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Posted by : The advice project Posted : Tue 03rd Nov 2009
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A gallery of past & present advice designs can be seen on the Education Guardian website.

 


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Fri 09th Oct 2009
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On the fourth anniversary of the project, advice to sink in slowly distributed 350 posters to students enrolling at University College Falmouth.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Thu 01st Oct 2009
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A selection of the good luck messages which have been written to accompany poster designs over the past 4 years of the project:


"Believe in you own abilities, surround yourself with inspiring people and just keep going ... never give up."

Simon Peplow


"It's all about experimentation and reinvention. If something is not working, try something else and start over. Be flexible, curious, intrepid. Don't expect to get it right first time. Learn from each attempt then rip it up and start again."

Coralie Bickford-Smith


"During my course I was drawn to many books, authors and disciplines and at the end of the day I was so influenced by all these ideas that I didn’t know what to do with my own project. However, in the end I found my bearings and I know that that exposure changed and enriched my final work. 

So, my advice is that you should eat a daily amount of nutritive ideas: green, red, orange, purple, blue, yellow and black ones. Then, process and digest them: take what is important and useful but make it yours, give it your personal input. Finally go to the loo, take a deep breath and evacuate! Yes! That will help to keep you moving and to construct your learning for life. 

Good luck and receive a warm hug from MEXICO!"

Cynthia Ortega Salgado

"Arriving at University I was nervous about meeting new people and joining in with events and I spent a great deal of time alone in my room refusing invites and becoming more secluded and lonely. I realised that I needed to start making an effort and when I did I met some amazing people who I hope to be friends with for many more years."

Suzy Phillips

"When I came to Falmouth I was looking for shortcuts; ways of working that made it quick and easy to produce good work. In three years I have learnt that there are no shortcuts if you want to produce something genuinely good.

It's simple really: the work you put in always shows on the page. If you work hard you can make beautiful things and that can be a great feeling."

Michael Robinson

"People warned me that students who take study trips abroad during their degree never do any work and inevitably waste precious time. Indeed I was told I had done this when I returned from three months in Romania because I had only filled one sketch book. But on the contrary, the people I met and the time I spent drawing, observing and even just thinking are still making a direct impact on me and my work four years later."

Michael Sibley


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sat 26th Sep 2009
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Coralie Bickford-Smith recently designed a wonderful advice poster, partly inspired by the Orange Juice song 'Rip it up & start again'.

The association feels especially relevant as Edwyn Collins
(lead singer of Orange Juice, solo artist and idol of mine) suffered a debilitating stroke in 2005. His remarkable determination to recover - learning to speak, read, write, walk, draw, sing and compose again - is documented in the BBC Scotland documentary Home Again (see part 1 of 4 below).

As Coralie writes:

"It's all about reinvention: that it's flexible; that when it feels like it's going wrong it's ok to start again and when you do things over, although it's a chore, it makes them better. Practice makes perfect...."


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Fri 14th Aug 2009
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'I've loved the project since I first saw it when I enrolled at Falmouth and would love to be a part of it.'

'I remember having one when I first enrolled at Uni, so actually getting to design one would be wonderful.'

'I am a big fan of the project and I would love to get involved.'

'I remember the posters from my freshman year as well and I got a lot of enjoyment out of mine.'

'I remember getting my advice poster when I started 3 years ago and I loved it.'

'I remember getting one in my 1st year and thinking what a great idea it was.'

'No problem, it's a really good idea. I know I appreciated it 3 years ago.'


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Thu 16th Jul 2009
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My good friend Simon came to stay recently and left this customised version of his poster.

Needless to say, I treasure it.


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Tue 14th Jul 2009
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Posted by : The advice project Posted : Tue 14th Jul 2009
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For the second year in a row the advice project has been featured in the CR graduate guide.


Plus, Lee Basford's poster is on the cover.

Photo credit: Mark Surely


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Fri 22nd May 2009
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So wonderful to read these two reactions from people who got their packs in the post yesterday:

http://hellojenuine.blogspot.com/2009/03/more-advice.html

http://remember-who-u-are.blogspot.com/2009/03/advice-to-sink-in-slowly.html


Posted by : The advice project Posted : Sat 28th Mar 2009
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