st October: The New Art Gallery Walsall, Gallery Sq, Walsall WS2 8LG
MA Fine Art And / MA Art and Design by Research

it is a great pleasure that we are once again partnering with Wolverhampton Art Gallery and the New Art Gallery Walsall in hosting our MA Degree Shows. 

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British Art Show 9

British Art Show 9, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

22 January - 10 April 2022

We are delighted to announce that the Wolverhampton School of Art has been selected as one of the venues for the prestigious British Art Show 9! In what is a major boost and sign of recognition for arts and culture in Wolverhampton, we are proud to be hosting this prestigious touring exhibition in January 2022.

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FEINART Lecture Series

The FEINART LECTURE SERIES will discuss the role, impact, and theoretical implications of socially engaged art. This series of public talks is organized by the Innovative Training Network FEINART (The Future of European Independent Art Spaces in a Period of Socially Engaged Art) jointly led by the Universities of Wolverhampton (coordinator), Zeppelin University (direction of the training programme) University Iceland, and University of Edinburgh.

FEINART, Research, Wolverhampton School of Art, George Wallis Building, University of Wolverhampton

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860306  

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