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Level Up team

Student Success Adviser

Within the School of Jewellery you will have a Student Success Adviser who works with staff, students and the wider University to enhance student experience, engagement and learning quality.

Our Student Success Adviser plays an active role in supporting you both academically and personally – signposting you to further support when needed and will work closely with Student Services, liaising with them to support students, and ensuring that the correct support is in place. Your adviser will also have an extensive knowledge of the support systems available within the University to ensure you get all the support you need during your studies.

Level Up Mentors


Rebecca Smith

My name is Rebecca Smith and I am currently a third year student studying BA (Hons) Art and Design. Alongside my studies I have had work placements at South and City College Birmingham and St Mary’s Catholic School Birmingham. As well as experience within Vivid Projects curating the ‘Digifest’ show. After graduating I’d like to go into teaching and plan on doing a PGCE course.

I wanted to be a Level Up Mentor this year because I enjoy helping people out and most importantly want to offer my support to the new School of Art students during Welcome Week. I am happy to answer any questions about university at BCU and the School of Art.

My specialisms are Casting and 3D Design coming from my own knowledge, research, and material experimentation. My practice covers multiple disciplines so any questions about the workshops available at Margaret Street I will try my best to answer. I have worked as a Student Ambassador within the University and Faculty, as well as being a School Representative for the Art School.  I can advise on: working within the University and coping with moving away from home.


Clelia Cacciarelli

My name is Clelia Cacciarelli and I am a second year BA (Hons) Fine Art student at BCU School of Art. 

My experience includes working in the Faculty as a Student Ambassador, as well as collaborating with an art gallery in London during the summer months. My interests include textiles, pottery, anything that includes a tactile component and new art media. 

I wanted to join the Level Up Team as I would like to help new students familiarise themselves with the University starting in September. I hope that working as a Level Up Mentor will give me chance to meet lots of new students and help them to feel welcome at the Art School. 

My specialist areas in which students can ask me about are textiles and embroidery and as an international student myself, I can give advice on how to live away from home.