The Hub Creative Academy comes to Bucks!

It was great to see The Hub’s Mike, Matt and Elliott up at Bucks for the Creative Academy briefing on YHA. Beth, the client from The Youth Hostel Association, also came to share her YHA stories and experiences. The winners will get a paid internship at The Hub.

We’re up against Falmouth advertising course in this competition – so do your best Bucks!

 

1st years visit some of London’s best and brightest agencies

The first years spent the day touring agencies to gain a greater insight into the industry. The first agency of the day was Adam and Eve DDB, with Buck’s grad, and now, creative Director, Simon Lloyd. Adam and Eve DDB were voted best agency of the year, working on famous ads such as the John Lewis Christmas ads and Wes Anderson’s H&M film. Simon set the task of coming up with a topical idea to gain attention, and was impressed with the thoughts the group came up with!
They next visited Creature, a smaller agency by comparison. Here Stu Outhwaite, Creative Partner of Creature, told his story of progressing through the industry from graduating at Bucks, to moving into industry and eventually setting up an agency. Stu also mentioned the amount of hard work that has to put in to breaking in to the industry, which inspired a lot of the group with their own projects.
TMW was the last stop of the day for the group. Chief Creative Officer, Graeme Noble, gave an introduction and overview of the work he likes to see from students. He then handed over to even more Bucks grads: Rob Lloyd, Lisa Morris and Dale James. They walked the group through the agency structure and projects they’ve been working on, from direct marketing to online content.
It was a busy day for the first years, but an interesting one as well. If there is one thing for certain, there will always be members of the Bucks Ad School to look out for each other!

Love George

The first years and Simon hanging out in adam&eveddb reception

Wow! So many ideas in so little time!

Stu loved his special bucks mug!!!

Catching up with Rob, Dale and Lisa at TMW Unlimited.

 

 

The students visit Ian Berry’s exhibition at the Catto Gallery…

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My Beautiful Launderette

                                                                                                                                        Bucks Adschool 1st and 3rd year students were privileged to meet artist Ian Berry

and receive a tour of his latest exhibition at the Catto Gallery in London.

Ian gave a great talk giving students many insights and anecdotes about his work and the art world in general. He also answered questions about him time at Bucks and his successful time in advertising.

This exhibition, of his work with denim, opened last week and has all but sold out. The basement houses an installation titled ‘Launderette’ which is also the subject of many of his images.

Ian is visiting Bucks on Monday 5 December to talk about his work to a much wider and diverse audience.

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the 3rd years pose with Ian in the launderette

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The 1st years take a look around the gallery with Ian

 

1st years hit the galleries of Berlin!

exhibition1 exhibition2 group1st year Creative Advertising students are this week enjoying a trip to Berlin (all paid for by the BIG DEAL!) The trip coincides with photography modules and has included visits to exhibitions on photographers Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Helmut Newton and artist and filmmaker Julian Rosefeldt. They’re all back safe and sound maybe a little bit wurst for wear!

Bucks grad, Sarah Knight, tells us all about a career in social media..

The lovely Sarah Knight, who graduated 3 years ago came to talk to us about getting a career in social media.

Sarah is the Social Media Executive at Zest, where she manages, creates and looks after the social channels for Zest’s clients. Her passion for writing has allowed her to become runner up in both a D&AD and a Digital Innovation award.

See her presentation here…

http://www.zestdigital.com/social-media-presentation-at-bucks-new-uni-how-to-get-a-job-in-social-media/

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1st years do agency visits…

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AKQA reception’s wise words…

An eager, attentive 1st year visited three top agencies…AKQA, Brothers & Sisters & Iris.

CD, Matt Longstaff, enthralled them with a talk on the emerging digital futures.

‘The Sophs’ discussed the transition from student team to creative team at an integrated agency, Iris.

Sarah & Elliott discussed life and opportunities 4 years into agency life.

The students and Julie had a great day – thank you so much to all the ex-bucks creatives concerned for pulling out the stops.

Bucks adschool do christmas lunch!!

Thank you, lovely Bradie, for organizing this year’s Christmas lunch!! A total success – great food, great games. Louie was the winner of best Christmas jumper – even if it wasn’t a jumper! Great suit, Louie!

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Gosh! How smart…

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Charlie, Bradie & Emily

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Louie’s award-winning Christmas suit