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How did you spend last Friday night? Pints at the pub? Latest film at the cinema? Going back to University…? Yep, it’s that time of year again: Degree Show time! As per every year, I get to Kings Cross and Lincoln Alumni seem to be everywhere – we always manage to book the same train without coordinating. Show Sixteen. SIXTEEN!? I can’t believe it’s been 3 years (exactly today) since my degree show (I literally start...

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I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since my degree show/graduation, time flies… As mentioned in week 8 of #100daysoftriangles, I popped back to Lincoln last week for the annual reunion – the degree show! Show Fifteen had been causing quite a stir online with their humorous/weird GIFs, so I was excited to go back and see how all of these little caterpillars had turned into butterflies. From the hidden depths of the yellow unknown, I’m bringing you...

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I’ve had something in the pipeline for a few months, and yesterday it was time. My University tutor, Barrie, and one of the current 3rd years, Jess, had asked me if I would go back to Lincoln to give a talk to students. Over the past year or so I have been posting things I have learnt/advice for students so I thought I would have something a bit different to offer and said yes. Somehow I didn’t realise that...

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When I was in my 2nd year at University there was a rumour (on the grapevine) that my tutor, Barrie Tullett, was going to be writing a book. Well 2 years later and I was attending a talk about the rumoured book – it’s real! Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology is a labour of love. Barrie and typewriters – I don’t know if anything could ever come between them (other than money) and that’s why...

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2nd year was my favourite year of University. You’ve been at Uni for a year now so you know the best places to go/eat/party, have a group of friends and kind of know what the tutors expect from you. Your grades actually count towards your final degree now (on most creative courses 1st year doesn’t count – it’s different at every Uni though!) so you need to work hard, but you don’t have the pressure of...

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Starting University is one of the most exciting times of your life. You’re moving away from home to begin the adult part of your life – it comes with responsibilities such as budgeting, paying rent and the dreaded food shop. Or maybe you’ve chosen to stay living at home whilst you study – there’s still lots of fun to be had! Here are a few things that I learnt in my time as a creative...

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On the 5th September 2013 I became Natasha Nuttall BA (Hons) – a graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. Yesterday I shared my tips for planning and the big day experience so don’t forget to read that! My graduation day was beautifully sunny and the perfect ending to my education in Lincoln. After 3 years in the secure arms of education I was finally released into the big, horrible world and I didn’t have a...

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So it’s almost here: ‘the big day’! I’m talking about Graduation, of course(weddings are soooo 2009). Some students will already have graduated by now as it seems that every University has a different schedule for Graduation. I have heard of some Graduations taking place as late as January the next year, but as I’m a Lincoln-er, I graduated on the 5th September. I’m aware that this post might come too late for some 2014 Grads...

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I really can’t believe that it’s been a year since Show Thirteen – where has the time gone!? 365 days on, I can’t call myself a ‘recent graduate’ anymore because there are now a fresh crop of talented Graphic Designers graduating from Lincoln – Show Fourteen. I travelled to Lincoln after finishing work last night which meant that I didn’t arrive until late and unfortunately missed the tutor’s speeches – boo! There was still a...

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I can’t believe that it’s May already – this time last year I was pulling my hair out in the run up to my Degree exhibition. It’s amazing and very scary just how fast my first year as a graduate (although I technically didn’t graduate until September) has passed and as you will have read, it’s not been rainbows and unicorns like I had imagined! But I’ve finally made it to the other side (I’m...

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It’s weird to think that at this time for the past 2 weeks I was in Uni ‘teaching’. Unfortunately I’m back at home in Cambridgeshire now, so my time as a ‘tutor’ was short lived… (should I just call myself a guest lecturer? I don’t know ha) but the 4 sessions I did help out in were great fun! You might remember that a couple of weeks ago Lisa & I helped the 1st years...

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As part of Frequency Festival’s artist market, yesterday I helped Barrie and his wife Jantze on their revolutionary stall. In conjunction with the festival’s revolution theme and the Manifesto brief that that 1st years have been working on in class, the stall offered the opportunity to order one of the finished manifestos and to get creative and make a badge expressing what their revolution would be. Barrie and Jantze kindly supplied a variety of rubber...

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Even though I’ve graduated, my Uni tutors just can’t seem to get rid of me – I was back in the new building this morning… As part of Frequency Festival, Barrie invited Lisa & I to assist with the 1st year’s lesson relating to their summer project. The brief involved each student penning their own manifesto for a revolution as ‘Join the revolution’ is Frequency’s tag line for 2013. The Caseroom Press (Barrie and Philippa) will be...

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As I mentioned in my post about the MA exhibition preview, I picked up a copy of Issue 2 of the lsa&d magazine. The magazine showcases a flavour of the school of art & design as well as the achievements of different courses. Obviously I’ve just finished my degree, BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at the school so I was interested to see ‘our’ page: It made me smile when I saw that they had...

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Last week I was kindly invited to the preview evening of the MA show (entitled Menu) by the leader of the MA-dness, John the cyclist. T-bish and Lucy (modelling the Menu booklet there nicely) accompanied me as my dates… well, I was playing 3rd wheel! It was the debut of the flashy new gallery at the new Art & Design building and great to see such a range of projects – from fashion to product...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020