Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Just before Easter the third year students had their 'London Week'. The year group was split in two and each group visited one agency a day. In total the cohort visited 10 agencies in 10 days.

Some of the agencies set briefs the week before and ran a crit when the students arrived. Some agencies were even more demanding and set a brief in the morning and then critiqued the work in the afternoon. A couple of the agencies gave presentations on how to get a job in advertising, showed some of their recent work & gave advice on portfolio content, industry expectations & how to successfully make the transition from University to career.

Monday saw visits to Leo Burnett & DLKW:–

Fresh faced and raring to go at Leo Burnett

 Kieran pretending to work hard at Leo Burnett

Quick! Write lots at DLKW and look busy!

Agency: DLKW

Taking the escalator up to DLKW

Tuesday and the students visited Grey and creative recruitment agency The Talent Business:–

 Lots of sugary drinks at Grey

Agency: Grey

Creative recruitment agency, The Talent Business

The Talent Business

Wednesday and it's agencies Creature and JWT:–

Agency: Creature

Cool things at Creature

In the reception at Creature

Need a break? Don't go to JWT - it's hard work.

Woah! JWT's impressive reception.

Agency: JWT!

Agency: JWT

Thursday and it's off to Inferno and Mother:–

Kieran presenting at Inferno

Sarah & Natalie presenting at Inferno

Agency: Mother

Waiting in reception at Mother

Agency: Mother

And finally, on Friday the students visited agencies Ogilvy and VCCP:–

All aboard The Mayflower meeting room at Ogilvy!

Stan and Beth arriving at VCCP

As you can see it really was quite a week!

Thank you SO much to all everyone at the agencies who helped organise the week. We simply couldn't have done it without you. The vast majority of these were past University of Lincoln Creative Advertising graduates so you see how it goes: come to Lincoln > graduate from Lincoln > get a placement (or two or three) > get a job at a top agency > keep in touch with the staff team in Lincoln > help the next generation of creative talent. You get the idea.

Next up for the third years, pull everything together that they've learned in Lincoln and London and prepare for their portfolios for final assessment. And then it's the degree show (and Private View party).

Nice.

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