Congrats to the YCN winners


Max and Joe

Great news – we have 8 students winning at the 2016 YCN awards. so congratulations go out to Joe & Max, Charlie & Chloe, Holly & Miriam and Marc & Ellis – here are the lovely winners complete with cactus theme…


Holly & Miriam


Charlie & Chloe


Ellis, but no Marc -he’s surviving on a desert island for a week!


JWT give third years a mega-crit!

JWTThanks to Simon & Kat at JWT for organisng a mega-crit session with the third years on their final major projects – great advice from lots of the creative department – oooh – great sandwiches too!

Three more mega-crit sessions to go at Forever Beta, adam&eveDDB and Mother. Then it’s degree show time!

2016 Placements go fabulously!


Miriam goes virtual at Kindred


Holly meets Gotan at Kindred


Lucy and Jamie go to Brothers & Sisters and are soon part of the family!


Holly & Joanna just loved Golin



So all the 2nd and 3rd years have now been out on placement, causing chaos and hopefully coming up with some great ideas! A big thank you goes out to BBH, Creature, JWT, adam&eveDDB, Kindred, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Jack Morton, Brothers & Sisters, Soul, The Minimart, Lick Creative, Golin and Leo Burnett for hosting them all.

3rd years create a brand for Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi arrivalAs soon as we received the “create a brand” brief from Saatchi & Saatchi, the 3rd year room was filled with business talk, making us all feel like we were starring on “The Apprentice”.

We expected Julie to morph into Lord Alan Sugar at any point.

Thankfully she didn’t!

We all made it to Saatchi&Saatchi without any cheesy team names, cheap suits or corny phrases like:

“I’m the king of business, and I wipe my bum with money because I’m gonna be so rich”.

With all our brands in hand, we revealed them to Alex Sattlecker & Linda Weitgasser.

We presented a range of ideas from sitcoms to medicines that make you sick. Holly & Joanna even touched on the hot topic of transgender.

Congratulations to

The overall winners:

Joe Shields & Charlie Raymont

(“Bisen” safety earphones)

Best Art Direction:

Bradie Lewis & Miriam Patience

(“Orb” the travel funding globe)

The Interesting Ideas:

Marc Reed

(“Touch Time” a watch for the blind)

Lucie Osbourne

(“Snug” the back pack designed for solo travelling)

Jamie Davies & Lucy Greenacronym_Lucy & Jamie

(“Acronym” the advertising sitcom)

Thank you to Alex & Linda for your time and a very interesting brief


Words by Liberty Papworth