And the Workshop Award winners are…

The Workshop Awards for the 3rd years have just finished – a big thank you to the agencies and creatives involved – Dan & Ben at Publicis, Harriet at Saatchi & Saatchi and  Jack & Stacey at 4Creative.

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Max and Ellis win at Saatchis

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thanks Harriet for a fab workshop evening – enjoy the mentoring!

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Thanks Stacey for a great workshop at 4Creative – enjoy the mentoring!

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Well done Harriet and Maddie – winning a fab mentor at Grey – the lovely Tom Reas

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Channel Four is a great place to be for the day – thanks for the hospitality!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Winners of the awards were Max and Ellis, followed hot on the heels by Josh & Chanelle. Katie came third and Maddie and Harriet fourth. Their prizes? Mentors at leading ad agencies. Enjoy your mentors, guys!

Congratulations Gina & Freya on landing a job at WCRS

Gina & Freya WCRSIt was great to hear yesterday, that 2015 Bucks grads, Gina & Freya landed a fabulous wll-deserved job at WCRS as junior creative team. Gina & Freya have been working hard since graduating, with fabulous internships at Mother, VCCP and Saatchi & Saatchi – and at last all that hard work has paid off.

Well done girls!

The workshop awards – who won!

Congrats to Charlie & Emily, Charlie & Chloe, Jamie & Lucy, Joe & Max, Jordan & Libbi and Louie 7 Bradie, who were the top 6 scoring teams in this year’s Workshop Awards.

Each are awarded leading agency creatives as personal mentors. The students were judged by the work they produced for several Industry workshops – here’s the breakdown…

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Jack watching the presentations…

Charlie & Chloe – Creature’s Creative Partner, Stuart Outhwaite, Charlie & Emily – 4Creative’s Jack Croft & Stacey Bird, Joe & Max – Leo Burnett’s Ben Newman & Milo Williams, Jordan & Libbi – Jay Packham and ian Cochran, Louie & Bradie – CHI’s Helen Pogerson and Jamie & Lucy – VCCP’s Creative Director, Rob Ellis.

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Ben & Milo offer a month long internship to Joe & Max – thank yoooooou!

 

 

Advertising graduates inspire all new students at Bucks Welcome!!!

Students enjoyed a talk and an interactive presentation from Creative Advertising graduates Adam Collins and Mark Campion, of ad agency J. Walter Thompson London, during Bucks Welcome, a week of activities and events to give students a rounded introduction to university life.

Bucks Welcome Sep 2015 042Adam and Mark, who studied at the University from 2003-2006, are part of the creative team at JWT, were put on the board in 2013, and are in charge of placements and hiring junior creatives.

The pair have won a Centurion Award from NABS, which supports people working in the advertising and media industries, for their work with students and graduates, as well as charities.

During their time studying at Bucks, the pair won  won a coveted award for students creatives from the well-respected D&AD New Blood Awards, and were hired by interactive agency Razorfish after impressing while still studying at the University.

Mark said: “The Bucks Welcome has been a great chance for us to come back to Bucks and share a little bit of our experience to hopefully inspire the students.

“We believe that if you work hard and are driven and passionate and really want it you can achieve whatever you want and be very successful.

“When we were studying at Bucks we went into London on weekends, to do work or to meet people in the industry – all to gain experience and develop connections.

“The tutors on the course put us into contact with people in the industry and we went from there. University sets the stage but you have to go out and make the most of it. Adam and I actually knew each other before we came to Bucks, we’ve studied together and now we have ended up working together and it’s all going well.”

The pair, both from the North East, have been nicknamed Ant & Dec and based their interactive presentation, “Adam & Mark’s Monday Morning Creataway”, on the programme, Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, inviting students to take part.

Mark added: “It was a fun way to get some key points across about how we feel you can develop your career.” Bucks Welcome Sep 2015 028

Joe and Jake get into Cream 2015!!!

…and a big round of applause please for Joe and Jake who have just got into CREAM 2015. They’ve just graduated with well-deserved firsts. Well done boys!

A bit about CREAM…it’s an annual competition held by The Talent Business, which introduces the best graduate creative teams, and individuals worldwide, to the creative directors of the worlds’ leading advertising agencies and creative businesses. Now in its 16th year, the competition culminates in a private view, which will be held at Grey London.

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