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14 AUGUST 2013

Top businessman calls for companies to spurn 'weirdo' high-flying graduates

"Rory Sutherland, vice president of leading marketing and communications company Ogilvy Group UK, said there was no evidence that those with the top class degrees made better employees, but often the reverse was true

Mr Sutherland, who graduated from Cambridge with a 2:2 in classics, argues that often people with mediocre degrees actually turn into better employees. ...

It comes after fertility expert Robert Winston said those that have fallen short of academic brilliance are often better employees because they are more rounded individuals who work well in a team."

(Amanda Williams, 7 July 2013, Daily Mail)

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Simon Perkins
05 NOVEMBER 2012

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication: contextual studies, and enterprise and entrepreneurship

"The adaptability necessary to succeed as a design or media specialist comes not only from deep disciplinary knowledge. Graduates also need a breadth of knowledge and skills which some commentators have referred to as being 'T–Shaped'. These additional skills include the ability to work with and increasingly work across disciplines, entrepreneurial attitudes and a knowledge of the business contexts in which they will operate. All undergraduate Ravensbourne programmes incorporate curriculum and learning activities designed to develop these skills in our students. Cross–disciplinary collaborative projects offer students the opportunity to work in teams with other disciplines.

The course structure draws on the creative synergies and frictions of the different disciplines at Ravensbourne and provides physical and intellectual opportunities for students to meet, learn and work together with students from different disciplines."

(Ravensbourne, UK)

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Simon Perkins
26 NOVEMBER 2010

1st year Multimedia student induction 2010: whiteboard animations

2010 First year Multimedia BA (Honours) and Media Creatives (FdA) degree students at Nottingham Trent University get to play on their first Day. Find more at: http://reflectivejournal.co.uk
Music By Owen Baxter

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Multimedia
21 OCTOBER 2009

1st year Multimedia student induction 2009: whiteboard animations

"2009 First year Multimedia Students at Nottingham Trent University get to play on their first Day. ...Music By Owen Baxter"

(Andy Love)

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Multimedia
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