So, sometimes uni isn’t quite what you expect. Or doesn’t lead you on quite the path you planned. But what it did teach me was to make the most of opportunities. To be flexible. To be resilient. And to have
Deciding not to move to London after my photography degree at NTU shaped the next few years of my life. I found local creative opportunities competitive, so started teaching English to adults in further education and focusing on outreach support and volunteering. This supported me until my next challenge, which was a result of saying yes! On a visit to a friend in Montserrat, I took the opportunity to dabble in property investment and tourism and ended up staying and running a guesthouse for a few years. Not making the money I’d hoped to, I returned to the
Throughout all of these different ventures, my photography has remained a constant. Montserrat is a beautiful place to live. Its live volcano makes for a diverse environment, and I find I have a constant source of inspiration to capture. Landscapes from rocky mountains to lush rainforests
There are always opportunities in every situation, so if any students with an interest in agriculture/
By Carolyne Coleby – Manager at Turtle Conservation Montserrat/ Manager of the Hot Rock Hostel/ Photographer
Carolyne is an NTU Alumni Fellow. You can find out more about how to get involved with the Alumni Fellowship Programme here.