Looking back at my time at University, I saw the pursuit of getting a degree as something that would lead to a fulfilling career and prosperity, as it was for all of my University peers. Due to the way I approached it, my University experience was filled with years of stress and uncertainty.Read More
I got my break into the industry with no qualifications or experience, about a year after I dropped out of university. It was through a friend, who knew that I was studying a home base Web design course at that point, that introduced me to the founder of a digital agency start up.Read More
A formal qualification such as a graduate or masters degree may seem essential going into any job interview as a UX Designer. However, being on either side of the interview table for the past decade there are three other things that I have found to be far more important: experience, emotional intelligence and empathy.Read More
Recently we had a General election, which was called by the current Conservative party Prime Minister Teresa May. The Labour opposition was lead by Jeremy Corbyn. Both parties, in the past two decades, have moved away from free university tuition to establish a £1000 per year tuition fee, over the years increasing it to £3000 and then to £9000 in 2012.
If you managed to resist the temptation of rushing off to University or you want to explore another path I salute you for your moxie. I can imagine how daunting the feeling is, after years of institutional education, to be creating your own path rather than attending classes, submitting homework and taking exams.Read More
The thing with the current process of applying to University is that it is such a rushed process. You are only starting your second year at College and already you need to apply to University based on your predicted grades.Read More
Back in 2012, while I was working at Sapient, I was preparing a talk with one of my colleagues. It was going to be for a local secondary school and we were going to talk about the Digital creative industry. It focused on how it has affected our lives and what opportunities were out there for them.Read More