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Hi! I'm considering going to FRA (fashion retail academy) for an A level Level 3 in fashion design, if I go here and after I want go to a more "prestigious" university such as Saint Martins or London College of Fashion, would they not want me as much if I go here compared to any other place or is it fine!

Also, If I want to make more avant-garde, artsy, slightly crazy fashion compared to more "regular" clothing, considering it is a retail academy that works with lots of fast fashion companies, would I have to make less of the type of clothing that I want to make?

If I despise the fast fashion world and don't wish to do things with the fast fashion, more unsustainable side of fashion, does that matter or will it be much less enjoyable? Considering many alumni have gone to work with companies like ASOS or BOOHOO, companies that to me are horrible?

Also, I am physically disabled, are they accomodating? (the FRA) Will I be able to get around, have things be changed (such as maybe buying a new seat with more support, move things or help me to change something is something doesn't work), are they open to helping in any situation??

Thanks!!

(Sorry, these are seperate questions if u are confused)
(edited 1 month ago)
Original post by Aaii_9
Hi! I'm considering going to FRA (fashion retail academy) for an A level Level 3 in fashion design, if I go here and after I want go to a more "prestigious" university such as Saint Martins or London College of Fashion, would they not want me as much if I go here compared to any other place or is it fine!
Also, If I want to make more avant-garde, artsy, slightly crazy fashion compared to more "regular" clothing, considering it is a retail academy that works with lots of fast fashion companies, would I have to make less of the type of clothing that I want to make?
If I despise the fast fashion world and don't wish to do things with the fast fashion, more unsustainable side of fashion, does that matter or will it be much less enjoyable? Considering many alumni have gone to work with companies like ASOS or BOOHOO, companies that to me are horrible?
Also, I am physically disabled, are they accomodating? Will I be able to get around, have things be changed (such as maybe buying a new seat with more support, move things or help me to change something is something doesn't work), are they open to helping in any situation??
Thanks!!


Hi idk if you meant accommodating to your disability in FRA or UAL but at uni you can apply for DSA which is money that goes to your uni for resources to help you like travel money, specialist equipment , extra money for printing or laptops etc and CSM has disabled access w lifts etc. UAL has a team that help students with disabilities and they’re super helpful if you contact them to ask even prior to applying they can let you know I’m sure it’s the same with FRA. They have 15% of students with a declared disability :smile:
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Original post by Jessa0811
Hi idk if you meant accommodating to your disability in FRA or UAL but at uni you can apply for DSA which is money that goes to your uni for resources to help you like travel money, specialist equipment , extra money for printing or laptops etc and CSM has disabled access w lifts etc. UAL has a team that help students with disabilities and they’re super helpful if you contact them to ask even prior to applying they can let you know I’m sure it’s the same with FRA. They have 15% of students with a declared disability :smile:

I meant FRA, but thhank you this is v helpful!
Original post by Jessa0811
Hi idk if you meant accommodating to your disability in FRA or UAL but at uni you can apply for DSA which is money that goes to your uni for resources to help you like travel money, specialist equipment , extra money for printing or laptops etc and CSM has disabled access w lifts etc. UAL has a team that help students with disabilities and they’re super helpful if you contact them to ask even prior to applying they can let you know I’m sure it’s the same with FRA. They have 15% of students with a declared disability :smile:

I suggest going to a better university with a proper support strucher in place, they boast on having support on hand to fitt the students requirements to a reasonable standered. They don't and apparently there is NO support available to students studying the ba graduate courses
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Original post by Jcb1star
I suggest going to a better university with a proper support strucher in place, they boast on having support on hand to fitt the students requirements to a reasonable standered. They don't and apparently there is NO support available to students studying the ba graduate courses

do you know anything about the a-level courses, I don't want to go to FRA for university just for A-Level/6th Form

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