By Natalia Shirokova, MA Graphic Branding and Identity (GB+I) & Grant Rose, Course Leader Graphic Branding and Identity (GB+I)
Postgraduate Graphic Branding and Identity students from 2017/18 and 2018/19 came together with the ambition to knowledge share, gain experiences, advice and support. The LCC Graduate Student Fund was an opportunity for networking— enabling students that are in their last term to impart their wisdom to students in their first term and welcoming them to the community at the same time.
The event took place in October and was an ideal opportunity to have a meet and greet evening as a combined celebration and welcome. In total 60 students from 2017/18 confirmed along with 82 from the 2018/19 cohort and four academic staff were invited too. The whole day was dedicated to welcoming new students with talks, inductions, tours and the welcome party in the evening coupled welcoming back current students to their final term. Finally introducing both cohorts to each other to build a wider richer community. All four staff members came along and 76 students came to the welcome party.