Simon Bulley

Simon Bulley

The furniture department boasts a highly experienced team of teaching staff with a mixture of backgrounds in the industry

Simon Bulley

Furniture Design and Make Foundation Degree, City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning


“After eight years as a site carpenter I decided to change my career path to furniture design/make. The course is helping me to understand the processes and knowledge needed to be able to confidently design and make my own furniture.  

The furniture department boasts a highly experienced team of teaching staff with a mixture of backgrounds in the industry which enables students to receive different opinions on design and make aspects of the projects. The college also boasts one of the best workshop/mill facilities of all the HE places of study for this type of course.

Once I’ve graduated, my plan is find employment in a furniture workshop or design office gaining valuable experience in this type of environment. Then I hope to come come back to complete my BA Honours degree with a top up course, so I have the necessary experience, knowledge and industry connections to hopefully set up my own workshop.”