A Loughborough College music degree student is looking forward to taking her music skills into the community to help others.
Rosie Olivier-Heggs says the five years she has spent at the College have given her a wealth of opportunities which now see her set to support young and vulnerable people in her career.
The 20 year old, who lives in Loughborough, has almost completed her BA (Hons) in Applied Music and plans to work on projects she was first introduced to during her course.
“I had a placement which was part of my studies working with vulnerable children and adults, helping them develop their skills through music and I spent time at a local school setting up music workshops.
“Everyone at Loughborough College has been really supportive. The academic side of things has been brilliant – I am hoping for a first in my degree – and I have been given so many chances to build experience for my career.
“I am also really excited by the prospect of new work with the Loughborough Youth Development Project as well as returning to Soft Touch Arts and to the school
“In addition to the placements there have been lots of opportunities to perform - and not only in college. I am the vocalist in a band with two of my fellow students - Robert Miller on guitar and Daniel Borg on drums.
“We have regularly played gigs at the Organ Grinder in Loughborough and Rob also set up The Dodgy Jammers club there, where musicians can come and pick up an instrument and play. This will also be my third year at the Glastonbudget festival.
“It will be sad to finally leave Loughborough College but I have been involved with so many valuable projects and I am really looking forward to continuing with that.”
Pictured: Loughborough College music degree student Rosie Olivier-Heggs performing at the Organ Grinder
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