Our annual Graduate Day is a special occasion on the Graphic Design calendar, when graduates from previous year’s cohorts are invited back to Falmouth to recount the experiences of their first formative period of professional working.
This highly valuable event allows current students to learn of the successes and challenges that are all part of the journey in achieving that important first rung on the career ladder. Whilst it’s great for the students to hear of the amazing achievements of the group, they also get to hear the reality of the motivation and sheer hard work that follows the completion of their degrees and the importance of perseverance and developing a thick skin to help achieve one’s goals.
We were delighted to have welcomed the group of nine young designers to give short talks in the main lecture theatre in the afternoon. The group also ran seminar discussions in the morning with final year students to share stories of ambition and encouragement for the last period of their degree study.
Importantly, the selection of graduates for the day is made to paint a broad picture of career direction and opportunity, with design destinations including work at Penguin Books, The Partners, Oxfam, B&B Studio, LPK and GBH. The selection also includes other strands of stepping stone after a degree, including going into Design Management and also following more academic routes, by going onto Postgraduate study on our own MA Communication Design course.
Thanks go to graduates Alex Bride, Cassy Bull, Matt Caldwell, Matt Churchill, Fraser Donaldson, Dan Prescott, Georgie Rait, Rosie Stevens and Queenie Wong.