Study Abroad

Student composer, Kieran Lynch

As part of the EU’s Erasmus scheme, there are opportunities for music students to spend a term studying at one of the College’s partner conservatoires across Europe and beyond. This can be a valuable, life-changing experience not only in academic and vocational terms but also socially and culturally.

Student composer Kieran Lynch spent the first term of his final undergraduate year at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.

“I wanted to spend some time abroad to find new sources of inspiration – new experiences and landscapes tend to be a very good creative trigger for me. Being in a completely unfamiliar environment, meeting new people and facing new challenges also helped build my confidence and prepare me for life after College. It was one of the best things I have ever done. I met lots of interesting people, learned new skills, and leaned a lot about myself.”