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HND Visual Communication at Edinburgh College

Placement Talk

25 February 2011

Earlier this week HND 2 returned from their month-long work placements, and the feedback this year from the agencies has been phenomenal.

As well as writing up short reports on their experiences, the class are now hard at work on their D&AD projects, which are deadlined for March 11th.

Three HND 2 students - Sarah Crawford, Emma Hart and Natalie King - kindly offered to free up some time and give a talk to HND Year 1 about the whole experience of placement.

They talked about their experiences at a range of agencies including Navyblue, Multiply, Whitespace, Lewis and The Gate, and covered areas such as how and why to get a placement, how to organise your portfolio and CV, building up industry contacts, how the creative department in an agency operates, and so on.

This sort of event forms part of the internal mentoring and collaboration across the two classes. It also helps prepare the Year 1 students for their followup year, and allows the final year students to reflect on their progress towards becoming designers.

Well done and thanks to all who attended.