"The fact that Mark and all the guest contributors were so friendly and approachable was the real strength of the academy. It made me, as a student/amateur feel instantly at ease and involved. It was so refreshing to not feel like a participant in a typical teacher/student scenario. The information imparted upon us was expert and relayed in a way that was easy to understand. I can honestly say that it was money well spent and in some ways priceless."
Alexandra Moseley, Academy Graduate
"I thoroughly enjoyed the mixture of theory and practical information, for example visiting the flower market with Rob Van Helden. I thought the balance allowed us to take in all the practical information but also hear / see it from an industry professional’s perspective."
MEET THE GRADUATES
Students discuss their experience
Victoria Hebborn, Academy Graduate
"I thought the academy was an amazing experience, and I am really proud to have been on the inaugural course… I really appreciate knowing that I can contact Mark as my career progresses, as I think I am more likely to have questions that pop up on a case by case basis."
Courtney Lewis, Academy Graduate
"A fantastic course, Mark was a brilliant host and I would love to do it again!"
Ashleigh James, Academy Graduate
"I am thrilled I came on the course as it has given me so much confidence and I have since been offered a position within the events team at Hampton Court Palace, gaining some valuable experience."