• The Real Work Experience Returns!

    Communication, Communication Design

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    On Friday 21st November, final year and graduate designers will run simultaneous workshops up and down the country, in an exciting stage two of The Real Work Experience!

    Exploring how designers can play a role in social improvement, we are asking young designers to consider what “The Real Work Experience” could do for them? Could it be an online network that bridges the gap between education and seeking (socially engaged) work? Could it be a mentoring program, or a regular series of events that discuss design’s wider potential? What do designers and graduates need, to be able to use their skills to tackle social issues? What does a movement toward socially responsible design look like to you?

    Competition:

    Each workshop will run for approximately three hours and each group will be asked to discuss, develop and design a concept for the future of the initiative. The ‘outcome’ to the workshop can be in any format you wish - maybe a prototype, diagram or a well written out concept. thinkpublic will then choose a winning idea and that team will be awarded support to put it into reality. We essentially want you to become a part of the future development of The Real Work Experience program!

    Locations (more info soon!):

    • Leeds College of Art and Design
    • The Arts Institute at Bournemouth
    • Glasgow School of Art
    • University of the West of England, Bristol
    • Northumbria University, Newcastle [TBC]
    • Ravensbourne College of Art & Design [TBC]

    Prior to the workshops, our lead graduates will visit the thinkpublic studio, where they will get to meet one another and be given the tools to run the 3 hour workshops. If you would to get involved with any of the above locations, or would like to host your own workshop, join us on Facebook or please email me at kate.andrews@therealworkexperience.com

    The workshops are organised by The Real Work Experience, an initiative founded by thinkpublic. They will run in partnership with Make Your Mark’s Enterprise Week and Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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