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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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What. A. Year! Looking back now, if someone had given me a list of everything that has happened this year back in December 2013, I think I would have laughed in their face. This time last year I was in denial, trying to put on a brave face and hold it all together: I had no job, no inspiration, no plans. I read my 2013 reflection now and I cringe. It took me 12 days...

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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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So congrats – you’ve bagged an internship! You’re probably feeling excited but nervous – it’s totally natural. Being an intern is all about observing, listening and learning. Sure, you’ve learnt a lot in those 3 years at University but it doesn’t end there! Working in the industry is a-whole-nother world of hurdles and learning curves so make sure you’re prepared to do your best sponge impression and soak up every drop of the experience –...

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After attending the private view of this year’s University of Lincoln degree show (Show Fourteen), I was reminded about the situation that I found myself in this time last year. I spoke to a few students about what happened after I graduated and I think I surprised them: I didn’t know if I wanted to be a Graphic Designer anymore. Did I really want to sit at a desk 9-5 everyday? I’ve got lots of...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020