Every year the University of the Arts London hold a competition entitled "Origins" that promotes the exceptional work produced amongst institutions that deliver UALFAD. It is an opportunity for each institution to come together and look at what one another has produced as well as earn some accreditation if picked as a winner. This year we sent forward 1 student from each of our selected pathways that was then reviewed by an awarding body panel and narrowed down to one, who would then exhibit their FMP piece at Chelsea college of the Arts. Not only is this a once in a lifetime opportunity for the lucky student but their was vouchers to be won if selected and the awards on the night were to be presented by Turner prize winner Sir Grayson Perry. As a team we didn't announce any nominees until the shows private view and then emailed each individual student is they were successful in selection. I was fortunate enough to have my pathway student Ryan Christy selected by UAL to exhibit if "alternative furniture concept" and to represent the UALFAD based at South Essex College. A very exciting moment at the prospect of winning against some amazing and large institutions up and down the country. Fingers crossed.