RCS student wins UCAS competition

RCS student wins UCAS competition

Published: 21/03/2016

Second year Musical Theatre student Liam Vincent-Kilbridehas been announced as the winner of this year’s UCAS Take the Spotlight competition, winning £2,500 for his short film based on what it’s like to study at a conservatoire.

The national competition was open to anyone studying at one of eight specialist music and performing art colleges across the UK. Students were asked to share their experiences of life at a conservatoire in a 60-second video so it could offer insight and serve as inspiration to others.

When asked about life at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Liam said: “I wanted to study something I love and I am passionate about and a conservatoire offered the best support and resources. You are constantly on your toes, giving everything you’ve got and learning more every day.”

He continued by offering his advice to anyone considering applying to a conservatoire, saying: “It isn’t like a school, it’s a doorway to an incredible opportunity take the leap.”

Louise Evans, Head of Adviser Experience at UCAS said: “Liam’s video really brings conservatoire study to life. It’s clear that acting and music is in his blood and great that he seems to be thriving in this unique environment. If any students are considering taking this path, I would recommend watching all of our winning videos they give a true insight into what the future could hold for budding performers.”

BEd Music studentSarah Lockhart was named as runner up in the competition. Well done to both Liam and Sarah.

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