The dawn of a new academic year begins

It's Monday 20th September 2010 and that can only mean one thing, it's the start of the new academic year.

The summer's over so Gyles can put away his gardening gloves, Mike B can put away his DIY tools, Justin can unpack his furniture, Mike Murphy can leave his passport at home and Annie can measure up for some new curtains.

Last year was a great success for the course and has set a very high benchmark that we will have to meet this year. The graduation ceremony had a great turnout and was a fitting end to the students' time on the course. This isn't of course the end of our ties with the graduates because we are very proud of our their achievements and keep in touch with them on a regular basis.

Although all the ex students seem to be doing exciting things at the moment, notable mentions are Neil & Stefan who are about to start a placement at Publicis; Ollie & Pete who have worked at Dare Digital and who are presently doing very well for themselves at Archibald Ingall Stretton; Charley and James who have been working at Team Saatchi since the beginning of the summer and who look to be carving out a niche for themselves there; Steve and Josh who had a great placement at Abbot Mead Vickers and who are now at VCCP; Charlotte & Vicky are working at Muirhoward and Alice & Ade who are currently on placement at Isobel.

Apologies if we have missed anybody out - please let us know where you are so that we can update the blog.

We had some truly fantastic visiting lecturers and visiting speakers last academic year and the trips to the London ad agencies were equally memorable. Emulating this success is going to be quite a tough task but we've got a few surprises in store that should keep the momentum going.

Here's to another great year.