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Posted on 16 March 2018

Tian Qin has been accepted into one of the world’s top art and design universities, the University of Arts London (UAL). He will commence his studies in a foundation course followed by a Bachelor of Fashion in September 2018.

When asked why he chose to apply to overseas colleges, Tian said ‘Because the colleges in UAL have been widely regarded as the best fashion schools in the world. I wanted to study overseas because I’d like to experience something that is new and exciting.’

‘Studying in UAL will be an extremely tough road, but on the other hand, I am sure it would be a fun and worthwhile journey. I hope to have a profound understanding of the industry and to intern at some famous fashion houses to see how other designers work and how these houses run their companies.

I hope, after my successful graduation and a few years of working, I can establish a label of my own,’ Tian said.
Tian was an exemplary student throughout his time at Churchie, involved in music, debating, tennis and Churchie’s gifted and talented programme. He won the Visual Art Subject Prize at the 2017 Speech Night and received the Morris Hart Memorial Prize for Outstanding Academic Excellence. He was also one of 23 students to receive an OP 1 in 2017.

Tian’s proficiency in art was recognised by him being a finalist in the Wool4School design competition in both 2016 and 2017 as well as receiving the Churchie Old Boys’ Association Prize for Piece Most Reflective of Churchie Values at CART, Churchie’s annual art exhibition.

Outside of his artistic pursuits, Tian excelled at mathematics, receiving a High Distinction in the Australian Mathematics Competition four years in a row and received Academic Excellence Awards at Speech Nights for three years running.

Reflecting on his years at Churchie, Tian commented ’Churchie surrounds students with a positive study and sports environment, which I appreciate a lot. Churchie motivates students to push their boundaries and reach their potentials.’

Tian has proved himself to be a well-balanced gentleman and dedicated himself to his endeavours with passion and discipline. Churchie congratulates Tian on his acceptance into the University of Arts London.