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I am truly passionate about what I do and I believe in what I do. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that I learn and grow so much by stepping out of my comfort zone. In the last four years, I have stepped out of this comfort zone so many times, I am beginning to think I am out of it more than I am in.

My name is Tenesha Caton. I recently graduated with a Bachelor in Built Environment (BBE) and the title Architectural and Constructional Engineer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. The aspects that I had to deal with during my studies is the life cycle of the building: from assignment to demolition or renovation. In the programme the life cycle has been divided into the following phases: initiation, design, elaboration, preparing implementation, realisation and use/management. With these aspects I have been able to develop good technical understanding. Over the last four years, I have successfully completed three internships. These internships have given me a firm foundation in the study of construction engineering and architecture.

My future career ambitions are to become an architect working in an international environment. Therefore, I have moved to the United Kingdom to pursue this dream. I am currently doing my Masters (Graduate Diploma) in Architecture at The University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury, Kent.
UCA student’s characteristics are often described to me as creative, active and critical, which I am convinced I perfectly fit into. I like being challenged on creativity and critical thinking. Also, I believe that the opportunity of studying abroad will open many international doors for me. The combination of broadening my academic knowledge on architecture, the mastering of the English language and the unique and inspiring environment of Canterbury will give me the chance to build a wide network of people and will cultivate my qualities and develop my academic and creative skills further.

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