Evidence of further training

For my second year of university, we all have to focus on the professional field we’re interested in and try to find out about it as much as we can.  Doing that will help us decide if the field is suitable for us and whether we need to experiment and find something else instead. Having […]

Professional Experience Plan:

A Proessional Exprerience/Developement Plan PDP is supposed to help people to set career goals and strategies how to reach them. I decided to write my own PDP in order to evaluate my current professional state and identify the skills that I need in order to achieve my goals and get on the track of success. […]

Skills Audit

For my 201MAPA module we were asked to look at our skills critically and evaluate them. The task: Part 1  The table on the following page provides a list of 12 transferable skills that you may have acquired during your time at university (academic or extra-curricular), while working, or through other experience. For each of […]

Networks

When working in creative industries, having a great network is a huge advantage. You can expand your network using LinkedIn or by going around, introducing  yourself and taking to people. That’s what I tried to do during my first semester of second year in university. At the beginning of the second year I made a […]

Placement applications/employer exchanges

One of my modules at university (201MAPA) requires us to find ourselves a placement within the professional field we are interested in. The concept of a placement is really interesting for me and it’s a totally new field as I have never been an intern. Therefore, I had to do a lot of research to […]

Guest speakers

I’ve listened to a few guest speakers that came to my university and I’ll reflect on three people who I found inspirational and relatable. *** I listened to Lauren Bromley who now works in the creative industry and is a social media manager in Birmingham. In my eyes, she seemed really genuine, down to earth and […]

A100DVA reflection

Reflection on  A100DVA – Visual Presentation Techniques Visual Presentation techniques was my Add+vantage module that I had to choose from a huge list at the beginning of the year. At the beginning of the term I was scared to start it because I didn’t know what to expect as there weren’t enough information about it […]

First year summary

Hey, hi, hello! I have something to tell you. This academic year is coming to an end faster than I would’ve expected and less than in a month I’ll be able to say that I’m officially done with my first year of university. I think I need quick moment to think about this because it […]