I started doing some research for this brief by asking people in my group to tell me the best part of the course so far, the worst part and one piece of advice they would give to the newbies. I wrote on the GD facebook page to gather my primary research. With the research that i am gathering i would like to create a small advice book to go into my GD survival kit to help make the newbies feel at ease when they start the course, and the most important thing is that it is us speaking from experience.
Luke O'Brien Take it easy, and enjoy is the advice and the hardest thing is just the constant juggling of work! and that is the hardest part of the course! x
Kirsty Alderson The hardest thing is juggling different briefs all at once and keeping track of what you've get left to do. The best thing has been beginning to find my style and also the course has helped me gain confidence.The advice i'd give is not to get too stressed, work hard and don't take taught time for granted! x
Sophie Wilson i think the hardest part is absorbing so much new information in one go- as fred eloquently put "the course is like drowning...but by the third year you'll learn how to love drowning" haha...the best thing is the excitement you get from producing something that has a profound effect..and seeing your work go to print! :) my advice would be...plan, plan plan and for gods sake get some sleep xx
Sarah Pritchard The hardest part of the course is juggling all the different modules going off at once, and knowing which to prioritise without neglecting others too much. The best thing has to be the people, and how much I've actually learnt in such a short space of time. The advise I would be is to just keep on top of everything as it will make life easier days before module deadlines.
Baljeet Kaur Samra Hardest thing has been keeping up with the pace of the course and the best thing is everything I've learnt :) my advice would be don't be late. Ever.
Christoffel Van Niekerk hardest was being confident in my own work and getting use to all the briefs at once. Best thing about the course has been all the facilities and eddie cooper. My advice to the year one would be work hard and make mistakes.