My seminars were typically taught in small groups where we discussed and unpacked a variety of design material like design artifacts, historic movements, or theoretical material. They have a laid-back atmosphere, so you can expect to feel comfortable to speak and offer your opinions. My lectures had a similar feel and offered valuable information to help develop my design skills and knowledge. These were the building blocks to deepening my understanding of design and helping me to reach my potential.
Reading also hosts Baseline Shift, which is a unique lecture series designed to boost our networking and provided us with amazing career benefits before graduating. The department invited speakers from all areas of the design industry with some notable speakers being David Pearson, Rob Waller, and Greg Bunbury.
As it is a smaller course, you are never short of advice and help from the lecturers if you need it – someone was always willing and able to help me with my work, career plans, or any problems.
"Coming to the closing chapter of my time at university, I feel already well-connected thanks to the opportunities provided to network. I feel I have experience in working with real clients, and most importantly I feel I have developed a strong base of knowledge to take into my career."